Career Opportunities

Behavior Health Associate I, II, III

Summary

The behavior health associate is responsible for providing strength-based treatment and
behavioral interventions according to the Teaching-Family Model and implementing the clinical
individualized treatment plan for youth experiencing significant emotional and behavioral
difficulties. This position includes direct work with youth in residential facilities and interaction
with families and stakeholders as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Valid driver’s license and maintain clean driving record in accordance with agency auto insurance standards.

  • First Aid, CPR and Food Safety Worker Card.

  • Clearance of state and federal criminal background checks; must be 21 years or older.

  • Teaching-Family Model Certification training will be provided throughout the first year of employment.

  • Behavior health associate I requires on-the-job training to become certified.

  • Behavior health associate II is achieved once certified, comes with a $1/hour pay
    increase.

  • Behavior health associate III is achieved through advanced certification, another $1/hour
    pay increase.

 

Compensation

Fulltime regular 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE) includes day, swing, grave and weekend shifts.
Not every employee will work all shifts, however it does vary on occasion. The majority of shifts
are days, swing and weekends. Starting pay is $21 per hour, based on experience.

 

Benefits

JYS provides a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid leave
and other benefits.

 

JYS is an AA/EOE.

Therapeutic Foster Care Supervisor

Summary

The therapeutic foster care supervisor oversees the daily operations of the JYS Therapeutic
Foster Care Program. The individual engages with the JYS marketing professional to recruit
foster parents and takes a leading role in all aspects of fostering parents; selection, training, and
licensing. The role provides extensive day-to-day direction, consultation, training and support to
foster families. They ensure proper provision of the Teaching-Family Model including training,
weekly consultation and submission of written feedback for four to five foster families. Respond
to conflict and crisis as needed in situations involving foster families. Participate in the after-
hours consultation rotation. Complete weekly documentation reviews and ensure all required
documentation is complete and accurate, allowing for timely billing of services. Audit charts for
case record review or as needed. Adhere to the agency budget for the therapeutic foster family
program. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, child development, family studies or related field preferred.

  • Minimum two years’ experience providing behavioral health services to youth and families in a community setting.

  • Certification as a provider in the Teaching-Family Model is preferred. If the candidate is not certified, they must achieve and demonstrate proficient knowledge and application of the Teaching-Family Model within six months from the start date.

  • Ability and willingness to meet with families in their homes, usually in the evenings. Current Alaska driver’s license and auto insurance per agency standards.

  • Clean driving record for the past three years.

  • Clearance of state and federal background checks.

  • Thorough working knowledge of child and adolescent development, family dynamics, cultural awareness, and children’s/adolescent mental health.

  • Thorough working knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting behavioral health treatment of youth.

  • Exceptional time management skills, allowing for the accurate completion of multiple priorities promptly.

  • Ability to independently organize time and tasks for the effective completion of job duties.

  • Knowledge of the foster care system and Office of Children’s Services procedures about foster care and permanency planning.

  • Skilled in the agency’s Electronic Health Record use and treatment documentation protocols to ensure accurate, efficient and timely processes that lead to desired outcomes.

  • Ability to interpret and apply federal and state regulations.

  • Ability to organize, evaluate and present information effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Compensation

Full time regular 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE) includes day, swing, grave and weekends shifts. Starting pay is $59,982 annually, depending on experience.

Benefits

JYS provides a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid leave
and other benefits.

 

JYS is an AA/EOE.

 
 
 

Part Time Maintenance Technician

Summary

​Assists the maintenance coordinator in performing maintenance and repair functions at agency
facilities. Replaces and repairs the damage done to the facility due to destruction and aging
process; assures residential homes are in good order and meet health and sanitation codes.
Inspects machinery and mechanical equipment for defects; ensures all maintenance tools are
properly working. Maintains agency vehicles. Complete repairs and minor remodels and
installation consistent with fire and safety codes as well as DEC and accreditation regulations.
Participates in larger remodeling projects with a supervisor. Completes and files maintenance-
related paperwork efficiently. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Expertise

  • High School diploma or the equivalent.

  • Maintenance background with two years of experience in multiple maintenance activities
    or a comparable combination of experience, education and training.

  • Clearance of state and federal background checks.

  • Must have current Alaska driver’s license and auto insurance per agency standards.

  • Basic knowledge of fire and safety codes.

  • Basic knowledge of DEC and Accreditation regulations.

  • Basic knowledge of vehicle repair.

  • Ability to clean and lubricate machinery.

  • Skill in carpentry repair and use of related tools.

  • Ability to paint walls, floors, woodwork and fixtures of establishments.

  • Ability to dismantle and reassemble mechanical equipment to repair or replace parts
    using hand tools.

