Day Treatment Therapist – Our Little Academy

Our Little Academy Day Treatment is a unique program looking for a unique person to
complete our amazing team of early childhood mental health professionals. Day Treatment simply means “all day therapy”. We’re not a school. We’re not individual play therapy. We’re something special you’ve probably never heard of. Kids come to us in crisis with a variety of mental health issues – trauma, aggressive behaviors, social challenges, etc. We work together as a team to address the individual therapeutic needs of every child and help them gain skills to be successful in kindergarten. Our program runs five days a week from 8am-3pm. Most kids attend our program for about 12 months.

We’ve spent the past 18 years fine-tuning our program and have helped some incredible kids achieve big things. We’re looking for a team member who is ready to learn our very specific way of providing treatment. We’re ready to supply you with all tools, support, and snacks you’ll need to excel as a Day Treatment Therapist.

Our ideal candidate:

*Has a passion for working with 3-5 year old children
*Is comfortable setting firm boundaries
*Enjoys playing and being silly
*Is open to learning and developing new clinical skills
*Appreciates collaboration and being part of a close team
*Can respond swiftly but calmly in a crisis
*Has a quirky sense of humor


  • A master’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology.
  • A licensed or provisionally licensed mental health professional, LPC, LCSW or Licensed Psychologist.
  • At least three years of experience in providing therapeutic services, including individual, family, group psychotherapy, and/or behavioral interventions, to emotionally and behaviorally disordered young children and their families.
  • Experience with crisis management, de-escalation, and debriefing techniques, and the implementation of positive behavioral strategies.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills with history of successful performance as a team member in a group setting.
  • Ability to implement physical safety interventions with children up to 60 pounds.
  • Ability to traverse flights of stairs.

Principal Responsibilities:

Day Treatment Intervention:

  • Create and implement daily social/emotional activities or other enrichment activities during the therapeutic day.
  • Lead group therapy multiple times per week for up to eight clients at a time.
  • Coordinate therapeutic and behavioral interventions which consist of clinically planned techniques and strategies that promote the development of healthy coping skills, adaptive patterns of interacting with others, and appropriate responses to internal and environmental stimuli.

Crisis Intervention

  • Coordinate prevention and intervention for crises throughout the day.
  • Complete certification to be Safe Crisis Management (SCM) Instructor
  • Train and certify day treatment staff in SCM techniques (12 hours per year)
  • Coordinate with Program Manager and OLA team on safety planning for all clients

Program Management

Learning aspects of program management – completing intake visits, initial assessments, submitting insurance authorizations, and maintaining required licenses and accreditations for the program.

Other Job Information:

  • Schedule is 7:30-3:30 Monday- Friday. No weekends or on call hours.
  • Year round program with 3 scheduled weeks off every year (summer, winter, spring)
  • Benefits include – health insurance, dental, 403(b) contributions, paid time off, holidays, bonus pay, generous training allowance, no-cost LCSW supervision available on site, no- cost play therapy certification supervision available on site.
  • Our agency is committed to the mental health of our professionals. We offer reimbursement for psychotherapy up to $75 per session.
  • Reimbursement available for therapeutic massage.
  • You’ll be working with a small team of working parents who understand and accommodate the demands of being both a full-time parent and a full-time employee.

Please email resume to Program Manager, Sarah Thomas: