Clinical Therapist (Adolescents)

Maple Lake Academy - Spanish Fork, UT


“Helping teens embrace life and learning one success at a time”


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


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.


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)

  • Manage a full caseload on average of 6 students and their families (provide 1.5 hours of individual therapy and 1.5 hours of family therapy per student each week)
  • Lead 1 group therapy session per week
  • Dedicate 1-2 hours each week to be involved with students’ lives outside of formal therapy
  • Create and carry out a Master Treatment Plan (MTP) for each student
  • Work hours are Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (may take Friday off if all work is complete)
  • Participate on and collaborate with the Treatment Team each week to deliver interventions to students and their families
  • Participate in consultation and supervision groups once per week
  • Participate in a weekly Clinical Meeting once per week
  • Maintain attention to detail in charting and other professional documentation using BestNotes
  • Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA policy standards
  • Maintain a professional license in good standing to practice psychotherapy in the State of Utah
  • Adhere to all applicable associations Code of Ethics and State of Utah laws and rules
  • Assist families in understanding the importance of program completion
  • Work with our Marketing and Admissions team to assist in admitting qualified students
  • Participate quarterly in Parent Weekends, teaching skills-based workshops to parents or caregivers of students
  • Be a resource to residential staff taking time to teach them in the moment as needed
  • Commitment to provide culturally competent services, with an ongoing commitment to training and development
  • May be asked to present training at monthly company trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Doctorate-level education a plus, but not required
  • Active license authorizing the practice of psychotherapy in the State of Utah (Licensed Clinical Therapist, LPC, LMFT, LCSW, Psychologist).
  • 2-3 years related experience
  • Experience working with adolescents and families
  • Experience working with adolescents on the autism spectrum
  • Experience working in a residential or interdisciplinary setting is preferred
  • High level of self-awareness and able to manage self in stressful situations
  • Competency in DSM-5
  • Able to work autonomously as well as part of a collaborative team
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Able to receive, internalize, and apply professional and clinical feedback
  • Must pass a criminal background check upon hire
  • Must maintain certification in CPR and First Aid, as well as Positive Control Systems (PCS) training

MLA Benefits and Culture

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Competitive PTO program
  • Parental Leave
  • CEU Reimbursement up to $500/year
  • Licensure Reimbursement
  • Culture of collaboration, feedback and inclusion
  • Opportunities to work with educational consultants and to grow professionally
  • Exposure to work with a Treatment Team comprised of Academic, Psychiatric, Nursing, Residential, and Clinical departments
  • Opportunities to travel for home visits and marketing events
  • Annual Company events
  • Home-like work environment with beautiful surrounding scenery


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

Maple Lake Academy, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Master's (Required)


  • Utah LCP, LCSW, LMFT, or Psychologist (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance