Thank you for your interest in employment with Summit Achievement!
To begin end of August/beginning of September
Therapist position and responsibilities:
The therapist is responsible for the implementation of treatment for a caseload of up to 8 adolescents and families. The therapist is responsible for managing the treatment team that includes the Direct-care Staff (guide staff), teachers, nurse, doctor and program staff. The therapist provides weekly individual, family and group therapy. This person should be looking to be an integral member of a dynamic clinical department that engages regularly in individual and group supervision, as well as participates in staff training and development. This is an exciting position that does not become available very often!
Education: Master’s degree or PhD in Social work, Psychology or relevant field. Must have an active Maine State License or conditional license to begin employment.
Experience: This individual should have at least 3 years of experience working with adolescents and families.
Abilities: Must have strong interpersonal skills, patience, positive attitude and an ability to work hard. This individual should be familiar with a family systems and strength’s based approach to clinical treatment. This individual should be both a team player and someone who can work autonomously. This individual should enjoy being a teaching-practitioner and eager to work in a collaborative, challenging environment.
Physical demands: This individual should be comfortable spending 1 night a month in the outdoors and carrying a 40 lb. backpack.
Salary and benefits: Salary, benefits and bonuses are very competitive and will be based upon experience.
To apply: Please submit a resume to Nichol Ernst at email@example.com
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Guide Position & Responsibilities
Guides are responsible for providing supervision, guidance, mentorship, and instruction to a small group of adolescents with mild to moderate social, emotional, and educational challenges. Guides will be competent and able to work for either program and should expect to rotate between both. This position is responsible for facilitating activities, group processing sessions, 4-season back-country expeditions, and working as a member of a team fulfilling the duties of a Logistician, Medic, or Team Leader. Guides serve as the liaison to the Clinical and Medical team and are responsible for participating in weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meetings to review each student’s treatment and educational progress. Guides are expected to comply with all program policies and abide by all safety rules and practices. The work schedule is one week on, one week off.
- Education – Must hold minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school. Preferred in Education, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Psychology, Sociology, Child Development. Or equivalent life experience.
- Experience – One-year experience working with adolescents. Preferred in educational, residential, or wilderness environments. Personal or professional experience in outdoor activities such as backcountry hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, skiing, climbing, etc.
- Abilities – Must have excellent interpersonal skills, patience, and possess a strong desire to work professionally with adolescents and young adults in a residential environment. Preferred strong group facilitation skills, written and oral communication skills, and flexibility in delivery of services.
- Physical Demands – Requires sufficient physical fitness to participate in a variety of physically demanding activities, including hiking over rugged terrain carrying a heavy backpack, camping, canoeing, running, etc.
- Other – Must be at least 21 years of age.
Salary & Benefits
- Starting daily rate of $178.10
- 8 paid time off days in the first year
- Health insurance
- Retirement plan with matching employer contribution
- Beautiful campus with excellent amenities nearby
- Continuing education compensation
- Pro-deals with many manufacturers
Please submit cover letter and resume:
69 Deer Hill Road
Stow, ME 04037
Phone: (207) 697-2020
Fax: (207) 697-2021