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Madison County Mental Health Therapist in Virginia City, Montana

Mental Health Therapist (Open Positions: 1)

Department: Public Health

Job Status: Full-Time

Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

Status: Until Filled

Details: Wage: $20.43 to $24.04 per hour DOE. Flexible schedule 30-40 hours per week. Apply Now (

Position Overview

Work Unit Overview: Madison County Public Health Department’s mission is to protect and promote the health of county citizens and the environment through the efforts of dedicated and skilled employees and application of sound public health principles. The department’s role is to identify community health problems; assess and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community; and enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.

Job Summary: The Mental Health Therapist will help Madison County citizens manage their mental health condition and provide education on mental health issues. The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing diagnostic assessments, therapy, counseling, and support services for a diverse caseload including adults, adolescents, and families experiencing mental health issues, communication challenges, or family conflict. The Mental Health Therapist will meeting with each patient, assess their current mental state, identify areas of concern, and develop a course of therapeutic treatment that can help them overcome or manage their issues. The Mental Health Therapist may also refer them to medical professionals for additional treatment, such as medication.

Job Responsibilities

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Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs.

  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.

  • Conduct outreach and referral activities in surrounding communities, including the County, schools, and human service agencies.

  • Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.

  • Plan and conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health and counseling services.

  • Establish and conduct community support groups.

  • Assist in First Responder after-incident reviews.

  • Act as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

  • Evaluate clients' mental condition based on review of client information, interviews, observation, tests, and collaboration with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.

  • Conduct initial family assessments and refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.

  • Develop and implement treatment plans based on DA, clinical experience and knowledge.

  • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.

  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.

  • Counsel clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist them in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

  • Assist clients in establishing primary therapy services with area mental health professionals.

  • Provide individual and family counseling services using family management principles to clients.

  • Meet with families, school staff, probation officers, law enforcement, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.

  • Provide collateral consultation as appropriate as well as court testimony as required.

  • Maintain all professional licensure(s) required and provide prompt cooperation with third party credentialing for billing purposes.

  • Maintain up-to-date client and program records as required by funders and agency.

  • Prepare monthly written reports on demographics, presenting issues, and outcomes, and summarizing project results, as required by funders and the agency.

  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.

  • Maintain accurate records of expenditures, with receipts, for all employment-related activity.

  • Conduct activities related to compliance with federal and state laws related to mandated reporting, HIPPA, and the Data Privacy Act.

  • Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

The ideal employee in this position has a master's degree in counseling or psychology as well as some clinical experience, whether gained during school or as a professional.

  • Master's degree in counseling or psychology and LPC. Independent licensure as a LMFT, LICSW or LPCC is preferred

  • State license as a counselor

  • 2 or more years of providing diagnostic and assessment experience and therapy services.

  • Must maintain professional licensure and/or certification throughout employment.

  • Must be able to work flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends on occasion.

  • Must be free from alcohol and chemical dependency and must maintain this freedom for the full duration of employment with Madison County while in this position. If formerly chemically dependent, must have two years of freedom from alcohol and drug dependency preceding employment Madison County.


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As a condition of hire, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a criminal history check and background investigation. Criminal Background Investigation is required as part of the Conditional Offer of Employment. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Testing: Individual hiring departments at Madison County may elect to administer pre-employment tests/screenings, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at Madison County, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). Job Notice: The responsibilities outlined in this job notice have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of performance for this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Madison County does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, marital status, sex, political belief (in government) or retaliation .