To serve as Supervisor of Behavioral Health (BH) Service and to provide clinical services to a select caseload. This includes clinical staff supervision, staff development, direct patient care, and community outreach. Functions as liaison between BH, other SEARHC programs, and other providers outside of SEARHC. Holds the overall responsibility for supervising the day to day operations of assigned clinic. This position is a member of the senior management team of Alaska Crossings, an expedition based Wilderness Therapy program for youth. Serving mostly underprivileged Alaskan youth, Alaska Crossings offers seasonal 6 week adventures which include land and water based activities in the Alaskan wilderness led by Therapeutic Wilderness Guides. The Supervisor plays a key role in the program by providing clinical psychotherapeutic services to clients, consultative services to SEARHC staff and other providers as well as overseeing daily operations of the clinic.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Masters in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or other closely related Human Service field.
- 5 years of post –masters clinical experience in a patient care setting.
- 3 years of experience working in wilderness behavioral health industry.
- 2 years of clinical behavioral health supervisory experience preferred.
- Licensed as a behavioral health provider or eligible for Alaska licensure as Psychological Associate, Licensed professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
- Certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor I OR II (CDC I or CDCII) in Alaska or equivalent (i.e. MAC) preferred.
- Maintains a Wilderness First Responder certificate.
- Knowledge of leadership, supervision and coordination of people and resources.
- Knowledge of therapy and counseling principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of behavioral disorders, impairment and dysfunctionally.
- knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection and training.
- Skills in clinical assessment and the various forms of psychotherapies.
- Skills in supervision to facilitate improved client outcomes and programmatic effectiveness.
- Excellent communication skills - the ability to integrate knowledge into practicabilities and application.
- Ability to motivate and lead a diverse workforce.
- Ability to work under pressure, short time lines and be responsive in an environment where the mitigation of human suffering depends on the leadership, stability and professionalism of the incumbent.
- Knowledge of issues facing Alaska youth including Alaska Native youth is preferred.
- Ability to accomplish Behavioral Health goals and objectives.
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.