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Summit Preparatory School
Kalispell, MT












Clinical Director



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 NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Boarding Schools) and our academic program is accredited by the State of Montana through the Office of Public Instruction (OPI).

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 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.

Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary based on experience. Health Insurance benefits.

Contact:
Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to Lainsworth@summitprepschool.org. For more information about Summit Preparatory School visit our website:
www.summitprepschool.org.





Licensed Clinical Therapist


Summit Preparatory School is a private, non-profit, therapeutic boarding school for youth ages 14-17 with emotional, academic and behavioral problems. The program combines a college preparatory high school curriculum with a professional, relationship-based treatment program.

The campus's 500 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 is licensed through the MT State Board of Private, Adolescent, Alternative, Residential or Outdoor Programs (PAARP), accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA), a member of the Child Welfare League of America and NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Boarding Schools). Our academic program is accredited both through the Office of Public Instruction in the state of Montana and NAAS (Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges).

Job Description
The Therapist provides clinical leadership for an assigned 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.

Requirements
Minimum of a master's degree in a behavioral health services related field with at least two years' experience (four or more years preferred) 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). Prefer Licensed Addiction Counselor.

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. Required to participate in four backcountry team trips annually.

Contact:
Liann Ainsworth
Director of Operations
406-758-8114
LAinsworth@summitprepschool.org




World Languages Teacher


Job Description:
Private, non-profit therapeutic boarding school is seeking a fulltime High School Foreign Language Teacher with a secondary High School endorsement (ie. English, Music, Business, etc). Primary teaching responsibilities will include offering 3 levels of Foreign Language. For full-time employment, candidate must be able to offer other courses in secondary endorsed subject. Potential of part-time employment if candidate is only licensed to teach foreign language. Projected start date is August 22. Summit operates on a year round, block schedule with 4 periods per day. Responsibilities include teaching 3 classes each block with a prep period. Teachers have 1 block off (3 months) each contract year which rotates seasons. Academic day begins at 7:30am and ends at 2:15pm. Teacher would also serve as Academic Representative on an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.

Academic Qualifications:
Valid State of Montana License with proper High School endorsement to teach Foreign Language as well as secondary endorsement in other area or evidence of ability to secure proper endorsement. Experience teaching and specifically working with at risk youth preferred.

Supplemental Information:
Summit Preparatory School is a year round, therapeutic boarding school serving high school students from all areas of the United States as well as international students. Classes are offered on a block schedule, 4 periods per day at 75 minutes per period. Salary and benefits are dependent on experience and education. Summit Preparatory School's salary and benefit schedules are competitive with local public school districts.

Application should include: Letter of application stating qualifications, Complete Summit Preparatory School application (or resume) available on website, copy of Montana Educator License, and 3 letters of recommendation.

District: Summit Preparatory School (LE9986)
School: Summit Preparatory School (Sc9980)
Contact Information:
Shelley Eberhardy
Phone: 406-758-8175
Fax: 406-758-8150
1605 Danielson Road
Kalispell, MT 59901




Librarian


Job Description:
Private, non-profit therapeutic boarding school is seeking a permanent, part time Librarian -- 8 hours per week year round. Primary job responsibilities would include maintaining school library materials and coordinating the InnerLibrary Loan program. Oversee library development to support Academic Department and Therapeutic Department goals including providing support to teachers with student research projects.

Academic Qualifications:
Valid State of Montana License with proper High School Library endorsement or evidence of ability to secure proper endorsement. Experience preferred.

Supplemental Information:
Summit Preparatory School is a year round, therapeutic boarding school serving high school students from all areas of the United States. Salary and benefits are dependent on experience and commensurate with Summit Preparatory School salary and benefits schedules.

Application should include: Letter of application stating your qualifications, complete Summit Preparatory School (or resume) application available on website, Copy of Montana Educator License, and 3 letters of recommendation.

District: Summit Preparatory School (LE9986)
School: Summit Preparatory School (Sc9980)
Contact Information:
Shelley Eberhardy
Phone: 406-758-8175
Fax: 406-758-8150
1605 Danielson Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
For more information, visit this Web page: www.summitprepschool.org

This district DOES NOT accept the online Montana Jobs for Teachers Universal Application.




Full-time Male Night Residential Counselor


Responsibilities include supervision of students with attention to student safety and adherence to program guidelines. Bachelor's degree (psych or education related) with additional training or demonstrated experience working with adolescents preferred, but will consider waiving this requirement for individuals with demonstrated skills in working effectively with adolescents.

Applicant must have good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, professional attitude, respect for confidentiality and ability to complete required documentation. Salary is competitive and depends on experience. Health benefits included.

Send resume, completed application, and cover letter to: David Perisho at dperisho@summitprepschool.org.







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