Opportunities

Sunburst Community Service Foundation employs dedicated, passionate individuals who care about their communities and the individuals they serve. If you are passionate about helping others and strengthening your community, check out the available employment opportunities at your local Sunburst location today!

 

Sunburst Community Service Foundation is a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).   Employees that qualify have the opportunity to apply with NHSC for student loan forgiveness.  Please inquire about this benefit during the interview process.

If you would like to volunteer for Sunburst, we would be happy to have you join our team. Learn more about volunteers opportunities here.

THERAPIST (KALISPELL, MT)

Sunburst Mental Health Services in Kalispell, MT is currently seeking a Therapist to work with adults and children in our dynamic and progressive outpatient mental health agency! Come work with an exciting, strength based; recovery oriented team!

Education/Experience:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred but not required
-Licensed or License Eligible in the State of Montana
- Minimum of a Masters Degree in Social Work or Psychology, Counseling, Psychology or Behavioral Health Services Field
- Must be able to provide documentation of meeting the educational requirements to be licensed in the State of Montana
- Two or more years of direct service to youth and/or adults who are mentally ill, emotionally challenged, developmentally disadvantaged, and who require mental health services preferred
- Management experience preferred
- Strength based leadership skills

HOURS/DAYS: FULL TIME and must be flexible as job dictates.

Please send resume with cover letter to mwinegardner@sunburstfoundation.org

For questions or further information please call Mandy Winegardner at 406-756-8721 ext: 1216

 COMMUNITY BASED PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER (KALISPELL,MT)

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Community Support Worker directly supervises participants during recreational outings and social activities and supports the development of coping skills.  Community Support Workers assist participants in a variety of ways, including problem solving, mediation, brief respite, community stabilization and relapse prevention.  The Community Support Worker provides emotional support to participants to assist their maintenance in the least restrictive setting and to enhance self-sufficiency skills.  The Community Support Worker provides transportation for the participant related to outings and resource connection.  The Community Support Worker communicates emotional and behavioral observations to the treatment team and completes record keeping functions.  Caseload and/or billing expectations and requirements must be met on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.

 

Essential Job Functions: 

 

  • Caseload and/or billing expectations and requirements must be met on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis

  • Establishes a supportive relationship with the participants assigned

  • Collaboratively establishes, with the treatment team, a case plan with goals, objectives, and activities for each participant

  • Spends time with participant and family as assigned and/or as identified on the treatment plan

  • Participates in treatment team meetings of participants

  • Provides recreational and social opportunities for the participant

  • May help organize family nights and support groups

  • Helps the family problem solve when issues arise

  • Records pertinent information regarding clients, in language that describes observations and actions including worker interventions, in a complete, concise, and accurate manner

  • Reports behavioral and emotional observations of participants and/or family members to the support team

  • Meets with supervisor bi-weekly or as necessary to discuss individual participant cases and services provided

  • Participates in trainings and passes testing required by sunburst mental health center  

  • Checks voice mail at least twice daily and will respond to clients as needed throughout the 24 hour day as requested; is able to identify and differentiate between those situations requiring immediate attention and those that can be scheduled during ‘regular’ working hours

  • Completes all work within specified time period, and follows Montana state law and sunburst mental health center policies and procedures

  • Recognizes the need for professional intervention and makes the appropriate referrals to community resources

  • Assists in training and orientation of new community support workers

  • Each community support worker will provide at least 32 hours of direct service weekly

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Attendance Requirements:

 

Work schedules for employees vary throughout the agency.  Supervisors will advise employees of their individual work schedules.  Staffing needs, operational demands, and service specific protocol may necessitate variations in starting and ending times, as well as variations in the total hours and location(s) that may be scheduled each day and week.  Supervisors have the ability, responsibility and authority to adjust employee work schedules based upon a variety of issues pertaining to the delivery of services.  The scheduling of staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings may necessitate variations in employee work schedules.  Scheduling is the responsibility of the employer and will be based on the needs of the participants served by this agency.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Ability to assess and to respond to the needs of youth, adults, and their families

  • Understanding of community resources and knowledge of how to access services

  • Understanding of the issues and relationships with a diverse group of people and demonstrates healthy interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, adaptability, and models a positive self-concept

  • Empathy and adequate communication skills (both verbal and written) to establish trusting relationships with participants

  • Available beyond a nine to five work hour with team support and be able to identify a crisis situation and to respond accordingly, making necessary referrals to meet participant needs.   

