Employment Opportunity: Mental Health Clinician

Schedule: Full-time (32 to 40 hours/week)
Compensation: Associate: $28 to $32 per hour DOE, plus benefits. Licensed: $33 to $40 per hour DOE, plus benefits.

Two Feathers Native American Family Services is seeking to hire a full-time Mental Health Clinician who will facilitate clinical treatment services with Native American children within Two Feathers NAFS’ service area.

Two Feathers, a tribally chartered nonprofit of Big Lagoon Rancheria, provides behavioral health and culture-based prevention services. Two Feathers mission is to empower Native American youth and their families to achieve their full potential by offering culturally affirming mental health and wellness programs in Humboldt County.  Two Feathers serves all self-identified Native American Youth and their families in Humboldt County.

Two Feathers NAFS aims for diversity at every level of our agency. We are an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or other related conditions), identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Two Feathers celebrates differences. Preference will be given to Native American applicants.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in working with our community and your professional background, in addition to your resume. To email, please send to kara.c@twofeathers-nafs.org. To mail, please address it to Two Feathers NAFS, Attn: Human Resources, 1560 Betty Ct, McKinleyville, CA 95519.

General Function

Under the supervision of Two Feathers Clinical Director, the Mental Health Clinician works
in a team setting to facilitate clinical treatment services with Native American children and adults within
Two Feathers service area. This position will provide direct services to Native American families and
youth. The clinician will also provide short-term crisis response support to. In addition to direct clinical
services, the clinician supports the provision of Two Feathers cultural programming via interagency
support. This position will work in the office and in the field.

Primary Responsibilities

Direct Client Services: 85%

  • Deliver individual psychotherapy to Native American youth, adults, and families.
  • Facilitate youth empowerment, educational, and/or youth support groups in a school setting.
  • Participate in case reviews and staff meetings as part of a team approach.
  • Accurately document all services provided to meet Two Feathers clinical guidelines, and grant reporting requirements.
  • Conduct assessment interviews with new clients, assess and/or diagnose client needs.
  • Develop and monitor client treatment plan(s).
  • Work with other community-based agencies and/or referral services
  • Maintain grant paperwork necessary to provide evaluation information, and report information
  • Complete clinical documentation in Electronic Health Record, and to meet agency guidelines and 3rd party billing requirements.
  • Work with other service providers who are part of a client’s support team.
  • Work collaboratively with Tribal and Native American services such as mental health, social services and medical providers.
  • Actively engage in ongoing learning process to develop clinical skills to meet needs of Native American youth, adults, and families.
  • Attendance at weekly clinical meetings and supervision.
  • Conduct mental health screenings and provide referrals as appropriate.
  • Provide case management services that include: connecting youth and families to needed services and partner agencies.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including safety assessments, safety planning and follow up

General Two Feathers Program Support: 15%

  • Work effectively and positively as a member of the Two Feathers Team to support programs across the agency as directed, (cultural programing, youth employment, clinical/case management needs)
  • Community outreach via tabling at community and school events, with occasional weekend/evening work.
  • Attend and participate in Two Feathers meetings, including clinical supervision, team meetings, and professional development activities.


  • Education: Graduate degree in Social Work or Psychology
  • Licensure: Current California MFT or LCSW license or be registered as an Associate Clinical Social Worker or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Must be in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Science.
  • Experience working in tribal communities with Native American youth and their families, preferred
  • Current driver’s license, in good standing
  • Fingerprint clearance with the Department of Justice, FBI, and Child Abuse Index
  • Must comply with a drug-free workplace

Core Competencies

  • An understanding of the developmental milestones of children/youth.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse, dependence, and other addictive behaviors and treatment.
  • Ability to be flexible with frequent changes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others.
  • Behaves with a friendly demeanor.
  • Effective written, visual, and oral communication skills necessary to express your thoughts and document notes. 
  • Comfortable using technology (computers, smart devices, emails, word processing, Google Workplace, etc.).
  • Cultural humility and proven ability to interact authentically and effectively with widely diverse audiences and constituencies.
  • Able to honor matters of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about local Native communities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Native youth, staff, community partners, and community members.
  • Life-long learning: desire and ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; learn from mistakes and successes; seek and accept constructive feedback from others; identify and access learning sources and opportunities
  • Ability to work with Electronic Health Records is required 
  • Organizational skills with the ability to keep track of paperwork and documentation


  • This is a full-time position. Salary will be determined on experience, education, and licensure.
  • FREE supervision and ongoing training and professional development
  • Health insurance: Employees are eligible after the first full month of employment and Two Feathers NAFS pays 90% of the cost of the employee’s Anthem Gold PPO plan health coverage, and 90% of dental and vision.
  • Life Insurance: Effective April 1, 2024, Two Feathers will offer life insurance for up to $50k.
  • Retirement Plan: Employees are eligible for a Simple IRA after the first year of employment. Two Feathers will match dollar for dollar the employee’s elective deferral contribution up to 3% of the employee’s total annual compensation.
  • Full-time employees accrue 96 hours of sick time and 1 week of vacation within the first year of employments, to increase to 3 weeks of vacation earned per year after the first year.
  • Two Feathers is a HRSR site and licensed employees are eligible for the HRSA student loan repayment program.
  • 13.5 paid holidays per year.
  • Discounted membership dues at The Club (fitness center in same parking lot).