Mental health professionals within Shambhala meditation communities represent the population who would be best suited for, and most passionately interested in, the new job opening listed below. Relocation to San Luis Obispo, CA. would be required.
Our non-profit organization, Windhorse Integrative Mental Health (www.windhorseimh.org), encourages all staff members, especially clinical staff, to have a personal contemplative/meditation practice. The origins of the Windhorse approach arose 30 years ago in Boulder, CO, from Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy graduate program, created by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dr. Edward Podvoll, both of the Shambhala tradition.
Clinical Director, San Luis Obispo, California
Exciting, unique leadership opportunity in the field of mindfulness and relationship based psychiatric recovery. Windhorse Integrative Mental Health (windhorseimh.org), a small non-profit since 1993, is seeking a Clinical Director for our new San Luis Obispo, CA office. Ideal candidate has creative, inspirational and enthusiastic energy in entrepreneurial setting; has strong people skills, including warmth and compassion; thrives in collaborative team and community environment, both locally and with staff in our Northampton, MA headquarters office. Must be open to learning an alternative approach in use for 30 years but still outside of managed care funding.
Requirements: Licensed Masters or Doctoral level candidate (LCSW, LMFT, Clinical Psychologist); ongoing personal mindfulness/contemplative practice; 5-10 years of clinical, managerial and supervisory experience; high capacity for reflexive self-awareness and parallel process supervision; extensive experience with adult psychosis and trauma. The Clinical Director is responsible for the quality, coherence and integrity of treatment, care standards, safety, and welfare of clients and staff; direct client care (psychotherapy), family work and clinical team work; individual and group supervision of clinicians; on-call duties; local management of clinical systems; outreach to local/regional resources.
Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]