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Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch HSS - Specialist  in Billings, Montana

HSS - Specialist

CategoryTherapeutic Family Support


Position Summary:The purpose of this position is to provide the family and youth with support to maintain the child in the home and avoid the need for a higher level of care. Provides support to the family of a child with an SED diagnosis, through minimum of weekly home visits and on-going communications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support families through weekly meetings while providing educational, emotional, and community supports, risk assessment, and confidentiality to maintain a healthy relationship conducive to client growth.

  • Understand the role of the family and family system, whether the family is biological, kinship, or state foster care.

  • Complete, update and maintain all necessary documentation within the guidelines set by COA, Montana ARM's, Contracts, and YBGR Policy and Procedures.

  • Identify home visit tools that will assist youth and families in meeting their treatment goals, following the YBGR curriculum for home visits.

  • Contribute to the strategic goals and outcomes of the agency as measured by the development and achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals and outcomes. Participate in Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) goals of the organization both individually and as a team member.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities to the Organization:

  • Contribute to the strategic goals and outcomes of the agency as measured by the development and achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals and outcomes.

  • Deal constructively and helpfully with all other members of the organization.

  • Fully support and model the mission and values of YBGR.

  • Adhere to all policies, systems, safety requirements, and procedures of the organization.

  • Take the initiative to identify problems and seek out solutions.

  • Be a professional representative of the organization to those outside it.

  • Participate and engage in monthly supervision/coaching meetings with supervisor.

  • Be aware of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons served.

  • Participate in required training as appropriate to the position and beneficial to YBGR.

Personal Responsibilities:

The following list describes the values (Valuesare the principles which guide all decisions and activities directed at pursuing and achieving the mission) which guide all decisions and activities at Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch-

  • Faithis being sure of successfully achieving our mission, based upon our trust in a loving creator.

  • Hopeis embracing uncertainty with confidence and trust.

  • Integrityis doing what is right, putting the needs of others above your own, and living by the highest values.

  • Relationshipis being committed to one another in a mutually respectful, dignified, healthy, and honoring manner.

  • Respectis an attitude of valuing others, caring about people and treating them with dignity.

  • Safetyis behaving in a manner that protects the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of others.

  • Stewardshipis the use of any resource or talent entrusted to YBGR to fulfill our mission and values.

  • Excellenceat YBGR is represented by the practice of Faith, Hope, Integrity, Relationship, Respect, Safety and Stewardship.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Competencies:

Education:Required: Bachelor’s degree in mental health, human services or related field

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

Previous Professional Experience:

Required: Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with a bachelor’s degree or 6 years without a degree.

License and/or Certification:License to operate passenger vehicle

Criminal / Child Abuse Clearance:Must pass criminal record and child abuse registry background check as required by the State of Montana.

Physical/Environmental Demands & Requirements:

  • Work environment: The person in this position will generally work indoors in climate controlled environment but occasionally will work in outdoor environment where they may not be protected from weather conditions.

  • Will occasionally be required to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time while performing administrative duties.

  • Will frequently operate computer, keyboard, and other office equipment.

  • Consistently needs to about inside building, outside to include uneven terrain, changes in elevation, and occasionally change body position from and to standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone.

  • Rarely could be required to assist in the physical restraint of a youth (50-300lbs) who is a safety risk to themselves or others.

  • The person in this position will constantly communicate with clients, their treatment team, and others. Must be able to communicate accurate information and accurately understand information communicated by those individuals.

  • Must be able to perceive, recognize, and observe clients behavior to include non-verbal cues expressed by the client.

  • Conditions can be high stress during de-escalation or restraint of physically out of control youth.



Travel Requirements

Post Internal Days

PositionHSS - Specialist

DivisionBillings - Community Based Services

Post Internal Days0


LocationBillings Community Based Services

About the OrganizationMission: Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, caring people preparing youth for life.

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, protected 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.