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Mental Health Counselor

Sac and Fox Tribe of Iowa

This is a Contract position in Spokane, WA posted September 3, 2021.

JOB TITLE: Mental Health Counselor DEPARTMENT: HealthCLASSIFICATION: Exempt CATEGORY: ProfessionalDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.Collect information about clients through interviews, observation and tests.Act as client advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.Meet with families and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.Monitor clients’ use of medications and work with medical provider on medication management.Implements counseling case management for assigned patients.

Provides group and individual therapy.Assesses, collaborates and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs and readiness for discharge with other members of the care team.Work in partnership with local departments to meet mental health needs of community.Other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Therapy or similar field.Prefer two years of work experience in mental health counseling setting.Must have Iowa license in Mental Health (LMHC), Social Work (LSW, LISW), or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Psychology (LP).Possess knowledge of principles methods, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment for mental health.Possess experience with counseling clients of all ages.Have strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.Strong ability to work independently and complete documentation in timely manner.Experience in partnerships to ensure client’s needs are being met.Flexibility and adaptability within an evolving service and processes.Adhere to HIPAA confidentiality guidelines.Must pass background check.SUPERVISION:Will be supervised by the Health Director.SALARY LEVEL:Salary Range: $17.66 -$30.59

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