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Community Programs Licensing Supervisor
Job Code:2021-357
Department:Community Programs
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities:

 "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.”

  • The Community Programs Licensing Supervisor (LS) is responsible for the supervision of Therapeutic Treatment Homes (TTH) which are licensed foster homes with the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services (OCS) contracted specifically with AK Child & Family to provide care for youth served by the agency.
  • The LS is responsible for providing pre-service training to potential therapeutic treatment parents as well as ongoing trainings for working with youth having a variety of behavioral presentations, and holding therapeutic treatment parents accountable to the quality of care commensurate with AK Child & Family philosophy of care and services.
  • The LS ensures TTHs are in compliance with state foster care regulations and agency policy and procedure, including maintaining necessary documentation/paperwork.
  • The LS is responsible for maintaining the TTH license as active and in compliance.
  • The LS will address compliance/ performance concerns/ license-related concerns with therapeutic treatment parents by using supervision and/or the agency’s progressive disciplinary process as needed.
  • The LS is responsible for yearly performance appraisals for therapeutic treatment parents and matching foster youth to an appropriate TTH for placement.
  • The LS will also monitor timely documentation of daily progress notes written by therapeutic treatment parents, and will ensure they meet Medicaid and agency standards through periodic documentation review.
  • The LS will coach foster parents on interventions to use with youth and provide training as needed on trauma informed interventions.
  • The LS will maintain regular contact with foster parents as support, and document the contact in the appropriate agency system.
  • The LS must attend all OCS licensing trainings and be up to date in all OCS licensing policies and procedures.
  • The LS adheres to standards and regulations as set forth by the agency, The Joint Commission, State of Alaska and OCS licensing. 
  • The LS is expected to abide by all safety rules and regulations of the facility. 
  • The responsibilities of the LS are carried out according to AK Child & Family policies, and mission of AK Child & Family and its philosophy of care.
 *All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives.

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 12/6/21, 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 1/4/22, 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.


Benefits are available to both Part-Time and Full-Time employees!

Health Benefits:

  • Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, & Vision – with HRA!
  • 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 in 1st year and then increases
  • 2 Floating Holidays/year
  • 6 Observed Holidays: double-time pay for working on the Holiday
  • Bonuses: Longevity & Referral
  • Educational Support Program


  • $20.00 per hour
  • 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.
  • Annual raises are based on the annual budget and not guaranteed each year.

Supervision and Coordination of Services:
  • The LS is supervised by the Treatment Foster Care Clinical Licensing Supervisor. 
  • In conjunction with the Admissions and Intake Department, the LS maintains the yearly census goals for the Therapeutic Treatment Home program.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The LS must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • She/he must have an Alaska driver’s license and have adequate insurance, as defined by AK Child & Family, in order to carry out the duties of the job. 
  • The LS must display an understanding and sensitivity in serving a culturally diverse and/or specials needs population. 
  • The LS must demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal English. 
  • The LS must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with agency staff as well as the general public, referral sources and community providers. 
  • She/he must work a flexible schedule, including after hours and on-call responsibilities to respond to client crisis. 
  • The LS must demonstrate ability to use a computer for both word processing and newsletter production.

Education and experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or a related field, and two years experience working with emotionally disturbed children and families is preferred; or
  • Five years experience working with emotionally challenged children and their families.


Physical Demands:
  • The LS must be able to access AK Child & Family and community buildings for meetings and agency activities.
  • The LS is required to have a valid driver’s license and an adequately insured personal vehicle for reliably getting to and from work responsibilities as work responsibilities require.  
  • He/she will transport self within the Anchorage Borough to meet with schools, families and other involved parties. 
  • He/she must produce in a timely manner, assessments and other documentation required by AK Child & Family, insurance and referral sources. 
  • The LS must be able to use a copy machine, fax machine, be able to produce legible student records, and prepare reports using a computer.