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Opportunities in Northampton, MA

Housemate Position

Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is seeking housemates. A housemate lives with a person experiencing significant emotional distress (i.e. depression, schizophrenia, trauma, etc.) and needing a high level of support and interaction in their recovery process. Windhorse uses a mindfulness-based philosophy in working with these individuals. Each household is fully supported by a clinical team. This is an excellent opportunity for a well-grounded person interested in supporting those seeking recovery and well-being. It is an opportunity for self-growth and work within the human services. Specific experience in this field is not required. Being engaged in a personal contemplative discipline (i.e. meditation, yoga, etc.) would be supportive to this job.

Benefits include a weekly stipend, rent and utilities are paid for, a monthly food allowance, the freedom to work up to 25 hours per week at another job, ongoing individual and group training and supervision.

We ask a minimum of a six month commitment. Please send a cover letter and resume to frontoffice@windhorseimh.org

Internships

We work with a local college of social work in offering one internship position per school year. We currently don’t have the resources to offer more supervision or work with multiple schools. How we work here is intensive, team-oriented, and takes specific training to our approach. It is not easily translated into the current academic language for the mental health field. It is in our long range plan to have more accessibility, both for clients and students wanting to experience our approach.

Opportunities in San Luis Obispo

Information forthcoming.

Opportunities in Portland

Clinical Team Counselor

Hours: Part-time (with potential to grow to full-time)

Compensation: Part-time includes hourly D.O.E.; full-time includes salary and benefits

Job Description:

Clinical team counselors work on a team of 4+ clinicians, each offering a tremendous amount of support and 1-on-1 time to clients. A team counselor meets with a client for typically 3 hours at a time, perhaps several times per week, partaking in activities that support healing in client homes or out and about in the community such as hiking, sharing a meal, getting coffee, volunteering, taking a class together, etc.  Full-time case load is only a few clients per counselor, allowing for extensive depth of healing and connection.A generous amount of supervision, mentoring and training is offered for this position.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Warm and compassionate
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Capacity for humor, playfulness, and lightheartedness
  • Malleable—open to learning non-traditional therapeutic approaches
  • Humble and curious—remains mindful and transparent about one’s own growth edge
  • Affinity toward relationship-based healing
  • Tends to not be overly anxious, fear based or rigid
  • Personally well-resourced and grounded

Job Requirements:

  • Currently licensed or working toward clinical licensure at the Master level (LCSW, LPC, LMFT)
  • Ongoing personal mindfulness/contemplative practice
  • Able to attend staff meetings, clinical team meetings and trainings

If you would like to apply for this position please email a resume and cover letter to: aboboia@windhorseimh.org

Basic Attender

Hours: Part-time (10-25 hours per week)

Compensation: Hourly D.O.E.

Job Description:

A basic attender works with a team of 4+ clinicians to offer a tremendous amount of support to clients. The primary duty is spending 1-on-1 time with clients for a 3-hour period, perhaps several times per week, partaking in activities out and about in the neighborhood. A basic attender may also have the opportunity to facilitate group activities such as movie night, game night, hiking, Sunday dinner, etc. A generous amount of supervision, mentoring and training is offered for this position. It is a great internship opportunity for those who feel an affinity toward psychology, counseling or social work and would like to gain direct experience in the field.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Warm and compassionate
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Capacity for humor, playfulness, and lightheartedness
  • Malleable—open to learning non-traditional therapeutic approaches
  • Humble and curious—remains mindful and transparent about one’s own growth edge
  • Personally well-resourced and grounded
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (but not required)
  • Available 10-25 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends

If you would like to apply for this position please email a resume and cover letter to: aboboia@windhorseimh.org

 

 

Client Housemate

Hours: Full-time live-in roommate

Compensation: Rent, utilities and food paid along with bi-weekly stipend and paid time off

Job Description:

A housemate’s role is to cohabitate in a two-bedroom apartment with a client and share one meal together per day. Housemates may be in school or have up to 25 hours of work outside the home per week. A generous level of support and training is offered for this position—it is a great opportunity for those who feel an affinity toward psychology, counseling or social work and would like to gain direct experience in the field.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Warm and compassionate
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Capacity for humor, playfulness, and lightheartedness
  • Open to the notion that each of us is learning, growing, and healing
  • Leads a balanced and healthy lifestyle—personally well-resourced and grounded
  • Familiar with mental health challenges/recovery in a personal, familial, or professional capacity
  • Engages in ongoing personal mindfulness/contemplative practice

We ask a minimum of 6-months commitment to this position.

If you would like to apply for this position please email a resume and cover letter to: aboboia@windhorseimh.org