Position Requirements: Education: 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.
Successfully complete and maintain certification in identified Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.
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:
1. 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.
2. Will occasionally be required to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time while performing administrative duties.
3. Will frequently operate computer, keyboard, and other office equipment.
4. 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.
5. Occasionally will be required to assist in the physical restraint of a youth (50-300lbs) who is a safety risk to themselves or others.
6. 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.
7. Must be able to perceive, recognize, and observe clients behavior to include non-verbal cues expressed by the client.
8. Conditions can be high stress during de-escalation or restraint of physically out of control youth.
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:
1. Help creatively design, implement, and provide feedback for the program of treatment for each child in the unit.
2. Maintain a positive, safe, and therapeutic milieu in the treatment unit. Supervise youth at all times while teaching them coping and daily living skills.
3. Assure that proper treatment documentation is done on time, and is completed and consistent with YBGR policy.
4. 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.
5. Serve as a support person in the therapeutic treatment procedures (recreational, educational, spiritual, social, medical, etc.) assigned by the Program Manager.
6. Responsible/accountable to the treatment team and YBGR for overall program needs
7. 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.
8. Other duties as assigned.