Psychiatric Technician
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp

Bethel, Alaska

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Psychiatric Technician

Bethel, Alaska

The vision: Through Native Self-Determination and Culturally Relevant Health Systems, we strive to be the healthiest people.

At the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) we administer a comprehensive healthcare system throughout 58 rural communities with a mission of Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health.

YKHC serves 58 federally-recognized Tribes and operates 41 Village Clinics. Our five larger communities are served by five Sub-Regional Clinics. All communities in our service area are served by the 55 bed regional hospital in Bethel.

For more information about our hospital or the region please visit
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation - We Strive to be the Healthiest People (

Position Summary:

This is the journeyman level position and will be expected to be able to work independently. Psych Techs must have the ability to work on call for all shifts within a 24-hour framework Responsible for the delivery of psychiatric rehabilitation services to adult clients with developmental disabilities and/or mental disorders in the assigned facility. Provides therapeutic intervention as indicated in the client's treatment or rehabilitation plan. Provides crisis intervention as needed. May conduct psychosocial assessments if trained to do so. May do substance abuse assessments and/or treatment if certified. Assist with escorting clients within Bethel and outside of Bethel, when needed. Psych techs are expected to be an active participant in client social, educational and therapeutic activities. Must be able to take direction and have a commitment to learning. Psych techs be 18 years old.

Position Qualifications:

  • AA Degree in a Human Services field, or a minimum of two years experience working in an adult residential treatment, psychiatric, or developmental disabilities program. Must be willing to learn, take direction, learn and implement Non Violent Crisis Intervention training and all other required trainings by time specified.
  • Medication Management (Before working a shift alone)
  • CPR/First Aid (Within six months of hire)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (Within one year of hire)
  • Must have a valid Alaska Driver's License at time of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Basic computer knowledge, accuracy and dependability a must.
  • Ability to work residential treatment environments. Ability to write progress reports on clients, which accurately reflect client progress. Ability to read medication administration records. Ability to add and subtract. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of rapidly changing situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to understand and apply to variety of instruction furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to appropriately respond to aggressive and violent client behaviors.
Benefits Include:
  • Generous PTO - beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee Wellness Center

Additional Information:
ID:14730Location:BethelDepartment:Behavioral HealthEmployment Duration:80 Full timeTemporary Status:Not ApplicableHours per Week:40
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.

Under P.L. 93-638, preference is given to Alaska Native/American Indian applicants.

For more information, please contact the YKHC Recruitment Department at or phone (907) 543-6060 and ask to speak with a recruiter.

To view more positions available please visit YKHC Career Center (

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