Adolescent Programs Clinician

Company: SEARHC

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description



                                                                 Official Position Title:  Adolescent Programs Clinician I                                                   

Position Summary

This position provides a variety of treatment services including clinical assessment and treatment directing for you ages 12-18. This position also provides clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations, case evaluations, and crisis intervention; as well as acts as a liaison with other agencies as required. This position is a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and provides regular clinical supervision, ensures proper maintenance of clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established SEARHC policies and procedures. A clinician ensures that clinical productivity standards as established and followed. This position is available for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis when needed and as assigned; in addition to providing clinical support in person or by phone as needed at any SEARHC location within the Behavioral Health Division.




  • Serve as the Assessing and Directing Clinician for youth Crossings program.
  • Complete all required documentation to facilitate participant intake, treatment and discharge/aftercare, including:
    • Brief initial screening for appropriateness/immediate needs 
    • Integrated Behavioral Health and Substance Use Assessment
    • Individualized treatment plans
    • In-person Mental Status Exam, Client Status Review and Alaska Screening Tool
    • Contribute to Final Report and Recommendations and Discharge Summaries
  • Provide training, guidance and intervention resources to field guides/behavioral health technicians (direct service providers).
  • Provide direct service in the field as needed/scheduled.
  • Provide family psychotherapy to families via phone when appropriate.
  • Provide crisis intervention and referral to alternative levels of care when necessary.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a treatment team that includes program case managers, program managers and field guides, as well as family members, probation officers, social workers, counselors/therapists, others involved in the youth’s care in the youth’s community.
  • Contribute actively to clinical development goals and initiatives.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation schedule as needed.
  • Participate and learn base line hard skills such as paddling and camp skills required for field.
  • Be actively involved and participate in annual field guide training.
  • Complete all documentation required for services in a timely manner.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Position Qualifications



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related discipline from an accredited educational institution. 


·     Previous experience working with adolescents and families is preferred. 

·     Have professional competence with mental health and substance use issues, including experience formulating multi-axial diagnostic impressions using DSM-V criteria

License and Certification

·     Meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at time of hire. Applicant may need to accrue supervised clinical hours and/or take the exam for licensure.  Once licensure is obtained it is a requirement to keep it current for the duration of employment.

· Valid State of Alaska Driver’s License or can be obtained within 6 months of hire.



·     Must be 21 years of age.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office © programs required (Word and Outlook primarily).  
  • Knowledge of issues facing Alaska youth including Alaska Native youth is preferred.
  • Special education laws pertaining to emotionally disturbed children.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Must be willing to work actively as part of a clinical team supporting field operations and desire to connect youth and families to the services they need. 
  • Ability to work positively with other staff, local professionals and community members required. 
  • Write clear/concise reports and chart notes in accordance with professional standards, State regulations, and department protocol.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes.
  • Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments


How to Apply

To apply for the Adolescent Programs Clinician please go to:  https://searhc.org/
Posted on: August 23, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Application Closing Date:
May 25, 2024
Years of Experience: 1 – 2 years
Preferred/Required Degree Level: Master’s degree
Population(s) Served: Youth - At Risk
Region(s): Alaska/Hawaii