Gila River Health Care
 Sacaton, AZ


Plans, organizes, and conducts behavioral health therapy with patients, with behavioral health and substance abuse recovery needs by performing the following duties personally. Responsible for ensuring that all critical tasks are fulfilled on a timely basis.


  • Provides individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Serves as primary contact/clinical liaison to patients, patient's families and community to ensure delivery of effective and appropriate treatment in accordance with established program
  • Provides community outreach and networks with other agencies and community resources
  • Reviews charts of assigned patients to determine appropriate referral services based on recommended treatment plan
  • Facilitates, schedules and/or participates in clinical team meetings to monitor patient progress against goals; updates progress notes and patient chart of all patient contacts within established timeframe
  • Collaborates with patient, family members and other involved parties to assess barriers to attainment of goals and/or resources
  • Responds to emergency and/or crisis situations; contacts appropriate individuals and/or agencies to ensure appropriate intervention and actions to optimize patient safety
  • Works closely and cooperatively with Tribal programs acting as point of contact for communication/coordination of care
  • Manages and oversees assigned case load to ensure delivery of services identified for continuity of care
  • Develops and implements transition, discharge and aftercare plans of assigned patients
  • Performs Behavioral Health assessment of patient, develops treatment/service plan to meet determined care needs; revises care plan as appropriate
  • Investigates and follows up on patient complaints to ensure timely response and/or appropriate resolution to concerns/issues
  • Identifies appropriate community resources and performs follow up as appropriate
  • Conducts patient visits to monitor progress and determine suitability of environment for successful treatment outcomes
  • Works closely and cooperatively with peers to review and/or revise standards, policy and procedure manuals based on findings and/or recommendations
  • Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives
  • Participates in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Supervisor


  • Masters' Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Substance Abuse or closely related field of study from an accredited university or college.
  • 2 years counseling and/or therapist mental health and/or substance abuse treatment experience.
  • Current independent license from Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as either LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LISAC required; or obtainable within 2 years in position.
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card required.
  • Current and continuing BLS training and certifications preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures and specifically the Gila River Community and/or other Native American cultures and community health services.