Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • Mental Health Therapist

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

    Provides individual child and adolescent therapy, adult, family and individual therapy to parents, parent guidance/support, educational counseling to foster and adoptive caregivers and intensive clinical case management (including in-home services).


    1. Functions as a member of a work team to coordinate mental health interventions with other members, providing internal and external consultation and case management for assigned clients as needed.
    2. Performs complete and accurate client intake evaluations including diagnoses.
    3. Prepares intake and accurate assessments, treatment plans, crisis plans and progress notes, concurrent reviews, discharge summaries and completes necessary reports and correspondence related to client care.
    4. Provides clinical service to clients to include adult, child, group and family therapy, support services to foster and adoptive care givers. Provides clinical case management services.
    5. Implements mental health interventions consistent with team consultation and treatment plan goals.
    6. Develops and conducts community outreach programs directed at children and families.
    7. Provides consultation and training to colleagues and other staff regarding family dynamics, play therapy and case status as it relates to total case planning.
    8. Attends team meetings, psychiatric consultation and individual supervision and other program meetings. Assists clinical manager in the overall development and planning of the BHP.
    9. Collaborates effectively with schools and other child-serving systems.
    10. 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, and may include driving.


    Required: Master’s degree in behavioral science from an accredited college or university, plus a minimum of three (3) years paid clinical experience with youth and families and three (3) years professional post-graduate work experience with emotional disturbed children, youth, families, individuals and couples required. A current and valid Washington. State license in one of the following mental health professions required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) or Clinical Psychologist


    Preferred: Previous experience in a tribal setting.


    Knowledge: HIPAA laws/regulations with regard to protected health information (PHI); code of ethics, confidentiality and privacy principles; Maintenance of licensure and CE requirements.


    Skilled in: Advocacy: Seeking necessary resources for clients and facilitating coordination of services; maintaining proper boundaries, providing support and empathy as needed and encouraging independence and goals; Accurate, timely and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication with clients, supervisor, staff, and other departments; Submitting documentation (including PCC) in a timely manner, showing legibility and attention to detail; Working cooperatively with team members and other staff; Effective delegation and time management, sometimes in urgent situations; Problem solving and decision making, including resourcefulness, fact finding, research, prioritization, plan development and effectiveness evaluation; Conflict management, including assessing, evaluating, diffusing and working to resolve conflicts between clients and family members; Crisis prevention and intervention; Operating a personal computer, including applicable software and office equipment; Maintaining confidentiality and complying with HIPAA and other applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.


    Ability to: Listen and provide feedback and support to clients in need, offering appropriate guidance and suggestions for clients; Promote MIT positively in community, incorporating quality improvement principles in work activities; Meet work deadlines and organize multiple tasks and priorities; Be reliable and consistent in attendance, punctuality, work ethic and professionalism.


    Continuously uses vision and listens. Frequently sits for long periods of time. Frequently drives. Manual dexterity for computer work and routine paperwork. Occasionally walks, talks, climbs, bends at the waist, twists, uses foot controls, and/or reaches with hands and arms. Occasionally operates a moving vehicle. Occasionally lifts and/or carries up to 20 lbs. Occasionally pushes/pulls up to 250 lbs. Occasionally works outside and is exposed to weather conditions.

    Licenses or Certifications Required

    A current and valid Washington State license in one of the following mental health professions required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor LMHC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) or Clinical Psychologist and current and valid Washington state driver’s license.


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