Kalispell, MT

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.

Clinical Therapist

Job Description
The Therapist provides clinical leadership for a 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. Salary DOE. Pay majority of health insurance premium.

Minimum of a master’s degree in a behavioral health services related field with at least two years’ experience 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. 

To apply send resume and cover letter to Lainsworth@summitprepschool.org

Visit our website at www.summitprepschool.org