Day Treatment Director

  • Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
  • Helena, MT, USA
  • Jun 20, 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 Day Treatment Director

Intermountain’s Day Treatment serves children 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.

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

The Day Treatment Director ensures the clinical, operational, and philosophical integrity of all programs within the Day Treatment Cost Center. This role is responsible for planning, managing, and personnel development in order to meet the organization’s strategic focus and development of a healthy culture. The Day Treatment Director leads services toward optimal outcomes for children and adults and ensures fiscal performance and sustainability. This role is charged with the integration of sound clinical practices with operational functioning. The Day Treatment Director is responsible for fiscal and strategic management, including the development and implementation of the budget, strategic plan, and executing revenue cycle management.  

Key areas of focus for this role are maintaining and strengthening professional relationships within communities and referral sources. The Day Treatment Director maintains and promotes an understanding of Intermountain’s mission and philosophy with all Intermountain staff and the public. This role works with the Clinical Directors and other clinical leaders in the agency to ensure the clinical integrity of services. Critical to the effectiveness of this position is being able to work closely with the Therapeutic Education Leadership team in order to ensure the development and delivery of exceptional educational services. This position ensures services are being conducted in a manner that meets all regulations and requirements and is done in an ethical manner within the scope of licensure.

This position may be on call for psychological emergencies on a rotating basis for mental health center services. In the event of a disaster, this role is considered Critical Staff and is required to be accessible and at work following a disaster.

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired with a Master’s Degree and licensed or license-eligible in the State of Montana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Three (3) years’ experience in behavior health services for children and families plus two (2) years’ experience in supervisor and/or administrative capacity that allows demonstration of administrative and organization capabilities. Experience with providing clinical supervision for licenses and non-licensed clinicians is preferred.

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