CLOSING DATE: Open until filled (first review May 19, 2023)
POSITION: LRCHC Behavioral Health Specialist (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT preferred)
SALARY: $68,000 - $72,800 (DOE)
REPORTS TO: Behavioral Health Manager
Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers provide responsive, high quality health care services that meet the needs of all users in a non-discriminatory, confidential, compassionate, and professional atmosphere. To meet this mission, it is expected that all employees, regardless of job title, perform their job duties in a professional manner; this expectation includes awareness of and high-quality service to our many customers, developing and maintaining job competence, ethical personal behavior, the development, and job maintenance of supportive and caring relationships with others at work and basic professional integrity. Meeting these expectations is a minimum requirement for continued employment.
Basic Functions: The Behavioral Health Specialist engages in a therapeutic and collaborative relationship that is focused on improving the health and well-being of each person seeking services. This is accomplished with the development of a holistic recovery plan that includes supports identified by the client. The Behavioral Health Specialist provides mental health counseling and support to assist the client with achieving the recovery plan goals.
Education and Training:
- Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field. (required)
- Two (2) years of post-licensure experience in direct service provision. (preferred)
- Previous work experience must indicate confidentiality of all records, materials, and communications concerning patients, other program staff and professionals.
- Experience working with Indian Health Service clinics, contract health care systems, ambulatory clinics and/or community health centers. (preferred)
- A valid Washington State license as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). (preferred)
- A valid Washington State associate license (Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical License, Mental Health Counselor Associate License, or Marriage and Family Therapist Associate License)
- Must have and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification
- Requires a valid driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes vehicle insurance and maintain throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and commitment to adhere to the professional code of ethics for respective profession and all applicable RCWs, WACs and other regulatory and contractual requirements; stay up to date on any new regulations affecting the Department’s compliance.
- Proficient with de-escalation skills to remain calm and helpful to individuals who may be distressed, angry or experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Strong knowledge of crisis triage, psychiatric diagnostic assessment, evidence-based therapy models/techniques, and liaison work.
- Knowledge of diversity in rural America, specifically on Indian reservations.
- Skills in the use of computers and associated software as it relates to the duties of the position.
- Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays as the work dictates.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written format.
- Ability to work in tense, demanding and sometimes critical situations.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, outside entities, and the public.
Note: Pursuant to Tribal Policy, if this position is safety sensitive it is subject to pre-employment drug testing. In addition, this position is subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing.
TRIBAL MEMBER AND INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLY; PREFERENCE WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS WHO ARE MINIMALLY QUALIFIED.
If required for this position, you must possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes’ Vehicle Insurance. In addition, this position may be subject to pre-employment background clearances. If applicable, these clearances must be maintained throughout employment. Professional conduct, ethics and confidentiality are always expected. Documented Covid-19 vaccination is required.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 290, Inchelium, WA 99138, Contact: Dayna Seymour, Interim HR Manager, 509-722-7646, email: email@example.com