PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma Washington is seeking a full time Counselor II/III with a minimum of one (1) year experience.
“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”
We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:
- Monday – Friday schedule
- Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
- 18+ annual paid holidays
- Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
- 401(k) with annual profit sharing
- Life & AD&D insurance coverage
- PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs
- Employee Assistance Program
- Excellent work/home life balance
GENERAL FUNCTION: Provide assessments, group, family, and individual counseling, crisis response, and treatment for clients and their family members. experience.
- Perform comprehensive intake interviews of clients’ mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
- Operates as crisis outreach and Designated Mental Health Provider (TDMHP), as needed.
- Ability to competently screen and/or treat clients with suicide thoughts/behaviors, using evidenced based practice approaches (i.e., CBT, DBT).
- Provide more than 28 hours (or 75% time for shorter weeks) of direct billable service to children and adult.
- Maintain at least weekly (aka 4x/month) documented contact with each client assigned for individual counseling services over 95% of the time. Exceptions to this must be approved and documented by Supervisor.
- Accurately document in-person client contacts electronically, on date of service, over 95% of the time.
- Develop and conduct individualized treatment plans on time at least over95% of the time.
- Treatment plans will be completed according to WAC and accreditation guidelines for all assigned clients and will include measureable goals in “client voice.”
- Participate in prevention planning and provide at least 4 hours of community based outreach and education activities per quarter.
- Maintain State licensure in respective field by completing required CEU’s and attending annual Marty Smith training.
- Provide individual and group counseling to clients in the office and tribal school (as appropriate).
- Demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of the DSM-5 mental and substance use diagnosis.
- Establish and maintain client case files ensuring current quality standards as required by WAC and any other accrediting body and/or county/government/contract entities.
- Coordinate with other PTHA staff in providing multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.
- Assist in training and educating of staff and community, including obtaining any necessary certifications as directed.
- Caseload demographics can vary widely based on community need at any given time. Must be willing to see all ages, diagnoses and gender, based on this fluctuation.
- May assume Director’s role and responsibilities in the absence of Program Director
- Master’s Degree in Human Services or Behavioral Health field from an accredited university
- Experience and/or ability to work with electronic health record systems.
- Current BLS certification.
COUNSELOR II: In addition to the requirements above, must have a current Washington State Associate license as a Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist, and at least one (1) year experience in the behavioral health field providing direct counseling services to individuals, families and groups.
COUNSELOR III: In addition to the requirements above, must have a current Washington State license as a Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist, and at least three (3) years of experience in the behavioral health field providing direct counseling services to individuals, families and groups.
POSITION CLOSES: Open Until Filled