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Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Program Therapist  in Park City, Montana

Program Therapist

CategorySchool Based Services


Position Summary:To provide professional therapeutic services to children with emotional and psychiatric problems and their families. Services are provided in an effort to create improved quality of life for youth and their families while maintaining appropriate professional relationships & documentation

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual, group and family therapy, and therapeutic intervention to clients in school/community/home settings, while maintaining financial viability of the program.

  • Clinically responsible for all youth on caseload.

  • Provide quality therapeutic behavior interventions within the youth's classroom, lunchtime, before school, after school and recess based on the needs of the youth.

  • Intervene in crisis in a calm appropriate manner that maintains staff and youth safety.

  • Complete, submit and verify accuracy of paperwork including, initial assessments, treatment plans, therapy notes, and other required clinical documentation for all services provided, while maintaining PQI standards as set forth by the SBS Administrators.

  • Provide clinical consultation to Behavior Specialist as needed while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the Behavior Specialist.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators and school personnel, and engage in regular communication through attendance and participation at treatment team and staff meetings.

  • Intervene in crisis in a calm appropriate manner that maintains staff and youth safety.

  • Involved in peer supervision, whether individually or in a group setting, as directed by supervisor.

  • Attends meetings and provides consultation to, and advocates for clients with schools, participates in CST/IEP meetings, coordinates services with community agencies, and cooperates with other providers to meet client and client system needs.

  • Maintains a flexible caseload and timely processing of referrals

  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of Montana Medicaid and YBGR's Mental Health Center Licensure rules and regulations. In addition, maintain a working knowledge of school initiatives, such as Montana Behavior Initiative.

  • Attendance at quarterly meetings with Director of Program/designee and School District Representative.

  • Plan and implement a summer program, maintaining group individual and family therapy.

  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor including participating in on-call rotation during working hours.

  • Maintain professional license in accordance with Montana Board of Behavioral Health standards and policies.

  • Contribute to the strategic goals and outcomes of the agency as measured by the development and achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals and outcomes. Participate in Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) goals of the organization both individually and as a team member.

  • Other duties as assigned including participating in on-call rotation during working hours.

Responsibilities to the Organization:

  • Contribute to the strategic goals and outcomes of the agency as measured by the development and achievement of individual, departmental, and organizational goals and outcomes.

  • Deal constructively and helpfully with all other members of the organization.

  • Fully support and model the mission and values of YBGR.

  • Adhere to all policies, systems, safety requirements, and procedures of the organization.

  • Take the initiative to identify problems and seek out solutions.

  • Be a professional representative of the organization to those outside it.

  • Participate and engage in monthly supervision/coaching meetings with supervisor.

  • Be aware of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons served.

  • Participate in required training as appropriate to the position and beneficial to YBGR.

Personal Responsibilities:The following list describes the values which guide all decisions and activities at Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch…

  • Valuesare the principles which guide all decisions and activities directed at pursuing and achieving the mission.

  • Faithis being sure of successfully achieving our mission, based upon our trust in a loving creator.

  • Hopeis embracing uncertainty with confidence and trust.

  • Integrityis doing what is right, putting the needs of others above your own, and living by the highest values.

  • Relationshipis being committed to one another in a mutually respectful, dignified, healthy, and honoring manner.

  • Respectis an attitude of valuing others, caring about people and treating them with dignity.

  • Safetyis behaving in a manner that protects the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional well being of others.

  • Stewardshipis the use of any resource or talent entrusted to YBGR to fulfill our mission and values.

  • Excellenceat YBGR is represented by the practice of Faith, Hope, Integrity, Relationship, Respect, Safety and Stewardship.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Education:Master Degree (60 Credit Hour Program)

  • Previous Professional Experience:None

  • License and/or Certification:Montana Licensure as LCPC (PCLC) or LCSW (SWLC)

  • Criminal / Child Abuse Clearance:Must pass criminal record and child abuse registry background check as required by the State of Montana.

Physical/Environmental Demands & Requirements:

  • Office Environment: Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes.

  • Must be able to remain in stationary position frequently.

  • The person in this position needs to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as copier and printer.

  • The person in this position will constantly communicate with clients, their treatment team, and others. Must be able to communicate accurate information and accurately understand information communicated by those individuals.

  • Must be able to perceive, recognize, and observe clients behavior to include non-verbal cues expressed by the client.


Hiring Range SalaryPCLC/SWLC: $39,269-$43,981 and LCPC/LCSW:$42,410 - $47,500 annualized


PositionProgram Therapist



LocationPark City

About the OrganizationYellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch was founded in 1956 and welcomed the first boy to the ranch in 1957. Today Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, a nonprofit organization, is trusted locally and nationally as a leader in the field of mental health care for children and their families.

Our Residential Treatment is located on a 410 acre, working farm and ranch located in Billings, MT. We offer a continuum of mental health services that include case management, youth mentoring, home/school-based programs and foster care in addition to residential treatment. We specialize in treating troubled youth who struggle with social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. We also have four Community Based Services locations in Livingston, Lewistown, Dillon, and Billings. With all of our locations we impact about 650 kids each day. And throughout our history, YBGR has impacted close to 10,000 youth and their families.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career where you will be an important member of a diverse and committed team of individuals that are working hard to prepare our youth for life, we hope you will consider a career with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position is currently accepting applications.