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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
Location: Klamath Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Job Description

Position Description: Mental Health Therapist Page 1 of 6 Revised: 10/02/2020 Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services 3949 South 6th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97603 Phone: (541) 882-1487 or 1-800-552-6290 HR Fax: (541) 273-4564 Opens: 11/24/2020 Closes: Until Filled EXEMPT _X__ NON-EXEMPT ____ POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Supervisor SALARY: GS-11 $50,532-$65,682 Annual/Full Benefits GS-12 $ 60,560-$78,728 Annual/Full Benefits GS-13 Only for Employees with 10+ years of Service Rendered with the Klamath Tribes. CLASSIFICATION: Professional, Regular, Full-time LOCATION: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Youth & Family Guidance Center Klamath Falls, OR BACKGROUND: P.L. 101-630 Level POSITION OBJECTIVES The primary purpose of the Mental Health Therapist will be to provide evaluation and therapeutic services to eligible Tribal Members. The Mental Health Therapist will make appropriate referrals and will be responsible for ensuring services are meeting the needs of clients and that services being provided are in accordance with professional practices and legal requirements. Routine duties shall include providing health care related services to individuals eligible for services provided by Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services in homes, schools, clinics, alternate job sites and other community locations within the Klamath Tribes Service Unit. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Position Description: Mental Health Therapist Page 2 of 6 Revised: 10/02/2020

1. Assess, develop, implement, and evaluate an effective and efficient treatment plan that will appropriately meet the needs of individual clients, utilizing program, agency and community resources. 2. Perform comprehensive diagnostic intake interviews and brief crisis assessments. 3. Utilize evidence based, practice based, and culturally appropriate interventions in individual, group, and family therapy. Plan frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. 4. Provide treatment in outreach locations, as needed, such as jail, home visits and schools. Provide brief solution focused treatment in primary care setting, as needed. 5. Follow clinical guidelines for best practice, including level of care decisions and appropriate referrals. Collaborate with Substance Treatment Counselors, Case Managers, and Psychiatric Med Managers to provide comprehensive care. 6. Assist clients in navigation through other community systems such as schools, courts, and primary care. 7. Advocate for client needs and assist clients with linkage to other community resources and support services. 8. Prepare clinical documentation and billing forms according to agency and departmental policies. 9. Participate in clinical staffing/triage meetings to discuss appropriate referrals and review charts for quality assurance, and grant or contract compliance. 10. Participate in group and/or individual clinical supervision in accordance with licensure and ethics requirements. 11. Network with other professionals, in various Oregon DHS programs, Tribal Administration programs, criminal justice system, schools and health care systems, as needed to implement effective treatment. 12. Provide information for the monthly department report to the Behavioral Health Director, when requested. 13. Participate in the development and implementation of new services, as needed. 14. Participate in accreditation and site reviews, as needed. 15. The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work. Position Description: Mental Health Therapist Page 3 of 6 Revised: 10/02/2020 SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Mental Health Therapist works under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, who provides general instructions. Work is assigned in terms of functional/organizational objectives. The supervisor will provide guidance with unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. The Clinical Supervisor will monitor and review work of unlicensed Mental Health Therapists, as required when working toward independent licensure. The employee works independently, resolves problems on the basis of past precedent; exercises judgment interpreting guidelines and applicability; and ensures deadlines are met. The employee plans and carries out various stages of a project by selecting and using approved methods and techniques as appropriate. Assignments are reviewed for quality and compliance with established policies and procedures. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES Knowledge of theories, principles, and practice to include various theoretical models of psychotherapy; psychological assessment and report writing; crisis intervention; and ethical issues in the practice of mental health counseling. If a Licensed Psychologist, knowledge of both cognitive and personality psychological testing and report writing. Knowledge of psychotropic medications, treatment interventions for dual diagnosis, family systems theory, and trauma informed care models. Knowledge of the psychological effects of illness on individuals and their families, and the role of psychological factors in the exacerbation of illness. Skill in providing diagnostic, preventative and/or therapeutic services to clients. Ability to meet all state licensing requirements, including obtaining clinical supervision and adequate direct client service hours in preparation for independent licensure or adequate CEUs to maintain independent licensure. Ability to obtain and maintain necessary licensure. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to compile information to aid clients in carrying out treatment objectives. Ability to function positively in an environment of limited resources. Ability to relate well with a diverse group of people, including staff and the public. Position Description: Mental Health Therapist Page 4 of 6 Revised: 10/02/2020 Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of medical records and adhere to the standards for health record-keeping, HIPAA and Privacy Act requirements. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION Minimum Qualifications: Failure to comply with minimum position requirements may result in termination of employment.
REQUIRED to have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology; OR a Masters Degree in Counseling, or Couples and Family Therapy, or Clinical Social Work. ( Must submit copy of degree or transcripts with application.) REQUIRED to obtain independent Oregon licensure within two years from date of hire, if unlicensed at time of hire. Out of state licensed professionals must be able to acquire an Oregon License within six months of hire. Klamath Tribal Health will reimburse up to $500 of the cost for testing and license. ( Must submit copy of applicable license with application, if currently licensed).
REQUIRED to have a minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience. Clinical practicum, internship, and post-graduate supervised training may count toward this requirement.
REQUIRED to possess and maintain a valid Oregon Drivers License, (out of state applicants must receive ODL within 90 days of hire), have good driving record and be insurable by the Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services vehicle insurance policy. ( Must submit copy of driver license with application.) REQUIRED to have experience in the assessment of suicide risk, self-injurious behavior, and all high-risk behaviors; case management of high-risk clients.
REQUIRED to have experience with clients who have been victims of physical and/or psychological trauma, with attention to early intervention.
REQUIRED to be free from exclusion from providing Federal health care benefits including Medicare and Medicaid as per the Federal OIG and GSA exclusion lists.
REQUIRED to submit to annual TB skin testing and adhere to KTHFS staff immunization policy in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control immunization recommendations for healthcare workers.
REQUIRED to submit to and clear an alcohol/drug screen and random testing as per policy. Position Description: Mental Health Therapist Page 5 of 6 Revised: 10/02/2020

