Careers at Shortridge Academy

Shortridge Academy is a year-round, college-preparatory therapeutic boarding school for bright and engaging teens from across the U.S. and abroad who are struggling with a variety of behavioral and emotional issues. Our unique program encourages students to build solid foundations academically, emotionally, and socially.

We currently have the following employment opportunities…

Clinical Director

Shortridge Academy is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader and licensed clinician to direct their new innovative program/phase focused on stabilizing, assessing and preparing newly enrolled students for the Academy. The Director will oversee the Ridge program, including supervising all levels of clinical staff and overseeing residential direct care services for adolescent clients and their families. Responsible for monitoring and ensuring program licensing and regulatory compliance, coordination of treatment assessments, plans, reviews and charting accuracy; supervision and development of clinical staff and conducting of performance evaluations; program and staff scheduling; monitoring of staff productivity and efficient delivery of services; coordinating all aspects of direct care delivery, facility maintenance, and client safety. The Ridge Director functions as a key member of the Shortridge Academy Leadership Team.


  • Develop a clinical team that implements Shortridge Academy’s core beliefs into all aspects of client care and program services.
  • Working alongside other key members of the team, including Psychiatrist, Nurse, Therapists, Program Manager, direct and coordinate clinical services from intake to discharge. Understand and master all aspects of client charts and documentation; adheres to confidentiality and HIPAA regulations and requirements.
  • Accurately maintain all client charts, medication records, and timely notation of services in client records.
  • Supervise staff for medication management and to assure client medication administration and storage is handled safely, accurately, and in compliance with all laws and standards of care.
  • Supervise and work with the Ridge Program Manager to oversee hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, and retention of all levels of the Ridge staff team. 
  • Prioritize client safety; direct crisis management, reporting, and client referral processes. Oversee intake through discharge for continuity and quality of client care.
  • Provide leadership in all areas of licensing requirements, accreditation, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Lead and/or attend meetings, case conferences, and staff trainings
  • Provide clinical care to youth and families as needed (caseload up to 2); facility individual and group therapy as needed and model and coach clinical team in youth sensitive clinical care
  • Ensure that a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment is being provided to all students
  • Collaborate with other Directors to design and implement comprehensive staff trainings
  • Ensure that foundational programmatic structures and systems and are being implemented to fidelity including, but not limited to the ABC’s, the PDTP, and research instruments
  • Consult with and ensure team follow through on clinical/behavioral interventions
  • Ensure adequate and professional communication with parents and referral sources
  • Support and promote a culture of inclusion and respect among students and fellow staff in our school and community 

Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree, in the field of counseling/social services, and a minimum of 5 years experience working with adolescents and families
  • Licensed eligible in NH as a LCMHC or LICSW
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills ● Strong communication skills
  • Competency in working with computers and basic proficiency in electronic medical records
  • Ability to handle sensitive and personal information while complying with HIPAA
  • Knowledge and experience with EHR/CRM
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Reliability and punctuality FLSA Status: 

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Head of School/CEO Mik Oyler


Shortridge Academy is seeking a full-time licensed Counselor/Therapist to serve as part of our strong clinical team providing case management, individual, group, and family therapy to its bright and creative high school-aged students. Counselors also participate in activities, clubs and committees with students and provide clinical oversight of the milieu one evening shift per week.

The ideal candidate will be licensed in NH and have experience working as part of a team of professionals serving adolescents in a long-term residential setting. Candidates should have an understanding of using a strengths-based approach and familiarity with the Positive Youth Development (PYD) philosophy. Experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, executive functioning, substance abuse, trauma, and attachment issues is preferred.

Interested candidates can learn more about our innovative and thriving school and community on our website.

Shortridge Academy is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. Opportunities for advancement are available as well as support for continuing education. Pre-employment background check required.

To apply, please send your resume to Clinical Director, Meg Paul at

Residential Mentor


Residential mentors support our students’ therapeutic work in the community by developing consistent and caring relationships, attending to physical and emotional safety, and serving as positive role models. Residential mentors also oversee on and off-campus activities such as PE, study hall, rock climbing, movies, shopping, museums, surfing, etc. This job is both rewarding and provides opportunities for personal growth and professional skill development! Position includes full benefits and up to $18/hour for individuals with related experience


  • Provide supervision that supports physical and emotional safety
  • Plan and support activities that engage students, often by planning with them
  • Support healthy life choices in the milieu and in their home environments
  • Collaborate with other Residential, Counseling, Academic, and Administrative staff
  • Utilize strength-based approaches and an authoritative parenting style to support overall individual student growth and potential
  • Support the transfer of knowledge from Shortridge Academy to the home environment
  • Reporting any pertinent information to manager/supervisor and clinical staff
  • Support and promote a culture of inclusion and respect among students and fellow staff in our school and community.

Important Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent internal communication skills (including written and computer skills),
  • Ability to connect and engage with a variety of adolescents,
  • Collaborative work style,
  • Flexibility and problem solving skills,
  • Strong personal boundaries,
  • Reliability and punctuality and,
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Reliability and punctuality

Reports to:

Clinical Program Director and Residential Managers

Estimated Schedule/Hours:

  • Front Half: Sun 9AM-10PM & Mon-Wed afternoons-10PM
  • Back Half: Wed-Fri afternoon-10PM & Sat 9AM-10PM

All full-time Residential Mentors additionally participate in:

  • Residential team meeting Wednesday afternoons
  • Team meeting Thursday afternoons
  • Clinical training Thursday afternoons
  • Group Therapy

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Requirements: B.A. or B.S. in related field preferred; prior experience working with adolescents and young adults preferred; background check; Minimum age of 21

Note: The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related task other than those specifically presented in the description.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: up to $18.00 /hour

To apply, please send your resume to Jessa Hobson