Principled Licensed Counselor Lander

Posted: 02/02/2022

Open Until Filled


Come join our team and our mission in Lander, WY! The Wyoming Life Resource Center is seeking a Principled Licensed Counselor to join a team of dedicated individuals serving Wyoming residents.

WLRC currently has an Intermediate Care Facility and is in the process of opening a newly constructed Skilled Nursing Facility as well - the first of its kind in the nation. WLRC truly is an extraordinary place with a rich history and a bright future. As part of the State of Wyoming Department of Health, our team members enjoy competitive benefits and compensation package!  

In all its natural beauty and location in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, Lander offers various outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, ATVing, rock climbing, hiking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. Sinks Canyon State Park, one of the best state parks, is within seven miles of Lander. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax. View the following link to learn more about Lander and the surrounding areas:  APPLY TODAY!  

Human Resource Contact: Amanda -  (307) 335-6785 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Provides leadership, monitoring, development, and facilitation of the administration of the program's policies and procedures, budget requirements, staff development, and may supervise employees.
  • Provides Biopsychosocial assessments for caseload annually or as needed. Assessments may include the development of treatment plans for specific goals and treatments. Assessments may consist of adaptive assessments, descriptive analysis, indirect assessments, interviews, criterion-referenced assessments, etc. 
  • Develop and implement Treatment Plans for caseload based on current evidence-based practice. Make revisions as necessary for client needs, train, model, and provide active feedback to staff on implementation of treatment plans. Train staff on collecting data regarding interventions and skills in the treatment plan. Observe and support residents to ensure treatment plans are adequate and appropriate for residents' needs. 
  • Develop reports and present data on treatment interventions to various committees and teams. These teams may include IDT's, Behavior Medication Review Committee, Treatment Plan Review Committee, Human Rights Committee, Team Meetings, Shift meetings, etc.
  • Interact with other professional disciplines and staff to ensure residents Biopsychosocial needs are recognized and addressed, including training staff as necessary on Treatment Plans, Guidelines, intervention techniques, mental health, and intellectual disability. Participates in de-briefing with direct line staff and team members when complex interventions are used with clients. Works directly with clients and staff to support and teach new skills. May include working hours outside traditional hours 8-5. 
  • Review campus treatment plans for input and revisions. 
  • Participates in the Human Rights Committee to ensure rights restrictions have gone through due process and least restrictive interventions have been deployed prior to reviewing restrictions with HRC. Ensure ICF guidelines and supports have been followed.  





  • Knowledge of treatment theory and application to promote recovery process in Co-Occurring patients.
  • Knowledge of professional mental health treatment ethics.
  • Knowledge of human development.
  • Knowledge of behavioral cultural competencies.
  • Knowledge of interpersonal communications.
  • Knowledge of proposal research and data interpretation.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics psychological diagnostics and assessments.
  • Knowledge of abnormal psychology drugs and behavior.

Master's Degree (typically in a field that meets the academic standards by the board)
1-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in a field that meets the academic standards by the board) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Certified Practitioner
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and/or Licensed Professional Counselor


Necessary Special Requirements



  • Recognize through sight and sounds, emergencies, and behavior management situations and physically respond to them.
  • Must be able to safely move (twisting, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling), position, and lift people with multiple and severe disabilities.
  • Ability to monitor sounds, noises, location of clients, etc. in order to assure safety and assess imminent danger and emerging concerns.


  • FLSA: Exempt
  • A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for every successful applicant.
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be conducted on safety-sensitive positions.  Drug testing will be conducted on any position if reasonable suspicion exists.
  • The Wyoming Life Resource Center participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration, and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Please note that we do not use this information to pre-screen job applicants. 
  • The Wyoming Department of Health offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, state retirement plan, deferred compensation program, and longevity pay.


Supplemental Information



048-Department of Health/Behavioral Health Division - Wyoming Life Resource Center

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.