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Come join us! We are looking for an experienced therapist to lead our trauma therapy program.

About us:

Canopy Center is a non-profit agency located in Madison, Wisconsin that provides services to children and families in our community impacted by trauma and adversity.

The Oasis program is a Wisconsin-certified mental health clinic that offers individual, family, and group therapy to people affected by incest and child sexual abuse. For our youngest clients, five and under, we provide assessment and treatment for families impacted by any type of child abuse or neglect. The Oasis program model strives to increase the healthy functioning of families who participate in the program, and help children and non-offending parents or caregivers incorporate the experience of the abuse into their lives in a manner that reduces the short-term and long-term effects, as well as the cycle, of abuse. A second goal of the program is to help non-offending parents and caregivers learn more effective and protective strategies to better parent their child and to strengthen their relationship. For families impacted by incest, we work to support the family through the reunification process in collaboration with other involved professionals. The Oasis Program offers a variety of treatment modalities including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and EMDR. Services are provided in English and Spanish, and interpretation for other languages is available. Currently all fees for services are covered under grant and contract funding. In addition, the Oasis Program is proud to contribute to the education and learning of students training to become trauma-informed mental health providers through internship opportunities.

Job Title: Clinical Director

Position Summary:

The Oasis Clinical Director (CD) is responsible for providing clinical supervision, consultation and training to all therapeutic staff to ensure a high quality of service to program clients; designing and implementing initial and on-going training programs for Oasis therapists and other agency staff as needed; providing clear administrative oversight of the program, envisioning and leading the clinical growth and direction of the program; maintaining a cohesive treatment philosophy; providing direct therapy services to a small caseload; and serving as the main Oasis liaison to the community on collaborative projects.


The Oasis Clinical Director (CD) must have clinical experience, including experience providing clinical supervision, knowledge of effective treatments for trauma and sexual abuse, and clear understanding of the clinical goals of the Oasis program. The CD must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field and be licensed in their discipline in the State of Wisconsin and able to provide clinical supervision for both licensed therapists and those working toward licensure. The CD should have demonstrated clinical consultation/supervision experience in sexual abuse treatment, outpatient mental health clinic administration, community outreach and collaboration, and assessing training needs in clinical staff and providing/organizing staff training. The CD must demonstrate initiative, good follow through, and organizational skills; and possess and use sound judgment in the professional arena.

Some things you would do:

* Review treatment plans, and support an early career therapist as they develop their clinical skills.

* Talk through options and next steps with a caregiver seeking services for their child.

* Meet with a representative from a university counseling program about internship possibilities for their students.

To succeed, you should be: Experienced, organized, and empathetic

Official Duties:

Director Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial and on-going training to Oasis therapists
  • Supervise Oasis Client Coordinator
  • Conduct yearly staff evaluations
  • Oversee therapists’ schedules and caseloads to meet contract and grant commitments, including management of the program waitlist
  • Ensure utilization of appropriate outcome measures
  • Analyze data and assessments to assure quality client services and adherence with contracts for funding sources, and prepare required reports per contract guidelines
  • Conduct weekly Oasis team meetings with sections for both administrative and clinical oversight
  • Ensure program is operating within the certification parameters necessary for mental health clinic licensing
  • Assist with grant writing for the program, as needed

Clinical Service

  • Provide consistent, on-going clinical supervision to Oasis therapists
  • Ensure clinical documentation/files are appropriately maintained by all therapists, including organization of electronic files, and completion, updating, and accuracy of client database records
  • Research relevant trends in treatment field, make recommendations for application in program, and determine training needs
  • Maintain a small caseload of clients
  • Maintain knowledge of and adherence to HIPAA requirements
  • Provide phone crisis management with individuals calling for services (initial contacts)
  • Oversight & scheduling of all incoming clients through the consultation process

Oversight of Clinical Intern Program

  • Provide general oversight to clinicians providing direct supervision to clinical interns
  • Ensure contacts with graduate programs in counseling psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy are in place to recruit interns for the program
  • Oversee staff involvement in intern/volunteer training

Program Community Liaison

  • Maintain contact with current & potential referral sources, keep sources informed of Oasis program information & appropriate referrals
  • Maintain and enhance relationships and contact with other agencies and organizations in the community that serve families where sexual abuse has occurred or who share common missions
  • Advocate for system changes/development to enhance treatment for children and families through participation and consultation with area task forces, consortia, and ad hoc committees

Attend Program Coordination and full agency staff meetings

Other duties as assigned

Other Requirements:

Education & Licensure Requirements –

  • Master’s degree in counseling or related field.
  • Licensure in their discipline in the State of Wisconsin (or ability to move licensure to this state).
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to licensed therapists and those working toward licensure.
  • Significant experience and training in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and child sexual abuse treatment.

Hours, Salary and Benefits:

Position can be hired for between 35 and 40 hours per week. Salary ranges from $69,160 to $85,280 based on qualifications and weekly hour commitment. Open to negotiation. Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time. Health insurance, with single coverage paid 90% by the agency. Long-term disability and life insurance policy premiums paid in full by agency. SIMPLE IRA enrollment available with agency match of 3%. A full Benefits Summary is available on our website.

To Apply:

Fill out the online Employment Application on the Careers page of the Canopy Center website,, including a cover letter and resume with submission. Questions regarding the position or your application can be sent to

The position will be posted until filled.

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