Christian Therapist for Christ-Centered Therapeutic Boarding School for Teens

Shelterwood (Christian Residential Treatment Center for Struggling Teens) | Kansas City, Missouri
Job Description

Shelterwood Academy is a fully accredited Christ-Centered Therapeutic Boarding School for 12-18 year old teenagers, who are encountering emotional, behavioral, academic, and family struggles.

We are currently looking to add an experienced therapist (preference toward LCSW, LPC, or LMFT ) on our growing clinical team. The therapist will provide professional therapy services, including individual, group, and family therapy, in addition to crisis management as needed. Our therapists work as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team for the client and works closely with his/her parents as well as collaborating with direct care, academic, and recreational coaching staff who may be involved in a client’s treatment.

Shelterwood is a fun, eclectic, and creative organization. Our team of educators, mentor staff, and therapists are excited to serve, learn, and to work within an energized faith-based community. Shelterwood is a non-profit organization that values seeing families restored and supporting our staff and their families. The facilities are located on 200+ acres of beautiful wooded hills in Independence, just 30 minutes from the excitement of Kansas City, Missouri. There are excellent school districts, neighborhoods, and church communities within a 10-minute drive of campus.

Applicants should be motivated toward professional development and joining a Christ-centered team of professionals that is committed to clinical excellence.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s level Counselor in Missouri

Ability to skillfully engage adults (parents) and adolescents

Strong time management skills

Desire to work collaboratively

High level of verbal/writing skills

Strong Christian commitment and character

2-4 years of experience preferred but not required

Essential Responsibilities:

Develops treatment plan by establishing goals with the client, parents, educators, and direct care staff

Advises client by suggesting and exploring resolutions; discussing progress toward goals

Monitors progress toward treatment goals by evaluating and adjusting services provided

Working knowledge of documentation for insurance purposes


General schedule is 8:30am to 4:30pm

Ability to work one evening a week (11:00am to 7:00pm)


Competitive Salary (based on experience)

Excellent health benefit package (health, dental, vision)

Generous PTO package


Must be pre-licensed licensed in Missouri. LCSW, PLPC, LPC, PLMFT or LMFT

A sincere faith in Jesus Christ

Our campus is tobacco, smoke and alcohol-free. We hire only non-tobacco users.

Shelterwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Experience Required
Entry level
Education Required
Master’s degree
Job Type

Kansas City, Missouri
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