Alaska Baptist Family Services is now
Birchwood Behavioral Health

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Current Job Openings


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 $16.00-$18.00/hr 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 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