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Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Home Support Services Specialist  in Billings, Montana

Home Support Services Specialist

CategoryTherapeutic Family Support


Desired applicantshave a heart and passion for working with children/youth who frequently come from hard places and have experienced complex trauma. The applicant must be mission and values-driven and possess a strong work ethic, reliability, and desire to be a positive role model in our youth and family's lives.

Position Summary:Home Support Services Specialists (HSS-Specialist) provide support through trauma-informed care. Providing intensive skill-building to youth and families with the goal of maintaining the youth in the home setting through a minimum of weekly home visits and ongoing communication. In addition, they serve as a positive role model and mentor to the youth. An HSS-Specialist will have a heart and passion for working with youth who often come from hard places and have experienced complex trauma. The applicant must be mission and values-driven and possess a strong work ethic, reliability, and desire to be a positive role model in our youth and families lives.

Complete Job Description ( Descriptions/HSS-Specialist 06.09.21.pdf)

What you will receive if selected for this position::

  • An opportunity to be a part of something special. It is amazing to see the youth transform, knowing that you a part of helping them on that journey.See the story of one such youth by clickingSaving Dennis (

  • A robust benefits package - click to see our currentBenefits Guide ( .

  • Generous time off accrual, which includes 24 hours that is available for use after hire. Our own mental health requires time to get away for relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • Life has its share of ups and downs — and sometimes, you may need a little guidance through the "downs."Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided for FREE to you and dependents, living at or away from home, as well as household members, related or not, and is always confidential.Informational Flyer on EAP ( ?

  • It will provide you with plenty of professional development and continuing education opportunities.

  • Networking opportunities within schools and communities

Position Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Work, or a related field.

  • A minimum of 6 (six) years of professional experience in a similar role may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Professional Experience: Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with a bachelor's degree or 6 years without a degree

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Pass criminal background and child abuse registry check as required by the state of Montana

  • Have the ability to relate and build rapport with youth and family therapeutically while serving as a positive role model and helping them build the skills necessary to keep their family together.

  • Have the ability to work in cooperation and collaboration with the treatment team, including the family therapist.

  • Have the ability to maintain professional therapeutic boundaries and confidentiality with youth and families

  • Have the ability to display regular, predictable, and reliable attendance at work.


Hiring Range Salary$15.53 - $17.39 per hour DOE

CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAILYou will be notified of your application status by e-mail. If you have not been contacted within 1 business day, please call Sally at 406-655-2122

PositionHome Support Services Specialist


Close Date8/31/2021



About the OrganizationYellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch was founded in 1956 and welcomed the first boy to the ranch in 1957. Today Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, a nonprofit organization, is trusted locally and nationally as a leader in the field of mental health care for children and their families.

Our Residential Treatment is located on a 410 acre, working farm and ranch located in Billings, MT. We offer a continuum of mental health services that include case management, youth mentoring, home/school-based programs and foster care in addition to residential treatment. We specialize in treating troubled youth who struggle with social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. We also have four Community Based Services locations in Livingston, Lewistown, Dillon, and Billings. With all of our locations we impact about 650 kids each day. And throughout our history, YBGR has impacted close to 10,000 youth and their families.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career where you will be an important member of a diverse and committed team of individuals that are working hard to prepare our youth for life, we hope you will consider a career with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position is currently accepting applications.