“Helping teens embrace life and learning one success at a time”
WE ARE MAPLE LAKE ACADEMY
We are a specialized program for boys and girls with verbal and non-verbal learning disabilities. Our Boys School and Girls School are both located in Spanish Fork, UT, and support up to 16 students therapeutically, academically, and socially. The small size of our student population is powerful in assuring an intensive, individualized program for each student and family. We have an accredited high school academic program through AdvancEd, and our curriculum follows the Utah Core Standards with credit that transfers statewide. We have an Equine program, as well as a strong Therapeutic Recreation program which has received the Utah Recreation Therapy Association Outstanding Program Award. Maple Lake Academy opened its doors to students at our Girls School in 2005, opened our Boys School in 2011, and we continue to support our students, focusing on quality of care, relationships, and a safe and nurturing environment. Read more on us at www.maplelakeacademy.com.
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, but all are working on building stronger skills to thrive socially, academically, and within their families. Our students our on the Autism Spectrum, and may be working through anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, various verbal or non-verbal learning disorders, reactive-attachment, and a number of other challenges. Our students are bright with great potential to succeed far above the level of functioning they demonstrate before coming to Maple Lake. Because of our intensive clinical programming, verbal abilities of our students are of average ability or above.
THE PRIMARY THERAPIST OPPORTUNITY
We are currently looking for a Primary Therapist to work at our Girls Program. As part of the clinical team, you’ll manage a caseload of about 6 students and their families, and work alongside two other primary therapists, a clinical director, and the rest of MLA’s management and treatment teams.
Job Duties and Responsibilities (This list outlines the main responsibilities of the position, but is not all-inclusive. Additional responsibilities or alterations as directed by the manager may be assigned)
MLA Benefits and Culture
Decision-making skills. Therapists must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best decision. Many decisions have a significant impact on clients.
Interpersonal skills. Therapists need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people. They will often collaborate on teams and must develop positive working relationships with their co-workers.
Leadership skills. Therapists must be able to lead the treatment team, and oversee the implementation of therapeutic interventions for their clients. They must coordinate and communicate well.
Organizational skills. Organizational skills are essential for therapists. They must be able to manage several clients through-out the week and prioritize tasks. Maintain close communication with the parents of the clients they work with giving pertinent and important information that helps each family to move forward in the therapeutic process.
Speaking skills. Therapists rely on speaking skills to give presentations, teach and direct the treatment team. They must clearly communicate information and instructions to the staff and other employees. Must exhibit confidence and have the ability to encourage others. Therapists must understand how to communicate and work with the clients/families they serve, especially in difficult situations.
More About Maple Lake Academy: visit http://www.maplelakeacademy.com
Maple Lake Academy, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time