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Western Montana Mental Health Center Administrative Assistant in Bozeman, Montana


Western Montana Mental Health Center is Montana's largest community mental health center with a mission-driven purpose of serving our communities. We serve well over 15,000 clients per year with almost 600 staff in 17 counties. We offer a broad continuum of care from community-based services to outpatient services to inpatient addiction recovery services. We believe in supporting our staff members in their work/life balance by providing flexible and personalized use of PTO. Western operates as a not-for-profit, public purpose corporation (501) (c)(3).


Generous PTO – Full-time employees eligible upon hire to accrue PTO

Low Cost Health Insurance with three available health plans

HSA Match for qualifying plans and full-time employees


Payroll Stipend in lieu of medical and HSA contribution for qualifying employees

Tuition Financial Assistance for qualifying clinical roles

Position Summary:

The Administrative Assistant is a support member of the Western Montana Mental Health Center facility. This includes providing receptionist duties including triaging of phone calls, coordinating communication between the providers, administration, and clients, and assisting clients, their families, and other agencies to obtain answers to questions. Maintains accounting and budgeting records for clients and program expenditures and operates and coordinates Western's management information system. Acts as a positive role model through good work ethic, fairness, flexibility, and commitment to appropriate and direct communications; demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for Western's mission and vision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide first point of contact with excellent customer service for all consumers, including managing the waiting room area.

  • Answer phones, take and deliver messages, and direct the caller to appropriate program staff

  • Assist consumers with all scheduling needs (intake, medical, and outpatient) utilizing EMR/scheduler

  • Collect consumer payment and provide receipts

  • Update consumer demographics in EMR as needed

  • Distribute payee checks

  • Maintain a working knowledge of our facilities and answer questions as required Open and close office, including assuring equipment is turned off, windows and doors are secure, lights are off or on as indicated, etc.

  • Perform general clerical duties such as managing correspondence, scanning/printing/copying/faxing, collecting releases of information, process incoming/outgoing mail, conducting reminder calls and chart maintenance

  • Assist with office equipment in supply area by keeping it in working order

  • Accurately complete personal daily time entry and submit to supervisor in accordance with program policy

  • Arrive on time, attend and participate in all required meetings/trainings unless excused by Supervisor

  • Complete all required paperwork in compliance with the State Standards and WMMHC Policies and Procedures.

Education and Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of customer service, office practices, business English, spelling, math, office machines (including personal computer, ten-key, photocopier, fax machine, scanning)

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client and employee confidentiality High school diploma or equivalent

  • Two years progressively responsible experience in general office work

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to pass background check upon offer of employment

  • Must have valid driver's License with an acceptable driving record

  • Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western's policies, if traveling for the agency