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Careers with the Ryan Bartel Foundation

Teen Workshop Facilitator

The Ryan Bartel Foundation’s teen workshops are grounded in evidence-led practices in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through a 6 weeks series. The workshop facilitator is responsible for organizing and leading assigned student workshops. Facilitators describe workshop concepts to students, prepare workshop materials, and keep necessary workshop records.


The Workshop Facilitator works with the teens to provide leadership within the program through high quality, dynamic workshop facilitation, and structured coaching of proven skills such as creating community, exploring Identity, finding acceptance, defining healthy relationships, improving communication, and using healthy coping skills. 



  • Ability to consistently work flexible hours on weeknights. Ideal candidates will commit to a regular teaching schedule of 1-2 times weekly

  • Must be able to form strong connections with other people and have an understanding of and a compassion for the lives of low income families and/or those that struggle with mental health.

  • Must be able to form a professional connection with parents and teens so that they feel a commitment to the programs and their peers.

  • Ensure curriculum fidelity by facilitating the curriculum as designed and developing a mastery of the content

  • Ensure teens are building competency in the skills taught in the curriculum

  • Maintain a working knowledge of community resources that may be helpful to give out to parents.

  • Plan and coordinate with co-leaders of workshops to determine best presenters for each activity/responsibility and other curriculum needs before and throughout the workshop series.

  • Maintain accurate workshop data, including attendance rosters, pre/post surveys, and other reporting documents

  • Administer surveys at the first and last workshop to support the data collection requirements of funding agencies

  • Aid in on-going program development and stay current with curriculum updates by attending training sessions, participating in peer reviews, and providing feedback to the Program Manager and Executive Director

Required Qualifications


  • A Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university and one year of experience providing mental health treatment to children and families is REQUIRED.

  • Strong history of education/training in the areas of teen learning, teen programs, and/or the facilitation of educational programs for teens.



  • Works in the community mental health field

  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) required

    • Resident in training for LCSW, QMHP – Child/Adolescent, School Behavior Specialist or Therapeutic Day Treatment, Crisis Worker or Crisis Stabilization Technician, Intensive In-Home Clinician or Home-Based Therapist, Community-Based Specialist, Mental Health Skill Builder or Behavioral Health Management Group Leader, Case Manager for Mental Health or Behavioral Health Case Management, or other related experience REQUIRED

  • Prior experience in public speaking and good presentation skills

  • Prior experience working with teens 

  • Prior experience providing skills coaching 

  • Prior experience in the facilitation and/or co-facilitation of educational programs for teens 



  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of youth and family interventions

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of basic interviewing and assessment skills

  • Knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of service plans

  • Knowledge and skills in teaching teens, anger management, and social skills

  • Knowledge and skills in crisis intervention

  • Knowledge of the suicide screening process

  • Knowledge of community resources

  • Knowledge of human services personnel roles and relevant community resources

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, and other service providers

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing

  • Candidate must meet eligibility for employment through successful criminal and central registry checks


*Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor of Mental Health (LPCC) 

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)

  • Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)

  • Licensed Master Social Worker - Advanced Generalist (LMSW - AG)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Professionals pursuing licensure and Masters Degrees 


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Program Intern

Program intern will learn both project and program skills. You will report directly to the Executive Director and get firsthand experience in how a non-profit operates. You’ll work with one or more of the following programs, including The FORT, FORTitude Teen Meet up, FORTitude Workshops, FORTitude Parental Panels. At times, you may be asked to support the Communications Manager.



Interns work on a variety of projects such as program development and delivery, grants research, and fundraising projects. Some of the common skills required include: 

  • Administrative and data entry support

  • Assisting with virtual and in-person event planning and coordination

  • Design/creative projects

  • Communications, outreach, and marketing support

  • Data collection and evaluation

  • Assisting program facilitation with teens

  • Other duties may be assigned as needed



  • High School graduate

  • Excellent writing, email etiquette, editing skills

  • Ability to work in a flexible environment

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and reliable

  • Able to work independently and take initiative

  • Basic knowledge of Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Zoom

  • Excellent technical skills and social media savvy

  • Desirable but not required skills:

    • Experience setting up zoom meetings

    • Video editing experience 

    • Student leadership experience


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Marketing & Communications Intern

Marketing Interns will gain hands-on experience in nonprofit marketing operations including social media, content marketing, email marketing, special event planning and fundraising.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Creating marketing content including flyers, social media posts, videos, etc.

  • Assisting with communications materials by researching studies and statistics

  • Identifying outlets to share programs and events

  • Supporting alliances with other organizations

  • Collaborating with Foundation leadership, volunteers and clients

  • General Foundation assistance as defined by the Marketing Manager

Relevant majors include: Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Business, Communications, Design and related fields.

The Ryan Bartel Foundation works closely with each intern to customize the internship experience to help students excel in their chosen field of study. Hours and internship parameters are flexible. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

We seek interns who are empathetic towards young people with mental health and wellness challenges and who are willing to wear many hats to help out the nonprofit wherever needed.

No prior experience necessary and Ryan Bartel Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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