Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • Mental Health Supervisor

    Job Location US-WA-Auburn
    # of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Pay Grade

    This position provides clinical supervision to a team of mental health therapists within the Behavioral Health Department. It also provides a full spectrum of mental health counseling services to Native American adults and assists in developing effective treatment services that are culturally relevant and meet the needs of the Muckleshoot community.


    1. Provides full spectrum of mental health and counseling services to Native clients to include: co-occurring, individual, couples, group, and family.
    2. Provides clinical supervision to a team of mental health therapists within an adult outpatient treatment facility. 
    3. Builds community resources that support individuals and families in their healing process.
    4. Assists Mental Health Manager with implementing crisis and pre-crisis procedures.
    5. Identifies and establishes working relationships with federal, state and community resources for clients.
    6. Refers clients to other treatment resources in the community as appropriate: i.e. chemical dependency treatment, MCFS, medical professionals, DSHS etc.
    7. Reports suspected child or elder abuse and threats of harm to the appropriate agency.  Collaborates with CPS, local law enforcement and MCFS to ensure safety of affected family members.
    8. Identifies community needs and assists the Mental Health Manager in development of programs to address those needs utilizing standards of practice, creativity and local resources.
    9. Participates in case management with other staff.
    10. Performs complete and accurate client intake evaluations including diagnoses utilizing DSM-5.
    11. Adheres to safety policies and procedures within the Health Division.
    12. Participates in filing incident reports when appropriate and forwards them to the supervisor in a timely manner.
    13. Responds to emergencies calmly and professionally.
    14. Represents the MIT Health Division in a positive and professional manner when interacting with clients and the community.
    15. Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills in dealing with clients and other staff members.
    16. Proficient in written communication; legible and accurate documentation; correspondence, and forms.
    17. Consistently maintains confidentiality in regards to all client information and follows HIPAA policies and procedures.
    18. Documents all treatment methods including direct services, client-related activities, and follow-up contact.
    19. Participates in staff and in-service meetings.  Attends appropriate interdepartmental meetings with other tribal programs.
    20. Establishes a working relationship with all county, state, and federal agencies to ensure contract compliance.
    21. Consults as a member of the healthcare multi-disciplinary team to provide medical professionals appropriate information for continuity of care.
    22. Participates in providing education to other tribal programs.
    23. Ensures compliance for all mental health medical record keeping for intake and progress records, client’s authorization for treatment, and release of information documentation.  Keeps 

          program records secured.
    24. Identifies program staffing needs and requirements.  Participates in recruitment activities.  Facilitates continuing education and credentialing requirements.
    25. Assists with and provides input for developing program manuals, policies and procedures; defines program objectives; organizes schedules and facility workspaces.
    26. Supervises, trains, and coaches all program staff using the WAC’s, RCW’s and Tribal policy.
    27. Provides staff supervision; is effectively involved in selecting and hiring of staff; delegates work assignments; promotes teamwork; evaluates staff; develops training curriculum. Provides

          appropriate documentation.
    28. Follows appropriate disciplinary procedures for staff, completes performance evaluations and required documentation.
    29. Coordinates efforts for community events.
    30. Provides the Mental Health Manager with fiscal information to assist in reporting.
    31. Identifies unfilled services and reports them to the Mental Health Manager.
    32.  Notifies the Mental Health Manager of any safety, maintenance and/or operational issues of the program.
    33. Assists with program goals and performance based objectives.
    34. Participates with the Mental Health Manager in ongoing evaluation of program goals.
    35. Assists the Mental Health Manager with other duties as assigned.
    36. Transport of clients, when necessary.
    37. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to

          time.  Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


    Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science Field from an accredited college or university is required; a current and valid Washington State license in one of the following professions is required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or a Clinical Psychologist.


    Three (3) years direct clinical experience, two (2) years supervisory experience, three years experience with co-occurring disorders, and two (2) years experience working with Native American population preferred. Must have case management experience.



    • Communication Skills: Demonstrates excellent verbal, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be a strong listener. Written skills must be legible, complete and accurate.
    • Problem-solving skills: Skilled in fact finding and researching solutions to problems, prioritizing, developing plans, and evaluating effectiveness. Must be resourceful.
    • Counseling ability: knowledge of therapeutic modalities, skilled in individual, family, couples, and group therapy, as well as co-occurring disorders.
    • Confidentiality: Strong knowledge of code of ethics, privacy principles, understands and application of HIPAA mental health laws and regulations in regards to protect Personal Health Information (PHI).
    • Team Participation: Ability to work with all disciplines of health care teams to arrive at a common goal. Ability to work in a supportive team concept.
    • Group/Leading: Teaching presentation skills, ability to lead groups, provide education to clients and families, and interface with other Health Care Professionals.
    • Conflict Management Skills: Ability to assess, diffuse, and work to resolve conflict. Must have crisis intervention and prevention skills, and remain calm and professional.
    • Management skills: Strong supervisory and leadership skills. Coaching and mentoring ability; provides feedback and performance improvement.
    • Advocacy Skills: Commitment to client/family; to assist in medical/social advocacy with providers, outside facilities and agencies.
    • Cultural Competency: Able to work with various ethnicities in a positive manner; honors decision and supports patient/client through personal challenges in a culturally sensitive manner.


    Will occasionally sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, bend, reach (below and at the waist, and above the shoulder), push/pull, and use manual dexterity frequently. Will continuously listen and use sight, and frequently speak. Will frequently work indoors.

    Licenses or Certifications Required

    A valid Washington State driver’s license is required. Washington State Registered Counselor License, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist or equivalent.


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