Licensed Professional Counselor

at Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Texas

Posted on Mar. 30, 2018


Full Time

Now Hiring - Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC
(Eagle Pass, TX)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty, including mental and physical demands and OSHA requirements satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Indian Preference Law applies to this position.

ENTRY CRITERIA:

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Behavioral Health (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related behavioral health field)
Required; one year directly-related field experience required.
Hold a license to practice i.e., LPC, LCSW, LMFT, or LBP
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with a multidisciplinary team is strongly preferred.
Experience working with Native Americans is strongly preferred.
Experience in program development is preferred.
CPR Certification
Native American preference is observed.
Bilingual, English and Spanish; knowledge of Kickapoo language a plus.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
An individual must be able to successfully perform each of the essential functions of this position listed below with or without reasonable accommodation.
Assess, develop, implement, and evaluate an effective and efficient treatment plan that will appropriately meet the needs of individual clients who are utilizing program, agency and community resources.
Perform comprehensive diagnostic intake interviews and crisis intervention counseling as needed.
Provides direct counseling to individuals, families, and groups.
Oversees all referrals to outside agencies as approved.
Utilize evidence based, practice based, and culturally appropriate interventions in individual, group, and family therapy.
Develops treatment plans for clients.
Provide treatment in outreach locations as needed, such as jail, home visits and schools.
Provide solution focused treatment in primary care setting, as needed.
Follow clinical guidelines for best practice, including level of care decisions and appropriate referrals.
Collaborate with other appropriate agencies (Social Services, medical), and Case Managers to provide comprehensive care.
Participates as member of Managed Care Team.
Advocate for client needs and assist clients with linkage to other community resources and support services.
Participate in meetings to discuss appropriate referrals and review charts for quality assurance, and grant or contract compliance.
Participate in group and/or individual clinical supervision in accordance with licensure and ethics requirements.
Network with other professionals, Tribal programs, criminal justice system, schools and health care systems, as needed to implement effective treatment.
Ensures that all client records are documented and meet the standards of compliance for licensing and accreditation. May use Electronic Health Record.
Provide information for the monthly department report to the Kickapoo Community Health Center Director to be provided to the Community Services Administrator.
Participate in the development and implementation of new services, as needed.
Participate in accreditation and site reviews, as needed.
May be called upon after hours to deal with a crisis situation.
The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work.
Secondary Function:
Performs such other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Kickapoo Community Health Center Director.

COMPENTENCIES:
An individual must be proficient in each of the competencies listed below to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.
Knowledge of theories, principles, and practice to include various theoretical models of psychotherapy; psychological assessment and report writing; crisis intervention; and ethical issues in the practice of mental health counseling.
Knowledge of treatment interventions for dual diagnosis, family systems theory, and trauma informed care models.
Knowledge of the psychological effects of illness on individuals and their families, and the role of psychological factors in the exacerbation of illness.
Skill in providing preventative and/or therapeutic services to clients.
Ability to obtain and maintain necessary licensure.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to compile information to aid clients in carrying out treatment objectives.
Ability to relate well with a diverse group of people, including staff and the public.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of client records and adhere to the standards for documentation of such records, HIPAA and Privacy Act requirements.

Employee must demonstrate ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables; ability to interpret and provide instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form. Under limited supervision, makes decisions that directly affect patient well-being.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Flexibility: If necessary, may be asked to participate in program functions outside of these hours or location.



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