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Western Montana Mental Health Center Intensive Crisis Therapist in Missoula, Montana

Intensive Crisis Therapist

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 lifetime 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 have come to the right place!

Job Summary:

The Intensive Crisis Therapist (ICT) utilizes clinical expertise to perform crisis assessments and provide therapy sessions to those residing in a crisis facility, who are experiencing psychiatric emergencies in Western Montana. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the ICT works to provide therapy focusing on immediate crisis needs, safety planning and integration back into the community with referrals to ongoing supportive services

This fast-paced and challenging role is ideal for a person with a strong sense of empathy, decision-making skills and ability to collaborate with community partners. The ability to handle crisis, multi-task and perform clinical work independently using a tele-health platform will be key in this work opportunity. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be able to successfully communicate within an interdisciplinary team environment and provide consultation to other clinicians and staff.

This position is a hybrid of remote and in person work. This position can be located in Hamilton, Butte, Bozeman, Polson or Kalispell.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related mental health field required

  • Eligibility for the appropriate licensure for the State of Montana

  • LCSW or LCPC license preferred but not required

  • Two years progressively responsible post graduate experience in a clinical setting where evaluation and referral skills are utilized preferred but not required

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

  • Current and valid MT driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

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


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 starting as low as $5 per pay period

  • 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