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Masters Level Therapist - Integrated Classroom
Job Code:2020-08-036
Department:Cherokee Central Schools
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum45,512
Salary Midpoint56,891
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Provide comprehensive clinical assessments and treatment services for patients with behavioral health and substance abuse disorders who are Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian (EBCI) and Indian Health Service (IHS) eligible. Provide clinical screening and comprehensive clinical assessment, treatment plan development, and provision of individual, group and family therapy using evidenced based models. Employee will also provide walk-in assessment, emergency, crisis intervention, consultation and education services as needed. Serve individuals in various locations in the community as assigned. If assigned to a specific population or agency location, employee will follow policies and procedures developed for that unit. This position will primarily serve children and families.


- Master’s Degree in social work, psychology or counseling required. Degree must be obtained from an accredited university that is accepted by appropriate licensing agencies in NC; and
- Must be licensed in NC in specific discipline including Licensed Clinical Social Work, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Licensed Psychological Practitioner or Licensed Profession Counselor full or provisional license (Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate; Licensed Professional Counselor Associate; Licensed Psychological Associate); and
- Must be approved for and maintain medical credentialing, upon hire; and
- Must possess valid drivers' license.


- Knowledge of individual, group and couples/family modalities with expertise in crises intervention with individual and families experiencing acute episodes of distress.
- Ability to ascertain the potential lethality of a situation and respond and refer accordingly.
- Ability to learn computerized treatment systems such as the Electronic Medical Record, RPMS and ability to maintain records and files manually and on the computer.
- Displays originality and initiative to complete daily performance of tasks.
- Knowledge of principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems.
- Knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral and psychosocial problems and their treatment.
- Knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community.
- Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies, which govern the program.
- Knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis.
- Knowledge of substance abuse to include diagnostic criteria for abuse, dependence, intoxication and withdrawal of all drug classifications, methods of evaluation and assessment, impact of behavioral health issues on patients ability to negotiate treatment recommendations, current treatment approaches, modalities of care, and substance abuse and other programs or services available to patients.
- Skill in establishing rapport with a patient and in applying techniques of assessing psychological, behavioral, and psychosocial aspects of patients problems.
- Willingness learn more about Cherokee culture/population and to have considerations for this when identified.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families, other professional disciplines, and a variety of governmental and private resources and organizations in the community.
- Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.