Counselor I/II/III - 2 Positions
Tacoma, WA Kwawachee Counseling Center
Job Type
Full-time, Full-time

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking two (2) full-time Counselors.

“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.


  • Perform comprehensive intake interviews of clients’ mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
  • Operates as crisis outreach and Tribal Designated Crisis Responder (TDCR), as needed.
  • Ability to competently screen and/or treat clients with suicide thoughts/behaviors, using evidenced based practice approaches (i.e., CBT, DBT).
  • Accurately document in-person client contacts electronically, on date of service.
  • Develop and conduct individualized treatment plans on time.
  • 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).
  • Master’s Degree in Human Services or Behavioral Health field from an accredited university.
  • Current Washington State Associate license as a Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Experience and/or ability to work with electronic health record systems.
  • Current BLS certification.
Salary Description
$68,000 - $85,000 DOE