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Kalispell Regional Healthcare Therapist - Primary Care - Polson Family Clinic in Polson, Montana


* Sign-On Incentive / Relocation Assistance Available *We are seeking a licensed therapist (LCSW) who has an interest in helping others, improving lives, and making a difference in our Polson community. A therapist who believes in integrated behavioral health and innovative and collaborative strategies.

Polson Family Clinic is a family practice primary care serving children, adolescent and adults. We have a team based model that also includes dieticians, pharmacists, and care coordination. We have multiple providers including PA, NP, and Physicians.

This position works in a team based environment in partnership with all staff in primary care clinics. Provides rapid assessment, brief intervention and care collaboration with patients who are identified to have or be at risk for depression and other behavioral health conditions. In partnership with the team provides patient centered care to improve outcomes for patients.

KRH offers:

  • Training and Development: Career opportunities within a range of settings for mobility. Regular training opportunities, support, supervision and consultation

  • A peer network of therapist in multiple specialties and multiple settings

  • KRH is leader in behavioral strategy, programs, and outreach in both our system and our surrounding communities


  1. *Triages high volume of referrals from primary care providers. Ensures that on-going liaison occurs with patients, medical providers, and families.

  2. *Performs initial and comprehensive assessments, including diagnostic evaluation, risk assessment, behavioral systems, level of care need, and other information necessary to determine treatment.

  3. *Performs as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Provides consultation and education services.

  4. *Coordinates patient transitions into services and discharges from treatment.

  5. *Completes progress notes and documentation in EMR for all services provided to patient.

  6. *Provides brief individual, group, and family therapy, clinical case management, and outreach services in an effort to fulfill the patient’s treatment goals, wellness and recovery.

  7. *Participates in development of individual and/or group treatment plans utilizing a variety of brief psychotherapeutic, psychosocial and psychoeducational modalities.

  8. *Provides crisis management as needed.

  9. *Performs as a consultant and resource in integration development, guiding group decision making, implementing plans, and improving quality of care.

  10. *Responsible for and maintains data related to primary care/behavioral integration and outcomes.

  11. *Adapts interventions to the work flow and pace to that of primary care, including rapid assessment, brief treatment, and a high daily volume of contact.

  12. Other duties as assigned. This position description in no way states or implies that these are all the only duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.


  1. Master’s Degree in Social Work or related counseling field from an accredited university required.

  2. Current Montana LCSW licensure.

  3. Experience with working collaboratively with families, physicians, and agencies. Must have the ability and skills in establishing and maintaining working relationships with families, coworkers, and other professionals and all collaborative partners in the community

  4. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required.

  5. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in mental health treatment programs or substance abuse. Experience with primary care patients preferred.

  6. Knowledge of evidenced based practice and experience in assessment, crisis assessment, brief therapies, and clinical case management.

  7. Previous experience with electronic medical record (EMR).

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. 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 let us know.

For Kalispell Regional positions, please email

For North Valley Hospital positions, please call 406 863 3637.

Job Locations US-MT-Polson

Requisition ID 2020-8533

Category Behavioral Health/Psychiatric

Pay Period Status 80

Shift Days

Shift Start Hours 8:00 AM

Shift End Hours 5:00 PM

Schedule Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)