LICENSED THERAPIST, COMMUNITY WELLNESS INITIATIVE PROJECT

Vacancy Ann. # SPOKANE TRIBAL NETWORK
Title LICENSED THERAPIST, COMMUNITY WELLNESS INITIATIVE PROJECT
Supervisor PENNY SPENCER, SPOKANE TRIBAL NETWORK
Department SPOKANE TRIBAL NETWORK
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT (GRANT FUNDED)
Rate of Pay DOE, 24 HOURS PER WEEK, PLUS MEDICAL BENEFITS NTE $350
Opening Date SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
Closing Date SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

JOB SUMMARY:    The Licensed Therapist role is to provide consultation to project staff and trauma-informed therapy services to school age children, in grades K-12 and their parents/caregivers.  This position will work with STN Staff in collaborating with the Spokane Tribe of Indians, Wellpinit School District, Health and Human Services, Spokane Tribal Court, Spokane Tribal Police Department, Spokane Tribal Health, Indian Health Services, Westend & Ford Youth Centers, Wellpinit Boys & Girls Club, the Spokane Tribal Community, and others.  This position will work in collaboration with the project team to achieve the intended results and benefits and to complete all required data collection.  He or she will be internally-motivated and possess a desire to join a team of individuals focused on making a difference by creating positive long-term recovery outcomes.  Must have leadership experience or leadership potential.  Requires a PhD, PsyD, MFT or MSW and have a Washington State license. 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Train and certify a minimum of 20 service providers annually in Trauma informed care practices
  • Assist & attend local community advisory board meetings comprised of community members who represent our community
  • Have training in ACES, Trauma-informed practices
  • Help develop culturally sensitive, scientifically sound methodology to provide trauma-informed care
  • Help develop one trauma-related community health needs conclusion
  • Help develop provider certification process
  • Provide counseling services to youth and families using developed trauma-informed care methodology
  • Help develop survey tools for periodic evaluation of process and progress by key stake holders and community
  • Help develop sustainability plan
  • Assisting in community outreach events 
  • Attend and assist at community advisory board meetings 
  • Collaborate with school staff, parents and community as necessary 
  • Attend Spokane Tribal Network board meetings 
  • Attend trauma informed community team meetings as well as community events 
  • Ability to flex hours when needed. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Community travel is required to provide face to face communication with advisory board members and to attend other community meetings and events, provide trauma informed training and technical assistance. Travel may be required occasionally.  Access to guaranteed, reliable transportation is required. Occasional physical effort may be required to lift items weighing up to 30 pounds.  Flex hours might be required.  The counseling services provided will be at multiple locations in the community.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Understand existing trauma informed practices
  • Understand the Spokane Tribal culture and be able to share
  • Ability to organize community groups and to work cooperatively with a variety of people and agencies, public groups and contract agency personnel
  • Knowledge of principles of cultural competence, consequences of health disparities, and strategies to increase inclusivity in community outreach
  • Understand the value of and strategies to include diverse members of the community in building trauma informed care
  • Ability to facilitate and/or co-facilitate meetings that encourage participation and positive development, and to work cooperatively with public groups
  • Knowledge of principles of effective leadership with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel within the area served by the coalition with occasional travel by car, sometimes it may require an overnight stay.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 

Additional ability to: manage multiple time sensitive issues, adapt to changing circumstances and develop creative solutions;  generate a vision for the community;  generate and maintain enthusiasm for developing solutions and instill a sense of hopefulness for continued improvement of health outcomes; provide technical assistance through coaching, mentoring, training, delegating, and directing;  establish effective working relationships with diverse communities, agencies and staff;  communicate effectively both orally and in writing with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity;  work independently and work effectively in teams and work groups.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required prior to employment.  Ability to pass Washington State Patrol Background check and any further established background requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
PhD, PsyD, MFT or MSW and have a Washington State license and familiarity with Trauma Informed Practices.

 To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Penny Spencer at pennys@spokanetribalnetwork.org or PO Box 390 Wellpinit WA 99040.  She will send you a job application to complete.  Please make sure your cover letter and resume are in by 5pm on the closing date.