Licensed Mental Health Provider – Lummi Indian Business Council – Bellingham, WA


JOB TITLE: Licensed Mental Health Provider

Behavioral Health (BH)

OPEN: July 13, 2022 CLOSES: July 26, 2022
SALARY: LMHP I: (11) $33.18-$37.16/hr. DOE DIVISION: Behavioral Health
LMHP II:(12) $38.16-$42.74/hr. DOE

DEPARTMENT: Mental Health
SHIFT: Flexible SUPERVISOR: Clinical Lead
LOCATION: Tribal Administration VACANCIES: 2
DURATION: Regular Full-Time
JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent will be assigned to the Lummi Behavioral Health Division as a
Licensed Mental Health Provider working specifically with youth. Provider will assess and provide
individual and group mental health services to Native American community members. This
Provider will also follow all guidelines as outlined in the Behavioral Health Manual. The incumbent
may be tasked to work in several areas where mental health services are being provided to
adolescents, and children. The incumbent may go into the local school districts as well as facilitate
group counseling sessions with youth. The Counselor will be employed as a salaried employee
within the Lummi Indian Business Council. This position requires the provider to be flexible with
work hours based on the services needed within Lummi Nation.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, and other related
duties as assigned.
1. Provide individual and group mental health treatment services using a strength-based approach
to address cognitive, behavioral and/or emotional deficits.
2. Provide culturally congruent and sensitive treatment services.
3. Use an evidenced based practice therapeutic model in the delivery of services. i.e., Trauma-
focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing practices based on client
individual needs.
4. Provide appropriate and timely referral assistance to clients whose needs are beyond the scope
of practice and require more specialized services. Referrals will be coordinated with the
Behavioral Health Director and Clinical Supervisor.
5. Provide consultation with client family members and other service providers on the Reservation
or in the broader community consistent with the client’s wishes or needs.
6. Comply with the provisions of the Lummi Behavioral Health treatment manual for consistency
in documentation, programmatic processes, and standardization.
7. Act as a primary care clinician or work as a clinical team for assigned clients and incorporate
the peer support team when applicable to best meet client treatment needs.
8. Standardized practices for services include obtaining:
a. Obtain signed Informed Consent from client and verbally review with client
b. Complete mental health assessment

c. Create an individualized treatment plan utilizing the client’s voice
d. Develop crisis plan
e. Submit progress notes according to Behavioral Health policy and WAC standards
f. Maintain client records ensuring mental health assessments, treatment plans, progress notes
are completed within times required and to meet LIBC billing requirements.
g. Actively close out files when clients’ complete services or discontinue access to services
h. Provide support for other team members and their clients during scheduled work hours or
when clinicians are on leave
i. Provide crisis walk-in services as needed
j. Attend weekly clinical staffing meetings for administrative and group supervision
9. Collaborate and coordinate client care with affiliated service departments such as Probation,
Lummi Counseling Services, the Courts, Lummi Children Services, Employment Training,
Lummi Tribal Health Clinic, the Lummi Nation, Bellingham, and Ferndale Schools.
10. Make referrals as needed for medication management.
Master’s degree in psychology, Education, Counseling, Social Work, or Behavioral Science
from an accredited college or university.
3 years school and/or work experience working with children, youth and families, preferred
Mental Health Provider Washington State Licensure preferred. Associate Licensure by start
date required.
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license and meet eligibility requirements for
tribal insurance.
Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies.
Ability to learn on the job and willing to participate in relevant job training opportunities as
Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations
Knowledgeable in mental health performance standards
Knowledgeable in addictions treatment and co-occurring problems
Knowledge of local resources available to youth, adult, and families
Good communication and listening skills
Knowledge of treatment-integrated understanding of historical trauma and Native cultural
Ability to discuss sexual issues in mixed gender group.
Knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.
Must pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol test to be eligible for and maintain
employment, as required by the LIBC Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.
This position requires regular contact with or control over Indian children and is therefore
subject to successful and extensive criminal background check, CAMIS background check.
Must have CPR and First Aid certification within 30 days of hire.
Experience working with Native American children and their families preferred.
Must be accepting and respectful toward clients and staff
Must be flexible and able to work nights and weekends.
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including two (2) doses of a 2-dose series, or one (1) dose
of a 1-dose series, plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to the start date.


To obtain a Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) application go to: the website by clicking on apply or request by e-mail [email protected] For more information
contact the HR front desk (360) 312-2023. Submit LIBC application, cover letter, resume &
reference letters no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date listed above. If listing degrees or
certifications include copies. Mailing Address: 2665 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA 98226.
Human Resource Fax number: 360-380-6991.

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