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Mental Health Worker  - Billings, MT #5336621

Company: Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch

Date: 08/10/2018

Category: Education / Training

City: Billings, MT

Mental Health Worker

CategoryResidential Services


Position Summary:To ensure the safety of the client while providing structure, support, and intervention when needed. Mental Health Workers model and provide healthy boundaries and relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help creatively design, implement, and provide feedback for the program of treatment for each child in the unit.

  • Maintain a positive, safe, and therapeutic milieu in the treatment unit. Supervise youth at all times while teaching them coping and daily living skills.

  • Assure that proper treatment documentation is done on time, and is completed and consistent with YBGR policy.

  • Serve as a liaison to families and agencies responsible for youth in unit, always providing professional customer service. Responsible for weekly contacts with families/agencies etc.

  • Serve as a support person in the therapeutic treatment procedures (recreational, educational, spiritual, social, medical, etc.) assigned by the Program Manager.

  • Responsible/accountable to the treatment team and YBGR for overall program needs

  • 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.

  • 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-

  • Faithis being sure of successfully achieving our mission, based upon our trust in a loving creator.

  • Hopeis embracing uncertainty with confidence and trust.

  • Integrityis doing what is right, putting the needs of others above your own, and living by the highest values.

  • Relationshipis being committed to one another in a mutually respectful, dignified, healthy, and honoring manner.

  • Respectis an attitude of valuing others, caring about people and treating them with dignity.

  • Safetyis behaving in a manner that protects the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of others.

  • Stewardshipis the use of any resource or talent entrusted to YBGR to fulfill our mission and values.

  • Excellenceat 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.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Competencies:


  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma is required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or similar field of study is preferred.

Previous Professional Experience:Two (2) years of experience working with youth in a similar setting or environment is preferred.

License and/or Certification:Driver’s License to operate passenger vehicle.

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:

  • Work environment: This position will generally work indoors in climate controlled environment but occasionally will work in outdoor environment where they may not be protected from weather conditions.

  • Will occasionally be required to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time while performing administrative duties.

  • Will frequently operate computer, keyboard, and other office equipment.

  • Consistently needs to move about inside building, outside to include uneven terrain, changes in elevation, and frequently change body position from and to standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone.

  • Occasionally will be required to assist in the physical restraint of a youth (50-300lbs) who is a safety risk to themselves or others.

  • 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.

  • Conditions can be high stress during de-escalation or restraint of physically out of control youth.

Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-Time and/or Part-Time

PositionMental Health Worker

DivisionBillings - Residential Based Services

Post Internal Days0


LocationBillings Residential Services

About the OrganizationMission: Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, caring people preparing youth for life.

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position is currently accepting applications.

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