Job Listing Detail
Mental Health Therapist
Listing Number: 8969-12141
- Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
For more information contact:
Public Health and Human Services
2500 Continental Drive
Butte , MT
TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711
Local Montana Job Service Workforce
Public Health and Human Services
AMDD-Montana Chemical Dependency Center
Montana Chemical Dependency Center
State Application Required:
$15.81 - $19.77
Additional Salary Information:
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules.
Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.
The Montana Chemical Dependency Center is the only in-patient chemical dependency treatment center administered by the State. We serve individuals 18 and older who have been diagnosed as having an addiction to drugs or alcohol or who suffer from both addiction and mental disorders. This position is a Mental Health Therapist, responsibilities include: 1) Providing direct care, clinical services to identified or assigned patients by performing mental health screenings/assessments, crisis intervention, and suicide risk assessments; 2) Conducting educational lectures, individual, group, and family psychotherapy sessions; and 3) Develops treatment plans for each mental health patient to address the current mental health issues.
Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check
Patient Care/Education: Provides direct care, clinical services to identified or assigned patients by performing mental health screenings/assessments, crisis intervention, and suicide risk assessments. Provides physician referrals for medication consideration. Conducts educational lectures, individual, group, and family psychotherapy sessions. Provides case management for continuing mental health services in the community upon discharge including Mental Health Service Plan Applications(MHSP).
Documentation: Develops treatment plans for each mental health patient addressing the current mental health issues. Writes progress notes for all services provided, i.e. assessments, groups, 1 to 1’s, continued stay reports, continuing care plans, and discharge summaries. Assures all approved and appropriate releases of information, screening, and assessment instruments are utilized.
InterdisciplinaryTeams: Communicates assessments, diagnosis, treatment plan and recovery recommendations to the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team. Participates in discipline specific as well as interdisciplinary staff meetings and functions. Services as a professional resource for in-service presentations for staff. Acts as a patient advocate representing the mental health perspective relative to patient care. Acts as the liaison for community mental health programs for the exchange of information related to the patient’s treatment and continued care.
Required for the first day of work:
- General knowledge of how medication is used in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.
- Knowledge of addictions and mental health service programs.
- Skill in effective therapeutic interventions.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Skill in researching and developing training materials and program content.
- Ability to identify problems, researching to develop and implement solutions.
Supplemental Questions: None Required
- Master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology.
- One year of job related experience in direct clinical services.
- Other combinations of related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Materials Required: None Required