YAS is a dynamic, fun-loving team of professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality, client-centered, strength-based services to children and families in our community.


We provide training and necessary certifications for all of our team members. With generous leave, flexible scheduling and a supportive workplace, we help each other sustain our work and accommodate our unique Alaskan lifestyles.

To apply, please fill out an Employment Application, and email to info@sitkayouth.org, or drop off at 805 Lincoln St, Sitka, AK 99835


Successful candidates must pass a State background check and fingerprinting prior to employment.


Please call our main office at (907) 747-3687 with any questions.

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Job Description:

Under  the  general  direction of  the  Executive  Director  this  position  is  responsible  for  a  variety  of administrative  and record keeping  functions  including  maintaining  vender  files,  personnel  files, and insurance  information and ensuring  all  regulatory  and  requirements  are  met  with  these files.  


Essential  Job Functions:


•  Completes background  checks  for  new  hires  and  mails  fingerprints  to  the  Background Check  Unit

•  Completes orientations  with  new  hires,  including  setting  up  their  training,  filling  out  all required  paperwork  for  personnel  files,  and  familiarizing  them  with  the  agency

•  Enrolls  employees  with benefits  and  sitkayouth.org  email  address,  and sets  them  up with  keys

•  Assists with  and  completes  applications  for agency  licensing  and  grants

•  Manages the  Google  Admin  portal and  all  YAS  social media  accounts,           including  job posts and assisting  with  recruiting

•  Gather timesheets  for  payroll  processing  and  distribute  paychecks

•  Check and  distribute  incoming  mail  and  code  to  appropriate  departments

•  Manage agency-wide  bank  accounts,  and  ensure  that accounts  are  in check

•  Code and document  all purchases  made  within the  agency,  and  deposits  checks  into bank  account.  Signs  and  writes  checks  in  the  absence  of the  Executive  Director

  Maintains  general agency  files  in  an  organized  manner

•  Writes,  maintains,  and  edits  agency  policies

•   Responds and assists  with general  IT  issues  agency-wide

•   Keeps main  office  stocked with  all  supplies  needed for  conference  room,  supply  closet, and  janitorial  supplies

•   Perform  other duties  as  assigned  by  the  Executive  Director  


Minimum Qualifications:

High  School  Diploma  required.  Bachelor’s  degree  with  an  emphasis  in  human  resources,  human services,  social work,  or  communication  preferred.

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Clinical Director and Executive Director, this position provides individual, family and group counseling services, with an emphasis in family treatment.  The Clinician is responsible for providing clinical direction to YAS staff and treatment team members, maintaining a positive working relationship with team members.  In addition, the Clinician is responsible for providing consultation and education to staff and treatment team members.

The Clinician is responsible for  maintaining timeliness of all clinical documents, for effectiveness of treatment and ensuring that the treatment plan and all clinical documents are up-to-date. This position is responsible for addendums to the treatment plans and assessments. This includes integration of psychiatric assessments and notes, as well as the monitoring of all services as a result of the treatment plan. This position is responsible for working cooperatively within the assigned program, other YAS programs and community programs. 

The Clinician is responsible for completing documentation and scheduling services in accordance with agency policies and procedures. The Clinician is also responsible for collaborating with other Program Coordinators on clinical training issues for agency staff. This position must know and abide by the YAS standard of conduct, must remain current in the field, and must meet professional standards in the performance of duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, and/or closely related field. Licensed to practice in the state of Alaska or eligible for licensure within six months. Prior experience working with children and/or teenagers and their families preferred. Salary DOE.

Job Description:

The Intake Coordinator is responsible for retrieving all referrals that come into the agency for all programs. The Intake Coordinator will need to be able to communicate effectively with a variety of referral sources around the state of Alaska. The Intake Coordinator will manage the orderly flow of initial treatment documentation for new clients, as well as tracking paperwork and communication regarding all referrals.

Essential  Job Functions:

• Receive referrals for client services from various sources, including faxes, emails, and phone calls from a variety of locations across the state
• Review referrals for relevant information, and screen applicants on their eligibility for each program company-wide
• Communicate effectively with the community, as well as state-wide partners to develop referral relationships with various agencies
• Schedules interviews with potential clients and guardians, and assists in the completion of admission paperwork
• Schedules travel through Medicaid for admitted clients
• Tracks paperwork and communication regarding all referrals, and keeps information on file for previous referral information requests

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of the Alaskan Native culture and population
• Knowledge of the AKAIMS database, or the ability to learn about it and it’s functions
• Must have excellent organization and communication skills
• Must have excellent customer service skills, and the ability to calmly discuss sensitive situations with potential clients and their families
• High attention to detail
• Ability to complete other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifcations
Bachelors’ degree in social work, psychology, or early childhood education preferred. Relevant experience may be exchanged for a degree.

