Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plans

Short- and Long-Term Disability Coverage

Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, and Retirement Plan

Paid Time Off at Hire


Professional Development Opportunities: Tuition reimbursement, internship supervision, on-the-job training

Opportunity for Advancement and Creativity

Free Meals During Work Hours

Family-Friendly Environment

Bonus Pay

What It's Like to Work at Spring Ridge

Spring Ridge Academy is a trauma-informed residential behavioral health program for our clients aged 13-17 that addresses the issues of biological females and their families. We use a team approach and believe in the contribution of every employee in creating a consistent program structure.

Our mission is to create an environment where everyone can learn, heal, grow, and connect. Our values are accountability, responsibility, honesty, connection, respect, and fun. This means we invest in our people because we believe that relationships heal and there are always ways to learn and grow.

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High School Science Teacher (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)


Spring Ridge Academy is seeking an energetic, flexible, creative, Science teacher that’s willing to learn and join a dynamic college-prep teaching faculty, in service and in support of teenage girls (ages 14-17) who are working to build confidence, resilience, relational stamina, and personal growth. The ideal candidate is a passionate educator who is willing to be a collaborative team player. Classroom teaching experience, in addition to college-level coursework within Science and/or Math subject areas, is preferred. This private school setting allows for significant curricular flexibility, in terms of instructional delivery and creativity. Making a difference in the lives of young people, while preparing them for 21st-century adulthood is our objective.

Contact Justin Zych for more information.

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Community Coach–1st Shift and 2nd Shift (Behavioral Health Technician)

Residential Staff

We are hiring compassionate people to work as Behavioral Health Technicians who can create an environment of safety and care for adolescents and support their emotional, intellectual, and social growth. Our Community Coaches take on a variety of roles that offer unique challenges that require nurturing, boundaries, and creativity. This is a critical role that supports the mental health of our students. All roles within our school require connecting with students and assisting them with

  • Daily living skills
  • Time management
  • Social skills
  • Crisis management

Spring Ridge Academy offers paid training, continuous professional growth, the opportunity for advancement, and a flexible schedule. We are looking for someone with strong communication skills and who is willing to learn and grow in a potential career.

Community Coach Responsibilities

  • Assist students with chores, physical conditioning, recreational activities, and interpersonal relationships
  • Oversee the daily schedule and build relationships with students
  • Provide transportation to and from activities and appointments
  • Supervise students on- and off-campus
  • Assist with self-administration of medications
  • Work with therapeutic, medical, and academic staff to ensure attendance at appointments and classes
  • Regularly communicate as part of a comprehensive care team
  • Attune to students and their needs and help them create plans for success
  • Plan and implement weekend and break week activities

Contact Susan Dougherty for more information.

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Community Coach–Night Shift (Behavioral Health Paraprofessional)

Residential Staff

As a member of the community night security, you will serve as a behavioral health paraprofessional responsible for the wellbeing and security of our clients while they are sleeping.

Main responsibilities include room checks, record keeping, and light cleaning between the hours of 9:30 pm and 5:30 am.

The ideal candidate is responsible, reliable, patient, and kind, has strong communication skills, and has experience working with adolescents. High school diploma or GED preferred by not required. Our staff members must be at least 21 years old, and be able to pass a federal background check.

Residential Night Security Staff Responsibilities:

  • Being responsible for the headcount and security of the students at all times
  • Modeling positive life skills; i.e., dress, language, behavior, manners, etc.
  • Securing the dorms and performing room checks
  • Record in the Sleep Log at 15-minute increments.
  • Maintain records and paperwork
  • Attend in-service training and workshops, keeping current as required for Behavioral Health Services requirements
  • Maintains ethics and code of standard

Contact Susan Dougherty for more information.

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Masters-Level Youth and Family Therapist

Spring Ridge Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for adolescents who have a background in a wide range of emotional and behavioral struggles. Our team works collaboratively to serve clients privately placed from around the United States and internationally. Our primary therapists’ overlay techniques addressing individual and family issues and work as part of a treatment team that includes community staff and teachers to help students actualize their therapeutic progress in their day-to-day lives.

The successful candidate will understand and approach therapy from a family therapy/systems point-of-view and understands how family dynamics influence the development of adolescents and be able to address issues from a developmental point of view.

Primary Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a caseload of up to 8 students conducting weekly individual and family therapy, and group therapy twice weekly;
  • Builds positive relationships with clients, their families, consultants, and members of their treatment team;
  • Develops treatment planning throughout the placement, including general clinical documentation and discharge planning;
  • Uses program expectations to inform treatment in collaboration with campus stakeholders;
  • Participates in weekly clinical and treatment team meetings;
  • Works collaboratively with educational consultants; and
  • Assists with and observes experiential student, family, and parent workshops

Primary Therapist Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling;
  • Minimum of three years of clinical experience with adolescents & their families;
  • Position requires a fingerprint background check, CPR & First Aid Certifications, health examination & annual TB testing.

Primary Therapist Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed or license-eligible in the State of AZ as LMFT, LCSW, or LPC;
  • Experience working in a residential program; and
  • Level I & II EMDR training through the EMDR Institute.

Contact Leslie Filsinger for more information.