Mental Health Clinician 1/2 (Pcn 20-6580 & PCN 20-6352)

State Of Alaska Eagle River , AK 99577

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

The Department of Corrections, Division of Health & Rehabilitative Services, is recruiting for two Mental Health Clinician 1/2 positions located in Eagle River, Alaska.

  • This posting has been extended to enlarge the applicant pool. If you have already applied, there is no need to reapply*

What you will be doing:

This position will be assigned to Hiland Mountain Correctional Complex (HMCC) in Eagle River. Clinicians assigned to HMCC will provide assessments, crisis intervention; release planning; therapeutic groups; supportive counseling; and coordination with security, medical and mental health staff. This position will work under the supervision of a Mental Health Clinician III.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

The HARS Mission Statement: To provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach. We are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality, and safety.

We seek applicants who are interested in furthering the HARS Mission and who will strive to uphold the Division's Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork and Safety. The successful applicant will have the ability to serve this population and be a part of a strong team by modeling exceptional clinical and professional skills utilizing evidenced based practice.

The benefits of joining our team:

Full time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 11 paid holidays, 2 days personal leave accrual monthly, 2 retirement plans and other optional benefits. For other other information regarding these benefits, please review the following web site http:\doa.alaska.gov\drb\

The working environment you can expect:

This position is located at Hiland Mountain Correctional Complex, a secure facility for incarcerated offenders. This position will work closely with teams of correctional officers, mental health clinicians, medical staff, and probation officers.

Who we are looking for:

To be successful in the position a candidate will need the following core competencies:

  • Psychology: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of human behavior and performance in various contexts, mental processes, or the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

  • Interpersonal Skills:
    Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

  • Technical Credibility: Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

  • Therapy and Counseling: Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental ailments, and career guidance.

  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner;

Required: Masters degree or higher from an accredited university in a mental health or human services field. Minimum Qualifications

Mental Health Clinician 1:

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in

  • Psychology: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of human behavior and performance in various contexts, mental processes, or the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

  • Interpersonal Skills:
    Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

  • Therapy and Counseling: Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental ailments, and career guidance.

  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

equivalent to those typically gained by:

Training in psychology, social work, child guidance, vocational rehabilitation, or a similar field and/or experience performing psychotherapeutic casework, working with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, or helping individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

"Typically gained by" means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.

"Training" and "education" in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

Special Note:

Some positions require the incumbent be licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Psychologist with a Doctorate in Psychology. This requirement will be addressed in the job posting.

Mental Health Clinician 2:

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in

  • Psychology: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of human behavior and performance in various contexts, mental processes, or the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

  • Interpersonal Skills:
    Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

  • Technical Credibility: Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

  • Therapy and Counseling: Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental ailments, and career guidance.

  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

equivalent to those typically gained by:

Training in psychology, social work, child guidance, vocational rehabilitation, or a similar field and/or progressively responsible professional experience performing psychotherapeutic casework, working with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, or helping individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

"Typically gained by" means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.

"Training" and "education" in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

"Progressively responsible" means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.

"Professional experience" means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.

Special Note:

Some positions require the incumbent be licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Psychologist with a Doctorate in Psychology. This requirement will be addressed in the job posting.

Additional Required Information

COVER LETTER

No cover letter required

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION

At the time of interview, please bring:

  • Transcript from your highest level of education

  • Copies of any professional licenses or certificates

  • A list of at least three professional references with contact information

PREA NOTIFICATION

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;

  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or

  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

WORK EXPERIENCE

If using work experience not already documented in your Applicant Profile, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applicant Profiles and Job Qualification Summaries will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

EDUCATION

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed.

Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

WORK EXPERIENCE

If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS/APSIN/ACOMS

Please be aware - this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

FLEXIBLY STAFFED

This position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the I or II level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience.

The salary range is identified at the top of this notice and depends on the experience of the selected candidate(s). Starting salary will be determined by the level at which the position is hired. If filled at level I, promotion to the level II will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.

FINGERPRINT NOTICE

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES NOTICE

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

NOTICE

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska.

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska

Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Shelly Wilson-Schoessler

Email: shelly.wilson-schoessler@alaska.gov



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