Psychotherapist at Pleasant Point Reservation

Position:  The Pleasant Point Health Center seeks to hire a licensed Master’s level Psychotherapist for an outpatient mental health clinic.   The ideal candidate will have experience/interest in working with adults and/or children with a particular emphasis on assisting clients with trauma related experiences.  PPHC is located in Perry, Maine on Passamaquoddy Bay. We serve Passamaquoddy tribal members in an integrated health care setting on the Pleasant Point Reservation. This is a full time position.

Salary & Benefits:  Salary is highly competitive and determined by level of experience.  A full range of benefits is offered with annual, sick,and personal leave; matching 401k; health care benefits; and paid holidays.

Apply:  To apply either download the application from the Personnel section of the Tribal website at or call Erin Stevens in HR at 853-2600.  For further questions about the position call David Burggraff, PhD at 853-5014. Position is open until filled.

Position Description 

Title: Psychotherapist

Status: Permanent, Full-Time

Position in the Tribal Organization 

This position is under the immediate supervision of the Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MH/SA). This is not a supervisory position although the individual serve as a mentor for student interns entering the mental health field. The position is hired by the Personnel Selection Committee and is employed by the tribe through the Indian Health Service Contract.


The Psychotherapist provides a range of counseling services to tribal members. This may include individual, family, couples or group counseling as needed. The entire age range is served at the Health Center and the assigned clients for the person in this position will be determined by appropriate experience and training. In addition to provision of counseling services the individual will be expected to perform mental health assessments, assist with community outreach and prevention services, and function as a full member of the Mental Health and Health Center team.


  1. Perform assessments at intake and as needed to determine appropriate diagnosis and

treatment needs.

  1. Maintain all required documentation and forms for counseling clients and be in

compliance with state and IHS regulations.

  1. Provide counseling services to tribal members. This may include individual, family,

group or couples counseling.

  1. Work in collaboration with other professionals to ensure that the mental health needs

of the patient are met.

  1. Coordinate referrals for other services when needed. This may include for emergency

services, case management, residential treatment, or other specialized services.

  1. Complete documentation and records in a timely manner.
  2. Be available for consultation with other staff including the medical department and

other tribal departments if needed.

  1. Participate in prevention, educational and outreach activities of the mental health


  1. Maintain current professional licensure.
  2. Participate in regular team and staff meetings.


  1. A Masters or Doctoral degree in a mental health field which permits independent practice

as a clinician. This may include Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Psychologist, etc.

  1. Five years experience providing direct counseling services in an outpatient or inpatient

setting is preferred.

  1. Experience, training, and interest in working with clients who are dual diagnosed with

mental health and substance abuse concerns.

  1. Experience, training and interest in working with clients who have a complex trauma

history. Training on the effects of historical/multigenerational trauma is helpful.

  1. Experience working with Native American clients is preferred.
  2. The Pleasant Point Tribal Government gives preference in hiring to tribal members and

other Native American applicants.

  1. The applicant must possess:
  2. the ability to establish therapeutic relationships with clients
  3. the ability to write coherent and timely reports, progress notes and treatment plans
  4. valid drivers license and personal vehicle

Come join our team in this beautiful setting as we work together to make a positive contribution to the health of this great community!