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Behavioral Health Clinical Associate - Fairbanks, Alaska - Tanana Chiefs Conference (CPJTB)

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Fairbanks, AK
  • Posted: May 25, 2019
  • Full-Time

Job incumbent provides quality behavioral health services to youth, adults and families.
Essential Functions: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Representative Duties: Under the general supervision of the Upper Tanana Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, job incumbent will be assigned from the following representative duties:
  • Provide Individual, Family, and Group counseling for Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Elders.
  • Provide Substance Abuse Assessments using DSM-V and ASAM PPC IIIR Criteria.
  • Gather information for Comprehensive Mental Health assessments and formulate diagnoses and treatment recommendations in direct collaboration with mental health clinician and/or clinical supervisor.
  • Develop a treatment plan with special consideration to cross-cultural and dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse) concerns. Ensures appropriate implementation of treatment plan.
  • Provide transitional counseling following primary Mental Health, Substance Abuse or Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment.
  • Provide Prevention, Education, and Pretreatment services to children, adolescents, adults and elders regarding Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Wellness.
  • Provide and receives appropriate referrals to and from other agencies and resources.
  • Provide culturally appropriate modes of service (i.e. Talking Circles, and Subsistence Activities) as appropriate.
  • Complete Administrative and Clinical Documentation in a timely manner in order to maintain program compliance within the guidelines established by Tanana Chiefs Conference, Indian Health Services, the State, Medicaid and other regulatory agencies.
  • Provide Case Management services as needed.
  • Provide ongoing outreach services to communities served.
  • Networks with area professionals to maintain communication systems for follow-up and referral.


Required Skills

  • Experience and education regarding provision of a variety of behavioral health services to adults, children, and adolescents, to include familiarity with: service provision, DSM V diagnosis, severely emotionally disturbed children, chronic mental illness, dual diagnosis and integrated treatment for substance abuse and mental illness, treatment planning, treatment coordination, case management, consultation, routine charting, Medicaid regulations, and professional reports. Familiarity with Fairbanks area, Interior Regional, and statewide mental health services and substance abuse treatment providers.
  • Cross-cultural treatment skills and knowledge of Alaska Native cultures and traditions preferred. Familiarity with the culture and needs of individuals of Alaska Native descent.
  • Strong computer skills using electronic health records and scheduling systems, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong verbal communication, analytical and interpersonal skills required.
  • Must have initiative and prioritizing skills.
  • Must work as part of a team providing quality care.
  • Knowledge and ability to adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2 confidentiality regulations.

Supervision: This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Physical demands: Village travel may be required to meet clinical need. May be exposed to certain conditions, conditions include but are not limited to: travel by small aircraft, vehicle, lack of running water, poor heat, sleeping on floors, and exposed to adverse weather conditions. Job incumbent must be able to physical travel by air and vehicle. Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry up to 40 pounds in support of equipment and supplies. Must be able to work in a busy and sometimes stressful environment.

Summation: Job incumbent will benefit from using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Required Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in psychology, counseling, human development, or related field.
Must be certified or have the ability to be certified within one year of hire as a Chemical Dependency Counselor I.
One year work experience in the addictions field, and/or must be familiar with the dynamics of substance abuse and addiction, recovery and relapse prevention.
Experience working in Rural Alaska villages preferred.
Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
Must pass background check pursuant to Alaska DHSS and federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

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