Behavioral Health Clinician

Behavioral Health Clinician

Dept./Program: Behavioral Health

Division: Health Systems

Reports To: Behavioral Health Director

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt Professional

Schedule: Exempt

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Revision Date: 09/10/2020

Job Summary

The Dena'ina Wellness Center features an integrated model of care. The Behavioral Health Clinician will be part of our team as we enhance our integrated service delivery model between healthcare disciplines. The Behavioral Health Clinician is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of clinical services to behavioral health clients (un'ina). Clinical services include: comprehensive behavioral health assessments, development and ongoing review of treatment plans, transition/discharge planning and individual and group counseling sessions.

Essential Functions

  • Provide psychotherapeutic services to behavioral health un'inas.
  • Provide Integrated Behavioral Health Assessments through a variety of evaluation techniques.
  • Provide counseling through a variety of treatment modalities, including individual, group, and family therapy that meet behavioral health standards of care.
  • Understands and is able to provide an eclectic therapy model including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed, and addiction modalities.
  • Coordinate services with Chemical Dependency team for co-occurring disorder un'inas.
  • Participate in supervision, peer consultation and peer records review.
  • Actively participate in meetings that support the integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for un'inas.
  • Provides therapeutic consultation services to other Wellness Center departments and Tribal programs as directed and approved by the Behavioral Health Director.
  • Maintain un'ina records in accordance with the Tribe's and Medicaid standards.
  • Follow all grant requirements, including AKAIMS and reporting grant requirements to supervisor.
  • Timely submission of un'ina billing information.
  • Kenaitze Indian Tribe licensed and certified personnel will be held accountable for providing services in accordance with relevant external or internal requirements and education, such as, legislation governing practice; licensure, registration, and certification requirements; professional degrees; professional training to maintain established competency levels; on-the-job training requirements of the program; and professional standards of practice.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Sedentary work Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories

Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, copier, fax, scanner, and other office equipment




Comments: Travel may be required for training.



  • Masters in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.


  • Three months post-master's experience providing behavioral health services including experience with youth & adults, and drug and alcohol programs preferred.
  • Experience with computerized management information system/AKAIMS.


  • Licensed as a LCSW, LPC, or MSW in Alaska or eligible for licensure within two (2) years.
  • Certification as State of Alaska Chemical Dependency Counselor I or II, preferred.

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of child protection and ICWA laws.
  • Ability to lift program materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Part 2 regulations.


  • Knowledge and experience with cultural diversities

Kenai, AK

7 month(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation