BH Traditional Counselor

ID: 11935
Location: Bethel
Department: Behavioral Health
Employment Duration: 80 Full time
Temporary Status: Not Applicable
Hours p/Week:


With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you’ll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You’ll grow your skills and expertise in a challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.

Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging.

Position Summary:
The position of Traditional Counselor is to provide behavioral health counseling services, rehabilitation services, case management, and aftercare with individuals and families impacted by a variety of behavioral health (addiction/substance abuse and mental health) issues.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One year experience, or equivalent education, within the counseling field.  If in recovery, prefer two years sobriety. 
  • Experience with Traditional Yup'ik Healing practices.
  • Completed Calicahak and facilitator training.
  • First Aide/ CPR Certified. 
  • CPI/ Mandt (or equivalent) certified. 
  • QPR trained. 
  • Uqisqiun trained.
  • Computer, telephone, availability of copy/ fax machine, and other organization and work related policies and procedures.
  • Bilingual in English and Yup’ik preferred.
  • Basic counseling skills and knowledge of rehabilitative services for children and adults who are in need of traditional/ cultural counseling services, in both Group and Individual and Family settings.
  • Ability to navigate and operate within our eHR (Cerner/ Raven) and AK AIMS system.
  • Good verbal and writing communication skills.

Benefits Include:

  • Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement plans
  • 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.

Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health

For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: or 1-800-478-8905

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