Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $7,980.00 gross per year
  • Bethel Census Area


Job Description

The Department of Corrections, Division of Health & Rehabilitative Services, is recruiting for a Mental Health Clinician II positionlocated in Bethel, Alaska.
This position provides direct services to offenders at the Bethel Probation/Parole Office
located in Bethel, Alaska.

Under general supervision the incumbent will:

- Conduct thorough assessments of convicted sex offenders supervised by the Bethel Probation/Parole Department to determine amenability and motivation for sex offender specific treatment;
- Conduct individual and group offense specific programing for sex offenders that addresses reducing offenders' risk to re-offend in the community in full compliance with the Department of Corrections Standards of Care;
- Identify and provide treatment referrals for offenders with co-existing medical, pharmacological, mental, substance abuse and/or domestic violence issues;
- Assist in the development of offender safety-net teams working with appropriate DOC staff, CRC staff, as well as family and community members;
- In conjunction with the clinical supervisor, conduct case staffing with probation officers and other pertinent DOC staff members; and
- Maintain clients' files in accordance with Alaska state law.

We are looking for an employee with the following desired strengths:

- Ability to work with convicted sexual offenders ;
- Experience working in a therapeutic field;
- Ability to work closely with other clinicians, probation/parole officers, and Court personnel;
- Ability to work independently; and
- Ability to work well with difficult, resistant, and acting out clients.

Employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays annually, 2 days personal leave accrual monthly, 2 retirement plans and other optional benefits. For more information regarding these benefits, please review the following web site:

Minimum Qualifications
Mental Health Clinician II
A master's degree from an accredited college in psychology, social work, child guidance, nursing, vocational rehabilitation, or a closely related field and two years of professional experience performing psychotherapeutic casework. The experience requirement is met by service as a Mental Health Clinician I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Substitution: Graduate study beyond the master's degree will substitute for up to one year of the required experience (2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours of graduate study equals one month of work experience.)

Special Note: Some positions require the incumbent be licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Psychologist with a Doctorate in Psychology. This requirement will be addressed in the job posting.

Additional Required Information
COVER LETTER: You must highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience as they pertain to the key responsibilities and desired strengths listed in the job description above.

- Cover Letter (as described, above);
- Resume;
- List of three professional references; and
- Copy of Education transcripts/copy of degree;

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

- Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
- Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or
- Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

If using work experience not already documented in your Applicant Profile, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applicant Profiles and Job Qualification Summaries will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

This position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either theI orII level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. The salary range is identified at the top of this notice and depends on the experience of the selected candidate(s).Starting salary will be determined by the level at which the position is hired.If filled at level I, promotion to the level II will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:
Name: Charles Van Ravenswaay
Phone: 907-269-7416
Fax: 907-269-7310

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