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Windhorse staff members are second to none. They treat you not like a patient or client, but like a human being.

— Alejandro, Windhorse Alum

Windhorse is always seeking compassionate individuals to become part of our team. We seek individuals who have a strong sense of their own basic sanity, and confidence in the basic sanity and health of others. We encourage our staff to have a mindfulness or contemplative practice to help cultivate the capacity for being present, available, and attuned to those we support. Most members of our staff have a background that aligns well with Windhorse philosophy and approach. In particular, our organization seeks to find individuals that are willing to look beyond clinical diagnoses and treat clients with the dignity they deserve.

Employment Opportunities

Current Openings in Northampton, MA

Wellness Nurse

RN or LPN with psychiatric experience needed to join innovative treatment program providing individualized, home-based care to people with psychiatric disorders. Our care is recovery-oriented, based in compassion and respect. We promote recovery through restoring personal, social, and environmental connections and attending to the whole person. We are looking for an experienced nurse with special interest in whole-person psychiatric treatment who can integrate medication and wellness regimes, working as part of a team. In-depth knowledge of psychotropic meds and appreciation of alternative treatments needed. Should have ongoing contemplative practice and be actively invested in your own personal growth. Work environment offers an atmosphere of mindfulness and genuine communication within a compassionate community. 24-32 hours with benefits. Personal flexibility required.

Please send cover letter and resume to Victoria Yoshen: [email protected]

Application deadline: March 31, 2021

 

 

Clinical Team Leader

In this position you will work closely with adults recovering from psychiatric distress at home. We are an innovative, small, whole-person, mindfulness-based program. This position requires a Masters Degree in mental health plus two years experience and an active contemplative practice. Licensure is a plus.

30-40 hours/week with benefits.

Responsibilities include:

• Understanding and working within specific contemplative approach (described in the book Recovering Sanity by Ed Podvoll).
• Facilitation and support of 3-4 “teams” including one on one 3-hour shifts with person receiving services
• Maintaining contemplative practice and attending group contemplative practice
• Ongoing training
• Community participation
• Weekly meetings with the Intensive Psychotherapist on each team
• Monthly group supervision by role
• Monthly large group supervision
Pay range and entry requirements:

• Salary DOE
• MA or equivalent experience
• License or in process
• 2 years relevant experience in the field
• Preferred: contemplative practice.

Application deadline: April 15th, 2021.

Please send resume and cover letter to Phoebe Walker, Clinical Director [email protected]

Skills that are helpful: curiosity, experience with people in extreme mind-states, contemplative practice, compassion, empathy, team collaboration, self-reflection, team facilitation and support, social systems awareness, precision, timely reporting (minimal).

Team Counselor

In this position you will work closely with adults recovering from psychiatric distress at home. We are an innovative, small, whole-person, mindfulness-based program. 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.  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.

Bachelor’s degree required plus 2 years of experience in a mental health setting and active contemplative practice.

25 – 40 hours/week with benefits.

Application deadline: April 16th, 2021. Please send resume and cover letter to Phoebe Walker, Clinical Director [email protected]

Housemate

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 [email protected]

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. To learn more, please email [email protected]windhorseimh.org

Current Openings in San Luis Obispo, CA

Housemate

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 [email protected]

Current Openings in Portland, OR

Housemate

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 [email protected]

Northampton, MA

211 North Street
Northampton, MA 01060

San Luis Obispo, CA

1411 Marsh Street, Suite 103
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Portland, OR

2120 SW Jefferson Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201

Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a 501(c)3 nonprofit