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Behavorial Health Deputy Clinical Director Clinical Services, Fairbanks, AK

Organization: Fairbanks Native Association
Category: Deputy Director
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Date Job Posted: June 21, 2021
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Behavorial Health Deputy Clinical Director
Clinical Services

Department: Behavorial Health Services
Category: Regular Full Time
Reports to: BHS Clinical Director
Hours of Work: 40 hours
Level: G-11
FLSA Status: Exempt


This position supervises all residential and outpatient phases of the clinical services within the Behavioral Health Services department. Oversees and clinically manages the behavioral rehabilitation services and/or substance abuse/co-occurring disorder treatment program, by providing clinical supervision to program staff, clinical staff development, clinical oversight of treatment service and plans, and may provide individual, group and family counseling to clients.


  • Provide direct clinical supervision for clinical staff. Provide on-going clinical training to clinical and shift staff for all components of care.
  • Provide supervisory sign-off on treatment plans, progress notes, clinical staffings, assessments and discharges.
  • Provides oversight for timely completion of outpatient and residential services to consumers.
  • Intervene in crisis situations within all components of care.
  • Responsible for chart review on regular basis.
  • Research and assist in development and implementation of new services and programs and redesigning existing programs and services to meet consumer needs.
  • Develop initial and on-going staff development plans for clinical staff.
  • Assist in the coordination, preparation and submission of quarterly and monthly reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Develop, monitor and implement program policy and procedures in coordination with supervisor.
  • Attend mandatory meetings as scheduled, i.e. weekly clinical meetings.
  • Observe clinical staff in individual and group sessions as needed, documenting information for individual staff development plans.
  • Maintain consumer confidentiality in accordance with 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPPA.
  • In coordination with assigned program and data staff, ensures staff compliance of management/file documentation in accordance with established standards, and timely and accurate submission of reports (i.e. required for MIS reporting, client billing, etc.) and other data.
  • In coordination with assigned program staff, assures program utilization is being maintained, per grant requirements, for all programs supervised, to established goals and objectives.
  • Maintain and follow-through with clinical goals and objectives.
  • Adhere to Counselor Code of Ethics.
  • The incumbent of this position must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and conflicting deadlines. The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisor, and consumers.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned to include providing coverage in any reasonable capacity to ensure that the treatment environment is maintained.


  • Familiarity with grant writing and research efforts related to planning and development.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to Alaska Native culture and lifestyle, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native population.
  • Strong written, analytical, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and produce timely and accurate written reports.
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of programs/agencies serving the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with demonstrated sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Advanced skill in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software.
  • Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
  • Skill in operating personal computer utilizing a variety of computer software.
  • Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work assignments.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native populations.
  • Advanced skill in motivational interviewing, ASAM and DSM, and trauma informed care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field required.
  • National or State of Alaska Substance Abuse Counselor Certification Level II.
  • Masters Addictional Counselor or obtain within three (3) years of hire.
  • State of Alaska Counselor and Clinical Supervisor certification or obtain within two (2) years of hire.
  • Minimum of three (3) years each of substance abuse and mental health counseling experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in managing and supervising substance abuse programs, client care and staff.
  • Demonstrated work knowledge of the DSM & ASAM criteria, State/Federal Grant and CARF regulations.
  • A combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may substitute for degree requirement.


  • Master’s of Social Work (MSW) or related field preferred.
  • Five (5) years experience preferred.

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