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

Behavioral Health Clinician

Dept./Program: DWC Behavioral Health

Division: Health Systems

Reports To: Behavioral Health Director

Revision Date: 9/16/2016

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt Professional

Schedule: Exempt

Job Summary

Come join a family-friendly, innovative work environment. The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has opened our Dena'ina Wellness Center, featuring an integrated model of care. The Behavioral Health Clinician will be part of our team as we develop and 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. 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 clients
  • 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 clients
  • 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 clients.
  • Provides therapeutic consultation services to other Wellness Center departments and Tribal programs as directed and approved by the Behavioral Health Director
  • Maintain client 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 client 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.



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


  • Five to seven years 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
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred


  • Licensed as a LCSW, LPC, or MSW in Alaska or eligible for licensure 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.


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