Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • 18-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Full Time

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor (Dually Credentialed) Approved 2/10/20


Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor


Ponca Health Services


Behavioral Health

Reports To:

Chief Behavioral Health Officer




Non- Exempt

Pay Grade:

Grade 9 ($21.97-$33.50); Grade 10 ($24.61-$37.52)




The position will be devoted to providing both mental health and substance abuse counseling with an emphasis on culturally sensitive interventions to individuals and families; group sessions. Collaborate with the criminal justice system as needed.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Responsible for providing outpatient counseling to individuals, families, and group therapy sessions.
  2. Conducts assessments and provides recommendations through a referral process.
  3. Provides after-care/outpatient counseling for Native Americans who are in transitional living programs back into the community.
  4. Maintain professional credentials with the current State Counseling Licensure and maintain continuing education as specified by state licensure.
  5. Will follow the policies and procedures of Ponca Health Services.
  6. All data recorded will be timely; accurate; and current.
  7. Patient confidentiality and Privacy Act/CFR42 and HIPAA must been forced must be enforced.
  8. Additional duties as assigned, which might include Youth Group; Sub-Clinical Prevention; and Community Outreach

Relationships and Authority:

This position has no supervisory duties.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

This position is located in professional office environment.



  1. Masters in Counseling or Social Work
  2. Licensed Mental Health Provider
  3. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  4. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs.
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  6. Valid driver's license and be insurable.
  7. Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  8. Able and willing to travel.


  1. Two or more years' experience in providing individual, family and group counseling.
  2. One year experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self-Determination Act.

Tier 1: (Grade 9)

Masters in Counseling or Social Work

Active and good standing Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Active and good standing Licensed Mental Health Provider

Tier 2: (Grade 10)

Masters in Counseling in Social Work

Active and good standing Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Active and good standing Licensed Independent Mental Health Provider

Three or more years' experience as a Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor

PHS Category:



Risk Exposure Level



Annual Credentialing



IT Privilege



Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer. Tribal Council Approval: 10/08/2021

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