Senior Behavioral Health Counselor (Journey to Recovery)
Company: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Salary: $63,888.00 - $86,246.00 Annually Closing: 9/30/2022
11:59 PM Arizona Definition Position Eligible for student loan
repayment. Under general supervision of a JTR Clinical Manager,
provides counseling and treatment to clients in a substance abuse
and/or general mental health treatment program. Works with Adult
and Families in recovery. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.
This is a Driving Position. Examples of Tasks Essential Functions:
Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the
following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other
characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not
intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all
positions in this classification.
1. Conducts client intake, assessment, evaluation and testing to
- Writes treatment plans and progress notes for initial
assessment, update reports and aftercare reporting.
- Designs, implements and provides treatment and aftercare
programs for clients as well as family counseling.
- Attends court-ordered hearings regarding clients and their
programs. 2. Performs individual, group and family counseling for
members on the Journey to Recovery Unit.
- Attends weekly multi-disciplinary case staffing meetings to
present case summaries, discharge and transfer information.
- Conducts home visits, school site visits and visits to
incarceration sites. 3. Serves as a liaison between the service
program and treatment centers.
- Actively participates in staffing during client treatment.
- Develops referral resources including, but not limited to,
inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment and other services
- Coordinates client needs with other resource programs, agencies
and organizations. 4. Attends ongoing training to apply for, and
retain professional licensure and/or other counselor-related
- May participate in staff in-service training to improve
personal skill set.
- Creates and distributes information to SRPMIC regarding
available therapeutic resources. 5. Participates in prevention and
early intervention Community awareness events. 6. Provides monthly
statistics on client data for monthly and quarterly program reports
and other required program data in a proficient manner. 7.
Maintains counseling records and writes summaries and reports.
Maintains compliance with Program, Division and Department
procedures. 8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the
BHS Program Manager, Behavioral Health Division Director, HHS
Administration or other approved designee. Knowledge, Skills,
Abilities and Other Characteristics:
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of diagnosis and treatment
in a behavioral health program.
- Knowledge of general policies, procedures and standards
followed in substance abuse and general mental health treatment
- Knowledge of substance abuse, chemical dependency and mental
health disease process.
- Knowledge of resources within and outside the Community that
may be utilized in the program.
- Knowledge of history and culture of the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, tribal laws, rules, customs and
- Knowledge of SRPMIC DHHS, IHS and other appropriate data
systems for client data collection.
- Knowledge of laws and court procedures relating to or
applicable to alcohol and substance dependency treatment or other
general mental health programs.
- Skill in work management including maintaining the
confidentiality and managing a heavy caseload.
- Skill evaluating client needs and utilizing programs and SRPMIC
resources to meet client needs.
- Skill providing counseling and therapy to individuals, group
- Skill establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships with resource agencies, SRPMIC officials, court and
legal system members, staff, clients and Community Members.
- Skill maintaining a professional clinical relationship with
clients and families.
- Skill maintaining accurate records and preparing appropriate
- Skill writing for publication including pamphlets, bulletins,
public relations items, reports, educational and informational
- Skill utilizing the personal computer including MS Office and
statistical data reporting software.
- Skill utilizing basic chemical dependency or mental health
- Skill maintaining client records including progress notes, case
staffing summaries, discharge summaries and other appropriate
- Skill with program planning, development, implementation and
- Ability to organize multiple projects, priorities and to
oversee targeted completion.
- Ability to use normal tools of the profession including, but
not limited to, court orders, Chemical Dependency Assessment
Reports, mental health screening tools and
- Ability to promote program objectives, develop measurable
outcomes and provide services in accordance with program
- Ability to recognize and develop specialized responses to
clients alcohol, substance abuse and mental health needs.
- Ability to work with a variety of populations and clinical
disorders. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Masters degree from
an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work or
closely related area.
Experience: At least one (1) year of direct counseling experience
on Residential/Recover Center.
Licensures: Has obtained at least one (1) of the following licenses
to practice in Arizona.
- Associate Counselor (LAC) or Professional Counselor (LPC);
- Associate Marriage and Family Counselor (LAMFT) or Marriage and
- Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) or Independent
Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Equivalency: Any equivalent
combination of education and/or experience that would allow the
candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position,
will be considered.
Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely
qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be
considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.
- May be required to work beyond normal work hours including
nights, weekends and holidays. May be required to travel.
- Due to the confidential nature of the job, are required to pass
an extensive background fingerprint clearance, drug testing and
- Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing
direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of
Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of
Persons Working With Children".
- Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Drivers License
Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug
and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment
background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug
and alcohol testing.
SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are
required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer"
Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a
qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate. In
order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American
preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card
or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native
American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to
application 2) fax (480) 362-5860 3) mail or hand deliver to Human
Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing
The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted.
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two
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