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Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Mental Health Worker - Nights  in Billings, Montana

Mental Health Worker - Nights

CategoryResidential Services


Position Summary:At Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, we count on ourNight Mental Health Workersto provide a trauma-informed supportive environment through supervision and assuring the youth's safety in the living unit. They serve as a positive role model and mentor to adolescents in treatment. A Night Mental Health Worker will possess a strong work ethic, reliability, and a desire to help youth with complex emotional and behavioral issues. They should possess a passion for this field and have the ability to be a positive role model and influence for the youth.

You have the opportunity to be a part of something special, knowing that you a part of helping them on that journey. But It takes a particular person to work with emotionally challenged youth, and it is not for everyone. It is challenging work that can take an emotional toll, so we offer a very robust benefits and perks package.

Full-Time Job Description ( Descriptions/Mental Health Worker - Nights - 03.25.21.pdf)

What you will receive if you are selected for this position:

  • Hiring Bonus of up to $1,000.00

  • A robust benefits package - click to see our current benefits guide Benefits Guide ( At A Glance 2021 Revised 03312021.pdf) .

  • 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 ( Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Flyer.pdf)

  • Billings employees have free access to our onsite recreation center, including a full-court indoor gymnasium, a heated indoor swimming pool, cardio, weight lifting equipment, and even a bowling alley. In addition, you can join a yoga class or play a game of noon ball.

  • Outdoor facilities include an experiential ropes course, baseball field, and basketball court.Ropes Course ( Course.jpg)

  • Outdoor recreational equipment (cross-country skis, snowshoes, canoes, and camping equipment) is available to be checked out by staff members.Getting away from it all and spending time in the beautiful outdoors does wonders for your mental health.

  • Opportunities for advancement, all of our Program Managers and the Lead Program Manager started as Mental Health Workers.

  • Plenty of professional development and continuing education opportunities, including an employee scholarship program

  • Relocation assistance may be available for those relocating to the Billings area.

  • Dorm-style housing is available under certain circumstances

.If you are from outside of the area and would like more information on the Billings area, please click Billings Area ( about Billings 05.04.21.pdf)

Position Requirements

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Experience/Interest in working with youth with emotional and behavioral issues

  • 21 years old or older

  • License to operate passenger vehicle and reliable means of transportation

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

  • Knowledge of and ability to maintain professional therapeutic boundaries and confidentiality with youth and families

  • Possess the ability to work with youth in multiple settings, such as individually and in groups.

  • Ability to work in cooperation and collaboration with the treatment team

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Display regular, predictable, and reliable attendance at work

  • Excellent active listening skills

  • Good computer skills

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

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

  • 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 of experience working with youth in a similar setting or environment.

  • Knowledge of behavior modification and age-appropriate child development

Physical/Environmental Demands & Requirements:

  • Work environment: This position will generally work indoors in a climate-controlled environment. Occasionally will work in an outdoor environment where they may not be protected from weather conditions.

  • Will occasionally be required to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time while performing administrative duties.

  • Will frequently operate a computer, keyboard, and other office equipment.

  • Consistently needs to move about inside building, outside to include uneven terrain, elevation changes, and frequently changing body position from and standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone.

  • Occasionally will be required to assist in the physical restraint of a youth (50-300lbs) who is a safety risk to themselves or others.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to perceive, recognize, and observe client's behavior to include non-verbal cues expressed by the client.

  • Conditions can be high stress during de-escalation or restraint of physically out-of-control youth.


Hiring Range Salary$17.21 - $18.97 per hour depending on experience and education.

PositionMental Health Worker 05.28.21




About the OrganizationYellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch where you can make a difference.

Each day, YBGR's employees work with close to 800 youth throughout Montana who struggle with controlling emotions and behaviors. YBGR has impacted more than 10,000 youth and their families since 1957 through Residential Services in Billings, and Community Based Services throughout Montana.

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.