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Providence School Mental Health Therapist II (10 month position) in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Mental Health Therapist II- School (Crisis Recovery Center, Variable, 1.0 FTE) to the Providence Crisis Recovery 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.

The School Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing integrated clinical services in an identified Anchorage School District school. There is potential to serve in elementary or middle school depending on experience, competence, and passion.

This is a 10 month position works August – May, like the school district.

In this position you will:

  • Strive to improve overall health and wellness of school population by increasing engagement with families, improve attendance and classroom behaviors, increase overall quality of life, and reduce distressing symptoms.

  • Responsible for providing mental health/substance use assessments, crisis intervention, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy, and case management services as indicated.

  • Conduct suicide risk assessments and provides referrals and safety planning.

  • Utilize evidenced based practices to guide multi-level interventions.

  • Provide technical assistance/consultation and other related resources to school setting on trauma informed services, de-escalation techniques, identifying behavioral health needs and referrals to care.

  • Coordinate with parents/guardians and other community agencies as pertinent to student needs.

  • Assist with identifying high risk students and initiating interventions to promote engagement in services and reduce barriers to participation in services.

  • Collaborate to ensure team success, uses supervision efficiently, and demonstrates effective communication skills.

  • Take a lead role in the program development process including planning, organizing, assessing, and directing objectives.

  • Provide support, education, and guidance to the School Clinician I role.


Required qualifications for this position include:

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

  • 5 years of clinical experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

About the ministry you will serve:

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!

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: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 285344