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Western Montana Mental Health Center Program Specialist - PATH in Butte, Montana


Western Montana Mental Health Center is Montana's largest community mental health center with a mission-driven purpose of serving our communities. We serve well over 15,000 clients per year with almost 600 staff in 17 counties. We offer a broad continuum of care from community-based services to outpatient services to inpatient addiction recovery services. We believe in supporting our staff members in their work/life balance by providing flexible and personalized use of PTO. Western operates as a not-for-profit, public purpose corporation (501) (c)(3).


Generous PTO – Full-time employees eligible upon hire to accrue PTO

Low Cost Health Insurance with three available health plans

HSA Match for qualifying plans and full-time employees


Payroll Stipend in lieu of medical and HSA contribution for qualifying employees

Tuition Financial Assistance for qualifying clinical roles


Responsible to develop and maintain the PATH presence in the community, including representing PATH at community meetings, responding proactively to all referral sources and creating an enhanced response to homeless mentally ill persons in both the community and the agency. Responsible to know and work within the parameters of the PATH grant in delivering services and ensuring all client related spending is within the approved grant budget and as prescribed by agency policy. Ability to follow grant compliance requirements, conduct appropriate and safe street outreach, coordinate transition to ongoing mental health and other services and maintains caseload(s).


• Provides intensive care coordination services within a team setting to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

• Work to outreach homeless in the community through various efforts and programs and will actively participate in community meetings to work to address homeless issues.

• Maintain program notes as required by the grant and maintain case file information as indicated in grant language

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the agency, with clients and family members, and with involved personnel from other agencies and professions;

• Maintain program notes as required by the grant and maintaining case file information as indicated in grant language.

• Exercise professional judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions; and to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

• Participate in community meetings to support the linkages of homeless people to safe, affordable housing.

• Train in SOAR process.

• Ability to maintain discretion and ensure client and employee confidentiality

• Additional duties as assigned


• Associate degree

• One year related work experience; experience in intensive case management services to adults with serious disabling mental illness preferred

• Previous experience with homeless outreach preferred


• Completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention), First Aid, CPR training required

• Ability to pass background check and driver’s license check upon offer of employment.

• Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western’s policies.

• Current and valid driver’s license with good driving record if required to transport clients while on work duty