Clinical Psychologist

Ketchikan Indian Community - Ketchikan, AK3.6




  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off


Incumbent will be responsible to deliver culturally sensitive, competent behavioral health services to clients under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Director or designee for KIC Tribal Health Clinic Behavioral Health Department.

This position will determine the nature of a client’s situation, initiate a treatment plan, provide individual and group counseling, facilitate all aspects of outpatient treatment, and document progress. Incumbent will be responsible for the general coordination of counseling services and have sufficient personal mobility to complete field work at various locations.

Position will require a flexible work schedule to include evening and weekend hours as necessary. This position provides clinical leadership and direction to the program as well as direct psychological services to KIC members including evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, referral, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and specialized treatment modalities. The Clinical Psychologist refers and coordinates substance abuse and/or mental health services with KIC Tribal Health Clinic staff to ensure appropriate referrals, follow-up, and continuity of care.


  • Determines nature of client’s situation
  • Develop treatment plan
  • Educate client
  • Treat clients
  • Obtain assistance for client
  • Assures quality service for client
  • Document patient care services
  • Promote client recovery


  • Knowledge of state and federal guidelines for clinical programs and “best practice” techniques.
  • Knowledge of community organization/development principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of social problems experienced by Alaska Natives and American Indians.
  • Knowledge of culturally relevant counseling techniques and ceremonies.
  • Knowledge of alcohol and substance abuse services available in the community and some familiar with state-wide services.
  • Knowledge of current research and accepted theories of alcohol and drug abuse, addiction and rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of screening and identification of symptoms of alcohol/drug abuse and withdrawal.
  • Knowledge and ability of Case Management skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to carry out rules of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPAA), which protects patient rights.
  • Knowledge and ability to carry out federal confidentiality rules for clients seeking substance abuse services.
  • Skilled in the coordination of patient care in remote locations (phone consultations, etc.)


  • Required to possess a valid Alaska Driver’s license and ability to be ensured by Ketchikan Indian Community insurance provider.
  • Required to possess an unrestricted license to practice as a clinical psychologist in the State of Alaska.


CLINICAL/COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY: Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.

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Job Type: Full-time


  • Clinical Psychology: 5 years (Required)
  • related: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Doctorate (Required)


  • Alaska Driver’s License (Preferred)