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Providence Health & Services Mental Health Therapist - PBMG Matsu Clinic (.5 FTE) in Palmer, Alaska


Providence is calling a Mental Health Therapist (PBMG Matsu, Day Shift, 0.5 FTE) to Providence Physician Service Organization in Palmer, 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:

  • Develop specific treatment plans in identifying clinical problems for individual patients and their families. Draw on the Medical Director and clinical staff in problem solving and planning at treatment team meetings or as needed. Is responsible for functions of assessment, charting, and discharge using the systems and procedures of the clinic for the patient and family treatment

  • Facilitate and co-facilitate groups, family therapy sessions, and individual treatment sessions. Draw on theory and experience to provide a variety of therapeutic sessions and interventions specific to clients and their families

  • Work cooperatively with other team members in providing patient care and crisis management. Establish positive working relationships and role models health communication skills. Assist with orientation of new employees

  • Monitor all patient and family progress in treatment and outcomes as a result of interventions. Provide structure and safe limit setting by developing therapeutic rapport with the patient and their family. Make ongoing assessments of patient's mental health status and assists in crisis management

  • Document a thorough assessment, including mental status exam, interventions and activities related to patient's plan of care. Participate in continuous quality improvement process. Maintain a working knowledge of the program's policies and procedures

  • Actively solicit parents and family members to become part of the treatment process


Required qualifications for this position include

  • Masters or doctoral degree in psychology, social work, or health-related field

  • Current State of Alaska license as: Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT

  • Two years experience providing family or individual therapy

  • Strong foundational knowledge of comprehensive mental health issues in both theory and practice

  • Knowledge, training, and experience utilizing assessment techniques, and evidence-based interventions for specific populations

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve Alaska in many locations. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

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: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Alaska-Palmer

Req ID: 288281