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Program Therapist

Company: Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch
Location: Butte
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE Program Therapist
Job Location CBS-Butte - Butte, MT
Position Type Full Time
Education Level Graduate Degree
Salary Range $46,800.00 - $55,498.00 Salary/year
Travel Percentage Negligible
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.
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.
All other duties as assigned
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---
Values are the principles which guide all decisions and activities directed at pursuing and achieving the mission.
Faith is being sure of successfully achieving our mission, based upon our trust in a loving creator.
Hope is embracing uncertainty with confidence and trust.
Integrity is doing what is right, putting the needs of others above your own, and living by the highest values.
Relationship is being committed to one another in a mutually respectful, dignified, healthy, and honoring manner.
Respect is an attitude of valuing others, caring about people and treating them with dignity.
Safety is behaving in a manner that protects the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional well being of others.
Stewardship is the use of any resource or talent entrusted to YBGR to fulfill our mission and values.
Excellence at 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.

Education: Required: Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or similar field of study from an accredited university. (60 Credit Hour Program)

Previous Professional Experience: Preferred: Professional experience in clinical management within multi-disciplinary treatment team setting, child/adolescent diagnosing, and psychological assessment & treatment of children and adolescents.

License and/or Certification: Required: License to operate a passenger vehicle
Required: Montana SWLC, or PCLC
Preferred: LCSW, or LCPC

Competencies or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) Ability to relate and build rapport with youth and families therapeutically
Ability to work in cooperation and collaboration with treatment team
Ability to adhere to code of ethics including: The Child and Youth Worker Code of Ethics, The National Association of Social Worker Code and The American Psychological Association Code
Ability and willingness to maintain and enhance clinical skill set
Knowledge of and ability to maintain professional therapeutic boundaries and confidentiality with youth and families
Knowledge of behavior modification and age appropriate child development
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent time management skills, organizational skills and flexibility
Excellent active listening skills
Good computer skills and able to quickly learn and use YBGR selected software solutions.
Good judgment and decision-making skills

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.


Keywords: Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, Boise , Program Therapist, Healthcare , Butte, Idaho

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