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Behavioral Health Counselor

The Children’s Place, a Child Advocacy Center located in Wasilla, Alaska, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and experienced Behavioral Health Counselor who would like to join our team and help make a positive difference in the lives of children who need our services.


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology in a Mental Health, Social Service or Human Services field
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.

Must have or be willing to receive one or more of these evidence-based trainings (EBT):

  • Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT)
  • Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Successful candidates must have or be willing to obtain a State of Alaska License as a LPC or LCSW. Three years post master’s degree experience providing Mental Health services to individuals experiencing severe and persistent mental illness preferred. Two years of administrative experience in management of clinical department that includes legal and ethical compliance, program development, implementation, and evaluation preferred. Must have a NPI number, or the ability to acquire one. The selected candidate must have an unblemished criminal record free of convictions which would adversely affect their ability to work safely with children.

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This position will be instrumental in designing and developing onsite mental health services under the supervision of the Executive Director. The selected applicant will ensure the accuracy of behavioral health assessments and treatment plan development and timely submission of clinical documents within The Children’s Place policies, procedures and protocol. Ideal candidate must also be familiar with State and Federal regulations and Medicaid. Must have strong administrative and clinical skills.

We provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location in which law enforcement and child protective services investigators may conduct and observe forensic interviews with children who are alleged victims of crimes, and where the child and non-offending family members receive support, crisis intervention, mental health and medical treatment. Our main objective is to reduce trauma to child victims by bringing everyone together and sharing information one time with our team, reducing the need for the child to repeat their trauma multiple times.  Our multidisciplinary team includes law enforcement, child protective service personnel, prosecutors, lawyers, advocates, mental health therapists and medical personnel. The multidisciplinary team meets regularly to communicate and collaborate on child abuse cases.

This position is open until filled

The Children’s Place offers a competitive salary with a health benefits package. We offer convenient regular Mon-Fri schedule with some on-call duties, weekend evening work. We have very manageable case load and supportive team environment.

If you meet the above qualifications and would like to enjoy this meaningful opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children, we invite you to apply.

Please Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

The Children’s Place

Attn: Michelle Bayless

P.O. Box 871788

Wasilla, AK 99687

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