Yellowstone
Boys and Girls Ranch
Billings, Montana

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POSITION / DEPARTMENT:  PROGRAM THERAPIST – School-Based Services
(Day Treatment and Comprehensive School and Community Treatment)
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in a mental health discipline is required.  Licensure eligibility in Montana as LCPC, LCSW or Clinical Psychologist is required. License completion required within 24 months of hiring.  Experience in outpatient settings and training in family therapy preferred.
SUPERVISOR / CHAIN OF COMMAND: Director of School-Based Services
WORKING SCHEDULE:    Professional hourly (40 hours per week) position to follow program schedule as assigned by the Director of School Programs and provision of required direct service hours. Some evening work with families including home visits as assigned or as needed.
PURPOSE: To provide intensive clinical intervention to children, youth and families referred to school-based programs. This includes individual, group and family therapy, parent skill training, case management, care coordination and limited crisis intervention.  To provide clinical leadership and work closely with the school-based Youth and Family Support Worker or Behavior Specialist and academic team.

SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides individual, group and family therapy to clients at designated CBS Day Treatment and/or CSCT program sites in school/community/home settings.
  2. Intervene in crisis in a calm appropriate manner that maintains staff and youth safety.
  3. Completes initial assessments, treatment plans, therapy notes, and other required clinical documentation for all services provided, as well as submitting weekly billing.
  4. Provides clinical consultation to Behavior Specialist and school staff as needed, and through attendance and participation at treatment team and staff meetings. Involved in peer supervision, whether individually or in a group setting, as directed by supervisor.
  5. 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.
  6. Maintains a flexible caseload and completes other duties as assigned by supervisor, including participating in on-call rotation.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Engage in regular supervision with one’s supervisor.
  2. Fully support and model the mission, vision, values and philosophy of YBGR.
  3. Deal constructively and helpfully with all other members of the organization.
  4. Adhere to all policies, systems, safety requirements, and procedures of the organization.
  5. Be a professional representative of the organization to those outside it.
  6. Be aware of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons served.
  7. Participate in required training appropriate to your position, and beneficial to the vision of YBGR.

WORK CONDITIONS:

Provides psychological intervention and direction to clients.  Physically it is not a demanding position.  A full range of physical abilities is desired to interact with our clients.

1. Physical Requirements:

Sitting 50%

Bending, twisting, kneeling, walking on uneven terrain, climbing stairs/ladders, reaching, squeezing, keyboarding, walking, standing, lifting/pulling/pushing/carrying (limited)

50%

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DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE                                               DATE

6/2006
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