STOI GOV: STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-20-013
Title STOI GOV: STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
Supervisor NATIVE YOUTH COMMUNITY PROJECT DEVELOPER
Department HHS/NATIVE YOUTH COMMUNITY PROJECT
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $27.88/PER HOUR
Opening Date FEBRUARY 10, 2020
Closing Date OPEN UNTIL FILLED

INTRODUCTION:

The person selected for this position will be responsible for providing mental health counseling and related services to meet the identified needs of Wellpinit public school students. The person will work with Native Youth Community Project staff, Wellpinit School District staff, and other appropriate local agencies to coordinate assessment of needs, planning, referrals, and delivery of services to Wellpinit public school students. This position is subject to the availability of grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the Native Youth Community Project.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide Mental Health Counseling services to student in the Wellpinit Middle School/High School who have been identified as needing tier 2 or tier 3 services.
  • Perform small group or individual therapy sessions that aim to increase the personal skill sets students use to deal with stressful situation.
  • Listen to students and document the needs of the student/client through confidential interviews
  • Develop plans with student/client to help them meet their education and emotional wellbeing goals.
  • When necessary, facilitate therapy sessions between students and their families.
  • Maintain adequate records of services being performed on behalf of students/clients.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gathered from student/client and therapies performed.
  • Work with the Native Youth Community Project Director and other designees to develop work plans/programs to support the Wellpinit School District Staff implementation of strategies to support the social and emotional wellbeing of students and staff.
  • Work toward the support of the whole child so that he/she can be more successful in the classroom and in life as a whole.
  • Work with local Tribal/Non-Tribal agencies serving students for referral purposes, including but not limited to IHS clinical staffing, HHS clinical staffing, Head Start wrap around service providers, Head Start Staff, and other youth programs in the Wellpinit School District.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Preferred knowledge of, and a background in Spokane Tribal culture, both traditional and contemporary (i.e. language, history, dance, foods, songs, and drumming).
  • Good office management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Knowledge of Social Emotional programs being implemented in school settings.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must have a master’s or doctorate in social work from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education for Washington State.
  • Possess a current Washington State License in Mental Health Counselor or a License in Clinical Social Worker or a License in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct client contact supervised by a licensed independent clinical social worker.
  • Applicant must have experience working with youth ages 5 and older.

 

Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resource Department or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

509-458-6583 or 458-6574 Fax: 509-458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokantribe.com

Applications must be received in the Human Resource Department no later

 than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions with the Spokane tribe of Indians are subject to a 90-day orientation period