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Providence Health & Services Family Therapist - Mental Health 4w *1.0/Days* in Anchorage, Alaska


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Providence is calling a Family Therapist (Mental Health 4w, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • FAMILY THERAPY: The family therapist will be designated primary responsibility for facilitating family therapy sessions, family home contract meetings, psycho-education groups for families, and family exit interviews; psycho-education groups will include but are not limited to:

  • Core Family Values

  • Parenting Styles: How to be Assertive and Authoritative

  • Communication and Healthy Family Relationships

  • Psychosocial Development of Adolescents

  • Boundaries and Expectations

  • Positive Role Modeling

  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • Nutrition and Healthy Activities

  • Teen Challenges of the New Millennium

  • Medication compliance

  • TREATMENT PLANNING: Participate in treatment planning meetings and assist treatment team in identifying clinical problems for individual patients and their families; assist in developing specific treatment goals and objectives; assist in problem solving and planning for discharge by using community and hospital resources; provide case management to include working with all members of the team to coordinate/execute optimal after care plans and follow-up treatment; primary responsibility for family therapy and assessment; participate in individual patient treatment and the functions of assessment, charting, discharge, and post-treatment planning using the systems and procedures for the adolescent mental health unit.

  • INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING: Facilitate/co-facilitate group and individual therapy sessions; draw from theory and expertise to provide a variety of therapeutic sessions and interventions specific to adolescents and their families.

  • CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION: Facilitate conferences, training sessions, and lectures to community mental health personnel to assist in expanding community understanding of mental and emotional problems as time allows; provide in-service training for MHU staff 2-3 times per year based on workshops and seminars attended; work cooperatively with other team members in providing patient care and crisis intervention/management; establish and maintain positive working relationships; role model healthy communication skills; assist with orientation of new employees; provide training and supervision for clinical interns.

  • FAMILY AND PATIENT CARE: Continuously monitor all family and patient progress in treatment and outcome as a result of therapeutic interventions; provide structure and safe limit setting by developing therapeutic rapport with patients and family; conduct ongoing assessments of patient's mental health status and assist in crisis intervention/management; provide family and patient education groups on a variety of mental health issues.

  • DOCUMENTATION: Document a thorough assessment, including mental status exam, interventions, and activities related to patient's plan of care; continually monitor and document patient improvement process; maintain a working knowledge of program policies and procedures; assist in development of policies and procedures related to position.

  • FAMILY INTERVENTION/EDUCATION: Actively solicit parents and family members to become part of the treatment/therapeutic process; orient families and patients to unit rules, treatment rights, responsibilities, activities, and procedures; review patient's plan of care including treatment goals & objectives, problems list, discharge criteria, and discharge plans with patient and family.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Social Work

  • State of Alaska Licensure preferred in one of the following: LPA, LPC, LCSW, or LMFT.

  • Demonstrated experience in family, group, and individual therapy.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 312808