Nett Lake, MN

Bois Forte

Posted On: Oct-21-2020
Status: This Job is Closed
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
5344 Lakeshore Drive  Nett Lake MN, 55772  218-757-3261/1-800-221-8129
Position Description
Opens: October 15, 2020 Closes: October 29, 2020
Human Services
Reports to (title):
Behavioral Health Practitioner
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Job Location:
Bois Forte Human Services
Nett Lake, MN
Pay Range:
Min: $15.64 Mid: $19.545 Max: $23.45
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Effective Date:
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01/03/2017 PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees of Bois Forte Band of Chippewa are expected to conform to the following:  Uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent.  Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the tribal government (may also be referred to as “Band”).  Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and respectful manner with employees, community, visitors, and vendors.  Comply with Bois Forte Band of Chippewa policies and procedures.  Maintain a current insurable driver’s license.  Display respect and understanding of Bois Forte Band of Chippewa traditions and values. POSITION PURPOSE The Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Worker will provide adult mental health rehabilitative services (ARMHS) and adult mental health targeted case management (AMH-TCM) services to support clients with a serious mental illness diagnosis in the form of instruction, support, and skill coaching either in the client’s home or in the community. Services provided will strongly emphasize personal goal setting and developing strategies to achieve them, skill building, client advocacy, and connecting clients with community resources. ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, & RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provides community based adult mental health rehabilitative services (ARMHS) and adult mental health targeted case management (AMH-TCM) services to eligible adults clients (age 18+) with serious mental illness (SMI) that focus on basic living and social skills training and community intervention. 2. Meets with individuals 2-5 hours a week in the community or in the individual’s home. 3. Ensures that mental health services are based on clinical needs, and delivered in a manner that is culturally sensitive and culturally appropriate following a holistic and person centered delivery method. 4. Participates in clinical supervision, under the direction of designated clinical supervisor (Behavioral Health Professional). 5. Instructs, assists, and enables clients to develop and enhance personal stability, competencies, emotional adjustments, independent living, and community skills. 6. Provides program and client transportation as needed.
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7. Maintains a caseload of at least ten clients or more as assigned, meeting productivity guidelines, and proactively seeking referrals as needed to maintain a full case load. 8. Maintains accurate and timely records, and mandated documentation requirements for ARMHS and AMH-TCM in accordance with Department of Human Services guidelines for all assigned clients, to include: weekly progress/encounter notes, billing encounters, monthly progress reports, and file reviews in health records (either paper or electronic) 9. Provides referrals to clients for available resources and services within the Reservation and surrounding communities. 10. Inputs data into the Mental Health Information System (MHIS) and MN-ITS in a timely manner for reporting and funding purposes. 11. Participates and assists in the daily tasks associated with client care including evaluation of client safety and appropriate interventions related to their functioning and safety. 12. Acts as an advocate for clients as needed. 13. Provides crisis assistance as needed. 14. Attends trainings and conferences to comply with all continuing education requirements, and further enhance technical and programmatic knowledge. 15. Maintains billing and documentation in accordance with Department of Human Services guidelines, and submits billing according to procedures established by department. 16. Abides by and complies with the rules of confidentiality, Data Privacy Act, mandatory reporting laws, HIPPA requirements, and RTC policies and procedures. 17. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS Experience:  At least 21 years old  Successfully completed 30 hours of training during the two years immediately prior to the date of hire or before provision of direct services in all of the following areas: recipient rights, receipt-centered Individual treatment planning, Behavioral terminology, mental illness, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, psychotropic medications and side effects, functional assessment, local community resources, adult vulnerability, resident confidentiality, and: Meets the qualifications in sub item (A) or (B): (A) Has an associate of arts degree or two year full tim post-secondary education in one of the behavioral sciences or Human Services; is ra registered nurse with out a bachelor’s degree, or who within the previous 10 years has: 1. 3 years of personal life experience with a serious and persistent mental illness 2. 3 years of life experience as a primary caregiver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury or 3. 4,000 hours of supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury or (B) 1. Is fluent in the non-English language or competent in the culture of the ethnic group to which at least 20 percent of the mental health rehabilitation worker’s clients belong; 2. Receives during the 1st 2,000 hours of work, monthly documented individual clinical supervision by a mental health professional. 3. 18 hours of documented field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner during the 1st 160 hours of contact work with recipients, and at least six hours of field supervision quarterly during the following year; 4. Review and co-signature of charting of recipient contacts during field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner and 5. 15 hours of additional continuing education on mental health topics during the first year of employment and 15 hours during every additional year of employment.
