Marriage Family Therapist

Indian Health Council, Inc.
Valley Center, CA 92082
Post Date:
December 08, 2022
Job Status:

Job Title: Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Department: Behavioral Health

Reports To: Behavioral Health Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: Regular, Full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday

Location: Valley Center, CA

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-hour shift between the hours of 8:00am-6:30pm

Benefits:Eligible for benefits on date of hire. Low employee contribution for PPO Medical, DPPO Dental and Vision. 403B retirement plan with company matching. Generous PTO & sick time. 13 paid holidays per year plus Employee birthday paid day off. Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability policies. Bereavement and jury duty paid time off. Eligible for company paid CMU, CEU, licensures. Corporate discount programs. Monthly employee appreciation events. Service award program. Birthday and work anniversary acknowledgments.

We are a Tribal Healthcare organization that gives hiring preference to applicants with Native American blood and/or tribal membership. Preference shall be given in accordance with Indian Health Council's Policies and Procedures upon Indian Preference Application submission and supporting documents.


Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) was established in 1970 as a consortium of nine Native American tribes whose purpose is to meet the healthcare needs of their reservations located in North San Diego County: Inaja-Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel. IHC provides full spectrum of healthcare and outreach services and programs with two locations to serve our nine tribes: Valley Center (main) and Santa Ysabel (satellite).


The LMFT provides clinical counseling and support services to Native American individuals, children and their families. Execute objectives as they are established by the grant.


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provide psychotherapeutic counseling services to individuals, couples and families.

  2. Treatment plans will be developed and agreed upon by both client and clinician. Treatment plans may also include case management services.

  3. Work in conjunction with medical staff in the development of medical/behavioral treatment programs.

  4. Provide screenings (depression, anxiety, etc.).

  5. Promote awareness of Behavioral Health community wellness activities.

  6. Treatment services will include crisis intervention, individual, couples, family and group counseling.

  7. Clinicians will collaborate with other IHC departments and outside agencies

for the provision of treatment services, and creating integrative care.

  1. Performs all administrative tasks and charting duties/responsibilities as assigned.

  2. Works on the collection of data and other research information as needed.

  3. Maintains client confidentiality at all times.

  4. Provide group counseling services.

  5. Attends meetings when assigned and when necessary for individual client care.

  6. Maintains client case files in accordance with both HIPPA and IHC regulations.

  7. Performs additional duties as assigned and directed by supervisors.

  8. Maintains a current license and abides by the ethics code of their profession.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Travel is not required for this position.

Driving is required for this position. Must be comfortable driving around our service area.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Minimum M.A. or M.S. in Counseling, Psychology or related field.

  • Must have minimum 1-year related experience

  • Experience working with Native American patients preferred.

  • Consideration will be given to interns if other requirements are met.


  • Current, unrestricted LMFT license (or similar) in California.

  • Valid California driver's license in good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

  • Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.

  • Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

  • Must pass a background check.


  • Knowledge of psychotherapeutic modalities and their treatment application.

  • Knowledge of HIPAA and patient confidentiality protocols.

  • Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies.

  • Knowledge of group dynamics.

  • Skill in the practice of individual and group psychotherapy.

  • Skill in developing and executing educational groups and parenting classes.

  • Skill in interviewing and communicating to elicit information and cooperation from patients.

  • Skill in providing behavioral assessments.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff, and the public.

  • Ability to interpret and communicate procedures.

  • Ability to write reports, correctly reflect treatment and document patient's progress.


  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Office 365, Teams (video conferencing and meetings) and Share Point

  • Electronic healthcare records software, NextGen preferred.

  • Utilization of Relias Learning, ADP and PolicyTech.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.