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

WHY WORK FOR WMMHC?

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 16 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).

BENEFITS

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

EAP

POSITION SUMMARY

The Outpatient Therapist is responsible for providing outpatient clinical services to children and their families of Western Montana Mental Health Center. The Outpatient Therapist functions as an active member of a team of professionals in the delivery of community based mental health treatment and rehabilitative services providing outpatient therapy services in a continuum of care. The Outpatient Therapist provides clinical training for staff and consultations for families and clients as appropriate and positively represents the Mental Health Center to the local communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provides child and family assessments/evaluations, individual therapy, skills building, family therapy, and group therapy;

• Completes treatment planning within 90 days to provide recommendations for treatment interventions and treatment plan implementations for current, new and emergent cases

• Provide regular and routine clinical consultation when requested on clients served through Western Montana Mental Health Center via Tele-Health or On Site

• Works in cooperation with all Western employees to provide quality care for clients

• Carries an assigned caseload and meet the minimum productivity requirements

• Provide emergency coverage as assigned by the supervisor (i.e. CSCT coverage)

• Abide by the employee Code of Ethics, Policies, Procedures and Values set forth by WMMHC and professional standards

• Make appropriate referrals to community resources based on assessment and needs of the child and family

• Maintains and updates clinical records in a timely and comprehensive manner and in accordance with Western’s policies and procedures

• Provides regular and ad-hoc consultation and education services to family members, consumers and the community-at-large

• Attends all other required scheduled staff meetings unless excused by the supervisor

• Advises the Service Line Director or Program Manager in advance of any possible or pending legal involvement related to services provided by WMMHC

• Maintains client and employee confidentiality

• Provides tele-therapy as requested and according to WMMHC needs

• Additional duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Requires master’s degree in an accredited institution in psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or other clinical behavioral science

• One year of extensive training and/or experience in community-based treatment of individuals diagnosed with SED or SDMI

• Comprehensive and current knowledge of psychotropic medications and an understanding of crisis intervention and use of hospital alternative services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Requires master’s degree in an accredited institution in psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or other clinical behavioral science

• One year of extensive training and/or experience in community-based treatment of individuals diagnosed with SED or SDMI

• License to practice as an LCPC or LCSW in Montana and hold current license or a CIT designation as a LCPC or LCSW.

• Must keep Credentialing current.

• Completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training provided.

• 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.

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