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Western Montana Mental Health Center Mental Health Professional in Missoula, Montana

Crisis Mental Health 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 Crisis Mental Health Professional Person (MHPP) Therapist utilizes clinical expertise to perform crisis assessments and provide disposition for clients referred to us by law enforcement, hospitals and various community partners interacting with those experiencing psychiatric emergencies in Western Montana. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the MHPP works to provide timely evaluation services to assess mental status and risk for harm to self and others or those who are otherwise in need of imminent mental health support. In this role, the MHPP guides the process of determining clinical need for hospitalization or crisis house placement. In certain cases, the MHPP will determine need for placement at the Montana State hospital and provides testimony in court during this process.

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 remote 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.

Looking for someone located in Missoula.


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

  • Eligibility for the appropriate licensure for the State of Montana and certification as a Mental Health Professional Person required

  • LCSW or LCPC license required

  • Two years progressively responsible post graduate experience in a clinical setting where evaluation and referral skills are utilized

  • Two years assessing and treating severe and persistent mentally ill adults and severely emotionally disturbed youth

  • 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 including a no-cost plan 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