Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 28-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 33.65 per hour $33.65 - $45.07 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Company Benefits for eligible team members include, but are not limited to: Employer paid M/D/V premiums for employee! Employer paid Life insurance premiums for employee, spouse, and children! Employer 401k contribution even if you don't contribute! 15+ paid holidays a year! Company paid Long Term Disability, and more!


This is an exciting time to join our Behavioral Health team! We are a supportive, enthusiastic, and wellness focused department. Placed in a beautiful brand-new facility, we are seeking to expand our services. You'll enjoy great benefits, great coworkers, and a therapeutic environment to deliver quality services. We place a high value on supporting our staff to provide quality services through continuing education, quality supervision, and a team approach. Come join our team as grow and serve the community! The Mental Health Counselor is a member of the Co-Occurring Behavioral Health department's interdisciplinary team which works closely with Traditional Healing, Medical, Dental and other organizations to meet the needs of community.


Primary responsibilities are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform. This list of responsibilities is intended to be representative of the duties performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed if such duties relate to the position.

  • Provide mental health diagnostic evaluation, intake assessment, and treatment services.
  • Utilize evidence-based and culturally competent practices to develop treatment plans for each patient based on intake evaluation, assessments, and identified treatment goals.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to assist with symptom management, coping skills, and problem solving strategies.
  • Coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team and collaborate with the Substance Use Disorder Program staff to support patient needs in a holistic manner.
  • Provide referrals and coordination as needed to assist patients in addressing care needs.
  • Complete all documentation including required forms, diagnostic records, and progress notes in a timely manner.
  • Provide outreach and education services to the community by working with tribal programs and community groups to implement preventative mental health programs and activities.
  • Follow all applicable procedures outlined in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and adhere to all state, federal, local, and tribal laws.
  • Utilize electronic health record system for documentation.
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of all program data, and operate in accordance with applicable regulations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2.
  • Provide case management services and coordination as needed


Education and Experience

Master's degree in psychology, social work or related field. Washington State Licensure as a LMHC, LMFT, or LICSW. Valid Washington State driver's license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribe's insurance policy.


Current on TB testing, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and CPR/First Aid certified on date of hire. Experience working with Tribes and Native Communities. Experience working directly with youth and families is preferred. Experience working with co-occurring disorders is preferred.


Must have current CPR Certification and TB test. Authorize and complete a background check prior to employment. Pass pre-employment drug screen.


This position does not supervise.


Knowledge of:

Possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of various evidenced-based modalities for the treatment of mental illness.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use conflict resolution skills effectively.
  • Available resources for patients who require additional services and/or a higher level of care than what is provided

Skill in:

  • Providing treatment while showing enthusiasm, compassion, tact, and sensitivity to the health issues and cultural needs of Native Americans
  • Operation of personal computer and the use of job-related software.

Ability to:

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prepare and support evidence of audit compliance of patient files for state/federal requirements and Tribal audits.
  • Ability to work empathically and effectively with individuals of various socioeconomic backgrounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of this job.

This position is generally sedentary. Employee sits most of the time but may walk or stand for brief periods to include offsite locations. Must be able to operate a personal computer and related office equipment necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

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