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Behavioral Health Aide - Old Harbor

Kodiak Area Native Association
Old Harbor

Job Description

Provides comprehensive behavioral health promotion and treatment with respect to substance abuse, case management, crisis intervention and mental health.

Behavioral Health Aide

Part-time to full-time potential

Old Harbor, Alaska

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Organizes and assists with the Village Response Teams (VRT), for behavioral and other crisis intervention and assistance.

Provides client advocacy, referrals, client monitoring, case management and follow-up to clients. Works with other service providers, including assistance with application process to other services.

Organizes and/or assists other departments or organizations with alcohol/drug-free social activities for youth and adults to promote good health; assists with and participates in Health Fair, Spirit Camp and Family Recovery Camps as needed.

Provides community health education through regular classes/presentations in the schools and community; orders and distributes written health information materials to the public.

Provides home support to elderly and persons who have a known health problem or are at high risk of illness or disablement.

Prepares and submits required reports and activity sheets in accordance with grant / contracts established protocols. Maintains client charts as required by supervisor.

Attends all required staff and supervision meetings, as well as trainings required for all the Rural Human Services System projects.

Develops traditional counseling skills and services for individuals and families in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and prevention specific to the needs of the village.

Upon graduation from RHS project training and with supervisory recommendation, provides specialized assessment, counseling and prevention services for individuals and families in the areas of alcohol/substance abuse, and mental health using a combination of Western and traditional methods.

Assists community members by making referrals to other service providers, and assisting with required paperwork.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent; and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively present information to others.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of AKAIMS Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Rural Human Services certification program and CDC certification within approved time frame after hire.

Ability to travel to town by small plane or boat.

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Employment Type

Full time

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