Village Based Counselor
Norton Sound Health Corporation - Elim, AK

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This position is designed to afford entry level employment, providing training and formal education in the areas of community development, prevention and wellness education and individual and group counseling for substance abuse and mental health concerns: the primary work of this position is the successful completion of the training, education and community level activities that promote healthy lifestyles Uphold the organization’s vision, mission, and corporate values. Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with organization’s policies, procedures, code of conduct and work rules. Essential Functions:
  • Provide emotional and follow-up support for mental health or substance abuse clients: aftercare, support groups, directed case management, advocacy and networking services are provided according to the skill competence of the trainee and under the direct supervision of the clinical supervisor
  • Briefly interview new clients and arranges clinical services; Make referrals to appropriate providers and assist in treatment compliance
  • Give assistance in emergency or crisis times in conjunction with the Health aids, Village Public Safety Officers and the mental health clinician on call
  • Provide prevention and wellness education and activities in the community as determined by the community and BHS: youth group activities; elder support activities; community workshops and lectures; parenting classes; distribution of information and topic specific literature, and; involvement in community based projects that serve the well being of the client, youth, elders and/or community
  • Engage, complete and practice the skills and knowledge offered through the VBC Program and the UAF/RHS training and education program
  • Complete administrative and work related activities: formal record of activities and expenditures; record keeping; etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Personal Traits:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to consistently demonstrate the organization’s values: integrity, cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values, continual learning and improving, compassion, teamwork and pride. Employees are expected to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, accountability, cooperation with and consideration of others. Required Knowledge:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software. Job Specific Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of behavioral health issues in their village
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.
    Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent customer service
  • Minimum Requirements:

    High School Diploma or Equivalent

    General (non-supervisory)

    0 year


    Licensure, Certification, Etc.

    N / A

    Physical Requirements:
  • Use hands and arms to operate office or clinical equipment
  • Sit more than half the workday
  • Stand and/or walk less than half the workday
  • Bend, stretch, twist, crouch and/or reach
  • Use hands and arm for repetitive motion tasks
  • Lift or carry unaided less than 25 pounds
  • See and hear with normal acuity
  • Working Conditions:
  • Work is conducted in a standard office environment
  • Minimal travel is required (less than 25% of the time)
  • Travel is required via large aircraft
  • Travel is required via small (less than 16 passenger) aircraft
  • Travel is required using snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, or boat

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