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New Directions Job Opening

  • 04/07/2020 8:30 PM
    Message # 8886702
    Devora Weinapple (Administrator)

    Job Description

    New Directions School is seeking a dynamic, team oriented art therapist who is passionate about helping adolescents overcome adversity.

    Job summary: Therapists provide individual, group, and family therapy in a school setting. They also provide support in the educational milieu and collaborate with all New Directions staff to encourage students' self-regulation and academic success. This is a full-time, school-year position.

    License Requirements: This position is open to licensed clinicians (LMFT/LPCC/LCSW/Psy.D) and registered associates (AMFT/APCC). Associates are provided with group and individual supervision by a Clinical Supervisor as required by their licensing board. Art therapy supervision is also provided to therapists seeking their ATR or ATR-BC by a clinical supervisor who holds the ATR-BC. Credential.


    ·       We provide comprehensive staff development & mentorship

    ·       We maintain small class sizes and high teacher/student ratios

    ·       We offer a full benefits package and promote a healthy work-life balance

    ·       Our staff are eligible for federal student loan forgiveness programs


    New Directions improves students' daily experience at school by incorporating mindfulness techniques, self-expression through art therapy, and individualized lesson planning.  We create an atmosphere where positive experiences are common, and students' achievements are celebrated.   

    New Directions is certified as a non-public school by the California Department of Education, and contracts with the Sonoma County Office of Education and each public school district in Sonoma County. We serve students in grades 5-12 who have social/emotional issues and have had difficulty in school due to experiencing trauma. Our students benefit from the support of a small school environment with intensive counseling support.


    Since 1978, CPI has been a leader in parent education and children’s mental health in Sonoma County. We recognize that all children and families affected by trauma deserve access to the best possible care provided by a trained, compassionate, and supported workforce. New Directions School is one of the programs in our continuum of care.

    Benefits: This is a full-time position with benefits including medical & dental coverage, PTO and sick time, Flex Spending Account, and a 403b retirement savings plan.  

    Compensation: Dependent on licensure status and experience.


    Lisa A. Manthe | PhD Candidate, LMFT, ATR-BCClinical Director
    Pronouns | She/Her/Hers/ Herself
    Child Parent Institute | 3650 Standish Avenue | Santa Rosa, CA 95407
    O (707) 585-6108 x 1207 | F (707) 585-6155 | lisam@calparents.org

PO Box 932
Belmont CA 94002-9998 


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