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Behavioral Health Clinician II or III/FVP
Title:Behavioral Health Clinician II or III/FVP
Department:Behavioral Health
Job Status:Full Time

Behavioral Health Clinician II or III – FVP Grant Position


SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation. 


This position provides a variety of treatment services including individual, group, family, and marital therapy to any and all clients from birth to elder. This position also provides clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations, case evaluations, and crisis intervention; as well as acts as a liaison with other agencies as required. This position is a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and provides regular clinical supervision, ensures proper maintenance of clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established SEARHC policies and procedures. A clinician ensures that clinical productivity standards as established and followed. This position is available for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis when needed and as assigned; in addition to providing clinical support in person or by phone as needed at any SEARHC location within the Behavioral Health Division.



This position adheres to the organization mission:  “Alaska Native people working in partnership to provide the best healthcare to our communities,” by providing sound chemical dependency/mental health clinical care and interventions to individuals and families.

  • Ability to provide clinically sound treatment services based on client needs and treatment plans.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diagnostic evaluation methods, mental status exams, and use of the DSM-IV.
  • Ability to respond to a range of clients’ needs using differential diagnoses and treatment approaches.
  • Ability to provide appropriate crisis intervention services.
  • Ability to maintain clinical records in timely compliance with State, Federal and agency policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of clients and/or the SEARHC.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training, discipline, and education/license level.
  • Ability to effectively organize time, responsibilities, and accomplish task by established deadlines and timeframes.

There is no specific responsibility to managing an operating budget.  As a clinician the financial responsibilities lie in documenting all services as outlined first and foremost in the code of ethics of the profession. Clinicians maintain records necessary for rendering professional services to their clients and as required by laws, regulations, or agency or institution procedures. Clinicians include sufficient and timely documentation in their client records to facilitate the delivery and continuity of needed services. Clinicians take reasonable steps to ensure that documentation in records accurately reflects client progress and services provided. If errors are made in client records, clinicians take steps to properly note the correction of such errors according to agency or institutional policies, proper documentation is a requirement to ensure that SEARHC is able to bill accurately for services provided to client in accordance with state, federal, and insurance rules, laws and regulations.   Clinician III may be asked to supervise subordinates.  This position is a covered position in accordance with the Indian Child Protection Act (ICPA).


· Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related discipline from an accredited educational institution.  Must be licensed as or in the process of becoming a: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT).

    • Clinician II (grade 17): Clinician who is already licensed with a minimum of 3 years of post-masters clinical experience in multidisciplinary mental health setting prefer someone with at least 4 years of work experience as a clinician.
    • Clinician III (grade 18): Clinician who is already licensed and has at least five years of experience working in the field and who will/ could provide supervision to Community Family Service Worker’s or other professionals.


  • Meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at time of hire. Applicant may need to accrue supervised clinical hours and/or take the exam for licensure.  Once licensure is obtained it is a requirement to keep it current for the duration of employment.
  • Valid State of Alaska Driver’s License or can be obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • Alaska State Chemical Dependency Counselor I or MAC certificate or equivalent preferred.


  • Must be 21 years of age.


At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.

We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

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