Mount Helena

Counselor I

Job Description

Do you want to help protect the joy of childhood and incite change?  Are you looking for a career that will give you a strong sense of purpose and is also meaningful and rewarding?  Do you want to make a difference in a child and family’s life? Then we want to meet you.

Intermountain, a visionary  non-profit that has been impacting the lives of children and families for over 100 years and we are currently looking for a Counselor I  for our Residential Facility in Helena.


When a struggling, emotionally dysregulated child is unable to maintain in the family, school and community, a nurturing family-like atmosphere can be the best setting for stabilization, and treatment.   Our Residential Program provides professional, integrated, intermediate residential care adapted for the individual needs of each child. The focus is first stabilizing the child and family and then providing a holistic, attainable pathway to improved functioning.

Rooted in a 30 year history of success with a developmental relational approach, Intermountain provides a trusted option.  Intermountain offers career mobility, promotional opportunities, and the ability to learn and grow both professionally and personally.  Located in Helena, MT, the campus is centrally located with incredible recreational opportunities right out your back door.

Some of the challenges our clients may have are:

  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Intractable anger
  • Adoption issues
  • Attachment and relationship issues
  •  ADD, ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Impulsivity, including lying and stealing
  • Oppositionality and/or defiance
  • Aggression towards self and others
  • School problems
  • Loss and grief issues
  • Poor social skills, and social development
  • High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Peer relationships


  • This role provides professional direct care services on a day to day basis in one of our “cottages” that house 8 children.  It is a family like environment and you would perform familial day to day tasks and activities including playing and recreating with the children.  Counselor I is an entry level position with with supervision, guidelines, direction, support and training from the treatment team. Counselor I participates in the creation and maintenance of a therapeutic milieu according to each child’s treatment plan and our treatment approach.
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this role are typically acquired through two (2) years related work experience. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a Social Science or closely-related field is preferred. Requires a valid Montana driver’s license.

Salary DOE, Starting Wage:  $12.92 per hour plus $70.00 per pay period for Interim Adjustment Pay.  Full-time with Benefits..  Hours are mainly weekends and evenings.   An additional shift differential is offered at $1.00/hour for evening and weekend hours.  Examples of benefits offered include health insurance, retirement plan, and a rich personal leave benefit.

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