The Recruitment Process

Step 1

Step 2

Email with the information required Step 1

CV is optional. If you don’t already have one, don’t worry about it. What we really want to know is your hyperfocuses, guilty pleasures, and random skills.  For example, own a large collection of Pokémon cards, speak gen-z, have “a kayaking problem,” currently doing your 10th play-through of Baldur’s Gate 3, and can recite all ant species by their Latin names.

A cover letter is not required (too professional).  Just write what you need me to know in the email in a regular and authentic communication style for you.  Don’t worry too much about what you think we want to hear, just write what you want to write. Typos are encouraged. Masking or trying to be too professional is discouraged.

If you are a practicum student, any relevant practicum documentation as instructed by your institution.

Christine will not ghost you unless she ADHD-forgets, so you are welcome to send reminder emails.


Step 3

If Christine replies to proceed, please email the following information to

  1. Criminal Record Check (within 3 years)
  2. Government ID matching the name on the criminal record check
  3. First aid training certificate, if you plan to work in person
    • First aid training – childcare level – if you plan to work with children without the caregiver present
  4. Relevant licensing documentation
  5. Professional Insurance documentation
    • If you are applying for a support worker role, you never worked as a support worker before, and don’t have insurance, you can wait until your employment is confirmed before applying for insurance.

After Cathy gets all this information, she will schedule an appointment for you and Christine. This meeting is online unless online meeting is not accessible.

The “interview”

Frontloading: The interview will be transcribed and recorded as a part of Christine’s accommodation needs.  They may need to review it later to mentally process the information.

Everyone’s preferences, capacity, and limitations are different qualitatively and quantitatively.  The interview is about collaboratively figuring out your unique strengths, preferences, and capacity with the unique strengths, preferences, and capacity of Cherish Clinic.  We want to emphasize that your limitations and authentic preferences are likely strengths at Cherish Clinic as we thrive in specificity and are highly niche.

Analogies that we will be utilize:

Hot tub
It is comfortable, relaxing, and rejuvenating for most people.  Work tasks or services in the “hot tub zone” aren’t necessarily easy but it is bucket-filling and doesn’t drain your spoons.

Most people can swim some laps in the pool. It is a good exercise, a good hobby, and builds some athleticism in the long term, but we shouldn’t be doing this more than a couple hours at a time and not too frequently.  Work tasks or services in the “pool zone” are not necessarily challenging but too much of it can tire you out.

Most people cannot swim in the open ocean for too long.  The water is unpredictable and it can be a stressful experience if the swimmer isn’t well prepared or the water is unfamiliar.  Work tasks or services in the “ocean zone” are at the limit of your growing edge. This can be a good challenge for professional growth but it can be unsustainable if you have taken on too much.

Step 5

If we are going ahead, then you will need to:

  1. Sign contract
  2. Sign non-disclosure agreement
  3. Provide a profile photo to Cathy
  4. Start working on your website bio. (Google doc template and instruction here)

The photo needs to be:

  • 10:9 (height) x (width)
  • higher pixel preferred
  • the face must be between 70-80% of the height of the photo.

Photo does not have to be professional but you must be the only human in it.  Photos also don’t have to be photos. It can be a drawn version of you, but the facial features must match how you will look when you are in sessions with your clients.


The administrative onboarding will officially begin when we have potential clients to match for you.  Many of our neurodivergent service providers have executive functioning challenges around paperwork. Please reach out to Christine if you feel stuck or overwhelmed.