What services does the Town of West Yellowstone Job and Social Services
The Job and Social Services Office personnel provide employment and healthcare
related services, information and referrals to the general public. A
full-time Coordinator and a part-time Assistant offer the following services
from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday:
- Job Service – The Town of West Yellowstone, in partnership
with the Montana Department of Labor, provides information to job applicants
about current local job openings. Job listings are posted according
to employer specifications. Internet access is available for applicants
to view local, state, and national positions, write resumes, receive
assistance for filing unemployment claims, prepare cover letters, and
review interviewing techniques. The office also provides information
about child labor laws, immigrant employment, and wage and hour questions.
- Food Bank – Food items are distributed to needy individuals
and families residing in the Town of West Yellowstone every Thursday
from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. A simple application is required to
show residency and to keep track of statistics required by the Montana
Food Bank Network. The food distribution service provides emergency
food supplies and is not intended to be a maintenance program.
- Clothing Center – Needy individuals can access donated
clothing items every Thursday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Monetary
donations are appreciated but not required.
What types of jobs are available in West Yellowstone?
The job market in West Yellowstone is basically seasonal. The summer
and winter seasons offer the best opportunities for work. The summer
season runs from approximately mid–May until the end of October
and the winter season runs from approximately mid–December until
the end of March. Most jobs are in the service industry, such as housekeepers,
cooks, front desk clerks, retail sales clerks, bookkeepers, wait staff,
Can a person apply for other assistance programs such as food stamps,
Medicaid, AFDC, etc. at the Job & Social Services Office?
Applications for food stamps, Medicaid, Assistance for Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC), the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP),
and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are available
at the Job and Social Services Office. The staff can answer questions
about the application process, assist individuals in filling out the
necessary paperwork, and schedule appointments with eligibility technicians
Is personal information kept confidential?
Any personal information offered to the Job and Social Services Staff
is kept confidential. Our staff is prohibited from sharing personal
information without express written consent from the person in question.
How do I apply for unemployment insurance?
Unemployment claims or questions are now handled by calling the State
of Montana Department of Labor at (406) 444–2545. The best time
to call is early in the morning (8:00 AM) or late in the afternoon
What medical services are available in West Yellowstone?
West Yellowstone currently has a medical clinic staffed by a full–time
nurse practitioner and a part–time medical doctor. Other medical
services are available in conjunction with the Gallatin County Health
Department. Medical services available in West Yellowstone are as follows:
- Yellowstone Family Medical Clinic
The clinic is located at 11 S Electric, the corner of S Electric and
Yellowstone Avenue. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM
until 3:00 PM. Appointments can be made by calling (406) 646–0200.
- Immunization Clinics
A Gallatin County Public Health Nurse travels to West Yellowstone twice
a month to administer immunizations. The nurse generally schedules
immunization clinics on the first and third Fridays of every month.
Notices are posted each month at the Public Library, Social Services
Office, and the Post Office. The immunizations are administered in
the Community Services Building at 212 Yellowstone Avenue in West
Yellowstone (north side of the Yellowstone Family Medical Clinic).
Anyone interested can call (406) 646–7311 to schedule an appointment
or seek further information.
- Well–Child Clinics
A Gallatin County Public Health Nurse travels to West Yellowstone every
other month to provide well–child clinics for children. The
clinics are designed to offer comprehensive developmental exams for
children. The clinics are held in the Community Services Building
at 212 Yellowstone Avenue in West Yellowstone (north side of the
Yellowstone Family Medical Clinic). Anyone interested can call (406)
646–7311 to schedule an appointment or seek further information.
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
Representatives from the Montana WIC Program provide valuable nutrition
and health information as well as supplemental food vouchers to women,
infants, and children in West Yellowstone. Individuals who qualify
are: pregnant women, new mothers, breastfeeding mothers, infants,
and children up to the age of five. WIC appointments can be made
in Bozeman by calling (406) 582–3115.
- Bridger Clinic
Bridger Clinic is a reproductive health care clinic that provides low-cost
services for men and women of all ages. Bridger Clinic provides services
such as: physical exams, birth control counseling, sexually transmitted
diseases (STD’s) screening, anonymous HIV testing, and free
pregnancy testing. Appointments can be made in Bozeman by calling
Does the Job and Social Services Office provide rental assistance
or other financial assistance?
The Job and Social Services Office generally does not provide financial
services for long–term housing. Anyone looking for housing is welcome
to stop by and pick up a housing list that provides the names of local
apartment complexes and contact information for rental property owners
and managers in the community. A Community Help Fund has been established
for emergency assistance such as temporary lodging, bus passes, medical
exams, car repairs, food, clothing, etc. Anyone in need of emergency
assistance is welcome to complete a needs assessment at the office. The
Job and Social Services office also administers a Victim’s Compensation
Fund for individuals who have been injured or killed as a result of a
crime. Information on how to apply can be obtained from the Job and Social