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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

Do you want to make a difference and be part of a wonderful team of professionals whose primary mission is to protect children? Are you looking for a career that is fulfilling and meaningful? Do you value and appreciate a team environment? Then our full time Family Advocate position may be just for you!

The Children’s Place is a Child Advocacy Center located in Wasilla, Alaska. Our Mission is to offer hope and healing to children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect through a coordinated community response. Our Family Advocate’s are the heart of our team as they work directly with children and families who have been impacted by child abuse, ensuring their ongoing needs are met.

If you have a heart to help children and have two years’ experience in child abuse/neglect fields or victim advocacy then please consider applying. Our preferred applicant will have a  BA/BS in Social Work, Human Services, or Criminal Justice field and preferably, experience with group work, public speaking, and giving presentations to agencies, community, schools etc.


  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality for clients.
  • To be present for the initial interview, interface with the child and family during the evaluation process, explain the investigative and follow-up policy, and provide referral information.
  • Administer screening tools as part of trauma informed care.
  • Establish and maintain case management files and enter data in the NCAtrak system.
  • Maintain contact with families, provide victim advocacy throughout the duration of their case.
  • Administer client satisfaction surveys as part of the Quality Assurance Program and recommend changes as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with appropriate investigative and referral agencies regarding child maltreatment cases.
  • Participate in monthly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) case reviews.
  • Responsible for coordinating and scheduling appointments for interviews/exams.
  • Assist families with mental health and community resources and referrals.
  • Participate in “On-Call” rotation schedule, responding to TCP for emergent after-hours cases.
  • Maintain case tracking system to record both short and long-term data on children evaluated at TCP.
  • Participate in community outreach: health fairs, presentations, rallies, etc. Occasional attendance at outreach activities outside regular business hours is required
  • Work with Program Manager and/or other TCP staff in developing new presentations and handouts.
  • Participate in trainings, certifications, and continuing education as required.
  • Collect and report client and case-related statistical data at least quarterly and as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This position is required to participate in a rotating schedule, as needed, to respond to The Children’s place after regular business hours for emergent cases. Expectations for participation in the rotating schedule are as follows: 1) Be available by telephone 24-hours per day, on your pre-scheduled “on call” day(s). 2) Be prepared to respond in a drug and alcohol-free status to The Children’s Place within 90 minutes of receiving a call for service. Employees pre-scheduled to be on-call for afterhours service are paid a flat “on-call rate” for each 24-hour period for which they are expected to respond. When an employee who is pre-scheduled to be on-call responds to The Children’s Place, the employee is paid for actual hours worked, in addition to the daily “on-call rate”.

We offer competitive compensation, paid holidays, benefits, and training.

Salary Range $20.00 – $25.00 per hour

This position will be opened until filled. For more information you may visit our website at or call 907-357-5157.

Please send your cover letter and resume to: with “FA Applicant” in the subject line or fax to 907-357-5159

or mail it to:

Sarah Nicholson
The Children’s Place
P.O. Box 871788
Wasilla, Alaska 99687

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