Community & Behavioral Services · Juneau, Alaska
Department Community & Behavioral Services
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $57,695 - $80,925





Job Class: Counselor

Department: Community & Behavioral Services

Type of Position: Exempt

Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes

Salary Grade(s): 10-12

Prepared by: T. Woods/M. Johnson

Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 8.01.2021



The Community & Behavioral Services (CBS) Clinician is responsible for clinical management of participant needs in the CBS Healing Center. Incumbent will manage caseloads to address behavioral services around treatment for substance use disorders and mental health issues. CBS Clinician will provide culturally responsive and compassionate therapeutic services to assist in the mental, emotional, and social well-being of Tribal citizens, families, and communities. 


Reports To: Lead CBS Clinician

Supervises: N/A

Liaison To: All Tlingit & Haida Programs and other agencies serving Alaska Native and American Indian people



  • Maintain complete participant case files with timely and compliant documentation
  • Provide culturally responsive and trauma-informed therapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families
  • Continuous evaluation around the effectiveness of treatment for participants on caseload
  • Develop, implement, and facilitate culturally responsive, age-appropriate groups (e.g., psychoeducation, coping skills, anger management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for adults and children
  • Advocate for adherence to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and for the preservation and reunification of Alaska Native/American Indian families
  • Uphold ICWA statutes and practices by working closely with Tribal Family & Youth Services (TFYS) staff for families and children involved with Office of Children Services
  • Participate in and facilitate case conferences with TFYS staff and other agencies on Tribal cases
  • Provide culturally responsive traditional healing practices, activities, and functions including therapeutic and educational groups to strengthen cultural identity
  • Complete integrated assessments for substance use disorder and mental health issues
  • Provide counseling and proper referrals to services that Tlingit & Haida does not currently offer
  • Provide monthly data for operational reports
  • Complete annual training plans to ensure clinician maintains competency levels to the highest standard in evidence-based training areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Substance Use Disorder Interventions, and Trauma Informed training
  • Plan, develop and implement workshops/training on culturally responsive therapeutic practices for working with Alaska Native/American Indians
  • Participate in providing presentation on mental wellness
  • Participate in community engagement events and activities
  • Acquire ongoing continuing education (CEU’s) to maintain professional licensure
  • Other duties as assigned


Spending Authority: N/A

Other Authority: N/A



  • Knowledge of Federal Indian Child Welfare Act (Public Law 95-608) and its significance, history, and implementation
  • 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 responsive substance use disorder and mental 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 participants

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling Psychology, or Related field
  • Qualified Addiction Professional (QAP) Certification (or active pursuit of qualification)
  • Two years of clinical experience providing counseling services
  • Valid Driver License

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Knowledge of the Tlingit and Haida cultures and traditions
  • State of Alaska Licensure in Social Work, Counseling Psychology, or related field
  • 5 years of clinical experience providing culturally responsive counseling services to Alaska Native/American Indians


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.



• 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
    Community & Behavioral Services
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $57,695 - $80,925