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Residential Clinical Compliance Specialist
Job Code:2023-406
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities:

The Residential Clinical Compliance Specialist is primarily responsible for administrative oversight of the clinical aspects in our residential program.

  • Is expected to be knowledgeable with our electronic health record (EHR) and is a key leader in training all new Clinical Therapists (CT) in documentation and the EHRs.
  • Works collaboratively with Medical Records to ensure that compliance is being met.
  • Provides administrative oversite of CT documentation to ensure clinical record meets regulation requirements.
  • Tracks and ensure timelines are met for weekly IT/FT/GT sessions, treatment plans, and discharge and documentation meets expectations.
  • Reviews direct care staff notes as needed to ensure documentation is aligned with clinical. The RCCS will assist in chart maintenance, documentation, and chart review as needed to maintain integrity of medical record.
  • Conducts on-boarding and provide ongoing training for residential clinicians and monitor for clinical quality documentation.
  • Conducts audits for other programs as needed to support best practice and compliance.
  • Supports our compliances practices and work with Clinical Residential Supervisor (CRS) and Director of Residential Services (DRS) to ensure we are meeting our marks.
  • Is involved in ensuring compliance with regulations. The RCCS completes outside reports as needed.
  • Carries out all responsibilities in accordance with AK Child & Family policies and procedures, the AK Child & Family mission, and the AK Child & Family philosophy of care

When needed the RCCS will provide session coverage for CTs who are on leave.

The RCCS participates collaboratively in agency committees (e.g., Records Committee) and workgroups as necessary to support the continual improvement of the Residential Program and the agency. The RCCS is expected to represent AK Child & Family and the Residential Program in the larger community, consulting with other agencies and programs, and acting as a liaison as necessary..

*All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives.

“AK Child & Family practices the Sanctuary Model which is a non-hierarchical, highly participatory, trauma-informed and evidence-supported whole culture approach, which helps the organization function in a safe, democratic and socially responsible manner and thereby provide effective treatment for clients and the community. We expect all of our employees, families and students to learn, understand and implement this model as part of their daily responsibilities and commitment to the culture of this agency.”

All employees with AK Child & Family are required to be in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid COVID vaccine mandate. The mandate requires that by 2/14/22, staff at all health care facilities must have received their first dose of a 2-shot series (Moderna or Pfizer, currently) or a single dose of a 1-shot vaccine (Johnson and Johnson, currently) with the exception of those that have sought and been granted an exemption to the COVID mandate. Staff must complete this step before they can provide any care, treatment or other services for the facility and/or its patients. By 3/15/22, all staff with the exception of those that have sought and been granted an exemption to the COVID mandate, must complete the primary vaccination series.


Health Benefits:

  • Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, & Vision
  • Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Group Life and AD&D
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other Benefits:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) - 13 hours/month
  • 2 Floating Holidays/year
  • 6 Observed Holidays: double-time pay for working on the Holiday
  • Bonuses: Longevity & Referral


  • $71,000
  • Bonus in the amount of 1.5% of annual salary after successful completion of 6-month Intro Period and another at the 1-year anniversary

Supervision and Coordination of Services:
  • The Residential Clinical Compliance Specialist:
  • Reports to the Director of Residential Services
  • Collaborates with the DRS and Residential Supervisor in coordinating clinical services within program parameters. 
  • Adheres to the ethics of the professional body of which s/he is licensed.  
  • Collaborates and coordinates services with all staff via clinical and treatment unit meetings, Plan of Care Meetings, and established committees.
  • Actively participates in agency performance improvement activities.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The RCCS must demonstrate current knowledge of clinical supervision practice and leadership skills.
  • The RCCS must demonstrate solid clinical understanding of child and adolescent development, psychopathology, and treatment modalities.
  • Commitment to the implementation of current best practices in the field of child and adolescent behavioral health is critical, as is an understanding and commitment to the use of ongoing data collection to ensure continuous quality improvement of the program.
  • S/he must have a comprehensive understanding of the therapeutic milieu of psychiatric residential treatment and be able to train and model these treatment concepts.
  • S/he is expected to have experience working with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children/adolescents and their families in a psychiatric or residential setting.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and assessment, child/adolescent development, family systems therapy, physical/sexual abuse and perpetration, trauma, substance abuse, individual therapy, and group therapies is essential. 
  • Essential components of the position are excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication (English) skills; organizational and audit skills; and the ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • The RCCS must demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse population.  This position also requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel within the community.

Education and experience:

  • The RCCS must hold a Masters in psychology, counseling, or social work from an accredited school, in Alaska as a psychologist, psychological associate, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, or professional counselor. Licensure preferred or in working towards licensure.    
  • Three years post-graduate experience working with in the field of mental health is required.
  • Experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents and their families is preferred.
  • Experience working in a residential setting is preferred. 
  • Experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy is preferred. 
  • Prior clinical supervision experience is preferred.
  • Sufficient computer literacy skills are required to meet the required responsibilities of the position.

Physical Demands:
  • Is able to access AK Child & Family, and community buildings (schools, family homes, etc) for meetings and in addition to agency activities. 
  • Produces in a timely manner, documentation required by AK Child & Family in accordance with job expectations and duties.
  • Uses a copy machine, fax machine, be able to produce legible youth records and/or feedback for supervisors and prepare reports using a computer.