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Children's Mental Health Therapist - In Alaska

Community Connections Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

*$5000 signing bonus, relocation assistance and supervision towards licensure available as benefits* Promote positive change in the lives of children and families and experience Southeast Alaska!

Community Connections is seeking 2 Child and Family Mental Health Clinicians to join our team on Prince of Wales Island. These positions are based in Craig, Alaska, but also serve outlying smaller communities on the island. These positions operate within a wrap-around, trauma-informed and family-centered perspective, providing direct therapeutic intervention and counseling as well as extensive collaboration with a team of paraprofessionals serving the client and family.


Community Connections is a non-profit human services organization serving island communities in southeastern Alaska. To learn more about our range of services and core values visit .


Craig is a friendly small town on Prince of Wales Island (population: 1276) that is home for many artisans, anglers and outdoor lovers. Opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting abound. Wildlife is abundant in this cool, wet climate. During the summers, average temperatures may vary from 46 to 70 degrees. Winters are mild, and precipitation is always possible. Note: Craig is on an island in southeast Alaska – larger cities like Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks are all a plane ride away.

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  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a field directly related to mental health counseling. Master’s in School Counseling is not an accepted credential.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check under agency guidelines and state regulations.


  • Currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Experience in teaching/training paraprofessionals in behavioral/cognitive interventions.


  • Provides engaging, collaborative, culturally competent, and respectful clinical services in a manner consistent with the philosophy of the Children’s Mental Health program and Medicaid compliance requirements;
  • Engages clients and families in completing respectful and accurate behavioral health assessments;
  • Establishes a treatment plan with the client, family and team members that reflects the family’s values and preferences and addresses identified skill deficits in simple and clearly worded goals;
  • In partnership with the client and team members, identifies treatment plan objectives and adjusts the plan quarterly.
  • Cooperatively interacts with external wraparound team members through effective communication, support, and encouragement;
  • Provides regular guidance for internal wraparound team members in therapeutic practices within rehabilitative services;
  • Collaborates with therapeutic foster parents and treatment teams to provide clinical services with particular sensitivity to the complexities and needs of foster children;
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation of the provision of services while observing Medicaid compliance requirements;
  • Responds to and manages crisis contacts specific to therapist’s case load and according to the program’s on-call schedule.


  • Knowledge of and ability to operate in a manner consistent with the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice;
  • Knowledge of computer applications related to the work, including but not limited to database, spreadsheets, and word processing programs;
  • Skilled in and ability to select and appropriately use a variety of developmentally and culturally appropriate informal and formal assessment tools
  • Ability to be considerate of others’ limitations, feelings, and concerns;
  • Ability to operate from at least one theoretical orientation that is predominantly affective, behavioral, or cognitive in nature;
  • Ability to communicate information, concepts, and counseling interventions in a way that others will understand;
  • Ability to build upon strengths of clients, team members, and other collaborators;
  • Ability to consult with and provide current treatment progress reports to psychiatric providers;
  • Ability to provide professional counseling and therapy for individuals, families, and groups;
  • Ability to utilize flexibility, initiative and independent judgment, organize own work, coordinate projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with minimal direction;
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with culturally diverse populations including families, the public, peers, staff, and supervisors;
  • Ability to act decisively and with fairness;
  • Ability to implement DSM-V and the diagnostic system.

Community Connections

Why Work Here?

Experience the amazing beauty of a remote Southeast Alaska island while working in a supportive environment with great benefits.

Community Connections is a non-profit human services organization serving island communities in southeastern Alaska. To learn more about our range of services and core values visit .


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