Alaska Baptist Family Services is now
Birchwood Behavioral Health

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Current Job Openings

Residential Clinician

Position Summary:

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. This position may be required to provide direct care in the cottage as needed. 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.

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.

Direct Care Treatment Counselors

  • Various shifts currently available including Full Time, Weekend, Night Awake and Relief options
  • Starting hourly wages ranging from $14.00/hr-$16.00 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

Click the button above to fill out an employment application. Completed applications can be e-mailed to applications@bbhalaska.org and a Supervisor will get back to you shortly. *Please note that the link above does not automatically submit your application; you must e-mail it to the address listed above*

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