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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