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Providence Health & Services Mental Health Therapist - Alaska Cares in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Mental Health Therapist (AK Cares Clinic , Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center 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:

  • TREATMENT PLANNING: Identifies patient clinical problems in diagnostic summary and incorporates them into treatment planning process utilizing JCAHO, program standards. Participates in case management and is responsible for the patient and family treatment and the functions of assessment, charting, discharge, and post-treatment planning.

  • INDIVIDUAL, AND GROUP COUNSELING: Facilitates groups, and individual treatment sessions including crisis, and short-term, transitional therapy. Draws on theory and experience to provide a variety of therapeutic sessions and interventions specific to children and adolescents such as art therapy, play therapy or facilitating creative activities.

  • CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION: Prepares and delivers lectures to clients, family members, or outside agencies, as requested. Works cooperatively with the Investigative Team at Alaska CARES, attending the Child Safety Team meetings. Establishes positive working relationships and role models healthy communication skills. Maintains all federal and state confidentiality laws/regulations. Coordinates and participates in case staffings.

  • PATIENT AND FAMILY CARE: Continuously monitors all patient progress in treatment and outcomes as a result of interventions. Provides structure and safe limit setting by developing therapeutic rapport with the patient and their family. Makes ongoing assessments of patient's mental health status and assists in crisis management. Provides patient education groups on a variety of mental health issues.

  • DOCUMENTATION: Documents a thorough assessment, including mental status exam, interventions and activities related to patient's plan of care. Participates in continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of the program's policies and procedures.

  • FAMILY INTERVENTION AND EDUCATION: Actively solicits parents and family members to become part of the treatment process.


Required qualification for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or health related field

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, 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-Anchorage

Req ID: 299801