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Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Employment Specialist  in Billings, Montana

Employment Specialist

CategoryCommunity Based Services


Position Summary:The Employment Specialist works with local employers and community stakeholders to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment consistent with their vocational goals. An Employment Specialist will have a heart and passion for working with young adults who face employment challenges due to mental illness. The applicant must be mission and values-driven, create relationships with local employers to develop employment opportunities for clients, possess a strong work ethic, reliability, and desire to be a positive role model for their clients. Job Description ( Descriptions/Employment Specialist 06.09.21.pdf)

Currently, this allows for partial remote work, 3 days per week in the office and 2 days working from home.

What you will receive if selected for this position::

  • A robust benefits package - click to see our currentBenefits Guide ( .

  • Generous time off accrual, which includes 24 hours that is available for use after hire. Our own mental health requires time to get away for relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • Life has its share of ups and downs — and sometimes, you may need a little guidance through the "downs."Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided for FREE to you and dependents, living at or away from home, as well as household members, related or not, and is always confidential.Informational Flyer on EAP (

  • It will provide you with plenty of professional development and continuing education opportunities.

  • Networking opportunities within schools and communities

Position Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or GED

  • 21 years old or older

  • Previous Professional Experience: six (6) months of vocational rehabilitation counseling, supported employment, case management; experience in marketing and sales in the private sector will also be considered.

  • License to operate passenger vehicle and possess reliable transportation.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to engage a diverse group of participants.

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently effectively.

  • The demonstrated ability to exercise and model good judgment, teamwork, and professionalism, especially in crises, and creative about finding solutions for them.

  • The demonstrated ability to relate and build rapport with youth therapeutically while serving as a positive role model for the youth.

  • The demonstrated ability to work in cooperation and collaboration with the treatment team.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Display regular, predictable, and reliable attendance at work.

  • Excellent active listening skills

  • Demonstrate sound & ethical judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Willingness and ability to obtain certification in First Aid/CPR and Violence Intervention Prevention.

  • Good computer/technology skills and ability to quickly learn and use YBGR selected software solutions.

  • Criminal / Child Abuse Clearance: Must pass criminal record and child abuse registry background check as required by the State of Montana.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years’ experience in the areas of specific treatment/mental health needs of children with emotional disturbance or adults with mental illness and their families.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, or related field


Hiring Range Salary$14.99 - $16.79 per hour based on education and qualifications.

CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAILYou will be notified of your application status by e-mail. If you have not been contacted within 1 business day, please call Sally at 406-655-2122

PositionEmployment Specialist




About the OrganizationYellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch was founded in 1956 and welcomed the first boy to the ranch in 1957. Today Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, a nonprofit organization, is trusted locally and nationally as a leader in the field of mental health care for children and their families.

Our Residential Treatment is located on a 410 acre, working farm and ranch located in Billings, MT. We offer a continuum of mental health services that include case management, youth mentoring, home/school-based programs and foster care in addition to residential treatment. We specialize in treating troubled youth who struggle with social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. We also have four Community Based Services locations in Livingston, Lewistown, Dillon, and Billings. With all of our locations we impact about 650 kids each day. And throughout our history, YBGR has impacted close to 10,000 youth and their families.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career where you will be an important member of a diverse and committed team of individuals that are working hard to prepare our youth for life, we hope you will consider a career with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position is currently accepting applications.