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Mental Health Counselor (With an Adventurous Spirit)

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Mental Health Counselor - Residential Team

SailFuture’s Mental Health Counselor’s primary responsibility is to build meaningful and impactful relationships with the youth in SailFuture’s care. This position includes traditional mental health service delivery responsibilities, as well as non-traditional responsibilities as part of the large SailFuture continuum of care (see below).

This position will provide mental health and behavioral health services to up to 20 youth in SailFuture’s continuum of care. This position will work out of the SailFuture school, SailFuture’s Group Homes, and SailFuture’s sailing vessel.

This is a salaried position with a 45-hour work week and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Traditional Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all therapeutic services for all youth in residential care and independent living program
  • Work in partnership with psychiatrist to monitor and coordinate medication management for all youth in residential care
  • Provide 1:1 therapeutic services to up to 20 youth per week (1-hour session)
    • 6 youth in Waterfront House
    • 6 youth in White House
    • Up to 8 youth in Independent Living Program
  • Develop treatment plans in partnership with Residential Change Agents, Program Director, Case Manager, and other stakeholders
  • Provide training and youth-specific feedback to staff across all teams
  • Coordinate and process medicaid billing for BHOS (Codes: H2019 HO, H2019 HM, and H2019 HN)

Non-Traditional Responsibilities:

  • Live in Group Home for the first 3 weeks of employment as part of training to learn the culture and systems of the SailFuture residential model
  • Fly to the Caribbean to spend 8 days per month with youth during multi-month sailing journeys (living on the boat and working alongside youth during this experience)
  • Be a fully integrated team player across all areas of the SailFuture continuum (sailing, school, job training, residential, and mental health)
  • Work 1 shift per week at a SailFuture Group Home
  • Assist with school operations and academic instruction
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Executive Director


- Master’s Degree, or higher, from an Accredited College or University in related field. Current Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker or as a Mental Health Counselor.

- Team player committed to doing whatever it takes for youth in their care

- Experience working with at-risk youth, specifically teenagers

- Excellent communicator and problem solver

- Passion for adventure

- Sailing experience a plus, but not required

Compensation and Benefits

  1. $45,000 annual salary
  2. $250 monthly health insurance contribution
  3. Clinical Supervisor through SailFuture contracted LMHC
  4. 401k with up to 6% employer match
  5. 10 days PTO per year (accrual based)
  6. 8 paid sick days per year (accrual based)
  7. Work cell phone
  8. Work laptop
  9. Complementary housing in SailFuture Group Home (if desired)

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Perks and Benefits

  • 401k with 3-6% employer match

  • Paid Time Off and Sick Days

  • $250 Monthly Health Insurance Contribution

  • Access to sailboats, powerboats, and kayaks

  • Part of dynamic and integrated teams

  • Flexible Work Schedules

Who We Are

We're a small but mighty agency with a 'whatever it takes' mentality.

Our approach to social work is complex and requires dynamic, passionate leaders to bring all their skills to the table.

We're committed to each other as much as we are to our kids, and protect the family dynamic within our motley crew.


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