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Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community (SLR) is a residential recovery community and farm offering a uniquely relational therapeutic setting, which supports and empowers people with mental health and addiction challenges to grow, thrive, gain independence, and seek their dreams. Through shared experience, meaningful work, and active participation in an accepting, diverse community, we help each person develop the confidence and skills to recover.

The Clinical Director/Assistant Director works closely with the Executive Director to manage the day to day operation of Spring Lake Ranch, oversees the continuum of client therapeutic and programming experience, supervises the clinical staff, oversees the crisis team, and supports family relations.  Additional responsibilities include daily interaction with clients and staff; professional development/mentorship, administrative supervision; and clinical oversight of assessment, treatment planning, insurance review, and progress documentation in support of the recovery process for 80+ clients. 

Ideal candidates must have a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or other closely related field, and clinical licensure is strongly preferred.    Previous supervisory experience and the ability to empathetically and professionally supervise and empower the clinical staff is essential.  Extensive experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery support is required.  The Clinical Director/Assistant Director position is full time, primarily with day hours (8am-4pm), Mondays- Fridays, and is based at our Rutland, VT location. Send resume to


Spring Lake RanchCase Managers offer general support to clients; support time management and budgeting skills, provide therapeutic programming, coordinate treatment/action plans, teach daily living skills, administer medications, provide crisis intervention, participate in on-call rotation, and serve as liaison to families.  Candidates must desire to work in a therapeutic community environment and be excited to have casual and formal contact with clients throughout their day.

Ideal candidates must have a Bachelor's degree.   Previous experience in some type of caregiving or therapeutic role is required.  Experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery support is strongly preferred.  Good interpersonal, computer, communication, teamwork, and empathy skills are essential.  Ability to supportively and professionally collaborate with other staff in therapeutic community setting is essential.  The Case Manager position is primarily evening hours (12pm-8pm), Mondays- Fridays, and is located at our Rutland, VT location.  This is a full time position with benefits.  Send resume to



Spring Lake Ranch is a therapeutic community for adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders, whom we call residents. The heart of the community experience is people sharing their lives, struggles, achievements, hopes and dreams with each other in authentic, non-judgmental, and deeply respectful ways. House Advisors live and work alongside residents, leading the wide variety of tasks that keep the Ranch running through every season of the year: care of the farm animals, working in the garden, bringing in hay, shoveling snow, chopping wood, pressing apple cider, cutting ice from the lake, building furniture, producing maple syrup, clearing trails, and helping with the ongoing tasks of cooking, cleaning, sewing, and repairing. They plan and participate in a variety of fun activities and trips which continually enrich our community life. House Advisors serve as mentors to residents in their recovery of esteem, direction, and well-being.

Join us to gain experience in outdoor work, support the strengths and resiliency of others, make friendships that will last a lifetime, and see yourself grow and develop in a supportive vibrant community. Join us in the beautiful Green Mountains, work hard and learn much. Be part of a dynamic therapeutic community by living and working at Spring Lake Ranch!

Benefits include a $292/week pay, private accommodation within a Ranch residence, all meals, health and dental insurance, two weeks' paid vacation and sick time in the first year, educational opportunities, and use of all Ranch facilities, including laundry, linen service, woodshop, auto shop, pottery studio, computers, and lake front with private dock and canoes. House Advisors make an initial commitment of six months to one year and many apply to stay longer.

To begin the application process, email a resume to Human Resources:  A 48-hour visit to the Ranch is strongly preferred, usually preceded by a phone interview for those living long distances away. The Ranch offers a rolling application and visit/interview process, and often hires months in advance for future openings.