Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 08-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 28.49 per hour Starting at $28.49
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Excellent health care coverage (for employee) including dental and vision; 401k contribution from the tribe, even if you don't contribute; 15+ paid holidays a year; Life insurance for employee, spouse, and children provided by the tribe (employees have the option to purchase more); EAP and more!


Pay Range $28.49 to 38.20 DOE


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.

PRIMARYRESPONSIBILITIES 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.

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of an ARNP-Psych, Substance Use Disorder Professionals, and Nurses to identify and meet the needs of the patient within the treatment planning process and to assist in their overall well-being.
  • Conducts intake assessment interviews, writes intake assessments, and diagnoses utilizing mental health diagnostic manual DSM 5.
  • Conducts individual, family, or group therapy sessions for co-occurring disorders based on ethical and medical necessity guidelines.
  • Develops treatment plans for patients who are dually diagnosed at the clinic.
  • Provides the appropriate documentation for service delivery including treatment goals, crisis plans, and progress notes in a timely manner.
  • Develops and provides psycho-educational groups or ongoing therapy groups.
  • Provides oversight and quality assurance of all mental health services including record keeping and direct services.
  • Reviews treatment plans, case notes, and written correspondence to verify that such documents meet standards of appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff on clinical intervention strategies, treatment planning, group therapy dynamics, and behavioral health screenings as necessary for excellent service delivery standards at the Nisqually Wellness Center.
  • Ensures that clinical services follow county, state, and federal regulatory agencies to include adherence to all HIPAA and documentation requirements.
  • Conducts risk assessments; provides recommendations and triage accordingly.
  • Works in collaboration with Billing, inter-agency departments, and the Medical Director to develop and implement behavioral/mental health quality improvement processes as required for providing behavioral health services, and in compliance with all Federal, State, and County requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience

  • Must hold a valid unrestricted Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor-Associate.
  • One years' experience in mental health treatment, working with dually diagnosed patients is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid CPR card or obtain upon hire.
  • Must have a Washington State driver's license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribe's insurance policy.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience working with the Nisqually Indian Tribe.

SUPERVISION This position does not supervise.

COMPETENCIES Possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of the position.

Knowledge of:

  • The role of trauma, historical, community, family, and personal experience in wellness and recovery.
  • Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • State (RCW, WAC) and federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR part 2).
  • HIPAA and PHI requirements.
  • Principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental dysfunctions, to provide counseling and guidance.

Skill in:

  • Operation of a personal computer and standard office programs and equipment.

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff, and outside agencies.
  • Work in a cross-culture environment and understand the social and cultural context of the patients at the Nisqually Wellness Center.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
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