PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma Washington is seeking an experienced full-time Mental Health Counselor. This position is grant funded.
“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 students at Chief Leschi schools.
- 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., TF, CBT, DBT).
- Maintain at least weekly or more as indicated with each student assigned for individual counseling services at least 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, at least 95% of the time.
- Develop and conduct individualized treatment plans on time at least at least 95% of the time.
- Treatment plans will be completed according to WAC and accreditation guidelines for all assigned clients and will include measurable goals in “client voice.”
- Participate in prevention planning and provide school-based outreach and education activities.
- Maintain State licensure in respective field by completing required CEU’s and attending annual Marty Smith training.
- Provide individual and group counseling to students at school or in the clinic
- 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 certification as directed.
- Operates as crisis outreach and Tribal Designated Crisis Responder (TDCR), pending state approval.
GRANT SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:
- Lead all project activities including staff supervision, selection, development and implementation of best/promising practices curriculum in suicide prevention and intervention.
- Establish crisis protocols in collaboration with vested tribal and school entities.
- Direct all activities for the Zero Suicide Implementation team.
- 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 (1) year experience in the behavioral health field providing direct counseling services to individuals, families and groups
- Experience working with electronic health record systems