PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Full-time - Senior
Keshena, WI

the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Posted On: Mar-11
Status: This Job is Closed
Details
ob Description Minimum Salary  $TBD


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general direction of the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Director, the purpose of the position is to provide psychotherapy services to ambulatory clients to assist them in coping with individual problems, provide consultation to other clinic staff or staff of community agencies, and serve as a resource to the community for education and information.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Provide assessment and diagnosis of client, couple, and / or family emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems.
  • Provide psychotherapy services to clients utilizing appropriate treatment methods.
  • Interview clients in crisis situations; make immediate assessments and referral for emergency situations.
  • Arrange for, refer, and monitor services as indicated by client needs.
  • Consult with other professionals regarding common clients and new referrals, and participate in client case reviews to offer consultation and recommendations for treatment planning.
  • Act as a representative or spokesperson for client advocacy in relation to other departments and community agencies when appropriate, i.e., schools, courts, etc.
  • Administer psychological testing to aid with diagnosis and treatment under appropriate supervision.
  • Participate in discharge planning sessions from other treatment facilities as appropriate.
  • Prepare and maintain client files and records.
  • Conduct seminars, workshops and deliver speeches as required to promote community awareness and education.
  • Attend workshops / seminars as required and review literature to maintain and update skills.
  • Perform related duties as directed.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in a mental health field per WI State Statutes (e.g. Professional Counseling, Clinical Social Work) required. Certification or licensing by the state of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Professional Counselor as detailed under chapter 457.

Candidates who hold current Professional Counselor-Training License or Marriage and Family Therapist-Training License or Social Work licenses, with a minimum of 2000 supervised hours already completed, may be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with LPC, LMFT, LCSW and those who are immediately eligible to apply for LPC, LMFT, or LCSW. Minimum one (1) year of recent experience in a mental health outpatient setting required.

 



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates shall be subject to a Caregiver background check.

Candidates selected for hire will be subject to a drug test and employment will be contingent on results of said test.

 

Ideal candidates will possess:

-Knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of clinical, developmental, and counseling psychology as required for assessment and treatment in individual and group situations.

-Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of alcohol and chemical abuse counseling.

-Knowledge of the application of such principles to the diagnosis and treatment of clients.

-Skill in communications, consultation and psychotherapy.

-Ability to establish and maintain good professional relationships with staff members and the community.

-Ability to establish rapport with clients and gain their confidence.

-Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

-Ability to secure the cooperation of others in difficult situations.

-Skills in behavioral observation.



PERFORMANCE APTITUDES
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.

 

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide professional counseling in specialized areas.

 

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or provide simple but continuous adjustment on equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

 

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

 

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may require ability to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs.

 

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions involving planning and directing of interrelated activities or multiple departments. Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables in working out approaches to major problems.

 

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory or judgmental criteria.

 

 



BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS
Must be able to work in a properly collegial relationship with co-workers. Must be able to interact with other departments and agencies within the Tribe in the spirit of compromise and consensus. Must be able to take on additional responsibilities in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Must be able to maintain an atmosphere of trust, fairness and respect and be mutually supportive with co-workers. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.