Mental Health Counselor/LICSW



Title:  Mental Health Counselor/LICSW
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening date: January 23, 2018
Location: Longview, WA
Classification:  Full Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $30.00 to $36.00 DOE
Closing date: Open until filled

Position Summary: This position will be filled by a person who is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker to provide mental health services in Washington State. 

Working under the supervision of the Program Manager and Clinical Supervisors, and in collaboration with a team of professionals, the person filling this position will provide individual counseling and may conduct groups that incorporate a variety of strengths-based, culturally-informed therapeutic modalities in order to provide effective treatment interventions to facilitate achievement of individually-focused outcomes. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge, competency, and skills necessary to meet the clinical needs of clients as well as the clinical and administrative documentation skills that meet/exceed best practice standards.
  • Provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments for clients.
  • Provides individual and group therapy utilizing various psychological techniques and therapies.
  • Develops, coordinates, and conducts group therapy sessions in accordance with accepted principles.
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed.
  • Documents therapy-related activities in accordance with established procedures and observance of confidentiality with regard to client services.
  • Coordinates care of clients with the referral source, family, and other organizations involved in the client’s care to further the effectiveness of the treatment program.
  • Assesses client’s needs and progress, and develops and modifies individual service plans accordingly.
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees as requested by the Program Manager.
  • Demonstrates good independent judgment, adapts to new duties, and functions well in a changing environment.
  • Participates in professional/cultural development activities.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Maintains appropriate licensure.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Current Washington State Independent Clinical Social Worker license. Must be licensed to practice independently.

Must have at least two years of experience working in a mental health setting.

Must submit and pass drug screening and criminal background check.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience working with American Indians and Alaska Natives and within a Tribal community is desirable. 

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.

Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

Please mail resume to:
Human Resources Department
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 2547
Longview, WA 98632

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