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Mental Health Therapist

Provide ambulatory and in-home mental health services to clients with complex trauma histories, substance abuse histories, as well as clients affected by historical trauma and unresolved grief. Work closely with program staff and social service agencies to assist patients with locating and accessing resources.

Essential Duties:
  • Provide mental health diagnostic evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and case management services in ambulatory and virtual in-home settings for individual clients, couples, children and families. 
  • Establish therapeutic rapport with clients and assist them in developing skills and strategies for coping with and lessening the impact of emotional difficulties, adjusting to life changes/transitions, overcoming the impact of traumatic experiences and PTSD, and making positive changes in their lives.
  • Comfortability utilizing Therapeutic Modalities such as CBT, DBT, T-CBT, Narrative Therapy, Exposure Therapy, etc. and Culturally Appropriate Care working with Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.  
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and assessments and document in the electronic health record.
  • Evaluate and periodically review clients' psychological functioning and update the treatment plan accordingly.
  • Interact and consult with families, the court systems including probation officers, police, the Department of Social and Health Services and other internal and external parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process. 
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports in accordance with all applicable laws and SBHS policies and procedures; including but not limited to encounter logs, progress notes, intake/assessment reports, and related documentation. Ensure all files meet Tribal Codes and state WACs.
  • Act as client advocate to coordinate appropriate treatment and services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary. Establish and maintain working relationships with community resources and act as liaison between clients and resources as needed.
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.