Careers

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the JYS team. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we support workforce diversity. Women, minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

JYS provides generous and comprehensive benefits to employees including:

  • On the job training
  • Employee health and dental insurance
  • Paid personal leave
  • Nine (9) paid holidays
  • Employer-paid retirement contributions up to 9% of salary/wages
  • No cost Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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“I have the opportunity to help amazing kids overcome obstacles in their lives and teach them skills that they need to succeed.”

-JYS Case Manager

Our current job openings are listed below. The positions may be full-time, part-time or temporary positions, and may be located in any of our community, school-based, residential or administrative programs. You are encouraged to apply if you are interested in any of these areas.

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Case Manager

Posted: April 20, 2017

This position is responsible for maintaining the orderly flow of treatment and treatment documentation in a program providing services to youth experiencing significant emotional or behavioral difficulties. Under supervision of the clinician and in collaboration with the treatment team, develops and monitors individualized treatment plans for assigned caseload by successfully integrating assessment findings to develop appropriate treatment goals, objectives and interventions. Demonstrates sensitivity to youth and families from diverse cultures, backgrounds and socioeconomic circumstances. Teaches behavioral management and other client life skills including: effective communication, positive social interaction, problem solving, decision making and anger management to individual clients and groups during activities by effectively using behavior concerns as an opportunity for therapeutic teaching.

Minimum qualifications: High School diploma or the equivalent. Prefer one year experience working with emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed youth or experience in another human service field.  Current Alaska drivers license and auto insurance per agency standards. Clearance of state and federal background checks.

 

Transitional Living Program (TLP)  Case Manager

Posted: April 20, 2017

This position is responsible to coordinate the service process and skill development activities for youth in the JYS TLP. This position serves as a Transition to Independence (TIP) Transition Facilitator and implements TIP core practices with TLP youth. This position works with TLP leadership to ensure TLP services are comprehensive and integrated, utilize best practices, and comply with regulatory and grant requirements. Provides youth skill-development activities for life planning, goal setting, budgeting, household management, nutrition/health, and interpersonal skills that foster positive permanent connections. Directly assists TLP youth to develop a job readiness plan and pursuit of appropriate educational opportunities. Coordinates and facilitates access to community services for TLP youth including health, social services, legal assistance, education, and employment. Ability to act as a positive role model for youth and to provide appropriate, respectful care, support, structure and guidance for youth development. Ability to use cultural differences to enhance treatment. Ability to support positive youth and family contact, visitation, and involvement in community activities. Ability to contribute positively as a team member and work effectively with other internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum qualifications: High School diploma or the equivalent. Prefer one year experience working with emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed youth or experience in another human service field.  Current Alaska drivers license and auto insurance per agency standards. Clearance of state and federal background checks.

 

Nurse

Posted: April 5, 2017

JYS is looking for a part-time nurse who would be response for providing and documenting daily medication administration services to JYS residential clients experiencing significant emotional or behavioral difficulties. The Nurse shall provide client information and education on the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications. The Nurse shall provide other clinical duties and staff training and education as requested by JYS Senior Managers and within the scope of nursing practice.

Minimum qualifications: Current Alaska licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN). One year of clinical nursing experience; experience working with children and adolescents preferred. Current Alaska drivers license and auto insurance per agency standards. Clearance of state and federal background checks. Completion of required trainings according to established timelines and per job class and program assignment.

 

Youth Care Worker

Posted: March 22, 2017

Are you a caring individual searching for a rewarding and challenging position guiding youth to learn, grow and create a bright future? Juneau Youth Services is seeking energetic and flexible individuals to work in our community-based and residential programs with youth experiencing serious emotional/behavioral difficulties. Youth Care Workers provide direct and continuous youth supervision to promote a safe, secure, and positive environment for youth and staff. Workers will guide and teach youth appropriate skills and behaviors, and complete daily notes on youth progress. Applicants must have the ability to interact professionally with youth, families, co-workers and the public.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience working with emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed youth, or other human services field. Clearance of state and federal background check, valid Alaska driver’s license and 3 years clean driving record.

