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Behavior Specialist 

Category School Based Services  

What is a Behavior Specialist and why should I consider applying for this position?

A Behavior Specialist works in a local public school and is paired with a YBGR therapist to provide interventions in and out of the classroom.

  • Do you have a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth?
  • Do you want a career that is more than a job and a paycheck?
  • Do you want to be part of a team where you are valued and appreciated?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity that involves working weekdays, with weekends and evenings off?

Behavior Specialists

  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to the youth they serve.
  • Provide direct, quality, clinically indicated behavioral intervention, support, and re-direction to youth.
  • Work with the treatment team to create, update, and implement treatment plans.

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What you will receive if you are selected for this position:

  • This position can provide practicum and internship opportunities for students enrolled in a Master's degree program in social work, counseling, or related fields.
  • Generous time off accrual, which includes 24 hours that is available for use after hire. Our own mental health requires time to get away for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Experience and training in some of the most current & exciting modalities, including Trauma-Informed Care, Attachment Regulation and Competency, Cognitive Behavior Therapy/Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
  • A robust benefits package - click to see our current Benefits Guide.
  • Life has its share of ups and downs — and sometimes, you may need a little guidance through the "downs." Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided for FREE to you and dependents, living at or away from home, as well as household members, related or not, and is always confidential. Informational Flyer on EAP
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Social Work, or a related field
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a High School Diploma with two (2) years of professional experience providing direct services to emotionally disturbed youth will be considered.  
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, be reliable, and have a sincere desire to work with youth.
  • Must demonstrate compassion and patience
  • Successfully complete and maintain certification in identified Violence Intervention and Prevention Program as well as CPR/First Aid within 30 days of hire.
  • 21 years old or older
  • Criminal / Child Abuse Clearance: Must pass criminal record and child abuse registry background check as required by the State of Montana


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hiring Range Salary $15.12 - $16.63 per hour depending on experience and education  
Position Behavior Specialist  
Division Billings  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Bridger  
About the Organization Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch where you can make a difference.

Each day, YBGR's employees work with close to 800 youth throughout Montana who struggle with controlling emotions and behaviors. YBGR has impacted more than 10,000 youth and their families since 1957 through Residential Services in Billings, and Community Based Services throughout Montana.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career where you will be an important member of a diverse and committed team of individuals that are working hard to prepare our youth for life, we hope you will consider a career with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  

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