Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Outpatient)

Website The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations

An Indian Health Services Residential Youth Treatment Center

The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations is a youth residential treatment facility which provides a safe and caring healing environment for adolescents.  Located on 51 acres, our wellness program provides a peaceful environment for treatment balanced in traditional, cultural and spiritual values and practices. These values and practices foster respect, honesty, generosity, strong cultural identification and hope for positive life changes.  The Healing Lodge treatment program integrates traditional, spiritual and cultural values with chemical dependency and mental health counseling to create a holistic approach toward healing.  Residents include both Native American and non-Native from all areas of the country.

About the Position

The Mental Health Therapist provides mental health support and counseling to adolescents in an intensive inpatient chemical dependency treatment program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Provides mental health counseling consultation and support for adolescent co-occurring disorders treatment team.
Provides individual and group counseling.
Develops treatment plans in a timely manner.
Assists in the treatment staffing of residents regarding mental health problems.
Coordinates mental health counseling activities within the department.
Provides assessment and testing of patients; interprets results of assessment and testing.
Ensures the maintenance of confidential patient files and charts as it pertains to mental health issues.
Provides mental health training for staff when determined appropriate by the Program Manager or Clinic Director.
Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of mental health treatment activities.

Position Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position as no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field; and three years related counseling experience, preferably working with chemically dependent adolescents or in an inpatient chemical dependency treatment program; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge and understanding of diagnosis in the DSM IV TR as well as mental health assessment tools as related to adolescents.  Knowledge of State, Federal, Indian Health Services, and CARF licensing, certification, and accreditation requirements preferred.  Experience working with Native American adolescents preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

·         Must have a current Washington State Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) license.

·         Must maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have basic computer skills, including working knowledge in MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; sit, stand, and walk; and lift up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is generally performed in an indoor environment with frequent normal-level conversations.  Work situations involve interpersonal relationships in a job setting beyond giving and receiving work instructions.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  The Healing Lodge believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

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