Clinician and Educator - Denver

BaMidbar | Denver, CO, United States

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Posted Date 9/18/2023


Please use this form to submit a resume, a one-page cover letter, and two writing samples.



The Clinician & Educator (Colorado) will join BaMidbar at an exciting moment of growth and transformation as BaMidbar implements its new strategic plan. Over the past six years, BaMidbar has grown from a small startup into a leading national organization in the Jewish mental health sphere, with a $1.5M budget, ten full-time staff by the end of 2023, and a community of thousands of educational and clinical program alumni. 

With support from the Clinical Director and the Director of Programs & Partnerships, the Clinician & Educator will implement BaMidbar’s CO-based offerings, oversee regional growth, and will work to identify and build new programs and partnerships. This includes carrying a clinical caseload, implementing community education and professional development programs, and regularly meeting with community partners and representing BaMidbar at community events. The ideal candidate is a skilled clinician and dynamic and passionate educator excited to provide joyful, Jewish, and experiential mental health education and therapy for teens, young adults, and the people who love and support them. 



Clinical Caseload (60%)

  • Oversee client intake and clinical care, and ensure emotional safety of clients
  • Carry a clinical caseload and facilitate individual and group therapy sessions 
  • Facilitate immersive wilderness trips and adventure therapy experiences for clinical clients. This may require backpacking and backcountry travel up to one week at a time, up to four times per year
  • Complete all clinical notes and documentation in a timely and efficient manner
  • Take part in individual and group clinical supervision  

Education Program Development & Implementation (20%)

  • Serve as a lead educator and content developer for BaMidbar, delivering high quality, experiential, mental health education both in person and online for young people, parents, and Jewish communal professionals 
  • Facilitate wilderness and adventure-based clinical and educational programs. This may require backpacking and backcountry travel up to one week at a time, up to four times per year
  • Develop and execute additional regional initiatives and programs. Oversee, evaluate, and adjust programs to meet local needs and scale high impact ideas. This includes understanding the opportunities, challenges, and needs in the community and developing strategies, initiatives, and/or programs to address solutions

Relationship Management (20%)

  • Develop relationships with leadership of Jewish youth-serving organizations in the region
  • Work collaboratively with local partners to achieve results, based upon regional priorities 
  • Represent the region on BaMidbar’s team and bring appropriate learnings and programs back for replication in other regions 



  • Deeply passionate about BaMidbar’s mission and vision and feel a personal affinity to our work 
  • Someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, who loves creatively solving problems and navigating obstacles
  • A flexible and adaptable individual who is excited to work in a rapidly growing organization
  • A hands-on team player who brings enthusiasm, a sense of humor, openness, and a strong work ethic
  • Someone who thrives in a position with a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • A skilled facilitator and educator who is able to communicate complex clinical information in an approachable manner 
  • Adept at multitasking and unintimidated by uncertainty
  • A candid and intentional communicator with excellent interpersonal skills



  • Licensed as a LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologist, or PsyD in the state of Colorado (or license eligible if current license is out of state) 
    • Provisionally licensed clinicians (LSW, LPCC, etc.) will be considered for a Clinical Fellow position 
    • The Clinical Fellowship is a paid, full-time opportunity for early career mental health professionals. Clinical Fellows will gain training in clinical frameworks, Jewish tradition, and experiential education along with clinical and facilitation experience and supervision toward clinical licensure. Fellows will share the same responsibilities as this position, with an increased level of supervision, training, and support. 
  • Experience working with at least one (and preferably multiple) of the following populations: adolescents, emerging adults, parents, or communal professionals  
  • Expertise in at least one (and preferably multiple) of the following areas: adolescent and/or emerging adult development, family systems theory, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and substance use disorders
  • Understanding of Jewish culture, values and cycles, and if not fully understood, a willingness to learn and an appreciation for the cultural aspects of the program 
  • High ethical standards for care 



  • Understanding of the local and national Jewish communal ecosystem, including the networks of youth and young adult-serving organizations (camps, Hillel’s, day schools, youth groups, synagogues, Federations, etc.)
  • Familiarity with family systems theory and experience developing and implementing psychoeducation for parents and caregivers 
  • Deep understanding of experiential education, adventure therapy, and/or outdoor outdoor behavioral healthcare
  • Outdoor trip leading experience and competencies in backcountry living skills, risk management, and technical skills related to hiking, backpacking, climbing, and/or other outdoor adventure activities


BaMidbar is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage people with diverse backgrounds and identities to apply. Frequently cited statistics show that structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to break that statistic. 



  • Position Type: Full-time, Exempt 
  • Salary: $65,000-$75,000
    • $60,000-$65,000 if provisionally licensed 
  • Benefits: BaMidbar has a generous benefits package  including 100% health, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance coverage for employees, a monthly contribution  for dependent’s health insurance, 403b retirement plan with employer match, flexible schedule, unlimited time off, generous paid parental leave, remote work stipend, professional development stipend, and more. You can learn more about our benefits here.
  • Reports To: Clinical Director 
  • Location: Denver/Boulder, Colorado 
  • Travel: Frequent evening (~4 hours weekly) and weekend (~one Sunday per month) work required. Travel for conferences, in-person staff meetings, and teaching in-person programs 6-8 times per year.
  • Organizational Culture: Learn more about organizational culture at BaMidbar here



Please use this form to submit a resume, a one-page cover letter, and two writing samples.



This position will be open until it is filled. We will acknowledge receipt of your application within three business days. Due to an expected high volume of applications, we will not be accepting phone calls about this role. After initial acknowledgement of receipt of application, we will only be in touch with candidates who move to the first round of interviews. We honor and respect the time that all candidates put into the hiring process! 

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Candidates will engage in a first-round interview.
  • Candidates who advance to the second round of interviews will complete a skills-based job simulation assignment, and then will take part in second round interviews. References will be checked before the interview. Offers will be made shortly thereafter.
  • We hope the selected candidate will begin in December.



BaMidbar envisions a Jewish community that actively supports its members in cultivating mental health and wellness. Our mission is to ensure that Jewish youth and young adults have the confidence, skills, and community support to navigate life’s challenges and thrive in the face of adversity. BaMidbar strengthens young people’s mental health through clinical and educational interventions. 

BaMidbar focuses both on the individual young person and the ecosystem that surrounds them, including family and caregivers, school, peers, and Jewish professionals in settings such as camps, youth groups, Hillels, day schools, and synagogues. BaMidbar integrates a multidisciplinary lens that includes experiential learning, clinically-informed frameworks, and Jewish tradition.

Salary65,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Education - Other | Social Worker
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