TEAM LEADER

Montana Academy seeks a Team Leader for a boys’ team on our Marion Campus.

The role of Team Leader is a very demanding position as it relates closely to a parenting role. A clear and secure understanding of “Self” is a necessity in this work. The ability to maintain clear and appropriate boundaries and recognize students accurately within the context of a warm relationship with appropriate limits is critical to success as a Team Leader. Thus, there is a need for all Team Leaders to work collaboratively and with minimal defensiveness. Staff must routinely assist each other in keeping clear boundaries and an appropriate balance of closeness and objective distance in the staff-student relationship.

Team Leaders are in charge of creating and implementing safe and enriching activities to all Montana Academy students. They are required to lead and participate in backpacking, hiking, biking, skiing as well as other sports related activities.

We require a background of working with youth and/or a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Shifts are 4 days a week.  Sunday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Saturday.  Shifts are afternoon/evenings (1:00 PM – 10:00 PM) during the weekdays and 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM on the weekend days. Starting salary of $34,500 with benefits.

Please email your application, resume, and cover letter to amyz@montanaacademy.com

THERAPIST

Montana Academy seeks a therapist for a team of 9-12 students, providing individual, group and family therapy as well as clinical supervision to a multi-disciplinary treatment team.  Montana Academy is a fully accredited therapeutic boarding school for teenagers (14 to 19 years) who present with a variety of Axis I diagnoses, that are best resolved by also addressing each student’s immaturity and the developmental and familial obstacles that have led to their present symptoms.  We have 90 plus students who are all intelligent, with excellent family support, and from throughout the United States as well as a number of foreign countries.  Virtually all of our students go on to college after graduating from our program.  The successful candidate will possess a masters or doctoral degree in social work, clinical, or counseling psychology, be eligible for Montana licensure within a year, and have clinical experience with adolescents and families.  Montana Academy offers a rich milieu for both students and staff on a 500 acre campus located near Glacier National Park in beautiful Northwest Montana, employing 85 staff, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, teachers, medical staff, administrative staff, and clinically-minded direct-care staff.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, medical insurance, simple IRA plan, and paid time off.

Please send resumes and/or questions to:

Amy Zink
Montana Academy
9705 Lost Prairie Rd.
Marion, MT 59925
Ph: (406) 858-2339(406) 858-2339 ext 221
Fax: (406) 858-2356
E-mail: amyz@montanaacademy.com

Night Staff

Montana Academy is seeking a Full Time Night Staff for the Boy’s Dorm. We are looking for applicants with experience working with youth at risk or similar.

The responsibilities of Night Staff include doing regular checks of the dorms and grounds throughout the night. The ability to maintain clear and appropriate boundaries and recognize students accurately within the context of a warm relationship with appropriate limits is critical to success as a Night Staff.

Shift schedule is 10 pm – 9 am alternating 3 or 4 nights on in a row and then 3 or 4 nights off, some weekends included. Starting wage is $14/hr. and includes full benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

Send application and resume to: amyz@montanaacademy.com or
Fax: 406-858-2356 Attn: Amy Zink

TEAM LEADER – SKY HOUSE BOYS’ HOUSE

Sky House is currently looking for a candidate to fill a position as Team Leader in Kalispell at a boys’ house.

Shifts encompass evenings and one full weekend day (Wednesday-Saturday).  We seek staff who can work with limited support in a house setting while maintaining connection, collaboration, and communication with their shift team and the daytime support and supervisory team. The Sky House direct care role is a blend of mentoring and parenting in one of our male transition homes in town and requires a strong understanding and ability to set limits independently with adolescents. 

The job includes, but is not limited to: supporting students’ daily lives, setting limits, maintaining the daily/weekly schedule, managing a budget, maintaining a house/vehicle, leading outdoor and day-long activities, and operating in compliance with the Joint Commission standards. 

Strong candidates will have efficient computer skills, active interests in outdoor pursuits and  must be very comfortable with flexibility and be adaptable to new relationships at each transition point.  We are seeking staff who can develop strong relationships with students while maintaining effective routines, life skills and therapeutic support for students as they move towards greater independence.

Some of the distinct differences from campus TL role are as follows:

·         The team- the staff support structure is quite different than it is on campus.  You are often the only adult on shift at your house for most of your shift.

·         Frequent transitions which can impact the relational aspects to your job as students length of stay is abbreviated at SH compared with Campus

·         Therapeutic support- We try to model our transitional living therapeutic experience in a way that promotes more student autonomy and compartmentalization.  Our therapists are less available than those on campus as they are spread across all houses at times.

·         We have less “structure” than campus so helping students get “unstuck” can be quite challenging

Interested staff should send a letter of interest, application, and updated resume to Adam Hannigan at adamh@montanaacademy.com.