CAREERS

Join our team of compassionate and dedicated professionals who work together to improve the lives of individuals facing mental health challenges. Team members at the OCDI Texas feel connected, empowered and honored to play a role in changing lives forever. To learn more about current openings please view our positions below. If you would like to learn more or speak with someone about our openings, please call (832) 900-8687

BUILD YOUR CAREER

The OCD Institute of Texas maintains an environment of integrity, diversity, respect, and collaboration with our patients and our colleagues. OCDI TX is a caring work environment with many opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute. Be a part of the team and make a difference in the lives of patients with mental illness.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Clinical Psychologist

Residential counselors

Clinical Psychologist

Housekeeping

Admissions Specialist

Additional Information

OCDI TX is a drug-free workspace and all employees are subjected to drug testing.

OCDI TX is an equal-opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and program needs.

Available Positions

The OCD Institute | Texas is currently seeking a clinical psychologist specializing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and appropriate interventions for other co-morbid conditions. We specialize in the delivery of evidence-based treatments for patients with severe conditions, particularly OCD. Our program consists of residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care. In this position, you will work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for the development of individualized treatment plans based on patient needs.

Responsibilities: A behavioral therapist (BT) at the OCD Institute | Texas is responsible for carrying a caseload that consists of residential and partial hospitalization program (PHP) patients in addition to outpatients with OCD, anxiety and related disorders. Behavioral Therapists lead groups, provide supervision and case conceptualize around all levels of programming. BTs are responsible for team communication, working directly with support staff around patient care, documentation and administrative duties. Clinical duties of the BT include assessments, diagnosis, development and implementation of treatment plans as well as discharge planning. Team meetings, group leadership and supervision are additional responsibilities. BTs are expected to initiate and maintain a supportive relationship with patients; facilitate the development of appropriate behaviors, self- expression, and social interaction. All team members are expected to celebrate patient success and encourage continued growth. BTs will provide additional services to ensure quality of care is provided to each patient within their capabilities.

Requirement: A doctorate degree from an accredited university (Ph.D. or PsyD degree in clinical or counseling psychology). Background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidenced-based practices. Proficiency in assessments, diagnosis and ongoing treatment planning. Excellent writing skills for documentation; evidence of research productivity is recommended.

License: A valid Texas clinical license within the scope of behavioral therapy that does not require supervision to provide mental health services.

Start date: Immediately

Benefits: Salary is extremely competitive and employees are provided benefits including but not limited to health insurance and PTO. Educational stipends and other benefits are funded by the OCD Institute | Texas.

To apply: Send CV and cover letter to Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. at emcingvale@houstonocd.org.

OCD Institute | Texas Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and facility need.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $90,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Psychiatry

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Choose your own hours
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • No nights
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Work setting:

  • In-person

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Houston, TX 77008: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Doctorate (Required)

Experience:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: 4 years (Required)
  • Patient Assessment: 4 years (Required)
  • Diagnostic Evaluation: 4 years (Required)
  • Treatment Planning: 4 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Texas Clinical License within behavioral therapy (Required)

Work Location: In person

The OCD Institute Texas is pleased to announce that it invites applications for our post-doctoral fellowship on an annual rolling basis. We welcome submissions from eligible candidates, and the selection process is highly competitive. The review committee will evaluate all applications thoroughly, and those that align with the fellowship’s criteria will be notified and schedule an interview for this position. We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications following the directions in the posting below.

The OCD Institute | Texas (formerly the Houston OCD Program) offers a full-time, postdoctoral fellowship. The position provides a unique opportunity for clinical psychology doctoral graduates with an interest in OCD, anxiety and related disorders to obtain specialized training in evidence-based treatments at one of the few OCD-specific residential programs in the country.

OCD Institute | Texas is an 11-bed residential and PHP treatment program for adults with OCD, anxiety and OC-related disorders. Our program provides evidence-based treatment delivered in a compassionate residential milieu environment. Patients receive evidence-based treatment for anxiety and OCD, specifically exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Postdoctoral fellows serve as a Behavioral Therapist in the program.

