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Western Montana Mental Health Center Professional - PACT (MS, Licensed) in Kalispell, 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 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).

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

  • EAP

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

  • Tuition Financial Assistance for qualifying clinical roles

POSITION SUMMARY

This member of the PACT/MACT multidisciplinary team has a Master’s in social work, psychology, and clinical skills to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and disabling mental illnesses under the supervision of the Team Lead. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team and provides treatment rehabilitation and support services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in the community settings to teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced with medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting clients to adapt and cope with internal and external stressors

  • Provide case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team; assume secondary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising over-all treatment goals and plans in conjunction with ITT; ensuring immediate changes are made in The treatment plans as clients’ needs change; educate and support clients’ families, and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences.

  • Complete clinical assessments that describe the needs and levels of functioning for the client in a number of specific areas for the determination of services

  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process

  • Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and serve as a backup to evening and weekend staff

  • Complete timely documentation of client progress towards goals and client activity utilizing an established electronic medical records system. Complete all required paperwork in compliance with the VA contract, state standards, and WMMHC Policies and Procedures

  • Provide vocational counseling to assist clients in meeting employment or educational goals

  • Contribute to daily team meetings and treatment team meetings as necessary

  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision, and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living

  • Assist and support clients to carry out personal hygiene and grooming tasks

  • Provide nutrition education, meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation

  • Under direction of nursing staff, assist clients with their medications through phone prompts, in-person prompts, and utilizing medication lockboxes

  • Travel to other communities as needed for client care according to State standards and treatment plans

  • This position requires 100% dedication to PACT/MACT program.

  • Additional duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

  • LCSW, LCPC, or licensed psychologist

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

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • LCSW, LCPC, or licensed psychologist

  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • LCSW, LCPC, or licensed psychologist

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

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