The Station Foundation is a national non-profit serving Special Operations Forces (SOF) as they return home from war. Headquartered outside of Bozeman, MT The Station provides a sanctuary and path for SOF families to heal and reconnect to what matters most in their lives, returning home with meaning and purpose. Since 2012, The Station Foundation has served more than 1000 families, preserving the health and wellness of the SOF Community. The Station Foundation is fully committed to providing world class holistic support to service members, partners, and children as they deal with the complex layers of chronic combat, leveraging action based experiential practices and education, to help with the stressors along the path in Special Operations.
We consider applicants for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation and any other legally protected status.
Director of Mental Health
Full time mental health professional with a strong desire to operate in a non-clinical environment. Appetite to design, collaborate and facilitate restorative experiences serving the SOF Community, providing the highest level of care for our population, before-during-and after programs. Capable of pulling across contemporary psychological approaches and synthesizing a cohesive process for growth, reconnection, and reintegration after war. Works closely with the team to deliver curriculum addressing the enduring and emerging challenges facing SOF. Well versed in mindful-based approaches and open to non-traditional approaches to healing from war. Facilitates psycho education discussions and thoughtful experiential practices for participants to grow, learn, and integrate into their personal lives. Serves as a lead contact for situations beyond The Station’s threshold of care, ensuring outreach assistance is provided to the fullest extent possible. Builds relationships and a deep understanding of critical resources available in local communities of our participants. Supports the staff with education and consultations. Reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the entire staff, both in program and non-program environments. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Collaborate with program leads around program development, instruction and engagement
- Create and facilitate programming around enduring and emerging challenges facing the SOF Community
- Facilitate individual and group psycho-education
- Provide consultations with program participants throughout the continuum of care
- Evaluate participant needs and accommodate accordingly.
- Facilitate referrals based on acuity and level of care needs of the participant.
- Provide interventions using evidence-based techniques as appropriate.
- Manage participant data collection to establish both a quantitative and qualitative baseline
- Establish processes to manage, track, and support participants as they return home
- Provide integration support with program alumni as they return home
- Study and understand factors that affect human behavior around combat; grief; moral injury.
- Participate in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) care discussions with the Executive Director
- Provide recommendations to leadership and staff on extenuating, crisis-level situations
- Support the staff through group and individual consultation
- Conduct trauma-informed systems review
- Facilitate proactive risk assessments and develop risk mitigation plans around potential crisis situations
- Maintains and updates a network of referral resources for participants in their local communities
- Maintain all required licensing, insurance, and profession specific credentials
- Highest personal and professional integrity
- Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field
- 2 years of experience
- Montana Licensure as Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) — contingent upon hiring
- Preferred: National Counselor Certification (NCC)
- Strong desire to work with military communities in intimate, “non-therapeutic” conditions
- A tempered, mature, calm, poised disposition open to variety and flexibility
- Enjoys working in a team setting with emphasis on creativity, collaboration, kindness and non-judgement
- Mindset as a utility player — extend role beyond traditionally defined mental health professionals.
- Trained with and experience with evidence based approaches (CBT; DBT; ACT; Positive Psychology)
- Willing to learn about combat related issues and theories of trauma
- Love for outdoors and non-traditional, informal settings
- Eager to work with participants in all phases of support
- Is a positive presence on the team and in the work environment
- Takes and provides feedback and demonstrates improvement and growth
- Excellent interpersonal skills. Professionally communicates across verbal and written platforms
- Leads and executes with limited supervision
- Imparts knowledge through informal skills sharing (does not have to be formal role)
- Constructively contributes to a spirit of continuous improvement
- Creates strong team environment that empowers and encourages collaboration
- Is eager to learn and initiates own training, development, and personal growth activities
- Leverage training, insights, and experiences in building or enhancing programs