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Education:  High school diploma or equivalent License/Certification:  Valid Minnesota driver’s license and be insurable under the RTC auto policy Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:  Knowledge of established concepts, principles and practices related to mental health, with full consideration of mental, emotional and physical factors.  Ability to use critical thinking skills, function independently and make complex decisions based on standards of care, policies and procedures, critical pathways.  Knowledge of regulatory agencies documentation requirements and ability to accurately and completely document clinical data.  Knowledge of the pharmacology of various medications (both legal and illegal substances), their therapeutic effects, side effects, and adverse reactions.  Ability to prioritize activities and organize time effectively.  Ability to provide good customer service with a patient-centric approach.  Excellent interpersonal skills in handling interactions with staff, other agencies, groups, and patients and families; capable of working with and actively participating with a diverse multi-disciplinary team.  Basic knowledge of principles, procedures, techniques, trends and literature of social work (e.g., mental disorders, human development, social policy, developmental disabilities, cultural factors, etc.) in order to meet psychiatric social work responsibilities.  Ability to handle sensitive situations in a calm, professional manner.  Experience with computerized management information system and capableof entering client sensitive data into MHIS and other electronic data information systems.  Ability to communication effectively (written and spoken) with co-workers, clients and outside parties.  Strong observation, assessment, and crisis management skills.  Ability to handle stress and unstable client behavior.  Ability to work independently with minimal direction and within part of a team.  Excellent organizational and documentation skills.  Basic knowledge of current standards in mental health, public health and public welfare, and Federal, State, and Tribal programs in these fields in order to provide advocacy and enhance patient’s functioning and access to identified community resources.  Knowledge of substance abuse and causes and symptoms of mental health issues.  Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components) and general office equipment use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords. Computer-related problem-solving skills through the use of available trainings and help desk.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), internet software and appropriate storage of electronic files.  Ability to perform other duties as assigned.
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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS  Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or other human services related field.
WORK ENVIRONMENT Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Limited overnight travel may be required from time to time. This position may be exposed to certain health risks that are inherent when working within a health center facility, such as potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, sharps, and infectious body fluids. Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with the community, visitors, employees, and vendors. Mental demands: There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must be able to handle frequent interruptions and must also multi-task and interact with a wider variety of people on various and, at times, complicated issues. TRIBAL AND INDIAN PREFERENCE
The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa has implemented a Tribal and Indian Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position, and who are enrolled members of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Tribe will be given primary preference in hiring and employment for this position. Members of other federally-recognized Indian tribes will be given secondary preference for hiring and employment after providing proof of tribal membership. Tribal and Indian preference is integrated into the interview and scoring process for candidates for job positions. OTHER Confidentiality: All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. This position may have access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination. Background Investigation: This position may be subject to a criminal history background check, a suitability background check and/or a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) check. In addition, some positions are subject to a 101-630 background check in an effort to ensure compliance with Public Law 101-630 “Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.” Candidates must be able to successfully pass all required background checks to qualify for this position. Drug Screening: All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to beginning employment and will be subject to random drug testing.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING APPLIES. INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLY. UPON PRESENTATION OF DD-214 WHICH REFLECTS HONORABLE DISCHARGE, APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE VETERAN’S PREFERENCE POINTS. Please visit our website at to download an application. Applications are accepted via: Fax, Email, U.S. Mail, and In Person. Submit applications to: Human Resources Director, Simona Benner 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN 55772, Fax: 218-757-3312, . Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.