Mental Health Therapist

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Mental Health Therapist

Job Type





E8 (49555.0 - 74332.0)


Clinic Healing Center


Position Summary

This position is responsible for developing and conducting assessments, diagnosis of mental health conditions, and treatment plans appropriate for designated individuals, families and groups; provides counseling and follow-up services.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or a related field.

  • Current license as a Marriage and Family Counselor (MFT) ,a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Professional Counselor (CPC), or Psychologist (PsyD).

  • Minimum of two years of successful professional counseling experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy. Must be able to successfully

  • pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Works directly with children, adolescents and adults suffering from a range of mental health and provides a good standard of practice and care.

  • Evaluates clients with a full range of psychological problems, utilizing appropriate assessment tools for diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Collaborates on cases with other mental health and medical professionals with regard to clinical therapy mode. Assesses clients documenting in the electronic health record using DSM V diagnosis, and discusses treatment plans.

  • Provides a broad range of therapeutic services to individual, groups and families, as indicated. Including knowledge of Substance Abuse Treatment, Domestic Violence, Anger Management, and Effective Parenting.

  • Attends patient care meetings as needed.

  • Networks with schools and local agencies to develop treatment plans for clients.

  • Ability to respond to mental health crisis and on-call responsibilities.

  • Engages in community outreach and case management.

  • Training and knowledge in behavioral healthcare using empirically supported therapies including. Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Motivation Interview, Historical Trauma, and Trauma Informed Care is a plus.

  • Adheres to all healthcare standards as related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Skills in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software.

  • Knowledge of communicating verbally and in writing using business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Knowledge of records management procedures, and use of electronic health records.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and regulations including established professional standards.

  • Knowledge of medical and psychiatric rehabilitation terminology.

  • Knowledge of physical, emotional and social needs of emotionally disordered individuals.

  • Knowledge of medications commonly prescribed for psychiatric clients.

  • Knowledge of community resources for the mentally disordered individuals.

  • Ability to analyze problems, devise solutions, and make sound decisions related to the Mental Health Program Treatment and mental health emergency intervention situations.

  • Ability to apply the principles and concepts of psychiatric rehabilitation counseling.

  • Ability to interview and secure personal and social information, as well as information needed for determining client’s needs and barriers.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective psychiatric counseling relationships and work effectively with staff and others.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and express ideas clearly and effectively, and be able to work cooperatively with coworkers, the public, and especially Native Americans.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and other personnel.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence.

  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve.

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, abide by HIPAA laws.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to operate a motor vehicle; stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.