The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-R3-GP-1708966-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: The incumbent in this position serves as a Mental Health Specialist, part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team within the Great Plains Area Youth Regional Treatment Center (GPAYRTC), located in Wakpala, SD. The GPAYRTC provides an eclectic approach to residential treatment, relying strongly on a traditional Native American/American Indian component and multidisciplinary team input. The multidisciplinary team approach is applied to maximize possible therapeutic gains and enable adolescent residents to successfully cope with their alcohol and other drug (AOD) dependency and related problems. The overall goal is to return these adolescents to the community functioning at the highest possible level.
The purpose of this position is to provide individual, group and family therapy services for residents admitted to GPAYRTC and their families. Under the minimal supervision of the Clinical Director/SSAT, the incumbent designs, implements, and administers the culturally sensitive individual, group and family therapy at the GPAYRTC. The incumbent will also provide consultation and training services to the tribes in the Great Plains Area.
The incumbent may be called upon to work some evenings and weekends to accommodate the needs of families, and will be subject to "call back" duty in emergency situations.
This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information. Applications must be updated every 90 days.