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Equine Assisted Therapist

New Horizons – Ranch

Title: Equine Assisted Therapist

Do you have a passion and dedication to helping kids with their emotional, behavioral, and attachment or relationship struggles? If so, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

New Horizons is looking for a Licensed Therapist with a concentration in Equine Assisted Therapy. This is a full-time position with a full benefits package offered on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.


A Little Bit About Us:

New Horizons is a residential treatment center for kids between the ages of 5 and 17. The majority of our kids come to us due to severe abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) or neglect. The Ranch is located 12 miles west of Goldthwaite, TX on 150 acres. The Ranch boasts many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and horseback riding. It is also home to an accredited charter school and a strong team of Child Development Specialists, Case Managers and Licensed Therapists. The successful candidate will be required to reside in or near the Brownwood or Goldthwaite area. For more information about the Ranch as well as other programs within New Horizons, please visit


What We Are Looking for in You:

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or equivalent
  • LPC, LCSW or similar
  • EAGALA Certified
  • Prior experience working in a treatment/residential/school or ongoing setting with at-risk youth preferred
  • Ability to pass criminal background, DFPS background, drug screen and TB test
  • Eligible for Medicaid billing
  • Strong clinical background preferably in trauma (not just informed, but focused on resolving trauma) given priority



  • Facilitate individual and group therapy sessions with children
  • Interact daily with direct care staff and other team members to ensure therapeutic needs of the youth are met
  • Develop treatment plan collaboratively with the child and other members of the Treatment Team
  • Complete case notes according to New Horizons policy
  • Complete updates of treatment plan and note progress of youth on weekly basis
  • Assign child appropriate therapeutic tasks to accomplish treatment goals.


Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Child and adolescent development needs/behaviors
  • Treatment plan development
  • Family systems
  • Mental illness diagnoses
  • Insurance documentation standards

Resume and References required for consideration (submit all in one document)

New Horizons offers:

  • 100% Paid Employee Health Insurance Premiums
  • Retirement and Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off


Salary is dependent upon experience. Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter.


New Horizons is an equal opportunity employer. 

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