Barrier Free Housing First Clinician II

Barrier Free Housing First Clinician II

JAMHI Health and Wellness, Inc.

If you are passionate about helping people and you thrive in a fast-paced environment with a team that is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of care so they can “Live their Own Best Lives”, then come join the JAMHI team.

Our Barrier Free Housing First Clinician provides access to Clinical services for the  residents of Forget-Me-Not-Manor (FMNM), Juneau’s Housing First collaboration and individuals on the wait list preparing to transition into housing as openings become imminent.  Provides training and support to staff of Forget-Me-Not-Manor and other Glory Hole support staff.  All individuals have substance use or co-occurring substance and mental health issues and may also be affected by traumatic brain injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities as well as chronic medical conditions. Provides mental health emergency services for individuals with acute emotional or psychiatric crisis.

Position Duties:

  • Conduct a review and provide oversight of Treatment Planning and Treatment Plan Reviews for clients to ensure clinical integrity and medical necessity of services.
  • Provide Clinical Assessments and updates, and individual and/or group therapy in accordance to individualized treatment plans.
  • Complete all clinical documentation in accordance with state, federal & agency requirements including treatment plans, treatment reviews, functional assessments, and progress notes.  Complete all within timelines set by JAMHI.
  • Prepare and maintain all necessary treatment documents for the court and case record.
  • Attend psychiatric appointments with clients as appropriate and maintain regular communication with psychiatric and nursing staff regarding these clients.
  • Coordinate with JAMHI Integrated Primary Care when possible and appropriate
  • Coordinate with other service providers when necessary to facilitate achievement of treatment plan goals: including, but not limited to primary care physicians, SEARHC, REACH, job coaches, LCCC, Court systems, Probation, etc.
  • Respond to crisis situations which develop within FMNM during working hours to ensure the safety and mental stability of clients, according to standard policies and procedures. This includes a review of incident reports and follow up with staff as needed.
  • Debrief crisis situations that occur outside of regular hours with staff and provide appropriate support and training.
  • Provide clinical oversight of FMNM services, including consultation and training.
  • Provide mental health emergency services within the catchment area for individuals with acute emotional or psychiatric crisis through emergency assessment, referral, crisis intervention and follow-up. Participation in 24-hour emergency response coverage to the community when needed.
  • Act as behavioral health professional on treatment teams for assigned cases.
  • Provide expert testimony as necessary in court for legal proceedings.
  • Provide inter-agency and community consultation and education as needed.
  • Attend all treatment team meetings and other required meetings and training’s.
  • Participates on agency/department committees/teams and projects.
  • Participates in professional and/or community organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in a behavioral health field.
  • An understanding of people who have experienced homelessness and a delivery model that works for a population that have been significantly marginalized.
  • Two years behavioral health experience.
  • Must be professionally licensed in field or eligible for licensure and actively pursuing licensure.
  • Chemical Dependency Certification or equivalent experience and working toward state or national certification
  • Experience working with persons experiencing co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check in accordance with the current state regulation requirements.
  • Professional writing, computer and communications skills.
  • Ability to provide and maintain a professional relationship with individual clients and their families, which allows for mutual respect, consistency and empathy in all interactions, and appropriate ethical and relational limits and boundaries.
  • Must have valid Alaska driver’s license and be able to clear the JAMHI auto insurance screening through the independent insurance carrier and/or if driving.

Physical Requirements: Extended periods of sitting and standing. Bending, pushing, moving and lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Mobility and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job-related functions and move about the facility. Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance, 403(b), Paid Holidays, Liberal Leave Accrual.

Salary Range: $25.82 – $36.37 (DOE)

Application Instructions: To be considered for a position with JAMHI, you must submit both your resume and our employment application. Be sure to complete all requested information on the application form. Do not write “See Resume” on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may submit your paperwork by email or by drop off at our clinic located at 3406 Glacier Hwy.