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CORRAL is a non-profit organization that acts as an intervention program for at-risk, adolescent girls in the Triangle Area. Our participants may be “at-risk” due to trauma, neglect, abuse, socioeconomic status, or, more frequently, a combination of these situations. We use a holistic approach including Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, tutoring, mentoring, and vocational training. Our goal is to teach participants how to be in healthy and whole relationships, knowing that this will lead to further transformational healing. The work we do can be hard at times, but the reward of seeing the lives of young women change for the better is what makes it all worth it.

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Manager of Mental Health Services


CORRAL is a Christian non-profit that acts as an intervention program for adolescent girls in high-risk situations in the Triangle Area. Our participants may be “high-risk” due to socioeconomic status, trauma such as neglect, abuse, or, more frequently, a combination of these situations. We pair high-risk girls between the ages of 11 and 18 with rescued horses to promote healing, transformational growth, and ultimately, lasting life change. CORRAL is intended as a long-term intervention for the participants, requiring a minimum of one year’s commitment from each girl upon enrollment. Our staff provides intensely personal and high contact programming that includes only the uppermost standards of literacy and academic tutoring, vocational training, and equine assisted therapy programs, as well as, individual and group mental health sessions. CORRAL Riding Academy fulfills Wake County’s need for positive youth interventions by not only providing high-risk girls with positive interventions, but by equipping them with the life skills and career tools they will need to succeed in their adult lives.

Job Description

The Mental Health Manager is responsible for providing high quality psychotherapy and support for the participants of CORRAL Riding Academy. You have a passion for “at-risk” girls and enjoy delivering experiential therapy with spontaneity and creativity. You’re flexible and able to follow your creative energy to create the best therapeutic outcomes for our girls. You have a desire to learn and a curious spirit. The CORRAL team is big on collaboration, so you must have an ability to demonstrate positive team interactions with other staff members. Documentation and outcomes are important, so you are able to persevere through the paperwork and analyses that help CORRAL hone it’s programs.

This is a full time role with hours of 11am – 7pm Tuesday–Thursday and 9am – 5pm Friday & Saturday. Approximately 40% of these hours involve direct service hours and being outside in varying weather conditions. This position will report directly to the Director of Programming Operations.


  • Provides psychotherapy for participants of the CORRAL Riding Academy. Sessions most likely will be experiential activities outside with horses but may also include traditional talk-therapy and group therapy
    • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with emotional and social regulation and management
    • Maintain confidentiality of discussions and records
  • Oversees the mental health interventions of CORRAL’s programs with the opportunity to manage other Mental Health Professionals (i.e. volunteers, interns)
  • Facilitates psychoeducational groups for participants and parents
  • Develops emotional intelligence goals for each participant and manages progress towards those goals
  • Gathers data, analyzes it and provides weekly and quarterly reports
  • Liaises with outside mental health providers and parents as needed to provide the best possible care for each participant in the Riding Academy program
  • Collaborates weekly with all program staff to determine the needs of each participant, write lesson plans and set the schedule for the week
  • Delivers professional development for CORRAL staff with regards to mental health issues
  • Works with the staff to institute program policies while helping develop the integration of best practices
  • Records notes of interactions in the SalesForce database
  • Communicates and coordinates with CORRAL staff members and volunteers for informational purposes and to ensure that they are informed about interventions

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least two year demonstrated experience providing trauma-informed care
  • Experience facilitating group therapy
  • Experience working with adolescent girls with poor emotional and impulse management
  • Passion for positively impacting the lives of “at-risk” youth
  • Skill in applying varied interventions with individuals/families in crisis
  • Ability to deliver culturally-sensitive care to diverse populations
  • Comfortable with being in close proximity to horses
  • Skill in working independently and implementing time management strategies
  • Ability to provide necessary self-care
  • Current clinical licensure (LPC or LCSW)
  • Personal Liability Insurance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • At least one year of program coordination or management experience

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time

CORRAL Internships

At CORRAL, we don’t just give our interns leftover projects. Your time with us will be filled with opportunities to produce meaningful and impactful work. Our interns are exposed to a variety of aspects of running a non-profit and are given organizational ownership over their projects. We value growth as a team and as individuals, so interns will have bi-weekly performance feedback check-ins with their manager.

