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

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Job Title:

Summer Program Group Leader: Individual Skill Provider

Revision Date:



DWC Behavioral Health Youth

Employment Status:



Health Systems

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Youth Services Case Manager





Posting Period:

 3/6/14 - Open until filled


Job Summary

ISP Duties Individuals Skill Providers (ISPs) are paraprofessionals that provide direct Therapeutic Behavioral Health Services to assigned clients in a variety of settings.  Often ISPs are hired to fill a specific need; however, ISPs work as part of a pool of staff and may require changes to their assigned client(s) and/or work location.  Under the supervision of Case Managers and direction of the Youth Services Coordinator and Behavioral Health Clinicians, the ISP provides active individual and group interventions to assigned clients with a focus on positive behavior support, to assist clients in meeting the goals outlined in their individualized behavioral health treatment plan. Work hours vary depending upon location and need; however, ISPs typically have a regular schedule that is consistent with school days/times.  The ISP is accountable to complete daily documentation in a timely and efficient manner as well as ensure that documentation meet standards as specified in regulations and KIT policies and procedures. The ISP is responsible for promoting a safe and positive work environment as well as maintaining a positive on-going relationship with supervisors, co-workers, collaborating staff/professionals, and other agencies within the KIT service delivery system.

Summer Program Group Leader Duties

Summer Program Group Leaders assist in carrying out summer program activities as developed and directed by Case Managers and other mental health clinical staff.  Summer Program Group Leaders facilitate group lessons based on established curriculum; support and maintain a therapeutic and positive group milieu in accordance with program policies, procedures, and expectations; comply with established structures, routines, and schedules; develop and implement creative and therapeutic activities to fill unstructured times; assist in and recommend ISP/client placement; and are responsible to complete and submit required documentation.  The Summer Program Group Leader must demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changes, both known and unanticipated.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for following the daily group/program schedule; group time management.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate group activities as directed by Case Managers and other mental health clinical staff.
  • Develop and implement creative and therapeutic activities to fill unstructured time.
  • Distribute weekly group schedules to clients to take home.
  • Responsible for posting group schedules for staff and clients daily.
  • Responsible for promoting and maintaining a safe and positive group milieu as outlined by program rules, expectations, and behavior plan.
  • Assists in and recommends ISP/client placement in response to daily attendance and client needs.
  • Responsible for completing required documentation (attendance, meal counts, etc.) accurately and timely.
  • Document through progress notes on a daily basis client's behavior, staff interventions, and client responses in compliance with NFC standards.
  • Promotes good relations with staff and community agencies.
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with KIT and NFC policy. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

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)


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

List Tools: None.

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle:  May be required to drive personal vehicle to and from additional work or meeting sites.  May be required to drive a KIT vehicle to transport clients.







  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).



  • Minimum age of 21 due to driving requirements/restrictions.
  • Minimum of one year previous Summer Program work experience.



  • Current Alaska Driver's License with two years of driving experience, and clean driving record.
  • Must pass required background check.


Special Skills

  • Available to work May 23, 2014 – August 5, 2014
  • General understanding of drug and alcohol abuse and treatment, mental illness, FASD, mental and physical disabilities affecting clients, domestic violence, and child abuse, or a willingness to learn.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate positive leadership and role model qualities.
  • Ability to work positively and collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to lift program materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability and willingness to walk, stand, bend and/or squat frequently.
  • Ability and willingness to work in various settings (i.e. indoors and outdoors).


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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