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Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center Clinical Therapist in Miles City, Montana

CLASS TITLE:
Clinical Therapist/Outpatient Therapist

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Services

ACCOUNTABLE TO:
Clinical Supervisor / or Satellite Office Director

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:
Under general direction is responsible for
providing mental health counseling and therapy to individuals of all ages, conducting diagnostic
interviews/assessments, and providing crisis intervention as needed. Work requires individual
judgment within established polices, rules, and the client’s individual treatment plan.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Physical requirements may require walking, lifting up to 25#’s (greater with assistance),
prolonged sitting, climbing steps, and the ability to get in and out of a vehicle without
assistance;
• Must have ability to communicate orally and in writing;
• Must possess people skills and the ability to work with other Agencies;
• Work may be performed in an office, in a client’s home, at the hospital, jail, or an area
deemed a safe place, and/or in the transportation of clients to appointments;
• Some traveling required where exposure to inclement weather of heat, cold, rain, and
snow may occur; exposure to household chemicals may occur;
• Must participate in CPR and MANDT training within the first three (3) months of
employment and remain certified throughout employment;
• Must complete Credible EHR functionality and overview training within the first month
of employment and maintain Certification throughout employment; and
• Must possess a valid Montana Operator’s License (If your own personal vehicle is used
to transport any client, your vehicle must have insurance that will cover passengers).

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:
• Provides mental health counseling/therapy to individuals, couples, and families of all
ages and diagnoses;
• Conducts diagnostic interviews/therapy with new clients;
• Provides crisis intervention during working hours, or when scheduled, or as needed;
• Maintains progress notes, treatment plans, and other records in accordance with
EMCMHC policy while maintaining confidentiality requirements for patient privacy (i.e.
HIPAA);
• May attend and fulfill Drug Treatment Court obligations, both scheduled or nonscheduled;
CLASS TITLE: Clinical Therapist/Out Patient Therapist (continued)
• Meets productivity standards to the best of ability, documents client contacts, care
coordination, crisis/consult contacts, and community contacts, while maintaining a
professional and ethical level of conduct according to standards of practice, EMCMHC
policies, and state and federal policies;
• Consults with other staff at EMCMHC as needed;
• May attend VA group as scheduled;
• Attends staff meetings and peer reviews, team service and coordination meetings, inservice trainings and outside service training as provided.

SUPERVISION - RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS:
None

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s Degree required in Social Work or related field;
• Possesses Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW or Licensed Clinical Professional
Counselor - LCPC Certification, or ability to obtain such License or Certification within
two (2) years of employment;
• Maintains such License and/or Certification through meeting Continuing Education
requirements throughout employment;
• Upon Licensure shall obtain Mental Health Professional Person Certification;
• PLUS some demonstrated work experience in the mental health field;
• Must complete Credible EHR functionality and overview training within the first month
of employment and maintain Certification throughout employment; and
• Must possess a valid Montana Operator’s License (If your own personal vehicle is used
to transport any client, your vehicle must have insurance that will cover passengers).

EXAMPLES OF PERFORMANCE CRITERIA AND EXPECTATONS:
• Maintains the highest level of ethics, morals, standards, respect for others, empathy, and
privacy of client information;
• May conduct other therapy groups as needed;
• Consults and peers with other EMCMHC clinical staff and/or employees when needed;
• Performs such other assignments and duties as may be required and needed.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform any non-essential job function.

Licensure preferred, but would consider Practitioner In Training. Clinical Supervision and Loan Repayment Program are available.

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