Overview

Serves as the Program Manager of the Alaska Crossings wilderness based, adolescent residential behavioral health program. Provides program development, staff development, grant management, administration and quality improvement, direct client care, community outreach, and commitment to the Vision and Mission of SEARHC. Functions as liaison between the Alaska Crossings Program, other SEARHC programs, and external providers operating outside of SEARHC. This position holds the overall responsibility for supervising the daily programmatic functioning of the Alaska Crossings program.

The primary focus of the Alaska Crossings program is the provision of wilderness based, intensive, residential adolescent behavioral health services, in the Wrangell and Stikine River areas. The Program Manager may be asked to represent the program at the corporate, local, regional, statewide and national level. Poor representation and/or damaging public relations behaviors could result in program credibility issues statewide and lack of client referrals.

The Alaska Crossings Program Manager regularly deals with outside agencies which review the program for operational issues, facility issues, and financial compliance. Problems with these reviews can lead to reallocation of funds and potential loss of revenue and services. There is a strong emphasis on wilderness risk management, reimbursable services and billing practices. Poor decisions in wilderness risk management practices, budget management, and management of clinical issues lead to potential harm to clients or staff, liability for SEARHC, costly mistakes, and have the potential for significant program consequences.

Intermediate range planning may affect the program’s future. Lack of advocacy for services and actively seeking funding may result in program reduction or loss of services The Alaska Crossings Program Manager will work in concert with the Senior Manager of Adolescent Programs and the Director of Behavioral Health to address the commitment to the funding portion of the program.

Tagged as: Full Time

Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree or higher in Outdoor Recreation Management, Outdoor Adventure Leadership, or other closely related field
OR

Master’s degree or higher in Wilderness Therapy, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Public Health or other closely related Human Service field,
OR

candidates without a master’s degree can be considered with a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in similar programs, with three (3) of the five years in a management or administrative role.
Areas of

Required Skills:

Education:

Master’s degree or higher in Outdoor Recreation Management, Outdoor Adventure Leadership, or other closely related field
OR

Master’s degree or higher in Wilderness Therapy, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Public Health or other closely related Human Service field,
OR

candidates without a master’s degree can be considered with a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in similar programs, with three (3) of the five years in a management or administrative role.
Areas of need includ

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources
Knowledge of Wilderness Risk Management principles and implementation
Familiarity with Therapy and Counseling principles, methods and procedures as they relate to provision of Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Skills development services to SED youth in a wilderness environment
Knowledge of principles and processes for provid

About Alaska Crossings: SEARHC

Alaska Crossings is an intensive behavioral health program dedicated to helping youth learn and develop skills they need to succeed.

We believe that combining therapeutic interventions with outdoor and expeditionary activities provides a powerful catalyst for engaging in the process of change.

With this belief in mind we run programs for Alaskan youth ages 10–18. Throughout the duration of the program the groups run on an expedition model in the Tongass National Forest, the Stikine River, and the mountains in the surrounding areas. We teach our participants to canoe and hike as the vessel for change.

Application Instructions

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