Day Treatment Child & Family Therapist

  • Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
  • Whitefish, MT, USA
  • Apr 23, 2018
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Do you want to help protect the joy of childhood and incite change?  Are you looking for a career that will give you a strong sense of purpose and is also meaningful and rewarding?  Do you want to make a difference in a child and family’s life?  Then we want to meet you.

With our holistic, integrated services and relationship based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. Intermountain is a non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families for over 100 years and we are currently looking for a Psychotherapist for our Whitefish Day Treatment Program.

Overview:
Intermountain’s Whitefish Day Treatment serves children grades Kindergarten through 4th that have a high level of emotional needs in combination with behavioral disorders which have impeded their successful functioning making them difficult to manage in their home, school and community.  The purpose is to work collaboratively with families, schools and communities to support the child in the most normative home and school environment possible.  This is accomplished through relationships that are formed in the classroom and psychotherapy settings.  The programs goal is to prevent children and their families from moving into more restrictive and expensive levels of care and to collaboratively support and empower them toward increased social integration, normative functioning and self-sufficiency.

Rooted in a 30 year history of success with a developmental relational approach, Intermountain’s Day Treatment provides a trusted option in Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley near Glacier National Park.

Some of the challenges our clients may have are:

• Emotional dysregulation
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Intractable anger
• Adoption issues
• Attachment and relationship issues
• ADD, ADHD
• PTSD
• Impulsivity, including lying and stealing
• Oppositionality and/or defiance
• Aggression towards self and others
• School problems
• Loss and grief issues
• Poor social skills, and social development
• High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder
• Peer relationships

Summary:
Psychotherapists plan, review and execute individual, group and family psychotherapy.  They provide the clinical direction that guides treatment and provide the teams with a picture of the inner workings of the child and family; are responsible to ensure that treatment of the children is clinically sound and ethical; co-lead the family team dynamics staff groups and are responsible to ensure that the groups are professionally and safely conducted; assure the maintenance of the ethical standards of their respective licensures, accept direction and supervision from those more qualified, and provide supervision to those less qualified; responsible to provide in-service trainings on relevant issues in the treatment of children; provide emergency back-up for impending or emerging psychological crises of children.  As members of Core team, they are responsible to collaborate in the maintenance of a sound, respectful and emotionally healthy team culture.

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are generally acquired through a 60 credit Master’s degree from an accredited university in professional counseling, a Master’s in Social Work with focus on clinical social work, or psychological counseling.  Applicants must be licensed or a licensure candidate licensed by the State of Montana’s Board of Behavioral health as an LCPC or LCSW.

Applicant must have:

  • (2) years’ experience with children before or following completion of Master’s degree
  • Training and/or experience in attachment theory, attachment-based therapeutic approaches and trauma informed care. 
  • Must possess or maintain a valid driver’s license.

Position is full-time, salary commensurate with experience. Intermountain offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, pension, generous personal leave, and holidays.