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Masters Level Therapist (Grant Funded) - Adult/Analenisgi
Job Code:2021-08-001
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum45,512
Salary Midpoint56,891
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Job Summary

Provide comprehensive clinical assessments and treatment services for patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders who are EBCI and 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 referral/facilitation to high level of care, 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 adults but may see children and families.

Education/Experience/Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in behavioral health field such as Social Work, Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, or Counseling required. Degree must be obtained from an accredited university that is accepted by appropriate licensing agencies in NC.
• NC license required: LCSW, LPP, LPC, LMFT.
• Must show competence in Substance Abuse either by licensure/certification from the NC Substance Abuse Certification Board or experience in substance abuse treatment.
• A minimum of three years of diagnostic, therapeutic experience required.
• Specific experience working with Native Americans preferred.
• Must possess valid drivers' license

Job Knowledge

• 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.