Mental Health Clinician: Wellness Program (Contracted)

ACCESS ALASKA, INC. 1217 E 10th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501

To apply and see a full job description: Visit our Website at www.accessalaska.org please complete a STAFF application and submit it to hr@accessalaska.org or Fax to 907-248-0639

CONTRACTED: Mental Health Clinician Wellness

Essential Functions:

To work with a Peer Support Specialist with consumers and consulting Psychiatrist providing consumer directed services based in a Center for Independent Living for adults experiencing Serious Mental Illness.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Integrated Behavioral Health Assessments.
  • Helps consumers develop a Treatment Plan based on their Behavioral Health Assessment that reflects their individual goals and needs.
  • Provides input into program development and service delivery systems
  • Provides consultation and support for external referrals
  • Documents information in the Alaska Automated Information Management System accurately and consistently.
  • Attends agency, team and supervision meetings as requested.

Education & Training

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or related field.
  • Licensed or licensable as an LCSW, LPC, LPA or LMFT in the State of Alaska.
  • Must be able to work in a consumer directed model that encourages and promotes self-sufficiency and personal empowerment.

Experience

Minimum of 2 years of experience in human services field working with mental health consumers is required. Peer support experience preferred. Direct personal or family experience with mental health issues is also preferred.

Learning Curve:               

3-6 mos.

Equipment Used:

Office equipment, computers, and personal electronics.

Core Expectations:

  • Confidentiality, integrity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic
  • Works well in a team
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Active support of our Mission
  • Customer focused services

Type

CONTRACTED POSITION

Pay Range

Paid per Completed Assessment and/or $50.00 hourly for any additional work

Anchorage – IL Advocate: Wellness

ACCESS ALAKSA INC. 1217 E 10TH AVE ANCHORAGE, AK 99501

To apply and see a full job description: Visit our Website at www.accessalaska.org please complete a STAFF application and submit it to hr@accessalaska.org or Fax to 907-248-0639

IL ADVOCATE – WELLNESS

Essential Functions:

  • To assist persons experiencing a serious mental illness to live independently within the community of their choice and to achieve physical, emotional and economic independence.

 

  • Core Responsibilities:
  • Establishes eligibility or makes appropriate timely referrals with consistent follow-up.
  • Helps consumers develop a Treatment Plan with the Mental Health Clinician based on their Behavioral Health Assessment that reflects their individual goals and needs.
  • Structures and provides peer support activities and training based on individual goals or service requests. Services may be provided to individuals, family members or in a group setting.
  • Helps consumer’s access community resources and information including multi-agency collaboration and education regarding their rights, how to self-advocate for their needs, and how to complete processes needed to secure those services.
  • Attends community events and meetings related to IL issues and services as approved.
  • Helps provide consumers with access to Assistive Technology, Computer lab and additional Access Alaska equipment.
  • Thoroughly, accurately, and consistently enters goals, services, contacts, and demographic information in CIL Suite and AK Aims database systems.
  • Networks with community resources to ensure an understanding of Access Alaska’s services and the services available in the community for Wellness consumers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Education & Training:

  • BS/BA degree in Social Work or related field preferred. Documented additional related training or continuing education preferred.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience that is comparable (experience may be substituted for education on a year to year basis) in human services field working with adults that experience serious mental illness; Peer support experience preferred. Direct personal or family experience with mental health issues is required. 

Learning Curve

  • 3-6 months

 

Equipment & Tools Used

Copy Machine, Fax Machine, Microsoft Office, Computer, Personal electronics 

Type

Regular Full-Time

Class

Non Exempt

Pay Range

$17.24 to $21.21

Core Expectations:

Confidentiality, integrity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic

Works well in a team environment, Excellent written and communication skills

Active support of our Mission, Customer focused services

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Independent Living Stories: Frank Box

This Fall, we’re getting to know the people behind Access Alaska and exploring the many sides of independent living. In September, we shadowed Frank Box for a day. We started at Frank’s house where we had a conversation about his fight with brain cancer and life after brain surgery. He shared insights from his recovery with us and we got to meet Sasha and Boris, his Russian Tortoises. In the afternoon, we followed Frank to his job at Access Alaska, where he is an Independent Living Advocate and the Manager of the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet. Frank described his work this way: “When you can give somebody hope, when they have none, that’s a great job.”

Independent Living Stories: Frank from Access Alaska on Vimeo.

 

 

Mat-Su – TBI Peer Support Group

TBI Peer Support Group

First and third Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 Matsu Health Services 1363 Spruce Ave, Wasilla, AK (upstairs conference room)

Peer Support Group meeting for survivors of all types of Head injuries and their families, friends, caregivers and interested service providers. The content of each meeting varies in direct proportion to those in attendance.

For information, please contact Krystal Blair 357-2588

 

Fairbanks – Program Support Associate

Program Associate

Access Alaska, Inc. – Fairbanks

 

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

We are looking to fill a Part-Time Program Associate position in our Fairbanks.  An ideal candidate will be professional, experienced in the Health and Human Service fields, and have great verbal and written communication skills.  This position will be responsible for Administrative processes for Consumer Directed Personal Care Service (CDPCS) program by providing day-to-day support to Consumers and their Direct Service Providers.

Essential Functions: Establish and maintain positive professional relationships with coworkers, consumers and community agencies and programs; works cooperatively with other program staff, outside agencies, and care providers regarding consumer needs; processes new consumer intakes; assist consumers with all Access Alaska and state required paperwork; provides orientations to Direct Service Providers (DSP); assist in reviewing DSP timesheets and other program documentation for accuracy; tracks compliance requirements; attend intakes and assessments to provide support for consumers; maintain all databases with accurate consumer and track due dates for required paperwork.

 

Position Requirements: Two years of experience working in health/human service and non-profit field. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently but also collaboratively as a member of a team.  Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines, while effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously.  Must comply with multiple policies and procedure related to personnel, privacy, and confidential data, information, and issues. Candidate must be able to handle diverse and confidential information with discretion and good judgment.  This position required to be highly proficient in MS Office and database management.

 

Salary $17.24-$21.21 DOE

Full Benefits package offered

Position is open until filled

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

 

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

 

Anchorage – IL Advocate: TABI

Independent Living Advocate

(Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist)

Access Alaska, Inc. –

Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to older Alaskans and people who experience a disability. Through our assistance and support individuals with disabilities can identify and obtain needed services in an effort to maintain their independence as opposed to living in an institution.

As an Independent Living Center,

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

We seek a resourceful and energetic individual to fill a Full Time Independent Living Advocate position to help TABI consumers remove barriers and acquire life skills so they can achieve physical & emotional independence. Provides various types of vocational, educational, housing and transportation information; helps develop treatment plans; networks in the community and provides necessary referrals, services & advocacy.

Minimum BS/BA with a social services or mental health concentration; BS/BA in Social Work preferred. 3-4 years of Mental Health experience preferred. Documented additional ATBI related training or continuing education preferred.

Salary $17.24-$21.21 DOE

Full Benefits package offered

Position is open until filled

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Equipment Used: Office equipment, computers, and personal electronics.
Working Conditions: Little Travel Little Injury Potential Private Office Occasionally may need to lift/carry up to 25#
Core Expectations: •    Confidentiality, integrity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic.

•    Active support of our Mission

•    Customer focused services

Fairbanks – SHIP/SMP Counseling & Outreach

Our Medicare Counseling and Outreach program includes:

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

SHIP and SMP grants are programs under the Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Our Fairbanks office has certified Medicare counselors who can help answer questions about Medicare benefits and enrollment.

To make an appointment call: 907-479-7940