Careers


Working To Help Others

Volunteers of America Alaska relies on the talents and hard work of employees who believe there are no limits to caring.

To that end, we ensure our employees are fulfilled both in their work and in their relationships with colleagues.

Ultimately, we're all here for the same reason - to help rebuild the lives of Alaska's most vulnerable.

Current Open Positions:

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Mental Health Clinician

Objective

The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing clinical services to the ARCH clients. This position is a critical component to the ARCH service delivery system and is a fully integrated member of the direct services team.Expectations regarding duties and responsibilities are outlined in the essential functions, duties and responsibilities.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities


Mental health Services

  • Responsible for managing a caseload of ARCH clients
  • Responsible for providing mental health services to include conducting mental health assessments, treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, case management, and weekly group, individual and family sessions.
  • Uses the CSR data to inform the above.
  • Completes documentation and services in accordance to Medicaid, CARF, Division of Public Health, and Division of Behavioral Health regulations and standards and agency policy and procedures.
  • Participation and coordination of the weekly family program as assigned.
  • Coordination of services with the substance abuse counselors, ARCH Clinical Director, Assistant Clinical Director, Consulting Psychiatrist and Consulting Psychologist.
  • Provides input into development of mental health services to include group curriculum development.
  • Conduct training as scheduled by the Clinical Director.
  • Functions as a full member of the clinical team and works collaboratively with all treatment team members to ensure youth are receiving effective services in accordance to their treatment plan.
  • Maintains program integrity and client safety.
  • Responsible for maintaining contact with parents regarding to client's treatment plan, prognosis and treatment progress.
  • Maintains client confidentiality and safeguards client information per 42 C.F.R. part 2 and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
  • Expected to complete all assigned duties in accordance with timelines established by immediate supervisor.All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master's Degree in a counseling, psychology, social work or a related field
  • Two years' experience working with adolescents having co-occurring disorders (substance use disorder and severe emotional disturbances)
  • Proven ability to work with diverse community groups; with a focus on Alaska Native people, knowledge of their values and belief systems and ability to provide culturally competent services
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on information available.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work Sunday- Thursday. Ability to travel if required (must have own transportation.)

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works in office areas.Interacts with staff, consultants, and outside vendors.May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirement includes close vision.

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Position Title: Mental Health Clinician

Reports To: Director of Residential Services

Objective : The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing clinical services to the ARCH clients. This position is a critical component to the ARCH service delivery system and is a fully integrated member of the direct services team. Expectations regarding duties and responsibilities are outlined in the essential functions, duties and responsibilities.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

Mental Health Services


  • Responsible for managing a caseload of ARCH clients
  • Responsible for providing mental health services to include conducting mental health assessments, treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, case management, and weekly group, individual and family sessions.
  • Uses the CSR data to inform the above.
  • Completes documentation and services in accordance to Medicaid, CARF, Division of Public Health, and Division of Behavioral Health regulations and standards and agency policy and procedures.
  • Participation and coordination of the weekly family program as assigned.
  • Coordination of services with the substance abuse counselors, ARCH Clinical Director, Assistant Clinical Director, Consulting Psychiatrist and Consulting Psychologist.
  • Provides input into development of mental health services to include group curriculum development.
  • Conduct training as scheduled by the Clinical Director.
  • Functions as a full member of the clinical team and works collaboratively with all treatment team members to ensure youth are receiving effective services in accordance to their treatment plan.
  • Maintains program integrity and client safety.
  • Responsible for maintaining contact with parents regarding to client's treatment plan, prognosis and treatment progress.
  • Maintains client confidentiality and safeguards client information per 42 C.F.R. part 2 and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
  • Expected to complete all assigned duties in accordance with timelines established by immediate supervisor.

All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Master's Degree in a counseling, psychology, social work or a related field
  • Two years' experience working with adolescents having co-occurring disorders (substance use disorder and severe emotional disturbances)
  • Proven ability to work with diverse community groups; with a focus on Alaska Native people, knowledge of their values and belief systems and ability to provide culturally competent services
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on information available.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work Sunday- Thursday. Ability to travel if required (must have own transportation.)
Working Conditions The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Works in office areas. Interacts with staff, consultants, and outside vendors. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirement includes close vision.
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If you are interested in one of our open positions please contact our Director of HR Flavia Davids at (907) 279-9688

E-mail: humanresources@voaak.org

Volunteers of America Alaska is an equal Opportunity Employer