Job Title: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Department: didg?alic? Wellness Center Swinomish Development
The didg?alic? Wellness Center is seeking aLicensed Mental
Health Counselor to come join an integrated care clinic that
combines primary care, behavioral health, and opiate treatment
under one roof. The Mental Health Counselor will have expertise in
counseling that includes providing assessment, individual
counseling, and case management; will possess strong crisis
intervention and will be able to provide comprehensive individual
and group therapy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Mental Health
Works with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of a
Medical Director, Program Director, Treatment Services Coordinator
(if applicable), Substance Use Disorder Professionals and Nurses to
identify and meet the needs of the patient within the treatment
planning process and to assist in their overall well-being.
Conducts intake assessment interviews, writes intake assessments,
and diagnoses utilizing mental health diagnostic manual DSM 5.
Conducts individual, family, or group therapy sessions for
co-occurring disorders based on ethical and medical necessity
guidelines. Develops treatment plans for patients who are dually
diagnosed at the clinics. Provides the appropriate documentation
for service delivery including treatment goals, crisis plans, and
progress notes in a timely manner. Develops and provides
psycho-educational groups or ongoing therapy groups. Participates
in clinical supervision at least once time per week with Mental
Health Clinical Supervisor. Other duties as assigned by the Mental
Health Clinical Supervisor.
Education and Experience:
Masters degree in a mental health discipline, LMHC, LMHCA, LMFT,
LMFTA, LASW or LICSW. Appropriate professional
registration/certification by Washington State required. Minimum of
1-2 years experience in mental health treatment. Preferably 1-2
years of experience in working with dually diagnosed patients.
Possess a valid Washington State Drivers license and meet
eligibility requirements for tribal insurance. Education, Licensure
and/or Certification needed per state requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual
differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and
motivation psychological research methods; and the assessment and
treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. Must possess
excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and be able to
multitask, prioritize, be dependable and reliable. Knowledge of
principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and
rehabilitation of mental dysfunctions, to provide counseling and
guidance. Ability to work in a cross-culture environment,
understands the social and cultural context of the patients at the
didg?alic? Wellness Center. Understands the role of trauma,
historical, community, family, and personal experience in wellness
and recovery. Understands and adheres to state (RCW, WAC) and
federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR part 2). Applicants
must conduct self ethically and professionally at all times.
Effective communication written, verbal, and interpersonal skills,
including conflict resolution. Basic computer and software
experience using MS Office products. Considerable knowledge of
community resources throughout Skagit County. Strong communication,
and counseling skills. Must pass extensive criminal background
check and pre-employment drug screening.