POSITION: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Supervisor
SALARY: Step Range: 25 ($56,023) – 44 ($98,238); Full Benefits Professional, Regular, Full-time
CLASSIFICATION: Professional, Regular, Full-time
LOCATION: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Youth & Family Guidance Center Klamath Falls, OR
BACKGROUND P.L. 101-630 Level
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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
- 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.
- Perform comprehensive diagnostic intake interviews and brief crisis assessments.
- Utilize evidence based, practice based, and culturally appropriate interventions in individual, group, and family therapy. Plan frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
- 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.
- 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.
- Assist clients in navigation through other community systems such as schools, courts, and primary care.
- Advocate for client needs and assist clients with linkage to other community resources and support services.
- Prepare clinical documentation and billing forms according to agency and departmental policies.
- Participate in clinical staffing/triage meetings to discuss appropriate referrals and review charts for quality assurance, and grant or contract compliance.
- Participate in group and/or individual clinical supervision in accordance with licensure and ethics requirements.
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.
Provide information for the monthly department report to the Behavioral Health Director, when requested
Participate in the development and implementation of new services, as needed.
Participate in accreditation and site reviews, as needed.
The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work.