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Copper River Native Association



This position provides a variety of outpatient behavioral health assessments and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in the Copper River region. 


  • Provides client counseling, assessments, and treatment services to a varied population of children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups.
  • Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques.
  • Prepares reports and forms necessary to satisfy the agency’s needs for accountability (i.e. recording, statistics, etc.).
  • Provide behavioral health services that include but are not limited to outpatient substance abuse treatment, outpatient psychotherapy, and aftercare for all qualifying residents in the Copper River region.  
  • Maintain documentation in clinical case files that comply with state, federal, and CRNA procedural guidelines.
  • Coordinate with multi-disciplinary teams and providers in accomplishing treatment plans.
  • Work as an effective team member within the Behavioral Health Department and CRNA.
  • Takes initiative to link clients to other services.
  • Provide monthly village outreach in the six compact villages.
  • Facilitate group therapy and support BHAs through the process.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental health problems
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
  • Ability to use appropriate training, instructional methods, and techniques/procedures based upon the situation and current qualification. 
  • Willingness to learn about and understand the impact of historical, developmental, and related forms of trauma on clients and community members.
  • Ability to incorporate Alaska Native culture and lifestyle by utilizing culturally sensitive interventions.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to Alaska Native culture and lifestyle, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native population.
  • Highly self-motivated and organized.
  • Time management skills and discipline.
  • Strong written, analytical, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and produce timely and accurate written reports.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as required for HIPAA, other regulations and organization matters.
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, including outside contacts.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.


  • Master’s degree in a mental health field: social work, counseling, or psychology.
  • One year experience working with Behavioral Health clients.


  • 3-5 years of clinical work experience post-licensure providing Behavioral Health Services.
  • Experience working with Electronic Health Records.
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in field of study.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 25 lbs. The majority of work is performed in an office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities. CRNA is a smoke free and tobacco free campus. May require local travel between compact services of CRNA which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Works in an environment where protection of client confidentiality is essential. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided when and where needed.


Supervision Received:

Work will be monitored through meetings, reports, and regular communication with the immediate supervisor. General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements, conditions of grant award(s), and the general policies and procedures of CRNA. 

Supervision Exercised:

Position will not exercise supervision.


Contacts include and not limited to volunteers, organizational staff, clients, and outside agencies.


  • All employment at CRNA is “at will.” This means that the employee or CRNA may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
  • CRNA is a no tolerance workplace. All employees must pass an initial and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
  • CRNA has several positions that require a criminal background check for the safety of our clients. All employment offers in the “covered” classification are conditional until CRNA has received a Federal criminal background check verifying eligibility to work in these programs.
  • First Aid/CPR certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire for required positions.
  • As applicable by position and company policy, must meet standards for fitness for duty, immunizations, credentialing and privileging.

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