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

Clinical Team Leader Position

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:

  • Starting pay: Commensurate with experience.
  • MA or equivalent experience
  • License or in process
  • 2 years relevant experience in the field
  • Preferred: contemplative practice.

Application deadline: July 17th, 2020 Please send resume and cover letter to Phoebe Walker, Clinical Director at [email protected]windhorseimh.org.

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).

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 [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.

Current Openings in San Luis Obispo, CA

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 [email protected]

Current Openings in Portland, OR

Team Counselor

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 an extraordinary 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.  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. *Generally, all meetings and trainings are had in-person at our office; however, due to COVID-19, all multiple-person meetings now take place virtually via Zoom. The only in-person requirements of the job are 1-on-1 sessions with clients, which are conducted wearing masks and following strict social distance protocols.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Newly licensed
  • 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 close to clinical licensure at the Master level (LCSW, LPC, LMFT)
  • Ongoing personal mindfulness/contemplative practice
  • Able to attend staff meetings, clinical team meetings and trainings
  • Practicing social distance protocols maintained by the organization

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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 [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