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Help us create promising futures for Alaska’s youth!

Juneau Youth Services has been providing residential and other treatment services for Alaska’s youth since 1961. Our JYS mission is to empower youth, engage families and encourage communities to create healthy futures for Alaska’s youth and families. Join us as a Behavioral Health Associate.

Behavioral Health Associate is an entry level position and appropriate for people with little to no experience in the field of behavioral health. At JYS, you will learn to provide a strengths-based approach to helping youth cope with trauma, manage their behavior and live successfully in their communities.

Behavioral Health Associates earn a starting salary of $30,000.00 – $32,000.00 annually with paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance benefits. After three years, BHAs are eligible to earn retirement benefits. Behavioral Health Associates often become case managers and supervisors. BHA is also a good opportunity for anyone considering a degree program in psychology, counseling or social work. Experience as a BHA is highly applicable for those degree programs and careers.

Behavioral Health Associates must have a high school diploma or GED, basic knowledge of how to use a computer and Microsoft office software, and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Behavioral Health Associates need to have a flexible full time schedule at first, in order to help us help you find the best schedule. And you need to be able to drive, including having a clean Motor Vehicle Report for the past three years.
If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to learn more about, please apply today!

Juneau, AK / Permanent / Full-time / Pay $14.00 to $17.40 P/Hr. DOE

Large behavioral health non-profit seeking a behavioral health associate. This is an entry level position and appropriate for people with little to no experience in the field of behavioral health. The associate will create and maintain a safe and secure treatment environment while providing strength-based behavioral interventions to youth recovering from traumatic experiences.

Representative Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Provide behavioral health interventions and teach skill development including effective communication, positive social interaction, problem solving, decision making, and anger management, to individual clients and groups as outlined in individualized treatment plans.
  • Maintains consistent program and activity structure; provides therapeutic limit setting.
  • Maintains the privacy and confidentiality of client health information for all clients.
  • Plans, supervises and documents daily activities that meet therapeutic goals and meet agency standards.
  • Uses approved strategies to manage aggressive behavior and to deescalate volatile situations.
  • Ensures responsible, safe youth activities and safe transport of youth in agency vehicles.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring and interventions to ensure client safety and informs supervisor of any crisis or unsafe situation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate will possess effective problem solving skills and have the ability to be an active listener. He/she must demonstrate sensitivity to youth and families from diverse cultures, backgrounds and socioeconomic circumstances. Must have the ability to support positive youth and family contact, visitation and involvement in community activities. The candidate will follow written protocols from medical supervisory and clinical personnel and shall have the ability to respond appropriately to crisis, emergency and disaster situations. Will exhibit the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Current Alaska driver’s license and auto insurance per agency standards.
  • Clearance of state and federal background checks.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position submit your resume to [email protected] or fill out our online job application.

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