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									                                        THE NAVAJO NATION
                                 Department of Personnel Management
                                   JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

                                                                       Requisition No:  DOH0723094
POSITION NO: 947331                                                    Date Posted:      04/18/2005
CLASS CODE:     3803                                                   Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
POSITION TITLE:                            Family Therapist
DEPARTMENT NAME:                   Department of Behavioral Health Services
DEPARTMENT NO: 72                                       WORKSITE LOCATION:                Tuba City, Arizona
WORK DAYS/HOURS:                    POSITION TYPE:                                      GRADE:       N670A
     Days: M-F                      Permanent: XXX                                      SALARY:
     Hours: 80 hrs.                 Temporary:            Duration:                     $47,361.60 Per Annum
                                    Part-Time:            No. of Hrs/Wk: 40             $    22.77 Per Hour

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision, performs professional work of unusual difficulty in providing psychological
treatment to clients diagnosed as having personality, mental and/or nervous disorder; performs related duties
as assigned. Supplies complex and multiple psychotherapeutic techniques in treating groups, individuals, and
families; manages extraordinarily difficult cases and cases involving multiple problems of clients; provides
psychological assessments and services to a broad range of clients; serves as primary counselor; assists
family in determining a treatment plan for therapy; provides long term therapy to children and family with
severe psychological and behavioral problems. Receives referrals and performs intake interviews; conducts
clinical assessments and diagnosis in clients; documents activities and therapeutic progress; prepares social
summaries; enters progress notes in appropriate database to develop treatment plans, attends clinical reviews;
participates in clinical supervision, schedules appointments for clients; provides therapeutic home and school
based visits; supervises staff; provides in-service training and guidance to staff; collaborates with other
programs and service providers; and attends meetings.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Training:
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Clinical Psychology, Counseling,
Social Work or related field; and
Experience:
Four (4) years of professional psychotherapy, counseling or social work experience.
Depending upon the needs of the Nation, some incumbents of the class may be required to demonstrate
fluency in both the Navajo and English languages as a condition of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principle and practices of psychological therapy; knowledge of the principles and practices of
behavioral sciences, including testing, diagnostic evaluation, rehabilitative therapy and behavioral conditioning;
knowledge of the Dine’ traditional, culture, philosophies and language. Skill in communicating effectively in
both oral and written forms and the Navajo and English languages. Ability to apply the principle of behavioral
sciences to individual and group behavior; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
others.

License/Certification Requirements:
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a Navajo Nation Vehicle Operator’s Permit.
(Certified by Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiner, and/or lieu of state verification, be certified by
American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.) PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work involves interaction with clients to provide therapy.
                                  “VETERANS’ PREFERENCE APPLIES”
   THE NAVAJO NATION GIVES PREFERENCE TO ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
                               NAVAJO PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT ACT.

								
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