We are looking for passionate, motivated applicants who are at least university juniors or seniors enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. degree program related to the position. The non-profit life can get hectic at times, so we need detail-oriented self-starters that aren’t afraid to ask questions and think in innovative ways. As a CORRAL intern, you have strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and interpersonal communications. You are willing to resolve conflict and make big decisions. Although we do serious work at the farm, we don’t always take ourselves so seriously. You’ll thrive in our fun, collaborative environment that’s filled with supportive people (plus their dogs). While our staff loves to work together and so do you, you also possess the ability to work independently with self-direction.

What Our Interns Have to Say

“My time at CORRAL instilled a passion within me to help children in at risk situations. Through building relationships with the girls, I have been more confident than ever to continue pursuing my degree in psychology. CORRAL provided a safe place to learn and grow, and took me COMPLETELY outside of my comfort zone. I’m extremely thankful for the staff who poured into my life, and the girls that have forever impacted me.” -Autumn, Programming Intern

“My favorite part of CORRAL was the enthusiasm each employee had for the mission of CORRAL. It is always fun to learn from people who are genuinely excited about what they do. The great work that these individuals do is often complicated and, on occasion, quite frustrating. However, each day was a new day and they showed up to work with fresh ideas and a smile. It was really inspiring.” –Jennifer, Business Intern

“I have learned so, so much from being an intern at CORRAL. It has grown me as a person and taught me so much! I think my favorite part about working at CORRAL has been having a part in seeing the girl’s grow and succeed throughout the programming year. It has been so cool to build relationships with the girls and get to see them choose change for their lives…This program is truly changing their lives and it has been a privilege to be a small part of that change.” -Rachel, Programming Intern

Summer 2018 Internships

Summer Internship Timeline

Communications Internship

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What you’ll do

Social Media

  • Manage CORRAL’s Instagram, Facebook & LinkedIn accounts — engage followers at least 3xs per week
  • Assist in gathering appropriate content for all accounts

Marketing & Communication

  • Contribute to the creation of email campaigns
  • Partner with Director of Marketing to run fundraising campaigns
  • Represent CORRAL at various events such as volunteer fairs, referral meetings, and fundraisers
  • Facilitate the on-time completion of projects within our Marketing Committee

Program Management

  • Assist as a tutor during programming
  • Attend staff team meetings
  • Collaborate with student interns on various projects

Internship Schedule

Communications interns typically work 20 hours a week, with flexibility within the Monday–Friday 9am–5pm office schedule.


Programming Internship

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What you’ll do

  • Plan and execute activities both within and outside of programming for participants (ie: horse shows, extra activities, incentives)
  • Assist during programming either in the riding arena or as a tutor
  • Lead participant check-in
  • Perform various administrative tasks to ensure program effectiveness
  • Liaise between CORRAL & community partners
  • Collaborate with programming staff to create effective intervention plans for program participants

Desired/preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with high-risk youth
  • Relevant course experience (Psychology, Program Management, etc.)

Internship Schedule

Programming interns typically work Saturdays 8:30am – 5pm, and work 10–15 additional hours between 11am – 7pm Tuesday–Thursday and 10am – 4pm on Fridays.

Equine Internship

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What you’ll do

  • Manage herd health of 10 rescued horses
    • Coordinate training and grooming calendar
    • Assess and cares for medical needs, both routine and emergency
  • Assist Equine Director in field management
    • Ensure proper rotational grazing of horse herd
    • Administer and responds to soil samples
  • Oversee organization and management of barn including horse tack and supplies
    • Seek donations of needed items
    • Serve as liaison with horse community to best serve the needs of the horses and farm
  • Project management
    • Coordinate task list of Horse & Farm Volunteers and communicates farm needs to volunteers

Desired/preferred qualifications

  • Natural Horsemanship experience
  • Interest in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Business related coursework

Internship schedule

Equine interns typically work 20–30 hours a week, with flexible hours available between 11am – 7pm Tuesday–Thursday, 11am – 5pm on Fridays & 9am – 5pm on Saturdays.


To apply to a full-time position or internship with CORRAL, email your resume along with a short personal introduction to Please include the position you are applying for in the email subject.

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