• Currently has, or has the ability to sign up and receive an NPI number

• Current AK Driver’s License

• Current CPR Certification, or the ability to obtain one

• Current TB test, or the ability to obtain one


Qualifications Preferred (not required) 

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, education, and/or closely related field is preferred. 



Job Description:

A "Skills Trainer" is a direct services provider. At the front lines of our work, Skills Trainers build rapport, provide behavioral interventions, lead activities and teach life skills alongside the youth we serve in school, community and residential settings. Maintaining a sense of humor and fun in sometimes highly stressful environments is a must!

Under the general direction of the Program Coordinator, Skills Trainers are directly responsible for a caseload, with clients potentially ranging in age from 5 years to 21 years of age.  Skills Trainers must exercise sound judgment and demonstrate effective communication skills. Skills Trainers must conduct their professional life as a socially appropriate model for YAS clients.


There are currently Skills Trainer openings in both our residential and outpatient programs.


Our residential program , Hanson House, is a level III treatment facility for male and female youth ages 10-18 in need of intensive supervised care, but who do not need detention or a lock-down facility. We provide a safe, structured and engaging home-like environment for up to 10 youth. Residential Skills Trainers are responsible for ensuring safety of the youth, building youth engagement and delivering therapeutic interventions. Staff coordinate activities and ensure that daily routines run smoothly. Full time staff usually work four 10-hour shifts per week. Shifts usually run evenings (2:00 - Midnight) and/or weekend mornings (7:00AM - 5:00PM).


Our outpatient programs include the Community Mental Health Program, which provides in-school and community supportive services for youth ages 5 to 21, the Teen Drop-in Center which offers services for youth age 14 to 21 to develop life skills in a safe and welcoming environment, and our newest program, the Employment Program, which supports youth in developing job-related skills and support in gaining access to employment and post-secondary education. Skills trainers in the outpatient program must be able to build meaningful professional relationships with children of all ages. Shifts vary with the school year and community needs.


Qualifications Preferred (not required) 

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, education, and/or closely related field is preferred. 


Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Quality Assurance (QA) & Billing Coordinator, this position is responsible for submitting and tracking Service Authorizations; reviewing and tracking staff progress notes; maintaining timely filing, organization, and confidentiality of client files; ensuring prompt and accurate billing for all client services; and carrying out requests for information in accordance with HIPAA law. The Billing Manager must possess attention to detail; organizational skills; knowledge of HIPAA law, Medicaid requirements and billing practices; and must be self-motivated.


Essential Job Functions
•Checks and reviews all progress notes to make sure they meet the State requirements for billing.
•Enters and submits weekly Medicaid billing through the Allscripts Payerpath system and Private Insurance.
•Generates monthly invoices to bill parent(s) whose child is receiving services that are being paid for out of pocket. The invoice should list all billable services to be provided for the coming month.
•Tracks payments received for services paid out of pocket by parents.
•Reviews weekly Remittance Advice to investigate/re-bill any denial claims, addresses client eligibility issues, and submits breakdowns of weekly reimbursement by month and program. Informs supervisor, Executive Director, and Bookkeeper.
•Files all Remittance Advices according to agency and State regulations.

•Sets up private insurance contracts and submits accurate billing.
•Tracks any payments received from private insurance.
•Submits and tracks Service Authorizations in line with individual client Treatment Plans.
•Files all Service Authorizations according to agency and state regulations.
•Reviews and tracks the submission of progress notes for all agency programs to ensure timely completion.
•Compares billing sheets with progress notes to verify that the correct times and services are billed.
•Provides information to supervisors regarding staff billable and non-billable contact hours, as requested.

• Cross-trains in Quality Assurance and Billing responsibilities. Demonstrates ability to process and review documents in the absence of the Quality Assurance Manager.
• Provides information to supervisor for updates needed in the Billing and Quality Assurance Policy and Procedure manual.
• Learns and follows agency, Medicaid, State, and Federal regulations and requirements.
• Attends weekly meeting related to billing and brings any concerns to the attention of the department supervisor.
• Performs other related work as assigned.

• Available to assist and train staff in navigating AKAIMS.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Consistency and reliability in performing routine duties
• Knowledge of agency policy, State Requirements, Federal regulations, Medicaid regulations, and HIPAA law
• Able to problem-solve independently
• Understands and demonstrates the importance of maintaining client confidentiality
• Able to communicate effectively with co-workers
Licenses and Certificates Needed
• Must be able to successfully pass State of Alaska Background Check
• Must be able to successfully pass TB Test (current)


Minimum Qualifications
• Experience with computers and Microsoft Excel
• Experience working with confidential documentation preferred
• Data entry/accounting experience preferred
• Medical billing experience preferred