Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Fac Trauma Therapist (victim Support)

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description




Under general supervision of the Family Advocacy Center (FAC) Director, provides therapy and treatment to child, elderly or specific crime victim clients in crisis as a result of victimization. Makes client assessments and evaluations primarily serving child, adolescent population. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential Functions : Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Examples of Tasks

1. Conducts client intake, assessment, evaluation and testing to provide diagnosis.
  • Writes treatment plans and progress notes for initial assessment, update reports and aftercare reporting.
  • Designs, implements and provides treatment and Aftercare programs for children and adult victims, as well as family counseling or supportive care giver counseling.

2. Serves as a liaison between the service program and treatment centers.
  • Actively participates in staffing during client transition to long term care.
  • Develops referral resources for trauma counseling, and other common needs for victims.
  • Coordinates client needs with other resource programs, agencies and organizations.

3. Attends on-going training to apply for, and retain, trauma therapy, child counseling and/or other counselor related licenses.
  • May participate in staff in-service training to improve personal skill set.
  • Creates and distributes information to SRPMIC regarding available therapeutic resources.

4. Participates in prevention and early intervention Community awareness events along with FAC team.

5. Provides monthly statistics on client data for monthly and quarterly program reports and other required program data in a proficient manner.

6. Maintains counseling records and writes summaries and reports. Maintains compliance with program, division and department procedures.

7. Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Family Advocacy Center Director.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of diagnosis and treatment in a behavioral health program.
  • Knowledge of general policies, procedures and standards followed in adolescent substance abuse treatment programs.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse and chemical dependency disease process.
  • Knowledge of resources within and outside the Community that may be utilized in the program.
  • Knowledge of history and culture of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, tribal laws, rules, customs and traditions.
  • Knowledge of SRPMIC DHHS, IHS and other appropriate data systems for client data collection.
  • Knowledge of laws and court procedures relating to or applicable to alcohol and substance dependency treatment or other behavioral health programs.

  • Skill in work management including maintaining confidentiality and managing a heavy caseload.
  • Skill evaluating client needs and utilizing programs and SRPMIC resources to meet client needs.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with resource agencies, SRPMIC officials, court and legal system members, staff, clients and Community Members.
  • Skill maintaining a professional clinical relationship with child/adolescent clients and families.
  • Skill maintaining accurate records and preparing appropriate reports.
  • Skill writing for publication including pamphlets, bulletins, public relations items, reports, educational and informational materials.
  • Skill utilizing the personal computer including MS Office and statistical data reporting software.
  • Skill utilizing computerized chemical dependency assessment/testing software (SASSI).
  • Skill with program planning, development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Skill maintaining client records including progress notes, case staffing summaries, discharge summaries and other appropriate paperwork. Includes ability to maintain and provide statistical data for client demographics.
  • Skill providing counseling and therapy to individuals, group and families.

  • Ability to organize multiple projects, priorities and to oversee targeted completion.
  • Ability to use normal tools of the profession including, but not limited to, court orders, Chemical Dependency Assessment Reports and psychiatric/psychological evaluations.
  • Ability to promote program objectives, develop measurable outcomes and provide services in accordance with program objectives.
  • Ability to recognize and develop specialized responses to adolescent alcohol and substance abuse needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work or a closely related area, AND 3 years full-time case management and therapy, OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work or a closely related field, AND 5 years full time case management and therapy experience. Experience with Native American Communities and trauma-focused work preferred.
  • Obtaining and maintaining current certification/licensure in Alcohol/Substance Abuse professional requirements (Certified Alcohol Counselor or Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners) is required.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

Special requirements: May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays. May be required to travel.
  • Due to the confidential nature of the job, may be required to pass an extensive background fingerprint and drug test.
  • Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children".

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date. The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted . Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.