 

Administrative Assistant (Suicide Prevention Project/Teen Health Center)

Posted: March 22, 2017

Juneau Youth Services is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to work with the Suicide Prevention Project/Teen Health Center. The main purpose of the position is to provide administrative and clerical support for JYS Clinicians and Behavioral Health Specialists who are providing services through the Suicide Prevention and Teen Health Center projects at the three high schools.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to communicate and relate effectively with adolescents and their families. Clearance of state and federal background check, and a valid Alaska driver’s license with 3 years clean driving record.

 

Chief Financial Officer

Posted: March 22, 2017

Juneau Youth Services is a Youth & Family Community Behavioral Health Center who serves youth and their families from all over Alaska. We are seeking a full-time strategic Chief Financial Officer to join our growing company. The CFO will plan, organize and direct the financial functions for JYS. This person will plan and direct all activities within the JYS Finance Department, including billing operations, accounts payable, receivables, investments, endowment funds, budgets and all checking accounts; lead annual budget development across the company. This is a senior management role, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The CFO is also responsible for financial reporting and analysis, and is the primary financial point of contact internally for the Board of Directors and externally for banks and financial auditors. Candidates should possess extensive computer experience, strong writing skills, the ability to problem solve, effective communication skills, and the willingness to participate in the mission of the agency. Preference will be given to candidates with Behavioral Health industry experience including knowledge of Medicaid and insurance billing rules and regulations. Minimum Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business Administration required, with at least five years of experience. Clearance of state and federal background check.

 

Behavioral Health Clinician

Posted: March 22, 2017

Juneau Youth Services is a comprehensive behavioral health provider for children and youth, and their families. We began operations in 1961 and currently provide a full array of emergency, residential, and community-based programs, including both mental health and chemical dependency services.

We are seeking an experienced clinician to provide behavioral health assessments and treatment to youth with mental health and substance use disorders.

The position ensures that services in the client treatment plan are implemented in accordance with best practices and in compliance with documentation requirements. The position coordinates with multiple staff as well as external agencies. Candidates must demonstrate awareness and application of: developmental theory, family dynamics, mental illness/substance abuse, and behavioral principles.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field. Preference will be given to licensed and license-eligible candidates.

 

Direct Service Provider

Posted: March 22, 2017

Caring, flexible, energetic individuals to provide daily living skills training and respite care to youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or developmental disabilities in home and community-based settings. Ability to provide consistent, supportive care and interact professionally with youth, families, co-workers and the public Ability to work independently and use good judgment in a variety of settings and situations. Ability to provide appropriate, respectful support, structure and guidance for the individual’s care and development. Maintains profession demeanor and communication with the individual, family members, and coworkers at all times, establishing clear professional boundaries as needed. Sensitivity to the unique needs of developmentally disabled individuals and their families, with patience, understanding, and concern for the individual’s health, safety, personal development, and enjoyment of life. Ability to apply the basic principles of positive behavior supports and effective crisis intervention; able to respond appropriately to crises, emergencies (medical, fire, etc.) and natural disasters. Dependable and reliable, including being on time for scheduled activities with the individual, meetings, etc. Ability to complete required documentation. Demonstrates effective problem solving and active listening skills. Demonstrates sensitivity to persons from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and socioeconomic circumstances. Understanding of the indicators of child abuse and neglect and mandatory reporting laws. Ability to support positive interactions and communication between the individual, family members, peers and others in the home, school/work and community activities. Ability to follow written protocols from medical, supervisory and clinical personnel. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Ability to efficiently and effectively organize and prioritize work. Ability to contribute positively as a team member and work effectively with other internal and external stakeholders. High School Diploma or the equivalent. Two-year college degree in education, special education, human services, behavior management or a related field preferred. Minimum 6-months experience providing direct individual care and/or training in a related human services field; OR any combination of education, experience, and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential job functions. Willing to assist individuals with toileting/hygiene. May require occasional heavy lifting. May occasionally come in contact with bloodborne pathogens. Current Alaska drivers license and auto insurance per agency standards. Clearance of state and federal background checks.