Wilderness Therapy Clinical Director

First Light Wilderness Therapy (FLW)

About the organization

First Light Wilderness is conveniently located in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. We provide the highest impact, evidence-based outdoor behavioral healthcare. First Light’s individualized trauma treatment model is focused on achieving meaningful change, creating the capacity for joy and laying the foundation for sustainable development of the self. We are a team of professionals dedicated to transforming the experiences of struggling students and families.

Established in 2020, First Light’s therapy is rooted in the principles of neurobiology and relational immersion. By utilizing an attachment-focused and brain-based model, First Light helps clients learn to better regulate their nervous system and build resilience.

Additionally, through meaningful and strategic interactions, we help students transfer relational work to their family system and peer dynamics.


Position Overview: 

The Clinical Director at First Light Wilderness will oversee all clinical treatment including the management of the clinical team at our program. The Clinical Director is a key member of the leadership team and will represent with the treatment team (students, parents, program staff, admissions, family services, admin staff, canines, etc.) to fulfill First Light's core purpose of creating joy and healing generations. The Clinical Director will prioritize high quality training and implementation of our trauma and attachment specialized treatment model (CASA Treatment model, treatment interventions (brain spotting, DDP, Sensory, etc.)), the engagement and delivery of services, and manage a robust outreach and marketing plan for their team. This position requires a natural "customer is king" and "hospitality" mentality in order to meet the needs of referents, parents, employees, and students in an evolving market. More so than a clinician, the Clinical Director must be a leader with superb management skills and experience.


Job Requirements: 

Master's Degree and State Licensure Required
Must be at least 21+ years of age
Minimum of five years' experience working with clients in applicable setting preferred
Excellent leadership skills, strong communication skills, and must be creative with excellent problem-solving skills 
Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation
Must hold a valid driver's license with clean driving record

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


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