Mental Health Therapist

Klamath Tribal Health & Family S   Klamath Falls, OR   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on September 17, 2022
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Mental Health Therapist Step 25 $56,023 - 44 $98,238 Full Benefits Regular - Full-Time

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: 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.

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.


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 Master’s 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 Driver’s 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.