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Part-time Residential Clinician

Position Summary: Part time w/potential for Full time

The Residential Clinician is responsible for performing office work related to matters of significance to the agency. The Residential Clinician will coordinate, implement and supervise all aspects of treatment operations for the agency’s customers including its clients, family members and referral agents. This position shall be responsible for the compliance of all treatment records in accordance with Medicaid regulations and accreditation standards. This position will act as the agency Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Officer and oversee safeguards to ensure the privacy of our clients’ protected health information. In addition, this position requires regular on-call supervision of the agency’s programmatic operations and will require the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. All duties are carried out in accordance with BBH’ policies and procedures, mission, values and philosophy of care. The Residential Clinician assumes additional duties as assigned and may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment. The Residential Clinician reports directly to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Facilitate active and ongoing communication with all members of client’s service team.
  • Facilitate treatment planning and implementation through case management and other mental health rehabilitation services.
  • Supervise treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, and discharge plans in accordance with set time-lines.
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor and licensed clinical staff.
  • Coordinate completion and review of all required documentation with licensed clinical staff.
  • Provide individual, group, and family therapy as indicated on client’s treatment plan and complete/submit billing documentation on day of service.
  • Maintain and audit all clients’ records to ensure Medicaid, state and accreditation requirements.
  • Complete consumer medical record documentation and other required forms for each service provided, billable and non-billable, and incidents.
  • Understand and comply with all agency policies, procedures, plans, program requirements and protocols.
  • Encourage family members/ clients/ treatment team members to be active participants in the service planning and delivery process.
  • Participate in required agency trainings and meetings.
  • Complete analysis and reports regarding outcomes and follow up on clients after discharge.
  • Assist children and families in accessing support within home, school and community.
  • Actively track and report assessments, service plans and reviews on a quarterly and annual basis and ensure all team members are current with detailed case information.
  • Ensure completion and data collection of client, family, referral source satisfaction surveys.
  • Ensure consumer confidentiality as prescribed by agency policy and federal law.

Position Requirements

Education/Experience: In accordance with State of Alaska residential care licensing regulations, the Residential Clinician must be at least twenty-one years of age. Additionally, the Residential Clinician must hold a Masters’ Degree in psychology, counseling, or social work, or in a closely related field as identified by inclusion of significant coursework in psychology, child development and related studies and have one year experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents, including case management experience; or six years experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents, including case management experience and the ability to obtain license in filed within 3 years of hire. Knowledge in psycho-educational skill building, cognitive and reality based therapies, sexual abuse and neglect, and family skill building is preferred.

Licensure: All employees of BBH must meet and maintain all statutory, regulatory and licensing requirements of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Federal Medicaid standards. It is the responsibility of the employee to notify BBH immediately if they no longer meet requirements. All information regarding these requirements can be located at the DHSS website. ( Mental Health Professional licensure requested within 3 years of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • The Residential Clinician must have a passion to work with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents and their families.
  • Must align with agency mission and philosophy
  • Must have sound clinical and therapeutic skills and the ability to accurately document events, provide detailed records for consumers and work with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and assessment techniques.
  • Knowledge of child/adolescent development.
  • Knowledge of statistical analytical methods and measurement tools to implement and monitor a quality assurance program.
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Possesses excellent conflict resolution & problem solving skills.
  • Possesses information technology skills required to use agency equipment to carry out position functions.
  • Ability to function on an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work independently in situations that involve interpersonal relationships in a job setting.
  • Ability to work calmly during a crisis or dangerous situation.
  • Ability to work in an environment involving frequent changes of tasks, using different techniques, procedures, working conditions, or degrees of attentiveness without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Ability to perform independent actions and exercise sound judgment according to BBH’ standards without frequent supervision.
  • Must be efficient, and able to multi-task.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Ability to gain knowledge and understanding of all agency protocol, policies, procedures, plans and program requirements.
  • Ability to complete assessments, treatment planning, and parent training; advocacy skills and case management skills are also required.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, and computer skills are also necessary qualifications.
  • Must demonstrate and display an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse and/or special needs population.
  • Must possess a clean driving record and have a valid state of Alaska driver’s license, a valid certificate of insurance and current auto registration.
  • Active and current working knowledge of accreditation and Medicaid regulations.
  • Must be able to pass a state and federal background check.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform sedentary work as well as to be engaged in physical exercise with customers such as running, walking, hiking, etc.
  • Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday.
  • Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, both in person and over the telephone.
  • Ability to lift, pull, push and handle objects up to 50 pounds.

