Mental Health Therapist
State of Montana - Butte, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Mental Health Therapist

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 8969-12141

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For more information contact:
State Agency:
Public Health and Human Services

2500 Continental Drive

Butte , MT
59701

Phone: (406)496-5413

Fax: (406)496-5431

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

E-mail: KLincoln@mt.gov

  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position

Number(s):
69142087

Openings:
1

Location(s):
Butte

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Shift:
Afternoon

Date Posted:
11/16/2012

Closing Date:
Department:
Public Health and Human Services

Division:
AMDD-Montana Chemical Dependency Center

Bureau:
Montana Chemical Dependency Center

Band/Grade:
6

State Application Required:
Yes

Salary:
$15.81 - $19.77

Salary Unit:
Hourly

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.

Special Information:
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

Duties:
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.

Competencies:
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.
Education/Experience:
  • 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.
Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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