Mental Health Practitioner
This is a part-time position that will have primarily evening and weekend hours at either our Gretna or Omaha, NE locations. The
primary responsibilities will be to provide direct therapeutic services to participants in mounted and unmounted individual or group
services. Demonstrate competency and complete HETRA training in areas of horsemanship skills. Services include pre-treatment
evaluation, individual treatment, group, co-treatment, and co-facilitation with Occupational, Speech, and Physical therapists and/or
Nationally Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors. Implementation of treatment plans, therapeutic interventions in the arena, and
HETRA facility in mounted or unmounted services to also include crisis interventions and clinical documentation. Collaborate with other
team members including instructors, volunteers, including horse leaders, and side walkers at each session to provide high-quality and
effective treatment. Offer continuity of care model with external providers.
This position will report to the Behavioral Health Services Director and the Program Manager
Under direct supervision, provide diverse therapeutic responsibilities within an equine-assisted therapeutic facility that includes
evaluation, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and training opportunities in a non-traditional environment. Ability to work
with a diverse population of participants with co-occurring disorders and developmental disabilities utilizing evidenced and trauma-
informed practices. Encourage opportunities to explore your passion in areas of specialization within equine-assisted services and growth
within the organization.
Facilitate care to participants in a manner that promotes safety, collaboration, and professionalism.
Work with members of a multi-disciplinary team in leading therapeutic activities within mounted and unmounted services.
Maintains confidentiality of participant records.
Comply with organizational policies and procedures.
Offer continuity of care with participants, caregivers/guardians, external facilitates, and organizations.
Facilitate individual and group therapeutic services to participants of all ability levels within trauma-informed and evidence-
Facilitate Co-Treatment/Co-Facilitation services with Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists and Nationally Certified
Therapeutic Riding Instructors.
Active Malpractice Insurance coverage.
Timeliness of clinical documentation of therapeutic services in electronic health records.
Facilitate crisis interventions with participants as needed.
Horse Experience Preferred
Master’s Degree in Counseling, Mental Health, Social work, or related field
Licensed to practice Mental Health (LMHP, LCMSW) in the state of Nebraska and within good standing. Dual licensure
preferred. Provisional licensure accepted (PLMHP, PCMSW).
One or more years’ experience in behavioral health preferred
Ability to understand and demonstrate safety procedures in adherence to organizational practices
Ability to provide therapeutic care to participants within a non-traditional environment
Ability to observe, assess, and document interventions and progress timely within participant record
Ability to make professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendations for treatment planning and implementation
Experience and knowledge in assessment, counseling, chemical dependency, and wellness practices.
Proficient in using Microsoft Office
Strong attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a fast-paced environment
Promote a culture of diversity and inclusion within the organization.
Proficient clinical documentation and record keeping with electronic health record
Excellent computer skills
Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
Ability to work independently and/or as a team
Ability to engage with diverse populations and ability levels
CPR/First Aid Certified
If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out this application: https://www.tfaforms.com/5064919
Since 1989, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy has served its participant community by offering services in Adaptive Riding (formerly know as Therapeutic Riding), Therapy Services – specializing Hippotherapy, Equine Services for Veterans, Adaptive Carriage Driving, Day Camps, Life Skills Training and Special Olympics. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization and currently the only PATH, Intl. Premier Accredited center in Nebraska! So, it goes without saying that we require specific qualities in a person when we consider hiring a candidate for any of our available positions. Our staff members come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all share some common traits.
Each of them believes firmly in our mission to improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children of all ability levels through equine-assisted activities. They know that this type of work requires patience, dedication, and respect for the privacy of those that come to us for services. HETRA needs dynamic, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals to keep our mission alive. If that sounds like you, check out the opportunities below, and contact us!