Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Hours: 20-25 hours per week
Reports to: Program Director
License: Must be fully licensed in the state of Texas
Education: Master’s or Doctoral Level
Experience: Preferred 5+ years in the field of mental health
Objective: To be available in the ROCK On Veterans (ROV) program to provide counseling to veterans, active-duty military members, and their families. Provides consultation to ROCK staff regarding the mental health status of participants in the Veteran’s program as needed.
The Licensed Mental Health Therapist will assist ROCK staff in doing initial intakes with veterans to assist in planning a safe coordinated program for the veteran. In addition, the Licensed Mental Health Therapist provider will be available during ROV working hours for veterans and their families and on call as needed for families.
ROCK will contract with a Licensed Mental Health Therapist who will provide clinical counseling services and treatment that include evidence-based practices (BP) for diagnosed conditions or co-occurring conditions including but not limited to:
- Trauma and stress related disorders,
- Anxiety disorders,
- Mood disorders,
- Suicide ideation and behaviors,
- Substance use disorders,
- Concerns related to identity,
- Adjustment disorders, and
- Marriage/family/relationship concerns.
ROCK will provide integrated therapies which include equine therapeutic programs that complement and support EBP modalities under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Abide by all ROCK policies, procedures, and safety guidelines.
- Perform ROV program intakes to assess mental health needs of participants who attend ROV for equine-assisted services.
- Assess needs of participants based on weekly survey.
- Keep documentation according to best practices for mental health for individuals that attend the ROV program.
- Ability to create and facilitate informational and skills-based workshops that support the ROV participants and families as needed.
- Candidates must be highly organized and work well under pressure
- Ability to work well with others
- Ability to work well with veterans, active-duty military members, and their families
- Ability to assist in problem solving
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Comfortable speaking to groups
- Friendly, welcoming, and engaging personality
PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)
Job title: PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)
Position Category: Hours: Full Time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt position
Benefits Available: Medical, dental, vision, and additional ancillary benefits available, 401K, PTO, Holidays, and Continuing Education benefits.
Education: High School Diploma required; PATH CTRI required
Position Details: CTRIs will teach between 20-25 participants in a mix of private, semi- private, and group therapeutic riding lessons each week while supervising and providing direction to program volunteers. CTRIs will also assist with program-related activities (such as schooling horses, other equine needs, horse handling/sidewalking, and special events). We are looking for someone with a positive “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail with a high degree of initiative and problem-solving skills.
- Develop effective lesson plans and instruct clients each week to develop horsemanship skills
- Keep daily attendance and notes in Salesforce for each participant according to ROCK procedures
- Create goals for each participant and ensure communication with participant/ parents/caregiver/guardians regarding progress toward each goal at the end of each riding lesson
- Engage participants in lessons to increase goal attainment, motivation, joy, and
- Instruct in summer camps, volunteer training, and other programs/events throughout the year
- Assist with schooling horses both mounted and unmounted, feeding and any other equine needs
- Follow and uphold all PATH and ROCK-approved practices, policies, and procedures
- Mentor instructors in training, interns, and volunteers, as needed
- Consistently communicate with volunteers who are assisting during lessons to keep them engaged and involved in the lesson
- Assist in lessons as needed as a sidewalker or horse handler
- Other duties assigned by the Program Director and the CEO
Preferred Minimum Qualifications/Experience
- 2 years of experience teaching at a PATH accredited facility
- Experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities
- Demonstrate proficiency in horse care and behavior
- Successfully complete pre-employment background check
- Current certification in CPR and First Aid
- PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) certification or higher
- Proof of certification required
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.