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Mental Health Therapist - Adult P/T (DOQ starting $98,502)

Company: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Location: Auburn
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides mental health services to individuals, families, couples, and groups at the Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program. - Services will be located at a mental health outpatient clinic and also include outreach to various community settings. - -Starting October 15, 2021:As part of the Tribe's continuing efforts to prioritize the health and wellbeing of its employees and those the Tribe serves, the Tribe will require that the individual who fills this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless medically unable to receive any COVID-19 vaccine. -

MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. - The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position. -AttendanceBe in attendance and always on time.Demonstrate reliable and consistent attendance.Attend team meetings, consultations, supervision, and other program meetings. -Clinical and Assessment SkillsFunctions as a member of a clinical team to coordinate mental health interventions with other members, providing internal and external consultation and case management for assigned clients as needed.Performs complete and accurate client intake evaluations including diagnoses.Prepares intakes, assessments, treatment plans, crisis plans, progress notes, concurrent reviews, discharge summaries, and all necessary reports and correspondence related to client care.Provides clinical service to clients to include adult, child, group and family therapy, support services to foster and adoptive care givers. Provides clinical case management services.Provides on-call crisis response (as needed) for Behavioral Health clients on assigned evenings and weekends.Implements mental health interventions consistent with team consultation and treatment plan goals.Develops and conducts community outreach programs directed at children and families.Provides consultation and training to colleagues and other staff regarding treatment, family dynamics, and case status as it relates to total case planning.Attends team meetings, psychiatric consultations, individual supervision, and other program meetings. Assists Mental Health Supervisor in the overall development and planning of the Behavioral Health Program.Collaborates effectively with external client serving systems.Maintains required levels of productivity and performance standards.Meets all required work deadlines.Follows all related Federal, State, local, and agency regulations for practicing mental health services. -SafetyAdheres to safety policies and procedures within the Health Division.Participates in filing incident reports when appropriate and forwards them to the supervisor in a timely manner.Responds to emergencies calmly and professionally. -CommunicationRepresents the MIT Health Program in a positive and professional manner when interacting with clients and the community.Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations skills in dealing with other staff and providers.Proficient in written communication; legible and accurate documentation; correspondence and forms.Consistently maintains confidentiality in regards to all client information and follows HIPAA policies and procedures.Documents all treatment methods including direct services, client-related activities and follow-up contact.Participates in staff and in-service meetings. - Attends appropriate interdepartmental meetings with other Tribal programs.Demonstrates strong client advocacy and empowerment skills.Consults as a member of the healthcare multi-disciplinary team to provide medical professionals appropriate information for continuity of care.Participates in providing education to Tribal programs to include Tribal school, college, Elders Program and others benefiting from outreach.Demonstrates conflict management and resolution skills as they apply to client/patient care issues.Is proactive in communicating with supervisors regarding any unusual circumstances concerning staff or the program in general. -

EDUCATION - EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR POSITION:
A current and valid Washington State license in one of the following mental health professions is required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), or Clinical Psychologist.A valid Washington State driver's license.A Master's Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university.Three (3) years of professional post graduate work experience with individuals, couples, and families. Experience working with Native American populations preferred.No substance abuse for the last five (5) years.

SPECIFIC SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
Knowledge of: HIPAA laws/regulations with regard to protected health information (PHI); code of ethics, confidentiality and privacy principles; Maintenance of licensure and CE requirements. - -Skilled in: Advocacy: Seeking necessary resources for clients and facilitating coordination of services; maintaining proper boundaries, providing support and empathy as needed and encouraging independence and goals; Accurate, timely and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication with clients, supervisor, staff, and other departments; Submitting documentation (including PCC) in a timely manner, showing legibility and attention to detail; Working cooperatively with team members and other staff; Effective delegation and time management, sometimes in urgent situations; Problem solving and decision making, including resourcefulness, fact finding, research, prioritization, plan development and effectiveness evaluation; Conflict management, including assessing, evaluating, diffusing and working to resolve conflicts between clients and family members; Crisis prevention and intervention; Operating a personal computer, including applicable software and office equipment; Maintaining confidentiality and complying with HIPAA and other applicable laws, ordinances and regulations. -Ability to: Listen and provide feedback and support to clients in need, offering appropriate guidance and suggestions for clients; Promote MIT positively in community, incorporating quality improvement principles in work activities; Meet work deadlines and organize multiple tasks and priorities; Be reliable and consistent in attendance, punctuality, work ethic and professionalism.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to be physically active up to 75% of the time to include standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, and reaching. - Manual dexterity of hands/fingers for writing and computer input. Continuously uses vision and listens. Frequently sits for long periods of time. Frequently drives. Manual dexterity for computer work and routine paperwork. - Walks, talks, climbs, bends at the waist, twists, uses foot controls, and/or reaches with hands and arms. Operate a vehicle. May lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs. May push/pull up to 250 lbs. May work outside and be exposed to weather conditions.

Licenses or Certifications Required:
A current and valid Washington State license in one of the following mental health professions required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor LMHC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) or Clinical Psychologist and current and valid Washington state driver's license.

Keywords: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Auburn , Mental Health Therapist - Adult P/T (DOQ starting $98,502), Other , Auburn, Washington

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