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Mental Health Therapist

Company: New Leaf Academy
Location: Bend
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Through relationship, respect and therapy, we support families and children to reconnect, rediscover and heal.

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 trips.

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.

Candidate Preferred:

  • 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 program
  • Experience running and facilitating youth and family retreats
  • Certifications in various therapeutic modalities

Candidate Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field
  • 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 tasks
  • 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 fashion
  • Ability to present information to groups of staff or families
  • 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.

Keywords: New Leaf Academy, Bend , Mental Health Therapist, Other , Bend, Oregon

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