Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 30-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 27.66-37.09 per hour $27.66 to 37.09
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Company Benefits for eligible team members include, but are not limited to: Employer paid M/D/V premiums for employee! Employer paid Life insurance premiums for employee, spouse, and children! Employer 401k contribution even if you don't contribute! 15+ paid holidays a year! Company paid Long Term Disability, and more!

Classification Title Licensed Mental Health Counselor-Associate (LMHCA)
Department Health/Wellness
Pay Range $27.66 to $37.09


This position will have experience in counseling that includes providing assessment, individual
counseling, and case management; will possess strong crisis intervention, and will be able to
provide comprehensive individual and group therapy.
Primary responsibilities are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform.
This list of responsibilities is intended to be representative of the duties performed within this
classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning duties
not listed if such duties relate to the position.

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of an ARNP-Psych, Substance
    Use Disorder Professionals, and Nurses to identify and meet the needs of the patient within
    the treatment planning process and to assist in their overall well-being.
  • Conducts intake assessment interviews, writes intake assessments, and diagnoses utilizing
    mental health diagnostic manual DSM 5.
  • Conducts individual, family, or group therapy sessions for co-occurring disorders based on
    ethical and medical necessity guidelines.
  • Develops treatment plans for patients who are dually diagnosed at the clinic.
  • Provides the appropriate documentation for service delivery including treatment goals, crisis
    plans, and progress notes in a timely manner.
  • Develops and provides psycho-educational groups or ongoing therapy groups.
  • Provides oversight and quality assurance of all mental health services including record keeping
    and direct services.
  • Reviews treatment plans, case notes, and written correspondence to verify that such
    documents meet standards of appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff on clinical intervention strategies, treatment planning,
    group therapy dynamics, and behavioral health screenings as necessary for excellent service
    delivery standards at the Nisqually Wellness Center.
  • Ensures that clinical services follow county, state, and federal regulatory agencies to include
    adherence to all HIPAA and documentation requirements.
  • Conducts risk assessments; provides recommendations and triage accordingly.
  • Works in collaboration with Billing, inter-agency departments, and the Medical Director to
    develop and implement behavioral/mental health quality improvement processes as required
    for providing behavioral health services, and in compliance with all Federal, State, and County
    Education and Experience
  • Must hold a valid unrestricted Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Mental
    Health Counselor-Associate.
  • One years' experience in mental health treatment, working with dually diagnosed patients is
  • Must possess a valid CPR card or obtain upon hire.

  • Must have a Washington State driver's license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian
    Tribe's insurance policy.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
    Experience working with the Nisqually Indian Tribe.
    This position does not supervise.
    Possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of
    the position.
    Knowledge of:
  • The role of trauma, historical, community, family, and personal experience in wellness and
  • Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests;
    learning and motivation psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of
    behavioral and affective disorders.
  • State (RCW, WAC) and federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR part 2).
  • HIPAA and PHI requirements.
  • Principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental
    dysfunctions, to provide counseling and guidance.
    Skill in:
  • Operation of a personal computer and standard office programs and equipment.
    Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff, and outside
  • Work in a cross-culture environment and understand the social and cultural context of the
    patients at the Nisqually Wellness Center.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
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