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Part-Time Mental Health Specialist II

Job Code:  83457
Facility: North Star Hospital
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Part Time
Job Level:  Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Minimum Education Required: Some College Coursework Completed 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Allied Health
FTE: .04
Position Summary:
North Star is Alaska’s premier behavioral health provider that specialized in helping young people with life’s challenges. We recognize that childhood should be a time of joy, fulfillment, growth, and nurturing care. We also recognize that situations happen that are beyond young people’s control or ability to effectively handle. Our programs at North Star work with the family and the community to help facilitate optimal growth and nurturing throughout times of childhood adversity. Our goal is to help young people get on a track that leads to a life of youthfulness – the life that children and adolescents deserve.

We are currently searching for Part-Time Mental Health Specialists II to join our established team. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide direct care to patients with psychiatric disorders, ensuring the safety and well being of patients and supporting the maintenance of therapeutic milieu. This person should have experience and special training in various areas of mental health service delivery (i.e. group therapy, milieu management, diagnostic based training, grief and loss, etc.)
A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field or the equivalent of 4 years education and experience is required.  Experience as a care provider in a healthcare or child/adolescent educational setting is preferred. The ideal candidate must have good verbal and written communication skills, legible handwriting, and the ability to maintain information as highly confidential. Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology is preferred.

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