Behavioral Health Aide Trainee
The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) provides preventive, early intervention, case management, aftercare and follow-up services to village residents impacted by a variety of behavioral health issues that may include addiction/substance abuse and mental health problems. Services are provided under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor and within a defined scope of practice as defined by the Behavioral Health Aide Program. The BHA-T is a training classification for those who are not yet certified through the Behavioral Health Aide I training program. The Behavioral Health Aide III is expected to operate independently within the guidelines of the BHA/P handbook and their level of training. Since some of these positions are placed in remote villages, the BHA II and III can be called upon at any time by residents to provide prevention, intervention, treatment, case management and aftercare services for those who are affected by substance abuse and mental health disorders, under the direction of the licensed behavioral health clinicians in Anchorage and according to the BHA/P manual.
Behavioral Health Aide Trainee:
* High school Diploma or GED preferred
The Behavioral Health Aide Program maintains three distinct methods of certifying education, training and experience for qualifications for each level: Grand-Parenting (only available until June 18, 2010), Initial Certification and Alternate Course of Study. They are outlined as follows:
Behavioral Health Aide I:
* 18 months work experience
2. Initial Certification:
* 1,000 hours work experience; and
* 180 hours of BHA training
3. Alternate Course of Study
* RADACT with 1,000 hours of work experience, or
* UA endorsement with 1,000 hours of work experience, or
* Associate's degree
Behavioral Health A
$21k-26k yearly est.