Mental Health Therapist

Squaxin Island Tribe   Shelton, WA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on January 20, 2023

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist (co-occurring SUD)
Department: Squaxin Island Health and Human Services
Reports To: Health Clinic Director
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
TS Range: 11/12 ($ 35.13)
Opening Date: December 9, 2022
Closing Date: January 3, 2022
SUMMARY: This position is a full time position located in Shelton, Washington. To assist clients in recovery from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders through counseling, education, role modeling, and empathetic support. This position will support clients that have either a psychological or substance use diagnosis. This position will work within our behavioral health team, medical, and health promotion/disease prevention to develop and participate in treatment planning and goal setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
? Utilizes substance abuse and mental health disorder knowledge to develop an integrated diagnosis.
? Selects proper treatment course based on for severity, lethality risk, motivation/readiness for treatment.
? Collaborates with client to develop treatment plans. Identify and prioritize problems and goals.
? Follows evidenced based therapy and culturally accepted practices when working with clients.
? Provides individual, family, and group counseling.
? Educations client and families with information regarding substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, treatment, recovery and resources.
? Works with clients to develop tools that can help them to manage anxiety, distress and emergencies as needed.
? Consults with other members of the health team regarding significant changes in patient status as needed.
? Participates in multi-disciplinary treatment planning.
? Completes accurate progress notes in electronic health record within 24 hours of service.
? Advocates for patient health care needs.
? Completes required continuing education and other requirements to maintain professional licenses and certificates.
? Participates in meetings to integrate patient care.
? Values Squaxin Island Tribal culture and values

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not have supervisory duties.

COMPETENCY: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Is able to solve conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; recognizes accomplishments of other team members; follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity; follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Applicant must have computer proficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, addictions, social work or other human services related field. Must have 5 years working in a community health organization. Must have at least 3 years experience working in a community health organization preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write, speeches and articles for publication that conform to a prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a current and unrestricted license as a LMHC, LPC, LCSW, LMFT in addition to SUDP or MAC. Must have a valid Driver’s License. Current TB Test, CPR/First Aid and HIV/AIDS/STD certification/training required. Must have BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification. Knowledge of and familiarity with ICD 10 and CPT codes required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and to sit; frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and use hands to finger, handle or feel, and occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, or taste or smell. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently be required to lift up to ten pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise of the work environment for this position is usually moderate.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: The successful candidate will be required to have a pre-employment urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.