Licensed Clinical Therapist
Summit Preparatory School is a private, non-profit, therapeutic boarding school for youth ages 14-17 with emotional, academic and behavioral problems. The program combines a college preparatory high school curriculum with a professional, relationship-based treatment program.
The campus's 500 wooded acres and geographic location allow easy access to an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, while remaining close to the airport and health care services.
Summit is licensed through the MT State Board of Private, Adolescent, Alternative, Residential or Outdoor Programs (PAARP). Our academic program is accredited both through the Office of Public Instruction in the state of Montana.
The Therapist provides clinical leadership for an assigned team of staff comprised of the therapist, two bachelor prepared residential staff and an academic liaison (e.g. leads multidisciplinary team meetings; facilitates team clinical interventions). Each team is assigned approximately 10 students. The Therapist also provides individual, group and family therapy for the students on their team; facilitates a weekly across team group on a clinical theme (e.g. adoption, grief, anger mgmt); participates in family workshops; attends/participates in team outdoor experiential trips (up to 4 times a year); and shares emergency on-call for the organization with the other therapists.
Minimum of a master’s degree in a behavioral health services related field with at least two years’ experience (four or more years preferred) working with adolescents in a counseling and/or human service related field. Prefer experience working in a residential setting. Must be licensed or license eligible in Montana (license must be obtained within approximately one year of start date). Demonstrated ability to provide professional psychotherapeutic services for adolescents and their families with psychosocial, emotional, or behavioral problems. Experience working with chemical dependency problems a plus. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective clinical leader with co-workers and must be a team player. Love of the outdoors a must. Required to participate in four backcountry team trips annually.
Applicants please send resume with cover letter to Lainsworth@summitprepschool.org. Visit our website at www.summitprepschool.org