Full-Time Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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PURPOSE

The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/LMFT will independently provide assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, counseling and psychotherapy.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Must possess a Master’s or Doctorate Degree from an accredited College or University preferably from one of the following disciplines: Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Marriage and Family Therapist.

Must possess a valid California license as a Clinical Psychologist and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Must have, at minimum, ten (10) years’ experience treating children, youth or adults with substance abuse, domestic violence and trauma.

• Preferably have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience treating people of Native American decent.

Must adhere to professional standards and code of ethics.

Must have a positive mental attitude and be able to deal with stressful and unpleasant situations without losing composure.

Must use good judgment and maintain effective boundaries when sharing information about Tribal Operations with county, state and federal counterparts, other providers and members of the Tribe and the general community.

Must adhere to an investigation of character as required by the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

Must possess valid driver’s license, good driving record, and be insurable by the Tribe’s insurance carrier.

• Must adhere to confidentiality and HIPAA policies.

• Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with Native American people in culturally diverse environments.

Exhibits the ability to manage time well and work under stressful conditions with an even temperament.

Displays the ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public.

Demonstrates the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

JOB SUMMARY

The position will work closely with the Member Services, HPUL Education Program, ICWA, Xayu-ka participants and the membership at large to provide assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, counseling and psychotherapy.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

All responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position is expected to ensure that the core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency are adhered to.

• Shall provide clinical intake assessments and provide consultation services.

Shall assist in the development of billable, mutually agreed upon, individual and or family treatment and discharge services plans, and provide other therapeutic services as appropriate.

Shall provide services with a strong background or working knowledge in the area of positive child/family therapeutic interventions, substance abuse and recovery dynamics, and domestic violence dynamics/interventions with theoretical awareness of developmental issues.

Shall prepare clear, concise and comprehensive case work records, and make sound recommendations on the basis of such information; organize and manage a small caseload; retain personal objectivity while emphatically dealing with problems of others; deliver crisis interventions services.

• Shall work to ensure compliance with Tribal law and applicable federal, state or local laws or grant conditions.

Shall allow for and provide access for alternative mental health and drug/alcohol treatment, i.e., traditional practices.

Shall maintain client records insuring they are accurate, current, and meet relevant standards and licensing regulations.

Routine duties shall include providing behavioral health services and other health care-related services in an office setting, schools, and other community locations within the Tribe’s Service Area.

Shall be available for local and out of the area travel as required for job related training. Shall attend all required meetings and functions as requested.

Shall be polite and maintain a priority system in accepting other position-related job duties as assigned.

• Shall provide a minimum of 2 training sessions for Tribal members on mental health and wellness annually.

Shall provide comments to the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribal Court when requested by the Court.

DRUG SCREEN

Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake requires the successful completion of a drug screening of all potential Tribal employees before the scheduling of an interview. The Tribe recognizes that the State of California has legalized the use of marijuana. However, as an independent sovereign, the Tribe maintains a prohibition of marijuana by its employees. Therefore, marijuana use is prohibited, and all drug tests will include a screening for THC. Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy, and employees will be required to sign a Consent to Drug and/or Alcohol Testing. Employees may be selected for alcohol/drug testing upon reasonable suspicion and upon any/all accidents.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality is an absolute requirement for this position and is cause for immediate termination if not followed to the highest standard. Given the nature of the positions, violations of confidentiality may also violate applicable federal health privacy laws.

INDIAN PREFERENCE

Preference in hiring is given to (1) qualified Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribal Members; and (2) qualified American Indians in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian eligibility with their application.

POINT OF CONTACT:

Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake

Executive Council

P.O. Box 516, Upper Lake, CA 95485

707-900-6920

ec@hpultribe-nsn.gov