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Providence Clinician - Behavioral Health in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a Clinician Behavioral Health (Mental Health, Days, 1.0 FTE) at Providence Valdez Counseling Center in Valdez, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will :

  • Must have a working knowledge of community behavioral health concepts, practices and theory and be able to provide the therapy and treatment necessary for clients. Be able to provide the necessary assessment, treatment and referral for clients. This will include individuals, groups, couples, families, children, adolescents and adults. Provide and seek clinical, psychiatric and informal consultation.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of cases, including intake and discharge records, progress notes, treatment planning, correspondence, client assessments, and referral. Complete daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports for federal, state and local reporting requirements and including AKAIMS reports. Coordinate treatment planning with other agencies, such as schools, juvenile probation, psychologist, psychiatrist and other agencies.

  • Participate in 24-hour on-call crisis intervention and emergency service rotation. Determine need for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations and assume responsibility for the coordination of associated legal procedures.

  • Pursue ongoing professional development relevant to the job position.

  • Act as the Director in the absence of the Director of the agency.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality within federally mandated guidelines and maintain professional boundaries with clients and staff.

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Education or other related behavioral health field that will be accepted for licensure as listed below

  • State of Alaska license OR license in another state, which will allow for Alaska “licensure by credentialing” in a behavioral health field, ex: LCSW, (Licensed Clinical Social Worker); LMFT, (Licensed Marital and Family Therapist); or LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). License transfer must be completed within 2 years of hire

  • 1 year of counseling experience

  • Be proficient with variety of computer software applications in word processing to report information to the State of Alaska and other regulatory agencies

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Substance Abuse Professional Certification (e.g. CDC I or II, National Master Addiction Counselor) within one year of hire

About the Ministry you will serve:

Providence Valdez Counseling Center is a community based behavioral health service. PVCC empowers our clients by creating an atmosphere of compassion, respect, and excellence, as they transform their lives and strengthen their connection and contribution to the community. PVCC offers a variety of counseling services as well as providing 24 hour crisis assistance.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 278010