Counselor II/III
Tacoma, WA Kwawachee Counseling Center
Job Type

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma Washington is seeking an experienced full-time Mental Health Counselor. This position will primarily focus on providing services for youth/adolescent clients.

“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.
  • Ability to competently screen and/or treat clients with suicide thoughts/behaviors, using evidenced based practice approaches (i.e., CBT, DBT).
  • Develop and conduct individualized treatment plans
  • Provide individual and group counseling to clients in the office and tribal school (as appropriate).
  • 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.
  • Assist in training and educating of staff and community, including obtaining any necessary certification as directed.

  • Master’s Degree in Human Services or Behavioral Health field from an accredited university
  • Current Washington State license or Associate license as a Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist
  • At least one year experience in the behavioral health field providing direct counseling services to individuals, families and groups
  • Experience working with electronic health record systems

Salary Description
$68,000 - $85,000 DOE