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  • Support Counselor

    Intermountain
    Job Description

    Do you want to help protect the joy of childhood and incite change?

    Are you looking for a career that will give you a strong sense of purpose and is also meaningful and rewarding?

    Do you want to make a difference in a child and family’s life? Then we want to meet you.

    With our holistic, integrated services and relationship based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. Intermountain is a non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families for over 100 years and we are currently looking for a Support Counselor for our Providence Home in Kalispell, MT.

    Overview:

    When a struggling, emotionally dysregulated child is unable to maintain in the family, school, and community, a nurturing, family-like atmosphere can be the best setting for stabilization and treatment. Providence Home provides professional, integrated, intermediate residential care adapted for the individual needs of each child. The focus is first stabilizing the child and family and then providing a holistic, attainable pathway to improved functioning.

    Rooted in a 30 year history of success with a developmental relational approach, Intermountain Providence Home provides a trusted option in Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley near Glacier National Park.

    Ages: 4-13
    Gender: Boys and Girls
    Length of Stay: 4-12 months
    Location: Flathead Valley, MT
    Capacity: 8
    Licensing: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
    Accreditation: AdvancEd, Northwest Accreditation Commission

     

    Some of the challenges our clients may have are:

    • Emotional dysregulation
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Intractable anger
    • Adoption issues
    • Attachment and relationship issues
    •  ADD, ADHD
    • PTSD
    • Impulsivity, including lying and stealing
    • Oppositionality and/or defiance
    • Aggression towards self and others
    • School problems 
    • Loss and grief issues
    • Poor social skills, and social development
    • High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • Peer relationships

    Summary:

    The Support Counselor provides a variety of professional direct care services to children at an entry level with supervision, guidelines, direction, support and training from the treatment team. The Support Counselor participates in the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu according to each child’s treatment plan and agency philosophy.

    The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through two (2) years related work experience. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associates or bachelor’s degree in a social science or closely-related field is preferred. Requires a valid Montana driver’s license.

    This position is Full time with Benefits

    Salary DOE, Starting Wage: $12.94 per hour + $80.00 a pay period for Interim Adjustment Pay .  Hours are mainly weekends and evenings . Additional shift differential of $1.00/hour for evening and weekend hours worked and $1.50/hour for overnight hours worked.  An example of some of the benefits offered include: health insurance, retirement plan, and a rich personal leave benefit.

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