Organization: NACA, INC.
Location: Arizona-Flagstaff
Mission(s): Health, Mental
Multi-Service Community Agency
Salary: $50,000/Yr - to - $55,000/Yr
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: May 10, 2021

Education: Master's Degree
Career Level: Mid Career (2+ Years Experience)
Nonprofit Experience: Desired / Not Required


               Native Americans for Community Action, Inc.

         Job Description

Job Title:                    Brief Intervention Coordinator/Psychotherapist

Department:              Community Development/Behavioral Health

Reports To:                Director of Community Development - Administrative

                                    Director of Behavioral Health - Clinical



The Brief Intervention Coordinator/Psychotherapist will work side by side NACA’s Integrated Health Care Center integrating NACA’s Zero Suicide Initiative screening, referral, follow up, and care coordination. This position will provide brief intervention, assessment and direct services to individuals identified as at-risk through screening and assessment and is responsible for NACA’s workforce development activities including suicide prevention training such as ASIST, safeTALK, CAMS and AMSR.


  • Conduct clinical mental health and bio-psychosocial assessment to clients with risk of suicide.
  • Provide brief intervention and direct services to individuals identified as at risk of suicide.
    • Psychotherapy and Group therapy, including development of bereavement groups.
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of the referral and follow-up process for youth identified as at-risk.
  • Work collaboratively with NACA’s Integrated Health Care Center to ensure screening, identification, and referral processes are complete.
  • Work collaboratively with NACA’s Reach UR Life team members (Mental Health Specialist, Case Manager, Program Data Specialist, etc.) to ensure grant requirements are met.
  • Work with the Reach UR Life Training Coordinator to develop a workforce-training plan for Zero Suicide Initiatives within NACA and with program partners.
  • In collaboration with program team, develop and implement a zero suicide initiative within NACA.
  • Provide clinical assistance and expertise in the development of the following program elements:
    • Bereavement support groups.
    • Clinical responses to suicide prevention activities.
  • Acknowledge, develop and implement the American Association of Ambulatory Health Care accreditation standards, including the Patient Centered Home Care model.
  • Maintain the appropriate level of licensure and supervision necessary to practice behavioral health in the State of Arizona, independently, or under supervision.
  • Participates in continuing education activities, as necessary, to maintain licensure status and keep current of best practices in mental health service delivery.
  • Provides presentation/trainings centered on youth mental health and cultural concerns to other organizations or agencies, as appropriate/necessary.
  • Provides all clinical services to clients with the utmost of ethical standards and conduct, doing so in accordance with AZBBHE standards, ACA/ACSW ethical guidelines, and in line with the scope of NACA’s mission statement and vision.
  • Coordinate with Project Director on Zero Suicide Initiative training modules development and workforce development plan.
  • Participate in the organization Quality Improvement Program through incident reporting and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling and/or Human Services or related field and two (2) or more years of previous experience in direct counseling services. Preferred: Licensed clinician with direct experience assessing and managing suicide risk.


Level I Fingerprint Clearance. CPR, First Aid, and HIPAA Certification (can be acquired before and/or after hire). Possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License. Must pass a criminal background investigation & fingerprint clearance in accordance with NACA policy. Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC).  Preferred: Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)


  • Knowledge in children’s mental health and related services system with demonstrated experience working with family systems, demonstrated ability to foster collaborative relationships;
  • Knowledge of office, personnel and financial management practices, various filing and records management systems;
  • Working knowledge of advanced computer operations, word-processing and database programs;
  • Knowledge and experience in the assessment and management of suicide risk;
  • Ability to plan and accomplish work within established policies, objectives, priorities and timelines;
  • Ability to perform moderately complex work, review work for accuracy, completeness and conformity to established procedures;
  • Knowledge of family-centered systems and practice;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others;
  • Knowledge of theories, concepts, principles and practices of suicide and intervention;
  • Familiarity with American Indian culture(s), society and working knowledge and respect for the American Indian culture, traditions and customs;
  • Knowledge of Zero Suicide Initiatives;
  • Experience implementing suicide prevention programming and workforce development training;
  • Excellent community outreach capabilities;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to prepare correspondence, concise reports and conduct presentations;
  • Excellent human and public relations skills;
  • Knowledge of community resources;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of client information and records;
  • Ability to prioritize work ability to work under pressure and emotional stress;
  • Ability to prepare timely reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others.
  • Skill in public speaking and public representation in ways that cultivate effective “2-way” and group communications with diversity of community members, organizations, and youth.
  • Skill in communications, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, youth and families, a cross-section of community members and the public at-large, and other agencies and organizations, sufficient to exchange or convey information.
  • Strong desire and interest to work with the population of this job classification.
  • Speak and understand the Navajo, Hopi or other Native language preferred.


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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Frequent travel in the Flagstaff region and to distant communities in Coconino County, Navajo Nation, and Hopi Reservation is likely for the purposes of face-to-face encounters and program outreach.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered when attending to clients, program participants, and employees while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


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