Turn-About Ranch is seeking a therapist who is interested in being a part of our team and making a lasting difference in the lives of our students.

Turn-About Ranch is a Residential Treatment Facility for youth ages 12-17 located on a working cattle ranch. Work location is between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks in the heart of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The ranch is in a remote and spectacular part of the country!

Real Ranch + Real Values + Real Therapy = Real Change

This position is full-time and includes PTO, a health insurance stipend, and group dental/vision plans.

A good candidate will have a love for the nature and a passion for helping others. Candidates must be licensed therapists (LCSW, MFT, Clinical Psychologist) or be working towards licensure. Ensures mental health treatment services are provided in a way that maximizes client independence and family empowerment. Provides individual and group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. Develops individual plans and follows up weekly with clients and family; keeps good documentation; provides family counseling and may teach or conduct classes; participates in meetings, program development, training and crisis intervention consultation, etc.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides direct student/client care as assigned, which may include individual, family, group therapies, discharge planning, and phone contacts to parents and referral sources.
  • Functions as part of the clinical team to assess student needs and to develop effective treatment plans and interventions.
  • Coordinates with outside clinicians, medical director, and/or nurse regarding student/client treatment issues, professional consultations, or medication evaluations.
  • Completes and submits all required reports, including incident reports and crisis intervention.
  • Completes utilization reviews on program student/clients and documents appropriately.
  • Collaborates with Executive Director for the establishment of clinical program content and delivery of service.
  • Participates in program development and interacts with other staff regarding difficult cases, emerging concerns, and psychiatric emergencies.
  • Participates in staff and clinical meetings as required.
  • Promotes positive interpersonal relations with student/clients, parents/families, community agencies, referral sources, county departments, and schools as required.


  • Works under minimal supervision and selects from a variety of established procedures and relies on experience and judgement to accomplish work. Reports to the Clinical Director for therapeutic issues and consults with applicable medical director for medical issues.

Required Qualifications, Education & Experience

Experience: Two years of clinical experience providing mental health counseling with inpatient, outpatient, and/or residential programs is preferred. Must have direct clinical and case management experience, group leadership experience, and knowledge regarding rehabilitation philosophy. Strong clinical and interpersonal skills, ability to lead and direct work of other, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Intermediate level PC skills required.

Education or Equivalent Experience: Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or relative field, or Ph. D. or Psy. D. in Psychology form an accredited college or university.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Masters degree from accredited school in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field.
  • Pre-Licensed Therapist must be candidate for professional licensing in the State of Utah.
  • Licensed Therapist must be licensed by or transferrable to the State of Utah as a LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or similar.
  • First Aid certification may be required. Crisis Intervention training is required.

If you are interested in the position, please email your resume to: twoolsey@turnaboutranch.com 


My son was struggling and TAR helped him and gave him life skills. He is home now and doing amazing! Not to say there are always bumps in the road, but this facility is one that works.

- Sandra Baker, August 2021

At TAR, doing real work, solving real problems daily was the game-changer... My son has learned how to express his feelings more frequently. He listens more carefully and expects to be listened to. He has come to understand the benefits and value of hard work... We have a long way to go. But we have more positives and more potential to move forward on a positive trajectory than we have had in many years... I firmly believe none of his would have happened without TAR.

- Robi Robichaud, August 2021

We sent our son to Turn-About and I can't say enough good things about this program. The first time I spoke with them they actually gave me some things that they thought I could do at home to possibly work through our issues and not have to use the program! I was immediately impressed that they were concerned with my son and not just selling an enrollment. My son learned so much there and loved all of the staff members. They put their hearts and souls into helping the kids that are there... They gave us a ton of resources to make sure we keep the momentum and have a smooth transition back to home life... It was life changing for everyone of my family members that were involved.

- Anthony Detrick, July 2021

This place has made all the difference, and saved our 16 year old daughter’s life. Previous counseling, hospitalization, and medications did not work, and we were about to give up on her. She’s come out of this program strong, honest, and positive with herself, and future. The people employed at the ranch are caring, genuine, and simply put, one of a kind. Thank you, for giving us our daughter back.

- P. Bell, July 2021

My 14 year old daughter graduated from Turn-About Ranch about 2 months ago and is the best she has ever been... I am beyond grateful that her journey led her to the people who are so gracious, patient, and brutally honest... This is where the most effective therapy took place for her… where she learned to turn suggested tools/ideas/concepts into action and have her eyes opened to new better ways of shaping her perspective, relationships, communication, and living life by higher morals and values...  this [program] does it right!  ...My daughter loves them, misses them and wants to visit on her one year anniversary… but she doesn’t want to return as a resident either… it’s really brilliant!

- AJ Trainer, July 2021

Turn-About Ranch

280 N 300 E.
Escalante, UT 84726
(800) 842-1165