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Western Montana Mental Health Center Behavioral Health Therapist - Outpatient - Candidate in Hamilton, Montana

Behavioral Health Therapist Candidates

Looking for a career that makes a difference in the lives of others, offering hope, meaningful life choices, and better outcomes?

Who we are

Since 1971 Western Montana Mental Health Center (WMMHC) has been the center of community partnership in the 15 counties we serve across western Montana. We have committed to providing whole-person, person-centered care by ensuring an approach to health care that emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health integration. We know the work we do is important and makes a significant impact in the lives of our clients and in our communities.

Working at WMMHC also gives you the opportunity to work under the Big Sky, giving you the adventure of a life time while serving your community and changing lives. We offer a work life balance so you still have time to discover all the natural beauty and recreational dreams that Montana has to offer while still engaging in a career path that is challenging and fulfilling.

If you want to join our team where community is at the heart of what we do, then you’ve come to the right place!

Job Summary:

Come join our diverse team of therapist candidates in a thriving community mental health setting. We are seeking creative, strengths-focused clinicians who believe in the importance of wellness in regards to behavioral health, and a person with a desire to help people reach their full potential.

At WMMHC, our treatment is guided by a core philosophy: Treat to Outcome, which means that we are committed to positive treatment outcomes for our clients throughout the entire recovery process. Therapist candidates are given the opportunity to provide evidence-based treatments to clients of all ages seeking care for mental illness (SDMI/SED), substance abuse disorder, and crisis services.

WMMHC has a robust clinical supervision program for licensed candidates. We understand how important it is to receive your clinical supervision from qualified supervisors. Our clinical supervisors have experience in multidisciplinary treatment teams to help you succeed as a candidate.

Current openings in Butte, Hamilton, Missoula, and Kalispell


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, or Psychology

  • PCLC or SWLC candidate license

  • One year of progressively responsible post graduate experience in a community health center or similar setting is preferred.

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

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

  • Montana Driver’s License with good driving record


We know that whole-person care is not just important for our clients, but recognize it’s just as important for our employees. WMMHC has worked hard to provide a benefits package that encompasses that same concept. Our comprehensive benefits package focuses on the health, security, and growth of our employees. Benefit offerings will vary based upon full time, part time, or variable status.

  • Health Insurance – 3 options to choose from including a no-cost option for employees

  • Employer paid benefits: Employee Assistance Program, Life insurance for employees and dependents, and long term disability

  • Voluntary options available: dental & vision insurance, short term disability, additional life insurance and dependent care flexible spending account

  • Health savings account (HSA) with match or medical flexible spending account (FSA)

  • 403(B) Retirement enrollment offered right away with an employer match offered after one year

  • Generous paid time off to take care of yourself and do the things you love

  • Accrued PTO starts immediately

  • Extended sick leave

  • 9 paid holidays and 8 floating holidays

  • Loan forgiveness programs through PSLF or NHSC