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Behavioral Health Assessor, Phoenix, AZ

Organization: Native American Connections
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Job Posted: October 12, 2022
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Behavioral Health Assessor
Behavioral Health · Phoenix, Arizona

We require COVID-19 Vaccination for all employees. Religious and medical exemptions are available upon review

Position schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM


Under the direct supervision of the Admissions Supervisor this position is responsible for completing all client assessments in a timely manner and recommending placement in either an NAC program or to the most appropriate agency.


  • Completes all assessments and related documentation. Recommends appropriate services for client based on assessment process. Referrals made to internal programs as well as external providers.
  • Completes Individual Service Plans
  • Assists with Case Management
  • Works closely with intake team to prioritize (i.e., Native American, pregnant, IV substance use, homeless, etc.) residential admissions.
  • May assist with coverage of client list for residential admissions and coordination of care to ensure clients’ connection to services and appropriate level of care.
  • Notify clients and referral sources of all documents and needs for entering treatment.
  • Maintain positive working and referral relationships with T/RBHAs, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service offices and tribes, detox centers, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, medical facilities and other numerous referral agencies.
  • Provides assistance with group or individual counseling to clients as outlined in clinical curriculum as needed.
  • Support and actively engage in practices of inclusion through Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Mission
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Care Planning and Care Coordination
  • Quality of Work/Intervention
  • Cultural Competence and Adaptation
  • Systems Oriented Practice (Work Efficiency/ Punctuality/Attendance)
  • Productivity
  • Practice-Based Learning and Quality Improvement
  • Informatics
  • Initiative/Resourcefulness
  • Dependability
  • Professional Behavior- Attitude/Enthusiasm


  • Master’s degree in behavioral health field; or
  • Bachelor's Degree with minimum 4 years experience in a licensed facility


  • Fingerprint Certificates within 90 days of hire
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, teams, managers, supervisors, and vendors
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate critical thinking, problem- solving and organizational and time management skills
  • Bilingual- Spanish desired
  • Required strong clinical skills
  • Knowledgeable about the economic, educational and social challenges of Native Americans
  • Familiar with assessment tools that pertain to substance abuse, depression, and other behavioral health issues


  • Able to sit, stand walk with/ without accommodations.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE: Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation will be necessary.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: Native American Connections is a drug-free workplace with safety-sensitive jobs. Use of alcohol and legal or illegal drugs may impair and alter employees' judgement resulting in increased safety risks, workplace injuries, and faulty decision making. Reporting to work at NAC after use of alcohol, a controlled substance, or abuse of any other substance is absolutely prohibited.


This position is considered to be Exempt for overtime pay provisions as provided by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and any applicable state laws

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