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 Summer Aide for our Providence Home in Kalispell, MT.
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.
Gender: Boys and Girls
Length of Stay: 4-12 months
Location: Flathead Valley, MT
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
- Intractable anger
- Adoption issues
- Attachment and relationship issues
- ADD, ADHD
- 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
The Summer Aide provides a variety of direct and non-direct care duties in an intermittent seasonal position under close supervision. In the scope of his/her role, the Summer Aide participates in the creation and maintenance of a therapeutic milieu following the lead of the cottage counselors. This seasonal role provides additional support to the therapeutic milieu often in a role as a fun adult to engage in activities with. A Summer Aide is a role that different positions utilize in a variety of settings varying from 24/7 Residential Program to summer programs for School Based or Family Based services. This role may be utilized for paid internships for college level students. The Summer Aide position is largely distinguished from direct care roles by the major assignment of providing support functions and limited responsibility in carrying out therapeutic interventions.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:
The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through graduation from high school or GED. Preference for applicants with two years post-secondary study in a social science or closely-related field. The Residential program requires applicants to be 21 years of age to meet State Licensing Regulations. Requires a Montana Driver’s License.
Position is a temporary full-time summer position, Salary DOE, starting wage $10.00 per hour. If interested apply at http://www.intermountain.org/careers/jl/.