School Behavioral Health Specialist, IERS
University of Montana - Missoula, MT

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Campus-Only Recruitment / Staff Vacancy Announcement

Only non-temporary staff of The University of Montana may apply.

Position Title: School Behavioral Health Specialist (SBHS)

The University of Montana’s Institute for Educational Research and Service (IERS) hosts the National Native Children’s Trauma Center whose mission is to provide outreach regarding psychological trauma, resilience, suicide, bullying, climate, academic achievement and wellness with American Indian/Alaska Native children, youth, families, agencies, service providers and communities.

This position is responsible for providing professional training and technical assistance in PK-12 school systems and other community agencies. The SBHS will need to have a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The SBHS must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to create and maintain long term positive relationships with elected and appointed officials (local/state/tribal), child service agencies (schools, juvenile justice, child welfare), and community members (parents, elders, general public). This position is located at The University of Montana in Missoula.

Required Skills
  • Able to travel to and work in communities in very rural locations in Montana and nationally
  • Comfort working with diverse groups and in episodically stressful situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in Indian Country
  • Experience working in schools
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies
  • Experience working with children’s mental/behavioral health issues
  • Experience with grant writing and other professional/technical writing
  • Experience teaching in PK-12 or post-secondary settings
  • Experience providing professional development workshops, delivering technical assistance, performing consultation and gathering evaluative data
  • Experience working with psychological trauma
  • Experience working with positive behavioral supports


Position is full-time, 12-month, Letter of Appointment, at $43,866. Position is contingent on funding. The University of Montana offers a comprehensive benefits package including TIAA CREF.

Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Advanced degrees or certifications (e.g., M.A., Ed.D, Ph.D., LCPC, LCSW, teaching certificate, teaching endorsements) preferred.


Screening of applications will begin on March 19, 2013. Applications received after 3/18 may be considered.

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Letter of Interest – please also address the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

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