Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Vista Taos Renewal Center is an equal opportunity employer, providing a friendly work environment, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, including Health, Vision & Dental Plans and a 401k plan.

Current Opportunities:

Residential Therapist


The Residential Therapist is accountable to the Clinical Director for providing treatment and casework services to the clients of the program(s) to which he/she is assigned.  He/she is to provide leadership and supervision of treatment planning, to lead group, individual and family therapy sessions, and to work with other treatment personnel in establishing a therapeutic environment within the program.  Travel as necessary.


  • Licensed in Addictions and /or Mental Health in New Mexico as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) or Licensed Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA).
  • Master’s Degree or other proven accredited training in Addictions, Co-Dependency and / or Family Dynamics by a national (i.e. NAADAC) or New Mexico CEU provider.
  • Proficient in basic PC skills. Including Microsoft Word, Outlook email system, EMR systems and ability to learn the time keeping Signetwork.
  • Command of therapeutic interventions such as Experiential Therapy, Group Therapy, Holistic Practices (Yoga, Acupuncture, Rosen Method, Equine Therapy, Massage Therapy, Psychodrama), 12-Step Recovery and ancillary services typical for residential programs.
  • Working knowledge of medical practices to be able to discuss patient issues with the Medical Director and RNs.
  • Ability to write professionally, including documenting clinical notes and assessments, professional articles for print and /or publication and Policy and Procedures related to clinical care.
  • Proven skill, experience and training in verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Ability to handle employee confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills that promote interdisciplinary collaboration and effective communication.
  • Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.
  • Demonstrate excellent observation and communication skills.
  • Initiative to take charge of unforeseen situations, solve problems and adjust to schedule changes. 
  • Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check.
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To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for a position with Vista Taos Renewal Center, please print out the Application for Employment and e-mail or fax the completed application, your resume and cover letter.   Submissions should reference the position you are applying for in the subject line and must include salary requirements.

Submit completed application and resume to:

COVID-19 update: The health and safety of our clients at Vista Taos Renewal Center continues to be our highest priority. Due to the national rise in cases of COVID-19, all potential clients entering the Vista Taos program shall be tested for the virus and must receive their results prior to admission. Vista Taos continues to work closely with the New Mexico Department of Health, adhering to the highest standards of care for our clients, and will provide subsequent testing after admission as needed. For assistance in finding the most efficient testing sites, please contact our Director of Community Relations, Jeremy Lihte, at (575) 425-1913