Behavioral Health Clinician, Masters (Licensed)

ID: 11057
Location: Hooper Bay
State: Alaska
Department: Behavioral Health
Employment Duration: Full time
Temporary Status: Not Applicable
Hours p/Week:


The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) is located in the Southwestern Alaska town of Bethel, with a total of approximately 6,000 people. YKHC supports 1500 employees, providing the health services to a primarily Yup'ik Eskimo Native population for an area the size of Oregon. Services are provided through a Bethel located hospital and 50 clinics throughout the YK Delta.

Position Summary:
Conduct behavioral health evaluations of individuals who suffer substance use disorder or mental disturbances or present with a wide range of emotional disturbances. Initiates the provision of services depending on the outcome of the evaluation. The counselor would also provide care management services, referral, and advocacy, as recommended in the assessment.

Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or Nursing with a specialty in Mental Health. Two (2) years supervised experience providing various behavioral health direct services performed at a satisfactory level
  • Experience in a cross-cultural setting, preferably with Native American cultures
  • Actively seeking appropriate State of Alaska licensure in field of study.  If licensed, must have Alaska license within three months of hire.
  • Appropriate State of Alaska licensure required or must be able to obtain it within 3 months of hire
  • LPC or LCSW preferred 
  • Computer literacy required
  • Serve as mentor to Behavioral health Aides

Benefits Include:

  • Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Student loan repayment eligibility for SHARP program
  • Tort Claims coverage
  • Retirement plans
  • Sign on bonus
  • Retention Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Employee Wellness Center

YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences.  Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.

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