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Hannah’s Answer

I work about a 40 hour workweek with my time being split between client contact, documentation, session planning, and meetings with care providers. Typically about 20-25 hours of the week is dedicated to client contact while the rest is split between the other aspects of my job.
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Annie’s Answer

I’m a fee for service counsleor. So I’m paid per visit. I’m required to do 20 visits per week to be full time. But then there is assessments, paper work, phone calls and diving. So it’s full time, approx 40 hours total per week. So I spend 1/2 my time face to face and 1/2 doing administrative tasks. Part time at my work is 10 visits per week.

This is just 1 model of service delivery. There’s other office jobs, hospital jobs, etc.

Hope that helps!

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Ariel’s Answer

I work 30-40 hours a week, less on weeks I am seeing more clients individually, which is more intense. I work more on weeks I am reviewing paperwork, doing research on behalf of clients, and developing paperwork or have deadlines to meet. This is a great question, and one to keep an eye on, because it is very easy to dedicate hours of your week to a job or love... or to a job that has you very stressed. Part of your "work" to take care of YOU, and so self-care needs to also be considered as part of your work week. Take an actual lunch break, away from your paperwork, don't work through it. Have breakfast on the patio instead of rushing in EVERY day of the week to work. Leave early on beautiful afternoons if you don't have any appointments. It is ok to flex time.
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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello Hailey D. Typically I work between 30 and 50 hours a week. I block out at least 25 hours a week for face-to-face sessions and the other 5 hours I use to make notes to myself and for the client. So, this does leave me with a total of 20 hours a week, to cover emergency phone calls from clients having to fit in emergency sessions, having to correspond with other counselors. Also make sure you keep a written record of your hours just in case you have are an independent contractor you'll need it for the IRS. Best of luck.
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