Behavioral Therapists serve as the lead clinician on residential and PHP cases and collaborate as a member of an active team along with the family therapist, psychiatrist, residential counselors and other team members.

In addition to residential work, the postdoctoral fellow will also provide individual outpatient psychotherapy, provide family therapy, lead psychoeducational groups, and collaborate in developing other intensive programming initiatives. There are also opportunities to complete psychological assessments, depending on the fellow’s interest. 

Postdoctoral fellows will attend didactics, weekly team meeting, daily rounds and have the opportunity to attend grand rounds through Houston Methodist. Fellows with an interest in research have the opportunity to collaborate on outcomes data with a rich dataset at OCDI TX.

Postdoctoral fellows are supervised weekly by licensed clinical psychologists. Fellowship training follows a developmental model of supervision, with greater supervision and support at first, progressing towards greater autonomy, with supervisors taking a more consultative stance, tailored to the fellow’s interests and needs. Postdoctoral fellows also have the opportunity to supervise practicum students and residential counselors.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-accredited internship. It is helpful for qualified individuals to have clinical experience with cognitive behavior therapy and familiarity with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. Experience with adults, adolescents, and parents is preferred.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and

two letters of recommendation via email to Elizabeth McIngvale at emcingvale@houstonocd.org

The residential counselor (RC) is responsible for assisting with the provision of care to patients in keeping with the philosophies and standards of the OCD Institute of Texas (OCDI TX).

The program is a specialized, evidence-based program that treats patients with severe OCD and other anxiety disorders with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy.

In this position, counselors will work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for direct patient care by assisting patients in exposure work (to manage their anxiety), assisting patients in developing and utilizing coping skills, as well as assisting in some minor activities of daily living in a goal-directed manner—all of which is consistent with each individual’s behavior treatment plan.

Residential counselors are a valuable and integral part of the treatment team and report to the team their daily observations. They initiate and maintain a supportive relationship with patients and facilitate the development of appropriate behaviors, self-expression, and social interaction.

Detailed Activities

  • Assists in maintaining patient/milieu safety
  • Communicates pertinent clinical information to the treatment team
  • Conducts community outings
  • Supervises, escorts, and/or acts as a therapeutic participant in patient activities both on- and off-site
  • Performs other duties as requested or required by the treatment team


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field or within six months of graduation with a bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and work courteously and effectively with staff, patients, and the public
  • Dependability and ability to assume responsibility with routine supervision
  • Creativity and flexibility in working with patients in implementing approaches that are consistent with treatment goals
  • Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Good understanding of professional ethics and boundaries
  • Ability to respond appropriately under stress and in emergency situations
  • Flexibility, good judgment, and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Texas and be insurable by the program
  • Prior experience in a mental health setting is desired
  • Prefer experience or education consistent with the population that the program serves (may receive training at the facility in lieu of age-specific education or experience)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume/CV via email to LaTosha Oliver, MBA, SHRM-SCP at: loliver@houstonocd.org.

Advanced Post-Graduate Clinical Fellowship in Social Work 

At OCDI Texas we are dedicated to offering a compassionate therapeutic environment while implementing evidence-based mental health treatment outcomes. We specialize in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, in addition to other compensatory treatment modalities for individuals struggling with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Our treatment program is ideal for individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, phobias, and depression. OCDI Texas is one of only a few programs in the country that offers multiple levels of care including a partial hospitalization and residential program for adults, intensive outpatient care, and outpatient services customized for individuals across the life span. We also work to advance treatment and outcome research in the field of OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. Our patients receive care that is designed to fit their individual needs resulting in our proven track record with successful treatment outcomes.

 

Social work fellows will join our multi-disciplinary team where they will serve as an integral clinical team member. The fellowship is a full time, salaried position. Fellows are expected to conduct group therapy, maintain an independent outpatient caseload and serve as the family therapist for patients in our intensive programming. A large emphasis of this program is focused on training which includes but is not limited to observation, supervision, didactics, trainings, team meetings and more. The fellowship is ideal for candidates seeking a rigorous, high quality training experience that will be challenging and support their growth as a new clinician.  

Duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of patient’s symptoms; both adults and adolescents.
  • Evaluate, plan, and implement individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for outpatients
  • Complete video assessments and care coordination on the admissions team
  • Evaluate, plan, implement and lead/ co-lead therapy groups, and therapeutic activity programs at the OCDI TX.
  • Lead family therapy sessions and all clinical responsibilities related to overseeing a family therapy caseload across all levels of care.
  • Help develop and implement family training programs.
  • Support residential patients with ERP coaching. 
  • Lead a weekend group quarterly for additional day of PTO.
  • Design, coordinate and manage assigned patient’s treatment programs; serving as liaison to the treatment team; supervise and collaborate with students and residential counselors as they support patients in implementing the treatment plan and other general and/or designated responsibilities.
  • Take an active role in designing our intensive/ outpatient services, marketing efforts and be proactive in figuring out (with the team) effective ways to run and grow the clinic.
  • Engage in administrative and operations duties for OCDI TX as needed.
  • Engage in program meetings.
  • Attend supervision groups and meetings. 

 

Requirements/Qualifications:

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW, MSSW) from a graduate college or school of social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). 
  • Concentration in clinical social work with an interest in the clinical application of CBT and working with an anxiety/OCD population. 
  • LMSW from the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) before summer/fall of 2024.

 

Benefits: 

  • Social work fellows are eligible to receive company benefits including insurance, PTO and an education stipend.
  • Hours towards your LCSW licensure with an LCSW-S.
  • Annual stipend: $50,000.

 

Application: 

Our application deadline for the 2024-2025 fellowship year is April 1, 2024. To apply, please  submit the following to Elizabeth McIngvale at: emcingvale@houstonocd.org and Emily Weems at: eweems@houstonocd.org.  

  1. Cover letter 
  2. CV 
  3. 2 letters of reference including one from your most recent internship or employer
  4. Unofficial transcript

OCD Institute | Texas Program is a leading behavioral healthcare provider specializing in residential and outpatient treatment for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions. We are committed to providing compassionate care and innovative treatment solutions.

Job Summary: We are seeking a dedicated Admissions Specialist to join our admissions team. The Admissions Specialist plays a critical role in managing the admissions process, facilitating treatment inquiries, and ensuring a smooth transition for patients and their families seeking our services.

Key Responsibilities: Manage the entire admissions process from inquiry to intake, coordinating assessments, and facilitating admissions for incoming clients. Act as the initial point of contact for referral sources and potential clients, guiding them through the pre-admission process and maintaining ongoing communication. Achieve monthly performance goals by efficiently converting inquiries into admissions and providing exceptional customer service. Educate clients and families on payment options, insurance processes, and coordinate financial arrangements. Maintain accurate documentation of all client interactions and adhere to HIPAA regulations. Collaborate with clinical and leadership teams to support the admissions process and ensure seamless patient transitions.

Qualifications: Minimum 2 years of admissions, sales, or licensed clinical experience in behavioral health. Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in behavioral healthcare, particularly in residential or outpatient treatment settings. Strong understanding of insurance policies, verification systems, and procedures. Proficiency in computer software applications for documentation and communication. Skills and Attributes: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to empathize and build rapport with diverse clientele. Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and timeliness. Proactive problem-solving skills and ability to multitask effectively. Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and compliance with regulations.

Benefits: PTO, Health and dental insurance Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunities for professional development and growth. Supportive work environment focused on teamwork and patient care.

Equal Opportunity Employer: OCD Institute | Texas Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and facility need.

Job Type: Full-time Pay: $60,000.00 – $62,000.00 per year

Benefits: • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Flexible schedule • Health insurance • Paid time off • Vision insurance

Schedule: • 8 hour shift • Weekends as needed

Experience: • admissions or sales: 2 years (Required) •

Behavioral health: 2 years (Required) Work Location: In person

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