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.

 
 
 

Full 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.

Residential Services Supervisor

Summary

The residential supervisor is responsible for maintaining safe and supportive operations in the residential unit assigned to them at all times. The position provides extensive day-to-day direction, training, consultation and support to program staff. There’s an emphasis on involving parents, families and natural supports, along with strong customer service ideals consistent with agency philosophy and policy. The residential supervisor provides on-site orientation for new staff. They ensure balanced meals and snacks are planned and provided, and in accordance with young people’s cultural preferences, possible allergies and other dietary restrictions. They utilize and model teaching techniques and interventions according to the Teaching-Family Model. The residential supervisor ensures the safety of the program. They perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years experience providing behavioral health services to youth and families in a community setting or a degree in the behavioral health field and 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.

  • 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.

  • Understanding of child and adolescent development, Teaching-Family Model, cultural awareness and mental illness. 

  • Ability to engage youth experiencing severe emotional disabilities.

  • Ability to engage, encourage and motivate staff who work directly with youth experiencing severe emotional disabilities.

  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated comfort talking with parents, teachers, probation officers, law enforcement, doctors and other stakeholders JYS collaborates with.

  • Understanding of laws and regulations affecting residential treatment of youth.

  • Skilled in the agency’s electronic health record use and treatment documentation protocols to ensure timely billing and protect client privacy and confidentiality.

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and use effective time management skills in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Compensation

Starting pay of $55,000 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.