REQUIRED to submit to a background and character investigation, as per Tribal policy. Following hire must immediately report to Human Resource any citation, arrest, conviction for a misdemeanor or felony crime.
REQUIRED to acquire and maintain BLS certification within 180 days of hire; strongly recommend certification within 90 days of hire, probationary period will be extended for a maximum of 180 days pending certification.
REQUIRED to accept the responsibility of a mandatory reporter of abuse and neglect of infants and children, people who are elderly or dependent, individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities or residents of nursing homes and other health care facilities. This includes reporting any evidence of physical injury, neglect, sexual or emotional abuse or financial exploitation. Preferred Qualifications: Independent licensure as LPC, LCSW, or Clinical Psychologist is strongly preferred.
Experience working with a multidisciplinary team is strongly preferred.
Experience working with Native Americans is strongly preferred.
Experience in program development is preferred. Indian Preference: Indian and Tribal Preference will apply, as per policy. ( Must submit tribal documentation with application to qualify for Indian Preference). ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This position description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the position. It is not necessarily inclusive and the job may require other essential and/or non-essential functions, tasks, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. Management reserves the sole right to add, modify, or exclude any essential or non-essential requirement at any time with or without notice. Nothing in this job description, or by the completion of any requirement of the job by the employee, is intended to create a contract of employment of any type. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Submit an Indian Health Services Application for Medical Staff Appointment and/or Privileges with all requirements and supporting documentation to: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services ATTN: Human Resource Position Description: Mental Health Therapist Page 6 of 6 Revised: 10/02/2020 3949 South 6th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97603 IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO PROVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR TRIBAL POSITIONS. Please Note: If requirements are not met, i.e., submission of a resume in lieu of an application or not including a required certification, your application will not be reviewed and will be disqualified. Indian Preference will apply. In accordance with Klamath Tribal policy, priority in selection will be given to qualified applicants who present proof of eligibility for "Indian Preference". Applications will not be returned. Company Description Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services is a division of the Klamath Tribes and is responsible for providing healthcare services to the Native American population who reside in Klamath County. Any person living in Klamath County who is able to provide proof of their Native American heritage is eligible to receive healthcare services at The Klamath Tribes Wellness Center.

OUR VISION In service of its mission, Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services envisions a vibrant and healthy tribal community through the delivery of an accessible, high-quality, innovative, sustainable, and culturally-relevant healthcare program.

OUR MISSION To advance the overall mission of The Klamath Tribes and the trust responsibilities of the Indian Health Service and the United States government by providing quality, comprehensive, patient-focused health care in a culturally-sensitive manner while eliminating disparities and barriers to health.

OUR CORE VALUES Waqlis ?i is a term from our language and means How are you? We have incorporated the word to help convey our core values to one another. Core values are the principles that guide our day to day behaviors, our decisions, our actions and our relationships with each other and with the people we serve.

(W) Wellness We strive to improve the wellbeing of our patients through preventive approaches to health management by providing services to increase balance in body, mind, spirit, and heart.

(A) Accountability We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes and mistakes.

(Q) Quality We strive to deliver high quality patient care and we all take part in quality improvement activities. We endeavor to ensure patient and employee safety.

(L) Leadership Excellence Every KTHFS employee is a leader. Our actions are driven by our desire to do our best at all times. We work together to make the most efficient use of our resources, with dedication, commitment and perseverance.

(I) Integrity and Ethics We accept responsibility for our behaviors and aspire to the highest standards of ethical conduct and performance. We are honest in our everyday business dealings. We protect confidentiality and secure patient health information.

(S) Service and Sensitivity We demonstrate commitment to our community through exceptional service to all internal and external customers. Going above and beyond for all of our patients is our expectation. We honor cultural traditions and values and we treat others the way we want to be treated, with sensitivity. We always respond to the needs of our patients and fellow workerswith respect and compassion.


(I) Innovation We seek innovative solutions on issues affecting the health of our patients and the status of the organization.

Keywords: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services, Medford , Mental Health Therapist, Other , Klamath Falls, Oregon

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