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Logan Health Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health (Variable Shifts) in Kalispell, Montana

Job Description Summary:

Logan Health Behavioral Health (formerly Pathways Treatment Center), a department of Logan Health Medical Center, located in Kalispell, Montana, began its high standard of care when it opened its doors in 1994. We provide acute inpatient services for Montana clients who have mental health or substance abuse issues.

The 40-bed facility offers clinically effective treatment through the collaborative efforts of a team that includes psychiatrists, addictionologists, certified licensed addiction counselors, licensed therapists, psychiatric nurses and mental health specialists. Each staff member is dedicated to delivering results-oriented treatment in a caring and confidential environment.

This position provides care, treatment and supervision of patients/clients and documents behavior. Implements treatment plans, provides crisis intervention, and promotes and maintains a positive therapeutic environment as applicable to assigned area(s).


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology, education or related field preferred. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working with psychiatric, chemical dependent, child/adolescent psychiatric patients preferred.

  • Current CPR or BLS certification as applicable to assigned area(s) must be successfully obtained within thirty (30) days of hire.

  • De-escalation Training required within twelve (12) months of hire.

  • Knowledge of cultural, ethnic, social, historical and spiritual issues relevant to the provision of mental health treatment preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural, ethnic, social, historical and spiritual issues relevant to the provision of mental health treatment preferred.

  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, a self-starter, possess critical thinking skills and be able to set priorities and function as part of a team as well as independently.

  • Commitment to working in a team environment and maintaining confidentiality as needed.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.

  • Possess and maintain computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn other software as needed.

Job Specific Duties:

  • Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans. Provides limited one-to-one contact with patient/client and assists with focus on aftercare and transition planning.

  • Ensures patient/client and their environment are safe, completes safety checks, remains alert to potential problems and/or unsafe environment and reports concerns to appropriate leadership as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Delivers basic patient/client care under the direction / supervision of leadership as applicable to assigned area(s). Accurately documents all care given in the electronic medical record in a timely manner.

  • Consistently exercises good judgment and professionally responds to stressful and non-stressful situations. Remains calm when de-escalating patient/client. Recognizes and implements least restrictive to more restrictive interventions based on De-escalation training.

  • Stimulates patient/client’s interest and cooperation in various individual and/or group activities and programs. Performs positive interactions, instruction, oversight, feedback and encouragement.

  • Identifies at risk patient/clients and develops safety plan based on assessments as needed. Relays information and/or issues to appropriate stakeholders.

  • Oversees patient/clients in aspects of their day including school, therapy groups and recreational activities as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Assesses patient/clients and identifies dynamics, diagnostic elements, and provides therapy as indicated to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Maintains regular and consistent attendance as scheduled by department leadership.


Variable (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.


*Required to work rotating weekend shifts.

*This position is variable shifts, which may include Day Shift (7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) or Evening Shift (3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.)

Logan Health operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedules are set to accommodate the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization and may be adjusted as needed.

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.

Our people are everything.

The amazing providers, employees, and volunteers at Logan Health gift this organization with their innovation, knowledge, and compassion. Together, we're connecting our community to trusted, quality care and helping to improve lives every day.

Do you dream of living and working in a beautiful area surrounded by stunning scenery and endless recreation?

Are you ready to evolve your career while working alongside passionate, talented, brilliant people?

Join our remarkable team and create positive patient experiences every day!