Community Housing Clinician II

JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc.

Community Housing & Support Services (CHSS)

Clinician II                                                                                          


If 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 CHSS Clinician II provides clinical services & clinical oversight of Case Management, Community Living Specialists and other services for our severely mentally ill and dually diagnosed clients within JAMHI’s CHSS program which includes individuals who may also be affected by traumatic brain injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, age related neurocognitive decline,and developmental disabilities. In addition, this position is also responsible for the direct supervision of our Case managers and Community Living Specialists, requires regular on-­call supervision of the agency’s programmatic operations, and will require the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. All duties are carried out in accordance with JAMHI’s policies and procedures, mission, values and philosophy of care.

Position Duties:

  • Conduct a review and provide oversight of Treatment Planning and Treatment Plan Reviews for CHSS clients to ensure clinical integrity and medical necessity of services.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Community Housing and Support Services this position is responsible for daily direct supervision of the CHSS Case Managers and Community Living Specialists and providing Corrective Actions as needed.
  • Provide Clinical Assessments and updates; individual and/or group therapy in accordance to individualized treatment plans.
  • Attend psychiatric appointments with CHSS clients as appropriate and maintain regular communication with psychiatric prescriber, nursing staff, and CHSS treatment team regarding these clients.
  • Respond to crisis situations which develop within the JAMHI CHSS services to ensure the safety and mental stability of clients, according to standard policies and procedures. This includes a review of incident reports, incident history notes to file, and follow-up/debriefing with staff as needed.
  • Participate in the CHSS support rotation every third week or as otherwise arranged for on call coverage during non-business hours.
  • Work closely with the Operations Support Specialist to maintain needed documentation for billing is current and up to date (i.e. Service Authorizations).
  • Provide clinical oversight of CHSS services, including consultation and training. 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.
  • As a back up only; 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 on-call rotation for 24-hour emergency response coverage to the community.
  • Act as behavioral health professional on treatment teams for assigned cases.
  • Provide expert testimony as necessary in court for legal proceedings.
  • Provide interagency and community consultation and education as needed.
  • Attend all treatment team meetings and other required meetings and trainings.
  • Participates on agency/department committees/teams and projects.
  • Participates in professional and/or community organizations.

Other duties as assigned.


Supervision Competencies:

Successful Hiring: Objectively makes the best hiring decisions using consistency and best legal practices.

Communication: Consistently engages stakeholders in ongoing, direct dialog about workflow, program needs, and achievement of overall organizational goals and objectives.

Delegation: Consistently plans training’s, assignment of tasks, follow-up and coaching of direct reports.

Performance Management: Holds self and staff accountable; provides encouragement, incentives and consequences as appropriate. Performs active coaching; takes corrective action; rewarding and disciplining when necessary.

Collaboration: Leads, and works effectively with others, both horizontally and vertically.

Decision-making:  Consistent effective problem-solver; weighs probabilities and outcomes of pursuing various strategies with regard to overall organization implications.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in a behavioral health field.
  • Two years mental health experience.
  • Must be professionally licensed in field or eligible for licensure and actively pursuing licensure.
  • Experience working with persons experiencing co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Supervisory experience
  • 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 acquire a 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 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.