Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist

$56,305 - $99,315 yearly
  • Ponca Health Services
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Apr 10, 2024
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional Licensed Substance Abuse Professional

Job Description

Summary:
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is a federally recognized Tribe with its ancestral homeland located in Niobrara, NE. The Tribe does not have a reservation in the classic definition; rather, the Ponca Restoration Act defined its jurisdiction as a ‘Service Delivery Area’ comprised of 15 counties throughout parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Within its Service Delivery Area, the Tribe offers a broad range of health, social, educational, and cultural services.
The Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist will be devoted to providing both mental health and substance abuse counseling with an emphasis on culturally sensitive interventions to individuals and families.

The Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist may also assist in leading group sessions. Essential to the mission of Ponca Health Services, the Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist will work with relevant stakeholders to provide holistic and integrated health care. The Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist will work with relevant stakeholders to integrate access to care and resources across Tribal departments.

HRSA and IHS LOAN REPAYMENT APPROVED SITE

Job Requirements

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Provide outpatient counseling to individuals and families needing short or intermediate term mental health interventions.
2. Provide outpatient group therapy, as needed.
3. Conduct mental health, substance use, and co-occurring assessments and provides recommendations through a referral process.
4. Provide consultations with PCPs to enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans.
5. Effectively utilize evidenced-based therapeutic interventions.
6. Work with a multi-disciplinary team, including case managers, medical providers, and psychiatric providers, to help inform treatment planning and to advocate on behalf of clients.
7. Collaborate with other agencies, such as the criminal justice system, to advocate on behalf of the client.
8. Collaborate with other Tribal departments (i.e. Medical, social services, ICWA, etc) to advocate on behalf of the client.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist
Approved 02/20/2024
P.O. Box 288, Niobrara, NE 68760 Page 2 of 3
P: (402) 857-3391, F: (402) 857-3736
www.poncatribe-ne.org
9. Complete clinical records including progress notes, reports, assessments, treatment
plans, and discharge summaries on a timely basis according to PTN requirements,
state regulations, and licensing standards.
10. Maintain professional credentials with the current State Counseling Licensure and
maintain continuing education as specified by state licensure.
11. All data recorded will be timely; accurate; and current.
12. Patient confidentiality and Privacy Act/CFR 42 and HIPAA must be enforced must be enforced.
13. Will follow the policies and procedures of Ponca Health Services and the Behavioral Health Department
14.
15. Additional duties as assigned, including, but not limited to: training new team members, assisting with grant data collection, attending grant recipient award meetings, Youth Group; and Community Outreach.
Relationships and Authority:
This position has no supervisory duties
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
This position is in professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, scanners, and photocopiers.
Qualifications:
Minimum:
1. Masters in Counseling or Social Work
2. Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Provider
3. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
5. Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks
6. Able and willing to travel.
Preferred:
1. Two or more years’ experience in providing individual, family and group counseling.
2. Fully licensed or Independently Licensed Mental Health Provider
3. Licensed or Provisionally Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor
4. One year experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
5. Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self-Determination Act.
Tier 1: (Grade 10)—Provisional Licensure
Masters in Counseling or Social Work
Active and good standing Provisional Licensed Mental Health Provider
Tier 2: (Grade 12)
Masters in Counseling or Social Work
Active and good standing Licensed Mental Health Provider
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Therapist
Approved 02/20/2024
P.O. Box 288, Niobrara, NE 68760 Page 3 of 3
P: (402) 857-3391, F: (402) 857-3736
www.poncatribe-ne.org
Tier 3: (Grade 13)
Masters in Counseling in Social Work
Active and good standing Licensed Independent Mental Health Provider
Active and good standing Provisional or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Three or more years’ experience as a Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor
PHS Category:
Designation:
Specify:
Risk Exposure Level
Low/Moderate/High
Moderate
Annual Credentialing
Yes/No
Yes
IT Privilege
Aprima/Dentrix/ScriptPro/Other
APRIMA
Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.
Tribal Council Approval: 02/20/2024

Other Salary Information

Three Tier Salary Range based on experience

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes