The Clinical Therapist reports to the Clinical Director. The mission of the Clinical Therapist role is to provide the highest possible level of referent, parent, employee and student customer service and clinical treatment. The Clinical Therapist has the responsibility to ensure the Calo Programs treatment protocols are implemented. The Therapist is also expected to support and collaborate with (Program) leadership and co-workers, maintain the established stellar customer engagement/relations system, provide dyadic developmental psychotherapy, help families establish limits and boundaries for their home, build and maintain program culture and norms, minimize risks, and ensure student and staff safety. The Clinical Therapist is someone who has a desire to help students and families but also recognizes the critical importance of stellar communication and partnership with referral sources (e.g. Educational Consultants, mental health professionals, and so forth).
This position may include an on-boarding period to orient to the private pay industry, managers, program systems and processes. The Clinical Therapist will prioritize high quality training and implementation of the Calo Treatment model (CASA), treatment interventions (Brainspotting Psychotherapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Canine Therapy, Neurofeedback, Heart Rate Variability, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga) as well as the engagement and delivery of services. Other scorecard and measurable outcomes are contained herein.
The therapist position requires a natural “customer obsession” and “hospitality” mentality to meet the needs of referents, parents, employees, and students in an evolving market.
Master’s degree in a mental health related field from an accredited graduate program.
Licensure, post-graduate applicant or eligibility to apply for licensure in a clinical mental health discipline.
Demonstrate self-confidence under all circumstances
Ability to be present and engaged when needed
Ability to recognize that parents/teen students are doing their best
Ability to express genuine acceptance
Ability to integrate struggles with teen students into learning opportunities
Ability to incorporate Calo’s CASA model into therapy-related interactions with teens
Demonstrate thorough understanding of CASA model and underpinnings of teen therapy
Demonstrate knowledge of teen therapeutic treatment in Calo
Demonstrate knowledge of successful/unsuccessful teen therapeutic strategies
Conduct teen student group sessions
Conduct parent/teen student sessions
Conduct teen student sessions
The therapist is present and engaged when needed
The therapist consistently provides clinically driven guidance for stakeholders (parents, students, coaches, referral sources)
The therapist is intentional and strategic in driving individual and family therapy
The therapist safely holds and manages therapeutic level of activation in clients
The therapist appropriately requests consultation, training, assistance and interventions
The therapist develops their own personal style that incorporates the Calo model and principles as the core
The therapist is able to recognize that parents/teen students are doing the best they can
The therapist is able to sincerely and genuinely seek to understand
The therapists is able to validate and empathize, even when they do not agree
The therapists exhibits multicultural competence
The therapist believes in Calo as the expert in the field of teen developmental trauma, adoption and attachment
The therapist creates and maintains personal/professional boundaries
The therapist actively practices self-care and seeks appropriate support/intervention
The therapist is able to integrate struggles into learning experiences
The therapist is committed to success and health of team
The therapist has a specific passion/ love for Calo’s work and vision
The therapist is personally invested in seeking out best practices to help teen students and families
The therapist is driven to become an expert in the Calo model
The therapist demonstrates ownership over their professional development
The therapist is not driven by immediate gratification but perseverance for bigger picture, greater outcomes
The therapist has a strong sense of understanding and believing in own abilities
The therapist is able to seek help, ask questions, be curious
The therapist is growth minded
The therapist is able to handle level of emotional activation that the work provides
The therapist is comfortable being the therapist their families need, not what they want
The therapist is able to see and appreciate the value of perspective other than his/her own
The therapist demonstrates openness to new organizational change and growth
The therapist switches to a different approach when initial strategy is unsuccessful
The therapist demonstrates an open willingness to modify a strongly held position in the face of contrary evidence
Provide therapeutic treatment for Calo teen students in accordance with the Policy & Procedure Manual and as directed by the Clinical Director.
Assist the Admissions Director and Clinical Director during the Assessment Phase as required. This may include phone interviews with parents, reviewing cases with consultants/referral sources, participating in meetings, and reviewing cases and making recommendations to the Clinical Director on appropriateness of students for the program.
Upon teen student arrival during Assessment Phase:
Complete Initial Treatment Plan for each student within 24 hours of enrollment (72 hours when on a weekend).
Update individual student files during enrollment.
Review student reference sheets for accuracy
Complete initial phone contact with parent(s)/guardian(s) and other authorized professionals (educational consultants, etc.) within 24 hours of enrollment.
During Treatment Phase:
Prepare Individual, Family and Group Therapy Progress Notes & Reports.
Conduct group, individual and family therapy to accomplish program goals and treatment plan objectives.
Ensure all notes, files, treatment plans and other information related to each student is completed and placed in student files.
Maintain open communication with Residential Team Leaders/Coaches on student strengths, weaknesses, needs and progress.
Complete weekly phone contact with parent(s)/guardian(s) and other bi-monthly contact with authorized professionals (educational consultants, etc.), and fully document these communications in each student’s Best Notes file.
During Discharge Phase:
Develop discharge plans and create Discharge Summary for each teen student transitioning from Calo.
Interact with teen students in a professional, therapeutically appropriate, and ethical manner.
Share Therapist-on-Call responsibilities with other staff and respond to emergencies as requested.
Communicate student progress in written and verbal form with parents, consultants, or other referral sources throughout the program.
Actively engage in therapeutic milieu with teen students and Residential Team Leaders/Coaches.
Work with parents, consultants and other referral sources on Post-Calo placement.
Coordinate with the Embark program.
Support Residential Team Leaders/Coaches as needed.
Support Clinical Director in Weekly Clinical Meetings/ Training Meetings.
Facilitate Family Coaching Visits.
Participate in professional and family tours as requested.
Requirements to be completed within the 90-Day Integration Period:
Attend SCM Training
First Aid & CPR Training
New Hire Training
New Hire paperwork completed and submitted to HR
Attend Staff Meetings/Trainings
Sitting- employee is required at times to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area
Standing- the employee is required at times to remain on his or her feet in an upright position for continuous periods of time without being able to leave the work area
Walking- the employee is required at times to walk considerable distances in the facility and outside the facility during the course of his or her work
Stooping and Crouching- the employee is required to bend forward by bending at the waist or by bending legs and spine
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: EB-2587746197
About New Vision Wilderness
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is an intermediate level of care program for those who require an immediate intervention and intensive treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, trauma, anxiety and addiction. We serve preteens, teens, young adults, and families in two locations: the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin and the majestic mountains of Oregon, right outside of Bend.