Reports To:  
Northwest Indian Treatment Center Director

FLSA Status:  

TS Range: 

Opening Date:  
September 2, 2016

Closing Date:   
Open until filled

Under the supervision of a chemical dependency professional as defined by the Department of Health, implements, maintains and coordinates the case management activities of assigned patients.  Delivers treatment services that include individual and group counseling related to chemical dependency patients.  Establishes and maintains patient files to WAC and CARF standards and NWITC policies.  Participates in quality assurance activities, educational lectures, coordinates case management, completes discharge summary, makes appropriate aftercare plans and communicates with appropriate referring and aftercare organizations.  Maintains time lines as indicated by NWITC policies.  Coordinate inter-agency and inter-department patient management.  Contribute to positive, effective development by cooperating with other staff to implement a consistent treatment plan for each patient across shifts and in the absence of the primary counselor or counselor-trainee.
(Other duties may be assigned)
Provides case management for an assigned caseload of patients per NWITC policies and procedures, DASA WACs and CARF standards.

Maintains accurate and timely documentation in patient records as per NWITC policies

Facilitates patient group therapy sessions.

Arranges and participates in family, significant other conferences as appropriate.

Initiates and implements phone calls, correspondence with patients, referral sources, probation officers, after care providers, attorneys and others as appropriate.

Monitors patient milieu to include behavior, participation, health and safety; interacts and intervenes with patients therapeutically and consistent with the treatment plan.

Maintains confidentiality regarding patient/client information.

Attends weekly staffing meetings, staff meetings and in services as required or that occur on the assigned shift.

Cooperates with staffing patterns and scheduling needs for meeting patient needs; participates in temporary assignments.

Provides pre-admission and admission assessments.

Monitors and maintains current data for outcomes as assigned.

Interacts cooperatively and constructively and with timeliness with referring agencies and aftercare agencies and others with patient involvement.

Transports patients.  Picks up supplies and resources as needed.

Participates in the development of the lecture manual.

Informs director or clinical coordinator of any problems potential or actual that effect safety or health of patients or staff.

Maintains orderly office, coffee and supply area.

Participates in quality assurance activities using appropriate forms, collects data, makes reports and corrects problems.  Participates in data collection TARGET system, equivalent or substitute, enters into computer.

Interacts positively with peer to build a cooperative team and enhance morale.  Communicate respectfully and professionally modeling effective, responsible style for patients.

Interacts with all patients of the milieu as needed.

Accepts assignments with the outpatient program as requested.

Participates in the pre-admission process for prospective patients as requested.

Completes intakes and assessments as requested.

Maintains a written record of counseling activities and time for the purpose of becoming a chemical dependency counselor.

Enrolls in and completes courses (relevant to counselor certification and approved by NWITC) in which enrolled facilitated and/or paid for by NWITC.

Responds to the direction and requests of the intern supervisor regarding assignments, request for information or copies of academic courses.

Studies counseling theories and techniques as assigned by the intern supervisor; becomes able to use techniques as appropriate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.

High School Diploma/GED and two years of related experience.
Must be registered with DOH as a trainee.  Registration must be current and in good standing without limits placed by the Department of Health; must not be under current investigation by the Department of Health. Experience working in an area of human services with Native American patients preferred.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and sole geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Must have valid Washington State Driver’s License; be able to transport patients. Must be insured by the Tribe’s insurance carrier.
Must have current TB Test, First Aid, and CPR certification. Successful applicant must also complete and pass a WATCH, Tribal and Washington state background check.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities to perform the essential functions include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.