Through relationship, respect and therapy, we support
families and children to reconnect, rediscover and
New Leaf Academy is a therapeutic boarding school primarily for
females, transgender females and non-binary students ages 10-15
located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. New Leaf Academy has been a
national leader in the therapeutic boarding school field for over
20 years and remains committed to offering the best in clinical,
academic and extra-curricular programs in a small, nurturing
residential and school setting. We are family-owned and
independent. We employ over 30 full time employees to serve our
student population of 25-28. Our facilities are nestled in the high
desert at the base of the Cascade Mountains. The town of Bend
offers educational opportunities, theater and arts, a robust
outdoor community and a thriving downtown.
Our year-round program offers mental health treatment through
individual, recreational, group and family therapy. We support the
growth of our students not only through therapy but also through a
challenging academic setting, structured residential environment
and a variety of extra-curricular activities and experiential
Therapists provide individual, family and group therapy in a
milieu setting for a caseload of approximately 7 students.
Therapists utilize a number of approaches in working with youth and
families, including collaborative problem solving, attachment
theory, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy,
etc. Therapists are expected to root their practice in NLA's
relational model and apply this to the team-based model of care
that NLA practices. The therapist position requires high levels of
organization, flexibility, leadership, and collaboration.
New Leaf Academy is an equal opportunity organization. We
celebrate diversity both in our student body and staff. We actively
promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social
justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age,
color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin,
citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class,
ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.
- Licensed LPC, LCSW or LMFT (registered interns working towards
licensure will also be considered)
- Experience working in a residential facility
- Experience with case management duties of a milieu-based
- Experience running and facilitating youth and family
- Certifications in various therapeutic modalities
- Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related
- Ability to work as a team member within a complex program
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Detail oriented and strong commitment to follow through on
- Ability to build rapport with youth and families and conduct
therapy while supporting complex family systems
- A trauma informed approach
- Develop, implement and update treatment plans in a timely
- Ability to present information to groups of staff or
- Availability to participate in a week long on-call rotation
every 4-5 weeks
- Ability to be flexible and take occasional overnight trips
Position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Sundays- Thursdays. Hours
vary but are primarily afternoons and evenings.
Salary commensurate on experience.
We offer medical, dental, vision and voluntary supplemental
insurance benefits as well as a generous PTO plan.
Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.