Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Relief Mental Health Worker  in Billings, Montana

Relief Mental Health Worker

CategoryResidential Services


Position Summary:To ensure the safety of the client while providing structure, support, and intervention when needed. Mental Health Workers model and provide healthy boundaries and relationships. Varied scheduled to meet the needs of YBGR will involve evenings, weekends, and holidays. The Relief Mental Health Worker selects shifts opening when available to cover vacations and other staffing shortages. A Relief Mental Health Worker is expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per calendar quarter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help creatively design, implement, and provide feedback for the program of treatment for each child in the unit.

  • Maintain a positive, safe, and therapeutic milieu in the treatment unit. Supervise youth at all times while teaching them coping and daily living skills.

  • Assure that proper treatment documentation is done on time, and is completed and consistent with YBGR policy.

  • Serve as a liaison to families and agencies responsible for youth in unit, always providing professional customer service. Responsible for weekly contacts with families/agencies etc.

  • Serve as a support person in the therapeutic treatment procedures (recreational, educational, spiritual, social, medical, etc.) assigned by the Program Manager

  • Responsible/accountable to the treatment team and YBGR for overall program needs

  • 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.

As a Relief Mental Health Worker

  • ?I am expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per quarter (January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December) providing direct care to youth at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch

  • any continuing education training hours will not be counted toward fulfilling the 40 hour requirement.

  • as a Relief Mental Health Worker, I should be contacting the YBGR Scheduler monthly regarding my availability.

I further understand and acknowledge that if YBGR contacts me twice in a quarter and I am unable to work the available shifts requested that no further contact will be initiated by YBGR. If at the end of the quarter if I have not met the minimum requirement of 40 hours my employment will be terminated.

YBGR maintains the right to not terminate relief staff whom maintain monthly contact with YBGR scheduler and supervisor regarding their availability if the needs of the organization do not match the availability/schedule of the worker resulting in 40 hour requirement not being met

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Competencies:


  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma is required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or similar field of study is preferred

Previous Professional Experience:

  • Two (2) years of experience working with youth in a similar setting or environment is preferred.

License and/or Certification:

  • Driver’s License to operate passenger vehicle.

  • Successfully complete and maintain certification in identified Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.

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: Mental Health Worker 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.

  • Occasionally will 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

PositionRelief Mental Health Worker

DivisionBillings - Residential Based Services

Post Internal Days0


LocationBillings Residential 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.