Clinical Director/ Therapist

Position:                     Clinical Director/ Therapist                            
Department:              The Academy at Sisters
Reports to:                 Executive Director and Program Director 

 Position Summary

The Clinical Director will provide clinical oversight and consultation services to the Academy at Sisters treatment teams, staff and families. Clinical Director will assist with program development and ensure services being offered are age appropriate and clinically aligned with program model.  

32 hour per week position with additional hours as requested to accommodate program or emergency needs.  Position includes on call responsibilities.


  • Provides on-going clinical oversight of Academy at Sisters Therapist(s) and Treatment Team
  • Provides on-going recommendations to the Leadership Team for development of the Academy at Sisters clinical component
  • Provides materials and assists with implementation of all new program development (clinical component)
  • Designs and facilitates quarterly staff trainings and professional development as identified by the Academy at Sisters Leadership Team
  • Co-facilitates weekly Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions (individual & group)
  • Reviews testing on referrals to the Academy and provides feedback on level of appropriateness
  • Communicates with referring professionals or clinicians as needed
  • Attends and facilitates weekly Academy at Sisters Treatment Team meeting
  • Assists with parent workshops and family therapy
  • Provides assessments and testing on youth (as needed, and when appropriate)
  • Prepares and presents at regional and national conferences as determined by Leadership Team
  • Provides oversight of documentation on all youth
  • Assists with tours (as needed) and promotion of the Academy at Sisters
  • Provides weekly individual therapy to youth on caseload
  • Facilitates weekly groups
  • Provides and facilitates monthly family therapy sessions (on campus)
  • Assists in developing and/or facilitating bi-monthly family groups (on campus)
  • Communicates with Academy parents twice monthly via email or phone.   Additional contact as needed, after approval by treatment team.
  • Communicates with Educational Consultants (or other referring professionals) once monthly via phone, or e-mail.  Additional contact after approval by Treatment Team.
  • Participates in the development and facilitation of Family Workshops and trainings
  • Communicates with referring professionals and clinicians to obtain information and assess appropriateness of new referrals to the Academy
  • Contributes to and provides oversight of initial treatment plans and quarterly progress reports on youth on caseload
  • Participates in weekly meetings with Treatment Coordinators and Teachers to discuss youth
  • Participates in weekly Treatment Team meetings and monthly Staff Meetings
  • Maintains current, accurate documentation on all individual, group and family therapy sessions
  • Offers assistance with emergency situations for youth in the Academy
  • Assists with tours and promotion of the Academy at Sisters
  • Attends marketing (IECA) & NATSAP conferences as needed
  • Other duties as required by Program Director or Executive Director


  • Knowledge, Skills and Ability:  Excellent written and verbal skills. Knowledge of at risk adolescent programs including therapeutic boarding schools, or the commitment to become knowledgeable within timeframes as prescribed. Highly organized. Ability to research and design age appropriate program curriculum. Ability to provide clear, applicable trainings and education to J Bar J employees. Willingness to operate independently or as part of a team. Must possess high degree of flexibility and tenacity to complete required or requested tasks.
  • Experience and Training:  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field. Must hold active professional license.
  • Physical Requirements: While performing the duties for the job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee occasionally is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change.