Supervision of Others

This position provides clinical supervision to Treatment Counselors.

Driving Requirements

  • Must be able to drive.
  • Have a reliable vehicle.
  • Have a valid certificate of insurance for driving a personal vehicle for transportation between various locations within the Anchorage area.

Core Values

INTEGRITY : We recognize that in all of our activities and decisions we must place our professional responsibilities over our personal interests.

QUALITY: We recognize that every service that we provide should be completed to the best of our abilities and resources.

SAFETY: We recognize the importance of providing a safe environment for both our clients and our employees.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We recognize the need to be good stewards of resources that God has provided to us.

SPIRITUALITY: We recognize that all people have Spiritual needs and we encourage, but do not require, each client to grow in their relationship to and daily walk with Jesus Christ.

Philosophy of Care

  • Student behaviors are viewed as symptoms – they are not done on purpose
  • Treatment is complex – there needs to be a balance between flexible and rigid
  • Student’s need predictability of environment and people
  • Treatment is something done with a student, not to the student
  • When students succeed, staff succeed


This Position Description reflects Birchwood Behavioral Health’s best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job. The Residential Clinician assumes additional duties as assigned and may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not a contract as Birchwood Behavioral Health is at at-will employer. Neither you nor BBH is required to provide notification or just cause for separation of employment. Your signature indicates you have read this Position Description, understand and agree to the essential functions, qualifications of the job, the agency’s at-will status, and that you know of no reason why you cannot perform the essential functions of this job.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $25.00 /hour

Direct Care Treatment Counselors

  • Various shifts currently available including Swing, Weekend, Night Awake Relief positions with potential to lead to full-time    (NO Day shifts available at this time)
  • Starting hourly wages ranging from $15.00/hr-$17.00 dependent on education and experience

We are looking for individuals with a passion for working in the field of children’s behavioral health. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, the ability to work well in a team setting and a desire to learn and further their professional development. Direct care staff must be able and willing to provide structure and consistency in a therapeutic manner. They must also be comfortable working in crisis situations that require sound judgement and strong leadership skills to handle. Experience with/knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and therapeutic interactions is required.

Direct Care staff are responsible for providing therapeutic interactions and supervision to youth who are placed in residential setting due to emotional and behavioral problems. Direct Care staff are responsible for implementing appropriate Trauma Informed treatment strategies with the students, timely documentation, cleaning duties, cooking duties, psycho-educational groups, and physical activities. The Direct Care staff adheres to standards and regulations set by BBH, State of Alaska and the Council on Accreditation. Direct Care staff duties are carried out in accordance with BBH Policies and Procedures, Mission, Values, Philosophy of Care and safeguards to protect the privacy of health information in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Direct Care Staff assumes additional duties as assigned and may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Treatment Counselors must have the ability to relate to and have experience in working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents and their families.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all agency protocol, policy, procedure, plans program requirements.
  • Must demonstrate display an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse and/or special needs population.
  • Must possess a clean driving record and have a valid state of Alaska driver’s license along with a valid certificate of insurance and auto registration.
  • Must be able to pass a state and federal background check.
  • Must be organized, efficient, and able to multi-task


Employment Application

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Thanks in advance for your interest in joining our team!


Some of our valuable employees

Volunteer Opportunities

    • Mentoring– One of the best ways we can increase a child’s resiliency is to help them establish healthy social supports. Becoming a mentor is an opportunity to directly connect with clients to provide them with positive support and encouragement as they walk through treatment.


    • Tutoring– All of our clients are required to attend public school, yet are often behind in their academic journey for a number of reasons. We believe that helping them succeed in school (both socially and academically) is another vital part of their long-term success.This is an opportunity for volunteers to help with homework requirements by giving them more individual attention than they are able to receive in a classroom.


    • Summer Garden Ministry– Each summer our clients plant and maintain a vegetable garden. This ongoing project not only teaches new skills, but also promotes the value of healthy nutrition, which we believe is a vital part of our clients overall well being.


    • Backpack Ministry– We want to ensure that when every new client arrives at BBH, they feel safe, welcomed and cared for. One of the ways we accomplish this is by giving each child a new backpack filled with school supplies, hygiene items and a bible that have been put together with love from donors all over Alaska.


    • Maintenance Ministry- We believe that maintaining a safe, warm and inviting environment for our clients is extremely important. While we have a fantastic Maintenance Coordinator, we can always use extra hands for ongoing projects such as lawn care, painting, minor repairs, etc.

For more information on ways you can get involved, please contact our Office Manager at 349-2222

Volunteer Application