Behavioral Health Assessment Clinician

Behavioral Health Assessment Clinician

Kodiak Area Native Association
June 10, 2022
Job Type


The Behavioral Health (“BH”) Assessment Clinician conducts assessments that integrate screening results, biopsychosocial history, DSM-5 diagnostics, ASAM placement criteria, functional impairment, and service recommendations for individual seeking behavioral health services. Works as part of an integrated team to provide superior coordination of care on behalf of the client.  Communicate with referring providers and schedule patients for Specialty Clinics following guidelines specific to each Clinic.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by this position. Other duties as assigned. 
  • Support the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embrace KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporate KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.
  • Uphold KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.
  • Develop therapeutic helping-relationships with clients that are based on unconditional positive regard, empathy, and honesty that is balanced with grace. 
  • Complete integrated behavioral health assessments using DSM-5 and ASAM placement criteria and in accordance with regulation and accreditation standards. Enter required information into the BH electronic health record. 
  • Complete a minimum of 6 assessment interviews and associated assessment summaries per week; communicate frequently with the BH Intake Coordinator to ensure that incoming clients are placed quickly and efficiently where there is an opening. Number of direct hours may be reduced if assigned other duties.
  • Work closely with the BH treatment team, including Case Managers, Intake Coordinators, Peer Support Specialists, Behavioral Health Aides, and other BH staff where necessary to ensure the client receives highly coordinated services.
  • Consider an integrated team approach particularly with KANA medical providers and staff, KANA Wellness Center, Child Advocacy Center and other partners to ensure the client receives highly coordinated services.
  • Develop and maintain a solid treatment referral system that enables clients to access more or less intensive levels of care when these cannot be provided by KANA directly. Maintain positive collaborative relationships with community agencies. 
  • Complete administrative and clinical documentation in a timely manner in order to maintain program compliance within the guidelines established by Kodiak Area Native Associate, State of Alaska, Medicaid and other regulatory agencies.
  • Participate in outcome-informed treatment practices, to include engagement in Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM), regular clinical supervision, review of session recordings, and incorporation of clinical feedback into practice in order to achieve best outcome.
  • Engage in professional development activities to include completion of CEUs towards licensure, additional therapeutic trainings, and the application of Deliberative Practice to clinical care. 
  • Attend required training and meetings; work toward becoming a Qualified Addictions Professional where necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited university in psychology, counseling, social work, or related field. Licensed in State of Alaska or eligible for licensure within 2 years of hire. 
One year of work experience in the behavioral health field required; two years of experience preferred. Must be familiar with the dynamics of substance abuse and addiction, recovery and relapse prevention. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software and ability to learn proprietary software. Experience working in rural Alaska villages strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

Please apply via our website at in order to be considered.

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