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Mental Health Specialist II (Acute) - Full Time

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Mental Health Specialist II (Acute) - Full Time

Job Code:  84460
Facility: North Star Hospital
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:
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.)
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.

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