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Providence Mental Health Specialist - Providence Residential Treatment (On Call) in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Mental Health Specialist (Providence Residential Treatment, Variables, 0.0 FTE) to the Providence Residential Treatment Department in Anchorage, 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:

  • Continuously monitor all students.

  • Provide structure and safety by setting limits and developing therapeutic rapport with the students

  • Co-facilitate group therapy as well as addresses treatment issues identified on the treatment plan

  • Provide input to treatment team regarding identification of clinical problems for individual students

  • Document assessments, interventions, and activities related to student's treatment plan

  • Actively solicit parents and family members to become part of the treatment process


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree Psychology, Social Work, or related field

  • CPR or Basic Life Support (BLS) completion within 60 days of hire

  • First Aid completion within 60 days of hire

  • Knowledge of mental health issues (both theory and practice), crisis intervention techniques, assessment techniques, and understanding of family systems dynamics

  • Strong crisis intervention, assessment, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills

About the ministry you will serve.

The Providence Adolescent Residential Treatment Program provides long-term treatment for 12-18 year old girls who have psychiatric disorders. Adolescents that need residential treatment have a history of failed outpatient treatment and at least one inpatient hospitalization for psychiatric reasons. Most adolescents who are in need of a residential program have severely low self-esteem and are having extreme difficulty in their relationships with parents, other authority figures, and peers. Our program is specifically structured to help adolescent girls who are struggling with the following problems: post traumatic stress disorder, sexual and physical abuse, dangerous risk-taking behaviors, self-mutilation, suicidal ideation, poor anger management, depression, anxiety disorders, ADD, and learning disabilities.

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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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 269516