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Licensed Outpatient Therapist


JOB TITLE: Licensed Outpatient Therapist SALARY SCALE: G11/S3-G11/S10
DEPARTMENT: North Fork Rancheria Tribal TANF SALARY RANGE: $64,649-$84,049
REPORTS TO: TANF Director STATUS: Exempt-Full-Time


Under the direct supervision of the TANF Director, the Licensed Outpatient Therapist will work closely with the Tribe to improve the health and wellbeing of the Native American Community. The Licensed Outpatient Therapist will provide culturally appropriate and unique individual group, and family counseling for clients with mental health issues and offer other comprehensive services. The Therapist will build upon an integrated, coordinated, and comprehensive system of care for our family’s mental health and family support to parents and individuals through scheduled visits in person or virtually.


1.0       Primary Job Responsibilities:

1.1 Focuses within the context of cultural and spiritual values and needs of the individual or family system, developing community-based relationships and evidenced-based programming and policy with a focus on recovery and prevention that meet the cultural and spiritual needs of the North Fork     Rancheria Tribal Community.

1.2 Collaborates with other professionals and community resources to manage client intakes, assessments, and treatment planning.

1.3 Provides biopsychosocial assessment including children and adolescents.

1.4 Manages a case load of clients, creates referrals when appropriate to community resources to assist in recovery from substance abuse, mental health, or physical illness and to provide access to services

such as financial assistance, work programs or education.

            1.5 Evaluates and identifies environmental impediments to client progress through interviews and review of client records, ensuring communication and understanding about care between client, family   and health care team.

            1.6 Research additional or alternative resources; providing and maintaining educational materials and knowledge of resources available.

            1.7 Provides outreach and behavioral health education for the North Fork Rancheria Community.

            1.8 Coordinates inpatient treatment when determined appropriate.

            1.9 Audits case files of clients, mental health and disability therapy to individuals, groups, and families, routinely to ensure compliance with all regulatory and licensing agencies and maintains accurate and complete, timely, and accurate documentation without judgment.

            1.10 Participates in prevention activities, support groups, classes, and other initiatives.

            1.11 Adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. (HIPPA)


2.1 Provides community-based treatment as appropriate (in school, in the office) to individuals, groups, and families.

2.2 Offers consultation and mental health promotion education to local schools, community members,          County Court, ICWA department and other agencies as requested.

2.3 Provides crisis intervention services both during and after work hours to North Fork Rancheria Tribal Citizens, TANF and Prevention clients as needed.

2.4 Acts as a mental health liaison between the Tribe, other agencies, and the local schools.

2.5 Documents in clear, concise, and timely manner all direct and in-direct services to clients.

2.6 Compiles and submits appropriate data or reports to assist in program review, planning, and/or grant     writing.

2.7 Participates in multi-disciplinary teams and community groups, which address mental health issues.

2.8 Participates in training and education related to enhancing job performance and as directed by    supervisor.

2.9 As appropriate to the individuals training complete and provide interpretive reports on           psychological measures, outcome measures, and standardized assessment tools.

2.10 Must attend any and all mandatory trainings

2.11 Work with Family Wellness Team in developing a monthly entry for the Newsletter.

2.12 Must be free of any criminal record, which would impact their interactions with children, families        and adult individuals and the community, submit to appropriate background investigation, and not have          any record of clinical malpractice.

2.13 Must be able to travel when required.

2.14 Must be willing to perform other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Masters, Specialist, or Doctoral Degree required; field of study Psychology or MSW- Social Work with a clinical background working with children, adolescents, and their families.


  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Valid CA driver’s license
  • CPR/First Aid certified preferred but not required


  • Able to work independently without supervision
  • Experience in providing Clinical /Mental Health Therapy required (3 plus years preferred).
  • Must have knowledge of the current: State of California Mental Health Code, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, psychosocial assessment / treatment components, best practices, and ethics common to mental health services.
  • Must have experience and skill with a broad range of clients and treatment modalities particularly working with trauma, sexual abuse, and intergenerational issues.
  • Must be culturally sensitive to Native American issues and how those impact mental health practice.
  • Must have the capacity and the willingness to function both independently and cooperatively with others in diverse settings.
  • Must have the ability to engage positively with a wide range of persons and agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Must have an excellent past work record.
  • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each function listed under the essential functions and physical demands categories of this position description.
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft office suites (word, outlook excel, publisher).
  • Knowledgeable in Adobe Acrobat.


Environmental Conditions:

Work takes place within an office environment.  Air quality is good with general adequate lighting at desk/workstations.  Noise conditions are moderate and limited to self and others on telephone calls and general interactions with coworkers and public.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person and speak clearly to communicate information to clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, program forms, and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn

NFR complies with the Indian Preference Act. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473).  Subject to, but not in derivation of the Act, we are an equal opportunity employer.

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