Incumbent will be responsible to deliver culturally sensitive, competent behavioral health services to clients under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor for KIC Tribal Health Clinic Behavioral Health Department. This position will determine nature of client’s situation, initiate treatment plan, provide individual and group counseling, facilitate all aspects of outpatient treatment, and document progress. Incumbent will be responsible for general coordination of counseling services and have sufficient personal mobility to complete field work at various locations. Position will require flexible work schedule to include evening and weekend hours as necessary.
- Knowledge of state and federal guidelines for clinical programs and “best practice” techniques.
- Knowledge of community organization/development principles and processes.
- Knowledge of social problems experienced by Alaska Natives and American Indians.
- Knowledge of culturally relevant counseling techniques and ceremonies.
- Knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse services available in the community and some familiar with state-wide services.
- Knowledge of current research and accepted theories of alcohol and drug abuse, addiction and rehabilitation.
- Knowledge of screening and identification of symptoms of alcohol/drug abuse and withdrawal.
- Knowledge and ability of Case Management skills.
- Knowledge and ability to carry out rules of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPAA), which protects patient rights.
- Knowledge and ability to carry out federal confidentiality rules for clients seeking substance abuse services.
- Skilled in the coordination of patient care in remote locations (phone consultations, etc.)
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally over the telephone and in person in a clear and positive manner;
- Ability to provide social treatment services in a clinical and community-based setting;
- Ability to exercise mature judgment in evaluating specific situations and recommending solutions.
- Ability to listen, observes, and records a variety of information and situations.
- Ability to collect data, keep accurate and organized records and ensure timely preparation of reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with clients, peers, public and private agencies, Tribal members, and the general public.
- Ability to utilize maximum degree of professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing high degrees of stress both mentally and/or physically.
- Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player.
- Demonstrated expertise in: project management; Medicaid-compliant substance and mental health treatment; ability to plan and implement projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to prioritize assignments.
Behavioral Health Clinician I
Bachelor’s level degree required. 1-3 years’ experience preferred. AK State certification and experience may be substituted on a year to year basis for the required education.
Behavioral Health Clinician II
Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Chemical Dependency or related field required., AK State licensure as LCSW, LPC, LFMT, Psychological Associate preferred (or ability to obtain licensure by credential or 2 year supervision will be considered) 2-5 years’ experience required.
Behavioral Health Clinician III
Advanced level degree required. AK State licensure as LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychological Associate, or Psychologist with 5+ years’ experience post licensure required.