Primary Therapist

Super Hero for Kids!

  • Helena, MT
  • $63,400 - $95,000
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A bit about us:

We are creating a healthy and hopeful Montana through specialized psychiatric care for children and adolescents along with a nationally recognized genetics program providing care for all ages.

We became a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in 1987 and remains the only CMN hospital in Montana. Every penny of every dollar that is raised during a CMN fundraiser supports us directly. Donated funds help cover costs for Montana families who cannot afford to.

In addition, we first received Joint Commission accreditation in 1992, and has been continuously accredited since that time. Our education program is an accredited year-round school for elementary, middle, and high school students. Our team of educators are certified in special education and includes six teachers, six teaching assistants, a speech pathologist, a school psychologist, and a principal.

Why join us?

Stress and adversity are universal to the human experience. To heal from this adversity, we utilize the Sanctuary Model® as a blueprint for clinical and organizational culture. This cultural model promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma informed community.

Through Sanctuary, we have refined and operationalized our values.
We believe these values are only meaningful if they are also reflected in our practices.
We are committed to practicing these beliefs.

Nonviolence – Being safe physically, emotionally, morally, and socially regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, countries of origin, abilities, or income levels.

Emotional Intelligence – Managing our feelings so we do not hurt ourselves or others.

Social Learning – Respecting and sharing the ideas of our teams.

Open Communication – Saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it.

Social Responsibility – Together we accomplish more, everyone is accountable and makes a contribution.

Democracy – Shared governance; ideas are shared but not everyone gets a vote.

Growth and Change – Creating hope for ourselves, our patients, families, organization, and Montana.

Job Details


Serves as a therapist within a multidisciplinary treatment team performing a wide variety of patient care activities. Works to facilitate individual, family, and group therapy, including identification of family functioning and patterns contributing to patient’s acute behavior. Performs psychosocial assessments, social and developmental histories, as well as treatment and discharge plans. Serves as an integral member of the treatment team with particular expertise in the area of family dynamics and other psychosocial, environmental, and cultural aspects of the patient and his/her family.


  • Maintain a daily schedule to ensure duties and responsibilities are accomplished as required.
  • Attend required meetings to include rounds, treatment team meetings, patient care meetings or other meetings as required.
  • Provide a range of therapeutic services to children and their families to include assessments, individual, family, group therapy.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork as outlined in Shodair policies and in Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies standards of care or as assigned by the Social Services Director.
  • Provide case management services to coordinate care to include discharge planning.
  • Serve as a liaison between patients, their families, and other team members, internally and externally.
  • Listen and communicate effectively with children, families, community agencies, and co-workers in a professional manner and participate in problem solving conversations appropriately regarding patient care.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Regular, predictable, and reliable attendance at work.
  • Maintain a pleasant demeanor and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, and others with whom in contact and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to physically handle violent and out of control patients.
  • Ability to work any shift and any schedule, to include a weekend work schedule.
  • Ability to handle stress in a professional manner without interfering in work performance.
  • Ability to utilize general office equipment, computer.
  • Ability to learn concepts of child development and apply that knowledge by implementing appropriate interventions.
  • Ability to perform psychosocial assessment, social and developmental histories, as well as treatment and discharge plans.
  • Conduct individual, family, and group therapy as required and clinically indicated.
  • Maintain clinical skills to include current therapeutic techniques in working with children and families.
  • Display good organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Have a thorough working knowledge of psychiatric disorders and prescribed treatments.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and communicate and coordinate treatment for children and their families.
  • Ability to effectively work with seriously disturbed children, setting limits and boundaries for the protections of both patient and staff member.
  • Ability to provide appropriate case management in the care of children and their families.
  • Ability to participate in physical activities such as running, lifting, and general play with patients.
  • Ability to complete documentation in a timely manner as required by Shodair policies and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to cross cover on all units as required.
  • Ability to follow state requirements and Shodair policy regarding the reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Social Services Manager.


Graduation from an accredited Master’s degree program in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology or closely related field with two years experience in working with children who are emotionally disturbed. Evidence of training and/or experience in individual, group, and family therapy. Must possess advanced skills in oral and written communication, as well as working knowledge of various theories, their implications and human development. Eligible for licensure as LCPC or LCSW in the State of Montana within two years of hire date.

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