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Mental Health Specialist II (Acute) - Full Time

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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 Mental Health Specialist 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.)

Job Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, human
services or related field preferred; or 4 years of experience in a
mental health role; or combination of education and experience
totaling a minimum of 4 years is required.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.