Clinical Supervisor – Ketchikan

Under general supervision of the CMH Program Director, the Clinical Supervisor will provide leadership and direction for the application of wrap-a-round, trauma informed, and family centered therapeutic practices throughout the Children’s Mental Health program. The position works in close collaboration with the CMH Program Director, Program Manager, Services Manager and Foster Care Associate Director to ensure the implementation of therapeutic practices consistent with the program philosophy. The position requires excellent abilities in leading a team, problem solving and managing complex situations. Acts as the back up to the CMH Program Director as requested. All Community Connections employees are expected to contribute to the professional reputation of the agency through understanding and promoting the organization’s mission and core values in all aspects of services.


Supervises Child and Family Therapists in Ketchikan and POW.


  • Performs supervisory functions for direct reports: interviews, provides ongoing training and support, conducts performance reviews, initiates staff recognition, and addresses performance issues and concerns;
  • Leads the clinical team through coaching, support and training from a wrap-a-round based, family centered, and trauma informed perspective;
  • Facilitates regular staff meetings in coordination with other program leadership;
  • Manages the admission of individuals into services;
  • Designs and implements effective systems for training staff throughout the program;
  • Manages program relationships with community collaborators including but not limited to schools, Division of Juvenile Justice and Office of Children Services;
  • Provides clinical services in compliance with Medicaid requirements and in a manner consistent with the philosophy of the Children’s Mental Health program;
  • Completes timely, accurate and Medicaid compliant documentation of the provision of services.


  • Skilled in and the ability to use effective strategies to hire, supervise, and retain high quality staff;
  • Skilled in and the ability to lead, supervise, and facilitate an effective service team;
  • Skilled in professional interactions and communication techniques with diverse populations including families, team members, supervisors and the public;
  • Ability to listen and asks for clarification when necessary, avoid defensiveness, and seek mutual understanding;
  • Skilled in providing feedback to and seeking feedback from team members, family members, and supervisor in a constructive way;
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to key areas of responsibility;
  • Ability to adapt to communication style of individuals from different cultural backgrounds and making adaptations according to specific developmental, mental health, and medical needs;
  • Ability to adapt to challenging situations and possess creative problem solving while working independently;
  • Ability to be dependable and follow through on commitments;
  • Skilled in professional oral and written communication;
  • Ability to positively influence others to achieve goals and objectives;
  • Ability to be organized, efficient, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to act decisively and with fairness;
  • Ability to implement the DSM V and the Multi—Axis diagnostic system;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies, and the public.

Master’s degree in: counseling, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or a field directly related to children’s mental health counseling;
Two years community mental health and/or professional experience working with children;
Two years supervisory experience.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check under agency guidelines and state regulations.

Professionally Licensed with the State of Alaska;
Professional Counselor Supervisor Certificate with the State of Alaska.

Possess and maintain a valid Alaska driver’s license and liability insurance. Must be able to obtain First Aid/CPR and MANDT certification.

The position is office and community based and generally sedentary in nature. Services are often provided in community and recreational settings, must be able to adequately engage with clients in moderate activity. Must be able to use standard office equipment, lift and carry materials weighing up to fifteen pounds. Must be able to travel to Prince of Wales for one week at a time, 9-12 months per year to provide in-person supervision to Child & Family Therapists.

Pay: $68640.00 – $81,959.75 annually DOE

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska

To Apply:

Download the fillable application packet

Send in applications to or drop off at our Ketchikan or Craig office.

Closing Date: Wednesday, January 31st at 5:00pm