ABOUT Western MT Mental Health Center: WMMHC is Montana’s largest community mental health center. We serve over 15,000 clients a year with a staff of approximately 650 employees in more than 15 counties. We offer a broad continuum of behavioral health care with the mission and vision to improve the quality of life for patients by taking a holistic, patient-centered and recovery orientated approach to mental health services.
Benefits: Full benefits available, including three options for employer paid medical plans, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, retirement, wellness screenings, gym membership discounts and generous paid time off.
Job Summary: This position provides emergency/crisis intervention services at designated facilities (hospitals, jails, crisis house, etc) in Silver Bow, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite and Powell County as needed and occasionally provides relief for other crisis staff on short notice. This position does not require require in-home services. Position allows employees to base their location at home and respond to calls in the field in a timely manner.Shifts can be flexible including 24 hour shifts/4 days on and 8 days off.
Essential Job Responsibilities: Including, but are not limited to:
- Assess mental status, risk, and clinical needs of persons in distress;
- Provide emergency psychotherapy;
- Provide supportive counseling via telephone;
- Follow up on the status of persons in distress;
- Search out and refer to community resources;
- Evaluate clinical need for hospitalization;
- Evaluate appropriateness for involuntary treatment according to legal criteria;
- Evaluate need for admission to state hospital;
- Provide written reports to county attorney and court;
- Testify in court in civil commitment cases;
- Provide consultation to hospital emergency room staff;
- Provide consultation to county jail and law enforcement personnel;
- Provide consultation to families, friends, and other providers of care to persons in acute distress;
- Provide clinical supervision to Hays‐Morris House crisis response staff;
- Complete clinical records and reports according to established policy and procedure;
Qualifications: Ability to provide psychiatric assessment and crisis stabilization services to a variety of individuals in a variety of settings; Ability to evaluate according to clinical and legal criteria; Ability to write professional evaluations and testify in court; Ability to assess availability of and make appropriate referral to community resources; Ability to interact in a professional manner with a number of professional and consumer groups, often in stressful circumstances Ability to prioritize and to respond appropriately to simultaneous demands.
Education & Experience: Eligibility for Montana clinical licensure as a social worker, psychologist, or counselor and for certification by the State of Montana as a Mental Health Professional Person. A master's or doctoral degree from an accredited program in social work, clinical psychology, or psychological counseling with demonstrated coursework and practicum in assessment and treatment of seriously mentally ill adults. At least three years of post‐master's experience working in a clinical setting where evaluation and referral skills are utilized, at least one year of which was spent assessing and treating severe and persistent mentally ill adults and at least six months of which was inpatient work. Preference for person who also has clinical experience with children, adolescents and families.
Job Type: Full-time