Children’s Mental Health Service Coordinator- Thorne Bay

Get paid to make a difference in our community while working in a team environment and receiving great benefits! There are opportunities for growth and advancement and benefits include scholarships toward a degree or certificate program.

Community Connections Children’s Mental Health Program is looking for a full-time Service Coordinator to be based out of Thorne Bay, Alaska. This position is responsible for coordinating individualized support services for children experiencing severe emotional disturbance and their families in Thorne Bay, Naukati, and other small communities on Prince of Wales Island. The Service Coordinator is the main hub of information for a client, the staff working with them, and the external collaborators.  In collaboration with a Child and Family Therapist, this position provides supervision and leadership for direct service staff that work in the schools and community.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Directly supervises Support Specialists and/or Site Supervisors.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs supervisory functions: interview, provide ongoing training and support, conduct performance reviews, initiate staff recognition, and address performance issues and concerns;
  • Provides direct service to clients and models excellent client and family interventions and engagement;
  • Completes documentation of service provision and ensures client documentation including but not limited to note templates and treatment plans are maintained, updated and renewed;
  • Coordinates the wrap-a-round process and team meetings through effective communication, supports and encouragement with internal and external team members;
  • Manages the scheduling of both staff and clients to balance the competing and complex needs of clients, staff, and schools;
  • Implements and monitors individual service plans for clients by gathering team feedback, arranging for supportive services, and collaborating with staff, parents and external treatment team members to ensure high quality interventions;
  • Ensure timely and accurate submittal of documentation including time sheets and service notes from staff; track staff requirements and follow up on missing documentation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Leads, supervises, and facilitates an effective service team;
  • Uses effective strategies to hire, supervise and retain high quality staff;
  • Understands services are dependent on customer needs and is flexible with the hours worked and nature of duties performed;
  • Is professional in interactions and communicates positively with diverse populations including families, team members, supervisors and the public: listens and asks for clarification when necessary, avoids defensiveness and seeks mutual understanding;
  • Seeks clarification and follows through on expectations regarding which actions/changes must be approved by director;
  • Gives feedback to and seeks feedback from team members, family members and supervisor in a constructive way;
  • Adapts to communication style of individuals from different cultural backgrounds and makes; adaptations according to specific developmental, mental health and medical needs;
  • Maintains mutually respectful boundaries and abides to confidentiality at all times;
  • Adapts to challenging situations and possesses creative problem solving while working independently;
  • Is dependable and follows through on commitments;
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Represents the agency in a professional manner;
  • Adheres to all agency policies and procedures and asks for clarification when necessary;
  • Adheres to all State and Federal laws and regulations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of post-secondary training in the human service field and two years’ experience working with youth and/or their families experiencing mental health conditions
  • Supervisory and/or work experience in mental health services may be substituted for post-secondary training by the approval of the Executive Director
  • One year of experience in creating professional and compliant documentation
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check under agency guidelines and state regulations.

PREFFERED

Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: psychology, social work, guidance & counseling, education or other human service area and one year experience working with community-based children’s mental health services. Supervisory experience is also preferred.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Must obtain an Alaska Driver License and have access to a car and liability insurance. Must be able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is office based and generally sedentary in nature.  Must be able to use standard office equipment, lift and carry materials weighing up to fifty pounds.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Thorne Bay is a small town on Prince of Wales Island (island population: 5560) that is home for many artisans, anglers and outdoor lovers. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, hunting: the opportunities for outdoor recreation abound. Thorne Bay is on an island – larger cities like Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks are all a plane ride away.

Prince of Wales Island is America’s 3rd largest island! Discover things to do and things to see on discoverpowisland.com.

There are lots of things to do on Prince of Wales Island. Visit the TravelAlaska website to learn more.

Read through the 2020 Prince of Wales Island Guide.

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS

Full-time $18.75- $22.38/hr DOE

Benefits: health, vision & dental, life insurance, 401K retirement plan with 6% employer match, employee scholarships

TO APPLY

Open until filled.

Download the printable application packet.

Send in applications along with a cover letter to hiring@comconnections.org or drop off at our Ketchikan or Craig office.