Behavioral Health Associate
Company: Denali Family Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Behavioral Health Associate is an entry level position that
provides skill development to severely emotionally disturbed (SED)
consumers in individual and group settings.
These positions are responsible for observing policies,
procedures and safeguards to protect the privacy of health
information in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy (Privacy
- Provides community based behavioral health services as a
primary worker with clients.
- Demonstrates complete familiarity with a client's service plans
and targeted goals.
- Transports, via private or agency vehicle, clients to/from
home, school, the agency, and community settings as it is part of
their treatment program
- Participates in treatment team meeting to develop and review
the client's goals.
- Actively works towards developing and maintaining a therapeutic
relationship with clients and their families.
- Teaches and models behavior and life skills.
- Deescalates angry clients and engages them in less volatile
- Documents daily progress notes into CareLogic within 72 hours
per agency policy.
- Follows mandatory reporting laws with any and all incidents of
harm within 24 hours.
- Ensures client confidentiality as prescribed by agency policy
and federal law.
- Actively seeks clinical and administrative direction.
- Understands and complies with all agency policy and procedures,
plans, program requirements and protocol.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Implement the client's treatment plans through established
goals. Adequate performance is determined by timely and quality
client notes, billable time spent with client, and client
- Related agencies, such as the school district, are positive
about the performance of the assigned Behavioral Health
- Complete all agency training requirements.
- Performance on essential functions as listed above.
- Assist clients with other services as determined by the
treatments team, i.e. vocational, recreational activities,
- Attend and participate in meetings, committees and trainings as
- Demonstrates effective problem solving and active
- Read and act in a timely manner on items in paper and
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Maintain a positive, professional relationship in the
community, i.e. schools, recreational centers, and other offsite
- Follow program and protocol of all Denali Family Services
- Assist Case Managers with case management services as
Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED and
one (1) year of experience working with children and adolescents.
Must be at least 19 years of age.
Substitution: College level course work in human services,
psychology, social work, or a closely related field may substitute
for the required experience (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours
equals 1 month of experience).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to maintain positive professional working relationships
and to work effectively within a team environment.
- Organized, efficient, and able to manage multiple tasks
simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Good written communication skills, including the ability to
accurately document events and provide detailed records for
- Ability to ensure client and employee confidentiality as
prescribed by agency policy and federal law.
- Proficient with basic operations in Microsoft Word and
- Ability to act decisively and with fairness.
- Ability to read, speak and write in English.
- Ability to pass a State and FBI background check in accordance
with the State of Alaska Background Checking Unit.
- Ability to complete all training requirements for within the
- Ability to work with a variety of clients with mental health
issues and treat them with dignity and respect.
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of clients in
- Ability to develop sound clinical and therapeutic skills.
- Ability to learn and utilize CareLogic.
- Ability to learn, understand and apply all agency protocols,
policies, procedures, plans, and program requirements.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform sedentary work
as well as to be engaged in physical exercise with clients such as
running, walking, hiking, etc. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Visual
acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the
course of a normal workday. Ability to perform repetitive
keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment.
Ability to communicate verbally, both in person and over the
telephone. Ability to wrap arms around and hold a person. Ability
to twist and bend frequently. Must have visual and hearing
Working Conditions: Work is performed at the Denali
Family Services office, in schools, in homes and in the
Other Requirements: Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid
certification, continual proof of a valid Alaska Driver's License,
maintain current personal vehicle insurance and registration on
personal vehicle(s) used for company business, maintain a violation
free driving record for the past 1 year, and maintain satisfactory
criminal background record.
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Keywords: Denali Family Services, Anchorage , Behavioral Health Associate, Other , Anchorage, Alaska
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