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Career Opportunities

Behavior Health Associate I, II, III


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

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



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.



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


JYS is an AA/EOE.


Case Management Supervisor


The Case Management Supervisor 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 diagnosed with a Severe Emotional Disorder (SED) and their families. The supervisor ensures the care provided by case managers conforms to best practice standards found in Wraparound Principles, the Teaching Family Model, and agency policies, procedures, and values. At times, the Case Management Supervisor also carries a small caseload.


Representative Tasks and Responsibilities 

Provide behavioral health assessments and diagnoses, plus write treatment plans for program participants.

Provide a minimum of three case management contacts per day to young people diagnosed with a Severe Emotional Disorder and their families while developing a team of three case managers. As the team membership increases, the amount of direct service contacts will diminish.

Provide weekly observation of and verbal feedback to case managers in accordance with the Teaching Family Model, this includes providing observation in family homes. Provide monthly written feedback to case managers in accordance with the Teaching Family Model.

Collaborate with agency colleagues in providing Pre-Service and In-Service training and evaluation.

Guide case managers through the Teaching Family certification process. Act as a champion of the Teaching Family Model at all times.

Complete document reviews to ensure timely billing of services.

Assist case managers in understanding and engaging in their role with families (including providing services in family homes), young people, and treatment teams.

Participate in the hiring, onboarding, evaluation, and when appropriate, the discipline and termination process of case managers.

Participate in new employee orientation and provide consistent internal outreach to support healthy team functioning and the appropriate use of case managers.

Review and approve case managers’ time sheets.

Facilitate weekly case management staff meetings.

Act as a champion of SEARHC, both internally and externally at all times, including on-going support of SEARHC leadership and the board of directors.

Participate in SEARHC Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects as needed; support the strategic plan and all quality improvement efforts.

Aid in the development of the Case Management program through outreach, communications or other strategies.

Collaborate with organization colleagues to ensure the Case Management program meets accreditation standards.

Adhere to all SEARHC policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to diagnose children and adolescents using the DSM-5.

  • Successful completion of Teaching Family Pre-Service Workshop, Family Systems training, and Consultation training. Teaching Family Certification is preferred.

  • Team/group facilitation skills.

  • Time management skills.

  • Demonstration of objectivity in the face of compelling clinical and behavioral, plus personal (and sometimes moral) judgments.

  • Demonstrated ability to assist case managers in becoming teaching family certified, as demonstrated by certification of the case managers on their team.

  • Working understanding of the following systems in the State of Alaska:

    • OCS/Child Welfare

    • Courts/DOJ

    • Law Enforcement

    • Education

    • Health Care (ER, Psychiatric Hospitalization)

    • DBH/Medicaid/IHS

    • Recreation

    • Mental health/Behavioral Health/SUD treatment array

    • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

  • Driving a vehicle and visiting public spaces.


Minimum Requirements: 


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

  • Alaska Driver’s License with a clean driving record.

  • Ability to pass a drug screening.


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


JYS is an AA/EOE.

Case manager


Case Managers provide evaluation, outreach, advocacy with community agencies, and arrangement of services and supports. They also teach community living and problem-solving skills, model productive behaviors, and help individuals and families to become self-sufficient. 


Representative Tasks and Responsibilities 

Serve as the central point of contact for a young person and/or their family, linking young people and families with mental health, substance use disorder, medical, social, educational, vocational, legal, and financial resources in the community, including:

  • Intensive outreach services outside of JYS including, but not limited to:

    • street outreach,

    • visiting the family’s home, the young person’s school, and other community settings

    • Referring for individual, group or family therapy, medical, or other specialized services; and

    • Engaging natural supports (natural supports are family members/close kinship relationships and community members such as coaches, friends, etc.) that enhance the quality of life;

  • Assessment and treatment planning with quarterly assessment updates;

  • Regular (biweekly, at a minimum) monitoring of service engagement, progress, safety, and stability;

  • Triaging for crisis intervention purposes (e.g., determining need for intervention and referral to appropriate service or authority); and

  • Teaching skills to young people and families to independently perform activities of daily living including parenting, problem-solving skills, age-appropriate self-sufficiency, productive behaviors, and conflict resolution.


Utilize the Teaching Family Model to provide skill development to young people and their families.

Provide a minimum of 15 billable encounters per week.


Complete all documentation within 3 days of providing services.


Other duties may be assigned as appropriate.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively develop rapport with youth and families.


  • Strong working knowledge of community resources.


  • Knowledge of the Continuum of Care, treatment modalities and best practices.


  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and take prompt, effective action.


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


  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health diagnoses common to young people such as ADD/ADHD, disruptive disorders, mood disorders, etc.


  • Indicators of child abuse and neglect and mandatory reporting laws.


  • Principles of child development, behavior management, and crisis intervention.


  • Ability to be an effective learner and be sensitive to cultural differences. Achievement of Teaching Family Certification is expected following one year of employment.


  • Ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with others.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, child development, family studies or related field is preferred; in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, similar education and training with two or more years’ experience in a similar field is acceptable

  • Clearance of state and federal background checks

  • Must be 21 years or older

  • Clean driving record for the last five years; ability to be insured in accordance with JYS’ insurance carrier.

Physical Setting and Requirements: 

  • Office, community and family homes.

  • Manual dexterity to operate personal computer.

  • Ability to walk and climb stairs.

  • Must be able to lift and carry file boxes up to 15 pounds.

  • Must be able to operate company vehicle as needed.


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


JYS is an AA/EOE.

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