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Providence Mental Health Therapist OPCD - Outpatient Chemical Dependency *1.0,Variable* in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Mental Health Therapist OPCD (Outpatient Chemical Dependency, Variable Shift, 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week) 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 have the following responsibilities:


  • Identify patient clinical problems in diagnostic summary and incorporates them into treatment planning process utilizing JCAHO, program standards, and 12 step principles


  • Conduct individual chemical dependence counseling sessions

  • Perform patient chemical dependency assessments

  • Perform psychosocial assessments under direct supervision


  • Plan and facilitate group therapy. Utilizing 12 step recovery principles, functions as a solo, primary group therapist


  • Maintain and utilizes community and national referral resources


  • Maintain all federal and state confidentiality laws/regulations

  • Coordinate and participates in case staffings

  • Maintain communication with the treatment team regarding patient management

  • Meet regularly with Clinical Supervisor to review cases and for evaluation and feedback regarding clinical and work related performance


  • Maintain poise under crisis conditions. Follows through on managing crises until resolution, i.e., patient placement or referral to the treatment team or Clinical Supervisor for further follow-up/case consultation or case consultation or case resolution


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or health related field

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Interest in securing licensure in one or more of the following: Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Six (6) months of experience in Chemical Dependency or Behavior Health treatment

  • Some experience with family 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 a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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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: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 356499