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Behavioral Health Clinician, Fairbanks, AK

Organization: Tanana Chiefs Conference
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Date Job Posted: December 20, 2021
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Job incumbent provides quality mental health/substance abuse comprehensive assessments to youth, adults and families. May itinerate villages to provide services.

Adhere to the TCC Ch'eghwtsen' model of service and guiding principle which requires providing timely and effective service along with the ability to interact with others in a way that inspires trust and demonstrates respect, compassion and empathy.

Education, Experience, Certifications

  1. Master's Degree from an accredited university in Psychology, Counseling, Child Guidance or Community Mental Health; or Marriage and Family Therapy with an active license to practice marital and family therapy, Nursing with specialization or experience in mental health and has an active license to practice nursing, a professional counselor who has an active license to practice as a professional counselor, a social worker who has a master's degree in social work and has an active license to practice as a clinical social worker or a psychologist or psychological associate who has an active license to practice as a psychologist or a psychological associate.
  2. Must be certified or have the ability to be certified within one year of hire as a Chemical Dependency Counselor I or Master Addictions Counselor.
  3. Two years substance abuse work experience and/or must be familiar with the dynamics of substance abuse and addiction, recovery and relapse prevention.
  4. Experience working in Rural Alaska villages preferred.
  5. Must successfully obtain and maintain clearance from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service Certification & Licensing Department Alaska Background Check Program upon hire.
  6. Experience with adult, child, and adolescent service provision; specialized testing/evaluation; DSM 5 diagnosis; severely emotionally disturbed children; chronic mental illness; dual diagnosis and integrated treatment for substance abuse and mental illness; treatment planning; treatment coordination; crisis intervention; consultation; routine charting; Medicaid regulations; and professional reports. Familiarity with Fairbanks area, Interior Regional, and statewide mental health services and substance abuse treatment providers.
  7. Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
  8. Must pass background check pursuant to Alaska DHSS and federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. 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.
  2. Strong computer skills using electronic health records and scheduling systems, and Microsoft Office applications.
  3. Strong verbal communication, analytical and interpersonal skills required.
  4. Must have initiative and prioritizing skills.
  5. Must work as part of a team providing quality care.
  6. Knowledge and ability to adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2 confidentiality regulations.

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Reference: IRC39919

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