Behavior Health Assistant Director

Job Title:
Behavior Health Assistant Director

Health Services

Reports To:
Health Services Director, Connie Whitener

FLSA/Time Status:
Exempt, Full-Time

TS Range:

Opening Date:
July 2, 2021

Closing Date:
July 19, 2021

As a Doctorate level professional counselor, this position provides psychotherapy and mental health guidance for patients. Oversees behavioral Health team members. Delivers treatment services which include individual and family counseling. Provides community health education and information through direct services and community activities. Uses the collaborative care model with other medical and other providers as part of a wellness team to ensure client and community needs are met.

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides psychological counseling to all Native American and community members seeking help.
  • Implements, maintains and coordinates case management for patients per program standards and policies.
  • Provides assessments for depression, anxiety panic and other mental health disorders.
  • Facilitates referrals to appropriate professional caregivers or agencies.
  • Identifies models of innovative tribal BH Services
  • Develops options for SI expanded services
  • Identifies community BH needs
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation in patient files, per agency accreditation standards and billing requirements.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client and family information, issues, and case plans.
  • Develops and implements a plan for multi-year program/service development
  • Develops relationships with local emergency services for effective BH emergency interventions
  • Develops and implements agreements or contracts for facilities providing effective co-occurring treatment
  • Develops policies and procedures and practices to achieve and maintain BH service
  • Accreditation. Reviews policies and procedures annually
  • Implements an effective integrated MH/SUD/case management continuum of services
  • Participates in activities to impact development of HCA/DOH related to BH
  • Supervises a cohesive team of BH providers achieving consistent excellence
  • Maximizes revenue potential
  • Develops and implements quality assurance activities to ensure excellence
  • Develops and implements data collection systems to assess performance and assess needs
  • Builds collaborative relationships with tribal and non-tribal services and organizations
  • Developing and implementing annual training of staff.
  • Developing and implementation of cultural competencies orientation.
  • Develop and implement Tribal/Employee Career ladder algorithm
  • Community Events participation.
  • Oversite for completion of billing forms for State, Tribal and Private insurance.
  • Arranges and participates in family conferences as appropriate for patient treatment.
  • Provides education to the community through newsletter articles, and departmental workshops.
  • Teaches self-care and wellness to patients.
  • Works as part of a team of providers in the Behavioral Health program toward implementation of the treatment plan.

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

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. The successful candidate must also be able to gather and analyze information skillfully and use reason even when dealing with emotional topics; focus on solving conflict, rather than blaming, maintain confidentiality, keep emotions under control, and remain open to others’ ideas and try new things; treat people with respect, work with integrity and ethically uphold organizational values; display original thinking and creativity, meet challenges with resourcefulness, develop innovative approaches and ideas and present ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention. Approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure, and treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

PH.D level psychologist (Neuropsychology) provider currently licensed in Washington State as a psychologist with 6+ years’ experience working with individuals and families. Preferred experience working therapeutically with children. The applicant should be trauma-informed and experience working with victims. Experience working with Native American communities is 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 business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to a 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 solid geometry or 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 concrete variables.

Must be a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Counselor with a minimum of two years of post-graduate experience working with individuals and families. Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be insurable under the Tribe’s plan. Must successfully pass a 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 talk or hear; the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

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.

Must maintain the utmost strict confidentiality in all work, cases and files pertaining to projects and activities of this position. Any violation of this matter will result in termination of employment.

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.

Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.