Temporary Licensed Therapist – Part-Time (20 hours per week)

***This Position will be open until filled***

The Redding Rancheria is seeking a Temporary Licensed Therapist (Part-time) for the Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center.


The Licensed Therapist is licensed/certified independently to provide direct Mental Health and Chemical Dependency services in an outpatient medical setting to Native Americans residing in the eastern half of Trinity County and the western two-thirds of Shasta county who have mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. This provider will conduct mental health intakes, substance abuse assessments, individual, family and group treatment and Integrative/crisis services to patients and their families. Responsibilities also include serving as a consultant for program services to Redding Rancheria staff and community, and working to increase the understanding of individual and community behavioral health issues and service delivery. This position is under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Director.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy , or a Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Must be currently licensed in good standing to practice as an independent Marriage and Family Therapist, or independent LCSW
  • Must pass background assessment of moral character and legal status. Must submit to fingerprint identification with law enforcement and be able to work with children.
  • Must demonstrate emotional stability, independent judgment, and initiative in professional activities and relationships with clients and co-workers.
  • Valid California Driver’s license. Individual must be insurable by Tribe’s automobile insurer.
  • Position requires occasional overnight travel.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening.
  • Indian preference.


  • Provide mental health and substance abuse assessments, develop and implement treatment plans, provide case management, referral and coordination with other allied professionals and treatment providers, including medical providers, psychiatrists, Tribal Child and Family Services, school IEP coordinators, courts, and other community based agencies.
  • Have a functional understanding of DSM-5 psychiatric disorders, psychoactive medications, brain physiology and demonstrate a working knowledge of various theoretical models of psychotherapy, including brief therapy, behavioral counseling, substance abuse and other culturally relevant forms of treatment.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate group therapy sessions for targeted client groups, such as adolescents, elders, trauma or abuse survivors, addictive behaviors, anger management, grief and/or support groups. Work with community to effectively advertise and recruit for group services.
  • Maintain electronic and other records in accordance with requirements of state, tribal, federal laws and clinic policy. Accurately complete all assessments, daily progress notes and client file documents within the required timeframe and provide them to the clinic, courts, probation and referral sources as appropriate and within HIPAA regulations.
  • Provide interpersonal support and problem solving assistance to individuals and families in need of services. Provide prevention, relapse prevention, education and follow-up information on mental health and substance abuse to individuals and families in our service area.
  • Provide consultation, training and technical assistance as requested to other departments and tribal entities. Assist with organizing staff and community activities that help the tribe respond to local human service and behavioral health needs in the interest of efficiency and responsiveness of services.
  • Respond promptly to requests from staff for support in crisis situations within the clinic or the tribal community. Practice appropriate crisis intervention skills. In conjunction with other members of the Behavioral Health Department and local human service providers, develop preparedness plans for responding to crisis situations within Shasta County. Refer individuals for follow-up as needed.
  • Participate as a team member of Redding Rancheria by actively participating in tribal and clinic meetings, and collaborating with varied departments to facilitate the most effective provision of services to beneficiaries. Develop a positive working environment by treating clinic and tribal staff members with respect and courtesy. Exercise sound judgment with problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Encourage others to achieve high levels of quality and successful working relationships. Promote team effectiveness, promoting trust, commitment and tribal pride.
  • Participate in supervision with the Behavioral Health Director to maintain quality of care and services, as needed. Participate in weekly Behavioral Health Department staff meetings/group supervision. Evaluate progress in an ongoing manner to include evaluation of employee’s own issues, such as counter-transference.
  • Possess and seek an ongoing fundamental understanding of Native American culture and local Native American communities. Maintain high quality work and patient care and provision of all services in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.
  • Obtain and/or maintain in good standing professional license and comply with continuing education requirements per applicable California licensing authority.
  • Proactively problem solve with supervisor appropriate time management and logistic strategies for working hours. Assist with program evaluations as requested. Complete timesheets, travel requests and trip reports, email responses and other projects as assigned in a timely manner. Use time effectively. Keep appointments and be at work and at meetings on time.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as requested by the Behavioral Health Director.

A completed Redding Rancheria job application must be submitted in order to be considered for employment. You can fill out an application online at www.reddingrancheria-nsn.gov, please fax (530-242-4563), email (employment@redding-rancheria.com) or bring in to Redding Rancheria at 2000 Redding Rancheria Road, Redding Ca 96001.

All certifications, credentials/ licenses, education verification /degrees and/or transcripts, and Indian verification are required to process your application. 

Indian preference applies, but we welcome all applicants who wish to apply for this position.  To receive Indian preference, certification of Native American heritage needs to be attached to the job application.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background screening clearance.  All employees are required to submit to a Tuberculosis test (TB) test after they are hired in addition to being tested annually.

Additional Information:

We offer a competitive salary as well as having a work schedule running Monday through Friday.  In addition, Redding Rancheria offers an excellent benefit package containing Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short/Long Term disability, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave as well as a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Redding Rancheria is a federally recognized Tribe with Pit River, Wintu and Yana people where pride in Tribal culture, history and identity is evident internally and in the larger community. Redding Rancheria is a leader in the constructive development of its people, the larger Indian community and the Redding region.

E-Verify Statement

Redding Rancheria participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Visit the E-Verify URL below for more information. For further information, please contact Human Resources Dept. at (530) 225-8979.