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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

nowhiringfeatureSusanville Indian Rancheria: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

POSITION TITLE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
STARTING SALARY: $69,035.20/yr.
STATUS: Permanent
HOURS: Full Time (40 per week)
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: Yes
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will provide direct assessment and therapy to the Native Americans and residents of Lassen County. The LCSW is responsible for the coordination of
the Family Service’s program goals, objectives, services and management. The LCSW will work with individuals and their families, or with groups and is involved in helping clients with their issues. Issues may include mental health, emotional, school and medical social work, marriage counseling or children and family therapy, substance abuse, addiction, prevention and rehabilitation. The LCSW may hold classes, workshops or group meetings. Will coordinate activities with other agencies and represent the clinic as a human service professional.
This position works with and around our children and youth and is therefore subject to P.L. 101-630.

1. Provides direct assessment, therapy, marital, individual, extended family and group counseling. Provides limited availability for emergency response and evening appointments.
2. Maintains updated client records and creates treatment plans.
3. Coordinates a comprehensive Mental Health and Social Services care plan that includes traditional Indian healing methods.
4. As requested by tribal officials, provides input/assistance with Indian Child Welfare Act clients with ICWA Coordinator.
5. Creates and implements diversion, prevention, and rehabilitation activity programs.
6. Complies with scope of work for Mental Health/Family Services as established by Indian Health Service and other grants and contracts. Follows all applicable State and Federal Laws in clinical practice.
7. Actively participates in the CMT (Case Management Team) meetings.
8. Regularly (once per year) updates or writes and reviews policies and procedures for the Family Services Department.
9. Plans and conducts community education on mental health related issues and provides limited crisis intervention.
10. Participates in the LIHC committees (such as QI, Case Management, Safety, etc.) to provide input into the overall functions of the organization.
11. Comply with all HIPAA regulations and other related confidentiality policies, procedures and regulations.
12. Provides in-home visits and/or crisis evaluations as needed.
13. Counsels clients to gain access to various resources and to confront issues that are negatively affecting their way of living such as poverty, abuse, mental health and addiction.
14. Responsible in interviewing families, individuals and groups to assess their needs as well as develop appropriate response plans.
15. Refer clients to community services or health care professionals.
16. Builds strong rapport with clients and making accurate assessments of their problems.
17. Consults with physicians, medical professionals and therapists when appropriate.

1. Master’s degree in Social Work, Behavioral Science, Sociology or Psychology.
2. Must be a currently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California.
3. Three (3) to five (5) years counseling experience in a clinical setting in the social services/mental health field.
4. Must have knowledge of Indian Child Welfare Act.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with low-income groups and culturally diverse people.
6. Must be able to work and relate to Native Americans.
7. Must have experience making clinical assessments and treatment plans, progress reports, show competence while engaging in therapy, capably run therapy groups, and demonstrate familiarity with family therapy.
8. Must have experience working with community agencies and/or Lassen Indian Health Clinic/Susanville Indian Rancheria departments and staff.
9. Must be able to work independently and have self-motivation.
10. Must have a valid driver’s license.
11. Must pass P.L. 101-630 background check.
12. Must pass pre-employment drug test and agree to random drug testing.

1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.

• Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
• Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
• Interact in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner with employees, visitors and vendors.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, cultural and educational programs.
• Comply with policies and procedures.
• Maintain a current insurable driver’s license.
• Display respect and understanding of Susanville Rancheria’s traditions and values.
• The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
• Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.

1st Preference: Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference: Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference: Non-Native applicant.

The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at: www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.

Only complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree or transcripts documenting your graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certification required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
7. An additional statement on how you meet each minimum qualification.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person to the Human Resources Office at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, California, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530) 251-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


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