Behavioral Health Therapist (Part-time)

In by Michele Shea

Website swmtchc Southwest Montana Community Health Center

Behavioral Health Therapist

Part-time (20-25 hours/week, Tu-Th-Fr), benefits eligible

FLSA Non-Exempt, Pay starting at $21.58/hour DOE

Position open until filled

SWMTCHC Core Competencies, Mission, and Vision

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct and truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent themselves for personal gain.


Maintains confidentiality of others’ personal information; can be trusted to represent the SWMTCHC outside the organization; meets and complies with all medical, regulatory, and licensing standards; takes ownership of their own actions and is accountable for their own mistakes; follows through on what they say they will do.

Mission and Vision Integration

Adheres to the Mission and Vision of the SWMTCHC during both good and bad times; is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of the SWMTCHC mission and vision; acts in line with the values of the mission; practices what he/she preaches.


To inspire hope and empower wellness by providing access to comprehensive healthcare


A stronger Montana through community and wellness


Articulates and sincerely demonstrates the mission consistently through examples such as: treating all people (patients/staff/other agencies, etc.) equally; non-judgmental; listens to others without making assumptions, uses eye contact and acknowledges others; makes decisions that are focused on the patient/staff.

Team Relations

Understands and supports the team approach; is seen as team player and is cooperative; easily gains the trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers; fosters open dialogue; creates a feeling of belonging to the team.


Effectively able to communicate (can give and receive both positive and constructive feedback) with peer group and other staff to get the message across; knows appropriate team members to consult relative to the issue or situation; willingly shares knowledge and information with appropriate team members; actively seeks opportunities to help the team.


Under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health, provides behavioral health services to a diverse patient population. The Therapist will understand and model the mission of SWMTCHC. The Therapist will understand behavioral health integration and practice the clinic’s policy on confidentiality as it applies to all clinic information, exhibit professional behavior in all facets of work at SWMTCHC, and will exhibit teamwork with all SWMTCHC staff.


  • Knowledge of Behavioral Health Medicine in an integrated behavioral health model and evidenced-based treatments for mental health conditions
  • Experience with primary models used including; EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Understanding of human development (child development, life stages)
  • Working knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.
  • Experience in proving psycho-education to individuals or groups of people


  • Work in collaboration with the patient’s primary care provider and on-site psychiatric provider when appropriate
  • Complete initial assessments, evaluations, diagnoses and treatment plans for patients of SWMTCHC, encouraging the patients to take an active role in the treatment planning process
  • Conduct suicide assessments and make recommendations to medical providers and patients, determining if Crisis Response Services are appropriate for patient safety
  • Provide therapy – Sessions will focus on mental health sessions, trauma, substance use, psychiatric diagnoses
  • Communicate verbally in a timely and professional manner with patient’s care team
  • Work in conjunction with the primary care team in developing treatment plans/recommendations
  • Teach patients, families and staff prevention and intervention techniques
  • Be aware of community resources and make referrals as appropriate
  • Educate patients, family members and community resource persons regarding mental illness, wellness, medication and related issues
  • Attend and participate in all required meetings
  • Must follow Code of Ethics established by their professional licensing group
  • Model the mission of the SWMTCHC, be a person of integrity and trust and be a team player in all facets of the job
  • Understand and support the team approach
  • Able to write clearly and concisely in a variety of settings and styles and is timely in documenting encounters with patients
  • Understands necessary information to communicate in written format regarding patient care
  • Develop and facilitate group therapy as appropriate
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities
  • Remains current with standards of mental and behavioral health practice
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology preferred
  • Degree in a field that yields a license as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor will be considered
  • Dually licensed LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor is preferred, but not required)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in a medical clinic, behavioral health clinic, or school setting preferred
  • Previous experience working in a team setting or integrated behavioral health model is preferred


Current Montana Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; working towards licensure.

Supervision: This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Behavioral Health

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

General office/clinic conditions are pleasant; good, clean working conditions where accident and hazards are negligible; requires short periods of moderate lifting, pushing or pulling objects up to twenty pounds. Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with the staff and public.

Position is based in Dillon; however, position responsibilities may require travel to other locations on occasion. Use of personal vehicle is required for travel; therefore, a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and registration is required.

OSHA Classification III: Tasks that do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids and tissues

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. I understand duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Southwest Montana Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Benefits: Eligible employees are offered a competitive wage; full benefits package including affordable health, dental, vision, voluntary life/ADD benefits; company paid life/ADD benefit; retirement plan with company match after one year; paid vacation, sick, and holidays; great work/life balance; employee discounts on services; and more, in a pleasant and professional environment.

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