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Rite of Passage Licensed Therapist / Head of Service in Markleeville, California


The Head of Service works as the primary clinical supervisor of two or more STRTP Homes. Primarily responsible for all clinical functions to ensure that treatment continuity is maintained for students and families. The Head of Service is primarily responsible for assessing student mental health needs, supervising the activities of the clinical staff, case managers, and student interns that provide individual, group and family therapy. Oversees all specialty mental health programming at the STRTP. Work closely with the psychiatrist and other contracted specialists to ensure that appropriate and coordinated care is being provided for each student. He/she works closely with the STRTP Administrators and other non-clinical staff to ensure that a consistent and collaborative approach is implemented for each individual child. The Head of Service reports to and advises and consults with the Program Director on a regular basis.


  • Ensure that the Specialty Mental Health Services at the STRTP are being provided in compliance with all protocols and applicable laws and regulations.

  • Ensure that all required documentation is completed and submitted on time.

  • Ensure that all STRTP residents receive appropriate mental health treatment services.

  • Monitors students with a mental health diagnosis and who may or may not be receiving psychotropic medications.

  • Review all residents’ progress notes no less than every seven calendar days

  • Supervises the intake assessment process and ensures that intake assessments reports are developed within regulatory time-frames

  • Ensure that each resident’s Needs & Services Plan is reviewed and/or updated within the specified time-frames.

  • Attend Child Family Team Meetings with other site leadership

  • Provides conflict de-escalation and mediation involving youth, as needed.


  • Must maintain professional licensure (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, Psychiatrist, Licensed Psychologist). MUST BE LICENSED IN CA , dual NV and CA preferred.

  • Experience working with people in crisis

  • Obtain the appropriate number of CEUs each year to maintain licensure and training hours

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must meet all state licensing requirements as required by specific site.

  • Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

    Benefits available after 90-days full-time employment

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance available after 90-days

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For over 30 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With our emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive therapeutic approach, our organization is highly respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Rite of Passage has locations across the nation! We are an organization that has a long, proud history of improving the lives of youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youth have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community and valuing the contributions of its staff.

Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change. Join our qualified team and become a part of something great. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, but an opportunity to create a meaningful career within a mission driven company.




  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



  • Masters or better in Social Work



  • 3 years: Juvenile Justice System

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)