SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
Official Position Title: Adolescent Programs Clinician
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.
- 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
- 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