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Clinician I or II, Anchorage, AK


Organization: The Arc of Anchorage
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Anchorage, AK
Date Job Posted: August 31, 2021
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JOB TITLE: Clinician I / II
DEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health Services
SALARY: $55,000 – 70,000 DOE

This position is open for a Clinician I OR Clinician II professional.

Summary of Job Functions:

The Behavioral Health Clinician is responsible for providing therapeutic services and quality assurance to Mental Health and other services, which comprise of individuals who experience severe emotional disturbance, serious mental illness, and/or intellectual developmental disabilities. The Clinician may also provide some clinical consultation and training.

(For Clinician I):

This position works under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor. This position is a clinician actively preferably working towards obtaining LPC/LCSW licensure within two years of the start of this job. This position also prefers actively work towards certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

(For Clinician II):

This position works under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor. This position is a clinician who has a current LPC/LCSW licensure. This position also holds or is currently actively working towards certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes comprehensive intake assessments including yearly updates within the program.
  • Develops and monitors the implementation of Individualized Treatment Plans.
  • Provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy.
  • Provides written documentation on all contacts with individuals or groups.
  • Participates in treatment team/case review meetings for Behavioral Health program.
  • Attends all required agency training.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Current knowledge of DSM-5, chemical dependency, Medicaid regulations, DHSS, and BHS service principles and agency policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships
  • Collaboration
  • Oral / Written Communication
  • Flexibility / adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving /critical thinking skills
  • Strong writing skills; strong interpersonal and counseling skills; ability to communicate thoroughly and accurately with supervisor, staff, consumers, parents, guardians other service agencies, and the public.
  • Strong ability to facilitate meetings, good listening skills, and strong mediation and problem-solving skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree with a preferred concentration of study in counseling, social work, psychology.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the social services field and a minimum of two years’ experience counseling adults and children who experience emotional disturbance, mental illness, and/or developmental disabilities. Prefer credentials in substance abuse.
  • LPC/LCSW required. Master’s degree with a preferred concentration of study in counseling, social work, psychology. (For Clinician II)

Required Licenses, Clearances & Training:

  • Background checks as defined by licensing agencies
  • Current TB test/clearance
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Clean driving record
  • Pass mandatory agency training (i.e., CPR, Mandt, Programs)
  • LPC/LCSW or other professional licensure required.

Equipment Used:

  • Personal Vehicle
  • Appropriate Office Equipment
The Arc of Anchorage is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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