PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking an experienced Co-Occurring Addictions Counselor.
“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 individual, group and family educational mental health and addictions counseling services to clients of PTHA.
- Manage caseload of clients with mental health, substance use, problem gambling and/or other addictions and provide outpatient and intensive outpatient one-on-one, family and group counseling prevention, intervention, education and treatment services for youth and/or adults, using approved curriculum and treatment modalities.
- Perform comprehensive assessment and screening of clients using approved methods.
- Develop individualized treatment plans, treatment plan reviews and discharge plans, pursuant to ASAM, WAC, and other accreditation standards.
- Complete all documentation on the date of service and submit client status reports by the 10th of each month to requesting agencies.
- Accurately and efficiently enters and updates patient information using the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
- Refer patients to internal and external resources as needed and monitor activities and progress.
- Ensure quality standards are met as required by regulating bodies and accrediting agencies.
- Interact and correspond by phone, in-person, and in writing with requesting agencies and others as required and ensure requests are addressed within two business days.
- Develop effective internal and external professional working relationships to enhance and ensure effective client services and to meet project goals/deadlines.
- Plan, organize and participate in various department, organization, community, and school related activities, process improvement, program development and other initiatives, for the purposes of providing education, outreach, prevention and intervention services.
- Ensure all projects, activities and timelines are accurately documented in an electronic report and provided to the Supervisor on a monthly basis or more often if directed.
- Create, design and implement event related marketing materials and media communications within branding guidelines such as: invitations, newsletters, flyers, articles and other promotional/public awareness materials by the given deadline and present to Supervisor for approval.
- Maintain professional certifications and stay current on counseling techniques and practices including mental health, substance use, and problem gambling.
- Actively promote healthy lifestyle options in the community.
- Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures of offsite agencies and collaborates with agency staff as necessary to effectively and efficiently meet program requirements.
- Work directly with other departments providing behavioral health screening, brief intervention, brief therapy and referral to treatment for clients.
- Coordinate care, with medical and behavioral health teams, for patients on medicated assisted treatment.
- Works collaboratively with other departmental teams on case consultation and integration of services.
- Master's Degree in Counseling or related field
- Dual licensure required in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. At a minimum, must have full licensure in either specialty, with Trainee/Associate license in second specialty, working towards full licensure within (12) months of hire.
- Two (2) years’ experience, within the last (48) months, providing counseling services to individuals, families and groups.
- Must have State or National certification as a Certified Problem Gambling Counselor or must obtain certification within (2) years of hire.
- Experience and/or ability to work with electronic health records/practice management systems.