Tribal Child and Family Clinician

Tribal Courts · Juneau, Alaska
Department Tribal Courts
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $28.50 - $36.34

 POSITION DESCRIPTION
Tribal Child and Family Clinician


INFORMATION
Job Class: Counselor 
Department: Tribal Court

Type of Position: Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 10/11

Prepared by: A.Hunt/J.Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 8/1/2020

 

PURPOSE
The Tribal Child and Family Clinician will provide culturally appropriate therapeutic services to assist in the mental, emotional and social well-being of Tribal citizens, families and communities.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports To: Wellness Court Coordinator
Supervises: N/A
Liaison To: All Tlingit & Haida Programs and other agencies serving Alaska Native and American Indian children and families

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Carry a clinical caseload and maintain complete and confidential case files
• Provide culturally appropriate and trauma-informed therapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families
• Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for clients on the program caseload
• Develop, implement, and facilitate culturally appropriate psycho-educational groups for adults and/or children
• Participate in and facilitate case conferences with program staff and other agencies
• Provide culturally appropriate Traditional healing practices, activities, and functions (i.e., Talking and Healing Circles, sweat lodge ceremonies, White Bison) including therapeutic and educational groups to strengthen cultural identity
• Provide substance abuse counseling with referral to appropriate services for assessment/evaluation and residential programs
• Assist in preparing grant applications to secure on-going funding for the Tribe
• Provide quarterly narrative and statistical reports as requested by the program director or designee
• Maintain and improve own level of education to serve as a resource expert on Tribal cases
• Plan, develop, and implement workshops/training on culturally appropriate therapeutic practices for working with Alaska Native/American Indians
• Acquire CEU’s to maintain professional licensure
• Other duties as assigned

 

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Ability to abide by the basic regulations, operating policies and procedures regarding Tlingit & Haida programs
• Knowledge of community needs, problems, and resources
• Sensitivity to diverse cultures and community standards
• Recognize and reinforce the inherent strengths of Alaska Native/ American Indians families and communities
• Ability to design, develop, and implement curriculums that are relevant both culturally and therapeutically to Alaska Native/American Indians
• Ability to educate and advocate for children, youth, adults, and families
• Excellent verbal and writing skills
• Ability to be self-directed in problem solving and decision making
• Ability to work collaboratively with professionals at all levels to achieve established goals and improve quality outcomes
• Specialized experience in culturally appropriate substance abuse and behavioral health treatment
• Advanced clinical skills in working with Alaska Natives/American Indians and the commitment to provide high standards of care
• Protect and maintain confidentiality of clients

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Master’s degree in social work or Related field and state Certification
• 2 year of clinical experience providing counseling services
• Valid Driver License

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Knowledge of the Tlingit and Haida cultures and traditions
• Licensure as clinical social worker (or equivalent)
• 5 years of clinical experience providing culturally appropriate counseling services to Alaska Native/American Indians

 

UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS
The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.


CONDITIONS OF HIRE:
• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

 

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Tribal Courts
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $28.50 - $36.34