  • Ability to contribute positively as a team member.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Compensation

Starting rate of pay is $21, depending on experience. We are a 24/7, 365-day-a-year operation.
Shifts may vary to include days, swings, graves, weekends and holidays.

 

Benefits

JYS provides a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid leave
and other benefits. 

JYS is an AA/EOE.

Case Management Supervisor

Summary

​This position provides support and consultation on a day-to-day basis to case managers who are responsible for the emotional, mental, behavioral, psychological and/or psychiatric care coordination of children and families receiving services at JYS. The case management supervisor ensures the care provided by case managers is by the Teaching-Family Model, as well as agency policies, procedures and values. This position will be a visible part of the community and at times accompany case managers to client homes.

Minimum Qualifications (one of the following three is preferred)

  • An advanced degree in social work or comparable human service field and a minimum of two years’ experience in direct services or case management; and/or,

  • A bachelor’s degree in a human service field and four years’ experience in direct services or case management; and/or,

  • Licensure or certification in case management and four years’ experience in direct services or case management.

  • Instead of an education credential, licensure or certification in case management, nine years of case management experience or certification in the Teaching-Family Model with three years of experience as a case manager is acceptable.

  • Clearance of state and federal background checks under 7AAC 10.900-990; and clean driving record for the last five years; ability to be insured by the company’s insurance carrier.

Compensation

Full-time regular 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE) with hybrid potential. Must live in Juneau, Alaska. Starting annual salary of $59,982, based on experience.

 

Benefits

JYS provides a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid leave and other benefits.

 

JYS is an AA/EOE.

 

Case Manager

Summary

Case managers lead a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet the treatment needs of the young people served by JYS. Case managers serve as the central point of contact for a young person and their families, linking them with mental health, substance use, medical, social, educational, vocational, legal and financial resources in the community. Case management includes advocacy, communication and resource management, as well as engaging natural supports and community members that enhance the quality of life, triaging for crisis intervention purposes, and assisting individuals in being able to better perform activities of daily living. Case managers teach children and families using the adopted evidence-based model, the Teaching-Family Model, adopted by JYS.

Minimum Qualifications (one of the following three is preferred)

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, child development, family studies or related field; or similar education and training may be substituted for the degree.

  • Two years of experience in a similar field is required.

  • Clearance of state and federal background checks under 7AAC 10.900-990.

  • Must be 21 years or older.

  • Clean driving record for the last five years and ability to be insured by the company’s insurance carrier.

Compensation

Full-time regular 40 hours per week. Hybrid potential. Must live in Juneau, Alaska. Starting pay of $24.25 per hour, based on experience. 

Benefits

JYS provides a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid leave and other benefits.

 

JYS is an AA/EOE.

 

Intake and Admissions (The Link) Director

Summary

The intake and admissions director leads the clinical and administrative functions involved with the intake, admissions, transfers and discharges for all of the programs at Juneau Youth Services, specifically at The Link. The position designs and implements systems to ensure youth and families can easily and efficiently access JYS services. This includes but is not limited to receiving timely assessments based on the youth’s immediate needs; assess that the recommendations for services are followed up on promptly to get youth and families into the recommended treatment programs; have all initial service authorizations completed and approved before beginning treatment; have all travel arrangements and initial requirements for program entry, and billing met before beginning treatment, and assure timely transfer and discharge. The intake and admissions director participates in marketing and communications campaigns for community awareness.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited program in psychology (APA), social work (CSWE), counseling (CACREP), marriage and family therapy (COAMFTE) or closely related field. Minimum three years of clinical supervisory experience with practitioners providing behavioral health services to youth and families, five years preferred.

  • Must be independently clinically licensed and a board-certified counselor supervisor in the State of Alaska.

  • Clearance of state and federal background checks.

  • Completion of required trainings according to established timelines per job class.

  • Thorough working knowledge of the etiology, assessment, treatment and recovery of youth experiencing emotional, behavioral and functional disorders, including co-occurring substance abuse/chemical dependency disorders. 

  • Thorough working knowledge of child and adolescent development, family systems and cultural differences, parent training, psychopathology and mental illness.

  • Thorough working knowledge of laws and regulations affecting behavioral health treatment of youth.

  • Thorough knowledge of performance and quality improvement processes and principles.

  • Thorough knowledge of group systems and processes and working with individuals in a group system.

  • Independent time management.

  • Ability to interpret and apply federal and state regulations.

  • Ability to organize, evaluate and present information effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Compensation

Starting pay of $76,518 annually, based on experience. 

Benefits

JYS provides a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid leave and other benefits.

 

JYS is an AA/EOE.