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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

Clinical Team Leader

In this position you will work closely with adults recovering from psychiatric distress while living in an apartment with a therapeutic housemate. 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
  • Facilitation and support of 3-4 “teams” including one on one 3-hour shifts
  • Maintaining contemplative practice and attending group contemplative practice
  • Ongoing training, individual weekly supervision, several group supervisions
  • Assessing admission candidates for their readiness to benefit from our approach.
  • Supporting colleagues in strategizing healthy choices in recovery with clients.

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).

Pay range and entry requirements:
• Salary is commensurate with experience.
• MA or equivalent experience
• License (or in process)
• 2 years relevant experience in the field
• Preferred: contemplative practice.

Please send resume and cover letter to Victoria Yoshen, Executive Director at [email protected]

Team Counselor

Team Counselor needed to work closely with adults recovering from psychiatric disorders in home setting. Innovative whole-person, mindfulness-based program. A team approach with significant supervision. Requires a bachelor’s degree, 2 years of experience in some kind of mental health setting, and active contemplative practice. 30 – 40 hours/week with benefits.

Application deadline: August 6, 2021. Please send resume and cover letter to Victoria Yoshen, Executive Director at [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

Clinical Team Leader

Clinical Team Leader 

Inspiring and unique clinical opportunity in the field of mindfulness and relationship based psychiatric recovery.  Windhorse Integrative Mental Health, a non-profit founded in 1993, is seeking a full-time Clinical Team Leader for our San Luis Obispo, California location. Windhorse is a semi-residential therapeutic community that uses a mindfulness and relationship-based philosophy in working with individuals experiencing health challenges such as psychosis, mood disorders and trauma.

Our multidisciplinary clinical teams, including our unique therapeutic housemate role, work together to offer an intensive level of individualized one-on-one client support, up to 40+ hours per week for full clinical teams. The clinical team leader role is a multi-faceted one, where they act as the team facilitator and lead, provide support to the team and family, as well as work directly with clients supporting healing in client homes and out and about in the community.  Full-time caseload consists of only a few clients per clinician, allowing for extensive depth of healing and connection, as well as a balanced practice for clinicians.

If you have previously felt restrained by the traditional mental health service environment, have experience with community integrated treatment, and feel moved by the therapeutic community model and our unique Windhorse approach, we highly encourage you to apply!

Ideal Candidate:

–       Strong clinical, case management, and leadership skills

–       Warm and compassionate

–       Thrives in a collaborative team environment; values therapeutic community

–       Capacity for humor, playfulness, and lightheartedness

–       Open to learning non-traditional therapeutic approaches

–       Humble and curious—remains mindful while engaging in self-reflective practices

–       Holds an affinity toward relationship-based healing

–       Tends to be more flexible and versatile than highly anxious and rigid

–       Well-resourced in self-care and strives to be personally grounded

–     Values mutual learning and recovery

Please review our website (www.windhorseimh.org) to learn more about our philosophy and ensure alignment with the Windhorse approach.

Job Requirements:

–       Licensed for clinical practice at the Master level (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) (may consider candidates who are approaching licensure)

–       Ongoing personal mindfulness/contemplative practice

–       Extensive experience and/or interest with adult psychosis, mood disorder and trauma (preferably in a community setting)

–       Experience in conducting direct psychotherapy and case management

–       Skilled in acute crisis management

–      Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment

–     Willing to abide by organization COVID protocols

Salary is based on experience and includes generous benefits such as medical, dental, IRA retirement, life/disability insurance, holiday, vacation, and sick paid time off.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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

Clinical Team Leader

Clinical Team Leader at Windhorse Integrative Mental Health 

Windhorse Integrative Mental Health, a small non-profit founded in 1993, is seeking a full-time Clinical Team Leader for our Portland, OR location. Windhorse is a semi-residential therapeutic community that uses a mindfulness and relationship-based philosophy in working with individuals experiencing health challenges such as psychosis, mood disorders and trauma.

Teams of 5+ clinicians, and a therapeutic housemate, work together to offer a high level of individualized one-on-one client support, up to 40+ hours per week for full teams. In addition to the role of case manager and family support, a team leader also meets with clients 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 clinician, allowing for extensive depth of healing and connection.

If you have previously felt restrained by the traditional mental health service environment, have experience with community integrated treatment, and  feel moved by the therapeutic community model and our unique Windhorse approach, we highly encourage you to apply!

Ideal Candidate:

–       Strong clinical and case management skills

–       Warm and compassionate

–       Thrives in a collaborative team environment; values therapeutic community

–       Capacity for humor, playfulness, and lightheartedness

–       Open to learning non-traditional therapeutic approaches

–       Humble and curious—remains mindful and transparent about one’s own growth edge

–       Holds an affinity toward relationship-based healing

–       Tends to be more flexible and versatile than highly anxious and rigid

–       Well-resourced in self-care and strives to be personally grounded

–     Values mutual learning and recovery

Please review our website (www.windhorseimh.org) to learn more about our philosophy and ensure alignment with the Windhorse approach.

Job Requirements:

–       Licensed for clinical practice at the Master level (LCSW, LPC, LMFT)

–       Ongoing personal mindfulness/contemplative practice

–       Extensive experience with adult psychosis, mood disorder and trauma (preferably in a community setting)

–       Experience in conducting direct psychotherapy and case management

–       Skilled in acute crisis management

–     Willing to abide by organization COVID protocols

Salary is based on experience and includes generous benefits such as medical, dental, IRA retirement, life/disability insurance, holiday, vacation, and sick paid time off.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

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