Must be completly vaccinated for COVID-19

Indian Preference:  Consistent with Public Law 93-638 and other federal laws recognizing the inherent right of the Tribe to exercise Indian Preference.



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Job Summary

The Children’s Behavioral Health Clinician will determine the nature of client’s situation, initiate treatment plan, provide individual and family counseling, facilitate all aspects of clinical care, and document progress.  Clinician will be responsible for general coordination of counseling services and have sufficient personal mobility to complete field work at various locations. 

Position will require flexible work schedule to include evening and weekend hours as necessary.  Perform other duties as required and assigned.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including two (2) doses of a 2-dose series or one (1) dose of a 1-dose series plus fourteen (14)( days beyond the final dose prior to start date.



Provides clinical behavioral health services to Tribal members between the ages of two and twenty (2 - 20) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Provide services including individual and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and rehabilitation services as necessary.Provide individual and family counseling for an array of mental health symptoms.

Perform screenings, intake and assessment, interview client, family members, and others (as necessary), assess medical, emotional, social and educational information. Provide information and outreach intervention services to Tribal members as requested.

Develop individualized treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives. Provide timely and thorough documentation in compliance with department, state, and federal policies and regulations. Provide referrals to appropriate agencies and other related services.  Work effectively with other community and state agencies to provide a collaborative continuum of care for mutual clients.  Follow professional code of ethics including confidentiality, individual rights, professional and legal issues in providing services.

Participate in required clinical staffing and weekly supervision within the Behavioral Health Department as well as with other outside agencies as needed.



Cultural Competency: To be respectful and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and cultural and linguistic needs of KIC Tribal Members. Developing cultural competence is an evolving, dynamic process that takes time and occurs along a continuum.

Commitment: To serve Tribal Members and set a high standard for yourself in your performance; strive for results and success; convey a sense of urgency and bring issues to closure; and stay persistent despite obstacles and opposition. 

Customer Service: Meet/exceed the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identify, understand, and monitor the needs of both internal and external customers, always talk and act with customers in mind; and recognize working colleagues as customers.

Effective Communication: Ensure important information is passed to those who need to know; convey necessary information with respect, clearly and effectively orally or in writing

Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrate a high level of conscientiousness; hold oneself personally responsible for one's own work; and do the required fair share of work.



  • Knowledge of state and federal guidelines for clinical programs and “best practice” techniques;
  • Knowledge of social problems experienced by Alaska Natives and American Indians;
  • Knowledge of symptoms and diagnostic requirements for mental illnesses in children and teens;
  • Knowledge of culturally relevant counseling techniques and ceremonies;
  • Knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse services available in the community and some familiar with state-wide services;
  • Knowledge and ability to carry out federal confidentiality rules for clients seeking substance abuse services;
  • Knowledge and ability to carry out rules of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPAA), which protects patient rights;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally over the telephone and in person in a clear and positive manner;
  • Ability to provide behavioral health treatment services to children and families in a clinical and community-based setting;
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment in evaluating specific situations and recommending solutions;
  • Ability to listen, observe, and record a variety of information and situations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with clients, peers, public and private agencies, Tribal members, and the general public;
  • Ability to utilize maximum degree of professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing high degrees of stress both mentally and/or physically;
  • Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to prioritize assignments.


Physical Activities

Must be able to hear.  Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to use hands to finger, handle or operate objects tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; and taste or smell.  Each of the listed activities also requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, and stooping, climbing on stools and ladders, and routinely lifting and carrying items and boxes up to ten (10) pounds.  Writing by hand and using a personal computer. Long hours in front of computer screen.  Traveling occasionally, to out-of-town meetings and functions.


Working Conditions

Work is performed in a small office with limited storage, filing and workspace.  People asking    questions/directions frequently interrupt incumbent.  Some work is performed in conference rooms, Zoom, or Telehealth.


Working Environment

The environment involves the usual risks and stress of an office environment within an ambulatory health care facility.  The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases.  Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary.  The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members.



Possess current valid State of Alaska driver's license with a record acceptable to KIC’s Insurance carrier.

Alaska State licensure as LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychological Associate required.



Education / Experience

Master Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field.   Two – five years post graduate work experience required.

Ketchikan, AK

7 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation