Behavioral Health Case Manager

Full-time - Supervisor
Kenai, AK

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Posted On: Mar-11
Status: Open

Job Summary

The Dena'ina Wellness Center features an integrated model of care. The Behavioral Health Case Manager will be part of our team as we enhance our integrated service delivery model between healthcare disciplines. The Behavioral Health Case Manager works as a Clinical Associate under the supervision of Master's level Clinicians to provide direct services to Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth, Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) adults, and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) youth/adults enrolled in the program.  This position is responsible to maintain client (un'ina) files in accordance with applicable policies and regulations.  The Behavioral Health Case Manager will provide direct services in various settings including office, home, and community.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and facilitate un'ina activities collaboratively with Behavioral Health Clinicians.
  • Develops, or participates in the development, of goals, objectives, and interventions for un'ina treatment plans.
  • Provides direct individual case management and group skills development with un'ina, based on employee competencies.
  • Coordinates referrals and connections to community resources as indicated in the un'ina's treatment plan.
  • Maintain awareness of community resources available to un'ina and families.
  • Coordinates and actively participate in treatment team meetings that support the integrated health care model.
  • Keep case records up to date, comprehensive in nature and in accordance with Tribal, State and Medicaid standards.
  • Coordinates and arranges travel for un'ina traveling to treatment agencies outside of the service area.
  • Promotes good relations and works collaboratively with interdisciplinary staff and community agencies.
  • Participate actively in trainings to develop clinical skills, including but not limited to the Behavioral Health Aid program through Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
  • Participates in Dena'ina Wellness Center (DWC) staff/clinical meetings.
  • Follow all grant requirements, including AKAIMS and reporting grant requirements to supervisor.
  • Timely submission of un'ina billing information.
  • Kenaitze Indian Tribe licensed and certified personnel will be held accountable for providing services in accordance with relevant external or internal requirements and education, such as, legislation governing practice; licensure, registration, and certification requirements; professional degrees; professional training to maintain established competency levels; on-the-job training requirements of the program; and professional standards of practice.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions


OSHA Categories

Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, scanner, fax, copier and other office equipment.

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Both




Comments: Travel may be required for training and meetings.



  • B.A. in Mental Health related field preferred.  Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Four to five years of experience in case management preferred.
  • Experience providing direct services to SED youth or SMI adults preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred.


  • Behavioral Health Aid I certification preferred or willingness to become certified.
  • State of Alaska Driver's License with an insurable driving record, required.

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Part 2 regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency at clinical writing skills, with willingness to submit a writing sample.
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol abuse and treatment options, as well as other community resources.
  • Understanding of the effects of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect on individuals.
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