POSITION SUMMARY: (position includes but is not limited to the following):
1) Position serves primarily as Counselor for the Behavioral Health program at
the Elbowoods Memorial Health Center systems.
a) Job Summary (position includes, but is not limited to the following):
i) Conduct comprehensive assessments for mental health and/or
substance abuse treatment.
ii) Provide individual and group counseling for clients with co-occurring
iii) Develop relationships with representatives in other agencies to support
individuals in attaining services such as housing, additional mental
health care, psychiatric medication, medical resources, financial
assistance, legal advocacy, etc.
iv) Participate in daily debrief sessions, weekly supervision, department,
agency wide and other meetings, training and development
opportunities as determined appropriate by supervisor.
v) Develop an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals and
vi) Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to
assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making
vii) Coordinate, prepare and maintain required charting and
documentation in a timely and thorough manner through the electronic
health record.
viii) Act as patient advocate in order to coordinate required services or to
resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
ix) Plan, organize and lead structured programs of counseling, work,
study, recreation and social activities for clients.
x) Ability to work within the broad framework of policies and procedures
prescribed by the North Dakota State Health Board, Federal
Government and the Three Affiliated Tribes.
xi) Ability to work an extended day/flexible shift to accommodate evening
programming as necessary.
xii) Performs other duties as required.
2) Represents EMHC in a highly professional manner.
3) Establishes positive communications with all departments of EMHC to assure
stable operations.
4) Demonstrates respect and understanding of confidentiality for patients, staff
and others according to policy and HIPAA regulation.
5) Maintain required reporting as assigned.
6) Participates in EMHC staff meetings, assigned committees, community
events, and other meetings as instructed or deemed necessary.
7) Actively strives to educate the community on the mission, vision and values of
EMHC in a positive approach to assist in the growth of the organization and
assist our community in its healthcare needs.
8) Adheres to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Elbowoods Memorial
Health Centers.


 Masters Degree in Counseling, from an accredited College or University,
REQUIRED. Must submit copy of degree or transcripts with application.
 Up to two years completed pre and post Masters clinical work.
REQUIRED. Must submit a letter from a licensed or certified Mental
Health professional with application.
 Possession of a state-developed or national licensure or certificate. Must
submit copy of licensure or certificate with application.
 Computer knowledge and proficiency, REQUIRED.
 Possession of a current, valid North Dakota State Driver’s License,
reliable transportation, and telephone, REQUIRED.
 Must submit and clear Criminal Records Background Check.
 Must submit to an Alcohol/Drug Screen and random testing as per policy.
 Indian Preference will apply. Must submit documentation with application to qualify
for Indian Preference.
 Veterans Preference will apply. Must submit documentation with application to
qualify for Indian Preference.

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About Elbowoods Memorial Health Center

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, is located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in central North Dakota. The reservation is located on the Missouri River in McLean, Mountrail, Dunn, McKenzie, Mercer and Ward counties. The reservation consists of 988,000 acres, of which 457,837 acres are owned by Native Americans, either as individual allotments or communally by the tribe.


The Tribal headquarters is located 4 miles west of New Town, ND. Chairman Mark N. Fox and the MHA Nation Tribal Business Council invite you to visit the Fort Berthold Reservation and learn more about our government, culture and history.