The Puyallup Tribal Health Authority (PTHA) is located in Tacoma, WA and provides community healthcare services to Native Americans who reside in Pierce County. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and hard-working Licensed Mental Health Counselor to provide assessments, group, family, and individual counseling, crisis response, and treatment to clients and their families.
Generous accruals of paid sick and vacation time
Over 17+ paid holidays annually, in addition to sick/vacation time
Medical/Dental/Vision coverage – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
401(k) with profit sharing
Life & AD&D insurance coverage
Team environment with an excellent work/life balance
Responsibilities and Duties
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 > 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 > 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, > 95% of the time.
Develop and conduct individualized treatment plans on time at least > 95% 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.
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. 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 StateAssociatelicense 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.
About Puyallup Tribal Health Authority
Tacoma, WA Since 5/19/03
Tribal Health Preventive Services
* Comprehensive medical and Dental care
* Award-winning Quality Improvement Program
* State-of-the-art Takopid Health Center
* Community health, pharmacy, optometry and physical therapy
* 35-patient Alcohol and Substance Abuse center
* Kwawachee Center for mental health, which includes a spirit house for cultural activities.