Program Therapist


Position Summary: To provide professional therapeutic services to children with emotional and psychiatric problems and their families. Services are provided in an effort to create improved quality of life for youth and their families while maintaining appropriate professional relationships & documentation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides individual, group and family therapy, and therapeutic intervention to clients in school/community/home settings, while maintaining financial viability of the program.
2. Clinically responsible for all youth on caseload.
3. Provide quality therapeutic behavior interventions within the youth’s classroom, lunchtime, before school, after school and recess based on the needs of the youth.
4. Intervene in crisis in a calm appropriate manner that maintains staff and youth safety.
5. Complete, submit and verify accuracy of paperwork including, initial assessments, treatment plans, therapy notes, and other required clinical documentation for all services provided, while maintaining PQI standards as set forth by the SBS Administrators.
6. Provide clinical consultation to Behavior Specialist as needed while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the Behavior Specialist.
7. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators and school personnel, and engage in regular communication through attendance and participation at treatment team and staff meetings.
8. Intervene in crisis in a calm appropriate manner that maintains staff and youth safety.
9. Involved in peer supervision, whether individually or in a group setting, as directed by supervisor.
10. Attends meetings and provides consultation to, and advocates for clients with schools, participates in CST/IEP meetings, coordinates services with community agencies, and cooperates with other providers to meet client and client system needs.
11. Maintains a flexible caseload and timely processing of referrals
12. Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of Montana Medicaid and YBGR’s Mental Health Center Licensure rules and regulations. In addition, maintain a working knowledge of school initiatives, such as Montana Behavior Initiative.
13. Attendance at quarterly meetings with Director of Program/designee and School District Representative.
14. Plan and implement a summer program, maintaining group individual and family therapy.
15. Maintain professional license in accordance with Montana Board of Behavioral Health standards and policies.
16. 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.
17. All other duties as assigned