Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Dena'ina Wellness Center - Youth Services
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

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Job Title:

Youth Services Clinician

Revision Date:



DWC Behavioral Health Youth

Employment Status:

Full Time


Health Systems

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Youth Services Coordinator


40 hours/week



Posting Period:

7/8/2014 - open until filled


Job Summary

The Youth Services Clinician is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of clinical services (to include intake assessments, development of treatment plans, individual, group and family therapy, and case management) to severely emotionally disturbed youth and their families in the Youth Services program.  This Youth Services Clinician provides clinical supervision to Case Managers, overseeing the provision and coordination of rehabilitative services to youth assigned to the program, and primarily works within the school and community settings.

Essential Functions


  • Assists in providing professional development to program staff.
  • Supports the Youth Services Program Manager in program development.
  • Maintains timely and accurate records of program related information.
  • Maintains productivity standards established through program expectations.
  • Attend all program and KIT staff meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively in a team setting and with co-workers, outside professionals and outside area agencies.
  • Responsible for maintaining collaborative, professional, respectful and effective working relationships with staff, patients and community professionals/agencies, including school personnel.


  • Provides regular direct clinical supervision to Youth Services Case Managers and Individual Skill Providers.
  • Assume clinical responsibility for clients assigned to the program.
  • Conduct behavioral health and integrated assessments for youth referred to the program.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain client treatment plans.
  • Provide individual, group, and family therapy to clients in the program.
  • Provide case management as needed to assist clients and their families in meeting their needs.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in staffing and other treatment team meetings.
  • Ensure timely documentation and requests for Service Authorizations.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of client related information.
  • Provide therapeutic consultation services to other KIT programs as directed and approved by the supervisor.
  • Maintain confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA regulations (including 42 CFR part 2 as applicable) as well as KIT policies and procedures.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

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

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

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

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

Pushing or Pulling

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 and other office equipment.

List Tools: None.

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: May be required to drive Tribal vehicle to transport client(s).

Other: None.



Comments: Travel will be required between programs.  Other travel may be required for training.



  • Masters degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field required.


  • Experience providing direct services and/or education to children and/or families required.
  • One (1) year post-master's experience providing behavioral health services including experience with youth and families.
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory role required.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred.


  • Professional licensure (i.e. LCSW or LPC) in Alaska or eligible for licensure preferred.
  • Requires valid Alaska driver's license with at least two years of driving experience.

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of empirically valid theoretical treatment approach modalities required.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Part 2 regulations required.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work with clients in various settings (i.e. clinic, school, home, and community).
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to work with children of all ages and genders.
  • Ability and willingness to provide community education, parenting classes, outreach, etc...
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with community agencies.
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate and advocate effectively with other professionals on behalf of clients.
  • Must maintain knowledge of services and resources within KIT and the community.
  • Must demonstrate adherence to appropriate professional, ethical, and legal standards.
  • Demonstrate proactive, positive problem-solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate positive professional leadership behaviors; including direct communication and effective conflict resolution skills. 
  • Must be able and willing to work in team and independent settings.
  • Good written and oral communication required.
  • Must be computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Office applications, and able to type minimum 25 wpm.
  • Must pass State-required background check and pre-hire drug screen.
  • Ability to lift program materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work varied hours as needed based on the need of clients and the program.


This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract. 

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe


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