Summit Preparatory School is a private, non-profit, therapeutic boarding school for youth ages 14-18 with emotional, academic and behavioral challenges. The program combines a college preparatory high school curriculum with a professional, relationship-based treatment program.
The campus is located on 520 beautiful wooded acres in Kalispell, Montana, 20 minutes from downtown and 45 miles from Glacier National Park. Encompassed by 2.3 million acres of federally protected land, thousands of miles of hiking, biking, show-shoeing and sledding trails, and four unique seasons for outdoor exploration, Kalispell is the ultimate outdoor adventure mecca. Kalispell has a population of nearly 23,000 and the greater Flathead Valley is 100,000.
Summit is licensed through the MT State Board of Private, Adolescent, Alternative, Residential or Outdoor Programs (PAARP) and NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Boarding Schools). Our academic program is accredited through the Office of Public Instruction in the state of Montana.
Job Description The Clinical Director oversees the clinical milieu, and manages a team of therapists who provide individual, group and family therapy for their assigned students. Duties include: (1) General clinical oversight of the program including: therapy groups, specialized groups, community meetings, milieu-based interventions, family workshops and retreats, clinically-focused experiential activities, and crisis intervention; (2) Administrative supervision of therapists including: hiring, scheduling, assuring effective clinical documentation, leading departmental meetings, and completing performance evaluations; (3) Clinical leadership including: clinical supervision, training, supporting therapists with complicated clinical cases, and clinical team building; and (4) Maintaining an effective working relationship with parents, outside referral sources, and other departments as part of our collaborative interdepartmental approach. This includes attending directors meetings, being a regular liaison with referral sources, and assisting the Admissions Department with potential enrollments.
Requirements: Applicants must possess a current license as a Master’s or Doctoral level Clinician and must be license-eligible in Montana within one year of start date. Minimum of ten years of experience working in a clinical setting and five years doing adolescent and family work. Must have managerial and clinical leadership experience as well as experience in the areas of program development and crisis management with a demonstrated ability to provide professional psychotherapeutic services for adolescents and their families with psychosocial, emotional or behavioral problems. Experience with experiential therapy and substance-related conditions preferred.
Summit Preparatory School in Kalispell, Montana, is a private, non-profit, coed therapeutic boarding school for youth ages 14-18 with emotional, academic and behavioral challenges. The program combines a college preparatory high school curriculum with a professional, relationship-based treatment program. Located 40 miles from Glacier National Park, the campus's 520 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 Prep is licensed through the State of Montana, is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Boarding Schools (NATSAP) and our academic program is accredited by the State of Montana through the Office of Public Instruction (OPI).