Mount Helena

Psychotherapist Day Treatment Program

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.

With our holistic, integrated services and relationship based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow.  Intermountain, a visionary non-profit that has been impacting the lives of children and families in Montana for over 100 years, we are seeking a Day Treatment Psychotherapist.

At Intermountain, we believe learning should be fun, and a child must be in a safe emotional place in order to learn.  For many children who come to Intermountain, school has not been a rewarding experience, socially or academically.  Intermountain School offers students a comfortable, fun and stimulating environment in which to learn.  Some of the highlights of our educational program include:

  • Each classroom is staffed by a certified special education teacher experienced in dealing with students with emotional difficulties, a trained special education technician, and a school support counselor
  • Educational program administered by the Director of Education Services who holds Master’s in Special Education and a K-12 Principal certification
  • Accredited by AdvancEd Northwest Accreditation Commission.
  • Certified Non-Public school for Montana, California, Washington and Illinois
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist
  • 1:4 staff to student ratio; 10-12 students per classroom
  • Six hour school day, 210 school days per year
  • Individualized educational programming to address each student’s unique learning style
  • Standards-based core curriculum including educational field trips, with electives such as art, Cultural studies, music, physical education/health and social skills
  •  Extracurricular activities include Bal-A-Vis-X, basketball, S’cool Moves, Brain Gym, drama, skiing, soccer and swimming.

Psychotherapists plan, review and execute individual, group and family psychotherapy.  They provide the clinical direction that guides treatment and provide the teams with a picture of the inner workings of the child and family; are responsible to ensure that treatment of the children is clinically sound and ethical; co-lead the family team dynamics staff groups and are responsible to ensure that the groups are professionally and safely conducted; assure the maintenance of the ethical standards of their respective licensures, accept direction and supervision from those more qualified, and provide supervision to those less qualified; responsible to provide in-service trainings on relevant issues in the treatment of children; provide emergency back-up for impending or emerging psychological crises of children.  As members of Core team, they are responsible to collaborate in the maintenance of a sound, respectful and emotionally healthy team culture.

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are generally acquired through a 60 credit Master’s degree from an accredited university in professional counseling, a Master’s in Social Work with focus on clinical social work, or psychological counseling.  Applicants must be licensed or a licensure candidate licensed by the State of Montana’s Board of Behavioral health as an LCPC or LCSW.

Applicant must have (2) years’ experience with children before or following completion of Master’s degree.  Training and/or experience in attachment theory, attachment-based therapeutic approaches and trauma informed care. Must possess or maintain a valid driver’s license.

Position is full-time.  Salary DOE; Starting Salary: $50,000. Intermountain offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, pension, generous personal leave, and holidays.

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