Careers with Juneau Youth Services


Career Opportunities

Behavior Health Associate I, II, III

Behavioral Health Associate I is the entry level position of staff providing direct care and supervision of youth in a residential program.  This position is responsible for ensuring a positive and safe environment and implementing the  strength-based treatment and behavioral interventions according to the Teaching Family Model and the individualized treatment plans for youth experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Starting rate of pay is $21, DOE.

We are a 24/7, 365 day a year operation.  Shifts may vary: days, swings, grave, weekends and holidays.

A career with Juneau Youth Services is an opportunity to help Alaska’s youth and their families make it through tough times. It’s also all your chance to work for a company that values employees. We emphasize learning opportunities and are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone including the people we serve and each other. Our company value system emphasizes honesty, community, compassion and work-life balance. Read more about our value system here. We offer competitive pay and benefits including employee health and dental insurance, paid personal leave, nine paid holidays, a retirement program and more.


Our entry-level position, behavioral health associate, provides skills development for youth and families in residential and community-based programs. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and be at least 21 years old. Pay rates start at $21 an hour. Behavioral health associates receive support in becoming Teaching Family certified practitioners, allowing them further opportunities to obtain leadership positions at JYS.


If you hold a bachelor’s degree, JYS has opportunities for careers in administration, case management and program leadership. Additionally, we have licensed clinicians and board-certified supervisors ready to supervise students seeking an internship for a master’s program in counseling, social work or related field.


Our therapist positions offer a competitive salary, supervision toward licensure and assistance with licensing fees. If you’re looking for an Alaska adventure, we offer moving assistance. If you have any questions, contact the HR department at or (907) 789-7610 ext. 102.


We’re an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.