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Job Category: Mental Health
Reference #: 16812
Job Title: Mental Health Clinician II (PCN 06-4943)
Hiring Organization: Dept of Health and Social Services/Division of Juvenile Justice
Salary Range: $7,076.00 Monthly
Closing Date: 07/28/2018
Job Location: Alaska
Description: The Mental Health Clinician II (MHC II) at the Nome Youth Facility (NYF) is a professional position responsible for the clinical support of staff at NYF. The MHC II will be familiar with the various NYF unit programs and needs and act as a resource for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of these programs.

The position is equally responsible for providing a broad range of mental health counseling and services to residents and families, facilitating interventions from a strengths based and trauma informed approach that embraces the balanced approach of Restorative Justice, and providing clinical guidance and training for facility staff and Juvenile Probation Officers regarding how to work effectively with youth experiencing mental illness.

Under general supervision of the Mental Health Clinician III and as a part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, the successful MHC II performs a wide range of services in the facility, including:
  • Provides ongoing clinical support and guidance to line staff regarding monitoring/managing resident behavior and the implementation of appropriate interventions.
  • Facilitate effective response(s) to crisis situations in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and responds to suicide and self-harm screenings and assessments which includes developing suicide safety plans.
  • Work effectively and safely with a broad array of youth with varying mental health issues and difficult behaviors.
  • Provides individual, family, and group therapy and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary case management meetings and formally documenting clinical observations (e.g. behavior response to medication) for use by contract psychiatrist and clinicians.
  • Provides training to both institutional and probation staff in areas relevant to adolescent development; how trauma affect individuals, family dynamics and interactions; cognitive impairment; mental health diagnoses; substance abuse, suicide prevention and Interface with the court and members of the legal community in a professional capacity (e.g. expert and/or factual testimony, court ordered mental health assessments).
  • Facilitate response(s) to crisis situations in accordance with probation and facility policies and procedures.
  • Written and verbal assessments of the mental health needs of juveniles and develops coordinating interventions to address those needs.
Special Instructions: This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of any required documentation will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.


When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

NOTE: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.


This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska.
Additional Online Information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/1958728/mental-health-clinician-ii-pcn-06-4943?keywords=mental%20health%20clinician%20II%20(PCN%2006-4963)&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Contact Information: Shannon Cross-Azbill
Mental Health Clinician IV
8600 Providence Drive
Anchorage, US
(907) 261-4549
(907) 261-4579
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