  • Must be able to provide transportation, using own vehicle, for participants as required by the agency

  • Positive team work skills with other staff, participants, and other resources in the community

  • Computer skills sufficient to enter the required information concerning participants and related statistical data

  • Current, valid Montana state driver’s license and comprehensive vehicle insurance

  • Clear cps and criminal background checks

 

Education/Experience:

  • Two (2) year degree in a human services field from an accredited institution (not required, but preferred)

  • One (1) year of experience in working with individuals who experience physical and/or emotional challenges

Please send resume with cover letter to mwinegardner@sunburstfoundation.org

For questions or further information please call Mandy Winegardner at 406-756-8721 ext: 1216

YOUTH AND ADULT SERVICE COORDINATOR (LIBBY,MT) 

The Youth and Adult Services Coordinator (“Service Coordinator”) will provide case management services to youth with serious emotional disturbances, and to adults with severe and disabling mental illnesses under the supervision of the Program Supervisor. Service Coordinators will assess and mutually determine a treatment plan with consumers, schedule and invite team members to treatment team meetings, monitor treatment plan implementation, adjust goals as indicated, and mutually establish criterion for discharge with consumers.  Service Coordinators will also provide illness, management and recovery skills groups and other recovery focused groups, as requested. Case management services will be provided to assist youth and adult consumers to gain access to needed medical, emotional, social, educational, vocational, recreational, and other services as requested or needed.  Caseload and/or billing expectations and requirements must be met on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  The employee will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his/her supervisor.

 

 

Essential Job Functions:

assess and evaluate youth, adults, and families to determine the appropriateness and need for case management services

  • assist the consumer’s entry into service and monitor services provided throughout the service system

  • provide coordination and comprehensive development of an Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) and monitor that plan as required by established policy and procedure

  • coordinate treatment team meetings and insure that treatment plans are outcome based

  • work positively with team members within the agency and with community providers

  • educate consumers about recovery markers and utilize these markers in evaluating progress on the treatment plan

  • facilitate illness, management and recovery groups and other skills groups as requested

  • follow State of Montana and Sunburst Mental Health Center policies, procedures, and guidelines as they apply to services provided

  • assure that consumers served are screened for and assisted in enrollment in the Mental Health Access Plan, when applicable

  • prepare reports, applications, and supporting documentation on the established timelines

  • attend workshops, conferences, meetings, etc. as agreed upon with the supervisor and be prepared to present learning to other Service Coordinators and Sunburst Mental Health Center employees as requested

  • meet with supervisor bi-weekly or as necessary to discuss individual consumer cases and services provided

  • participate in training required by Sunburst Mental Health Center

  • caseload and/or billing expectations and requirements must be met on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis

  • maintain assigned consumer caseload as determined by the agency

  • travel within the geographical area of the assigned caseload to provided needed services

  • provide the bulk of services out in the community rather than in the office

  • provide transport to consumers and family members as requested

  • perform other duties as assigned

 

 

Attendance Requirements:

Service Coordinators will be expected to have flexible hours that meet consumer scheduling needs.  The scheduling of staff meetings and training meetings may necessitate variations in schedules.  Permanent changes in an employee’s work schedule will be provided to the employee in writing with an explanation why the change was made.  Scheduling is the responsibility of the employer and will be based on the needs of the people served by the agency.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • ability to assess and to respond to the needs of youth, adults, and their families

  • understanding of community resources and knowledge of how to access services

  • understanding of the issues and relationships with a diverse group of people and demonstrates healthy interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, adaptability, and models a positive self-concept

  • empathy and adequate communication skills (both verbal and written) to establish trusting relationships with consumers

  • available beyond a nine to five work hour with team support and be able to identify a crisis situation and to respond accordingly, making necessary referrals to meet consumer needs.  

  • must be able to provide transportation, using own vehicle, for consumers as required by the agency

  • positive team work skills with other staff, consumers, and other resources in the community

  • computer skills sufficient to enter the required information concerning consumers and related statistical data

  • current, valid Montana State Driver’s License and comprehensive vehicle insurance

  • clear CPS and Criminal Background Checks

 

Education/Experience:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, or a related field

  • Minimum of two years of direct service with children, families or adults

  • Experience with resource/referral and working with teams

Please send resume with cover letter to emaggi@sunburstfoundation.org

For questions or further information please call Elaine Maggi at (406) 293-5284 

Call us: (406)

St Ignatius 745-3681

Eureka 297-3435/297-0197

Kalispell 756-8721

Polson 883-4061

Libby 293-5284

Missoula - 203-9948

Locations:

109 First Avenue, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

100 Dewey Avenue, Eureka, MT 59917

2282 Hwy 93 South, Kalispell, MT 59901

103 Whitewater, Suite A, Polson, MT 59860

108 E 9th Street, Suite 11, Libby, MT 59923

1511 South Russell, Missoula, MT 59802

 

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