Child Development Specialist/Clinical Associate – Anchorage Out-Patient Program – Anchorage, AK – Full-Time – Non-Exempt

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General Responsibilities:

The Children’s Development Specialist is responsible for facilitating children’s groups and activities utilizing developmentally appropriate curricula focusing on problem solving, coping skills, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and saying no to drugs, alcohol and violence.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Agency Commitment and Awareness
  • Creativity
  • Responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Awareness

Essential Job Duties:

Educational Environment

  • Plan, schedule, and supervise age appropriate groups and activities for children utilizing prevention based curricula that are developmentally appropriate.
  • Provide a learning environment using consistent limits, appropriate positive guidance techniques, and respectful attitudes and actions.
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times in accordance with AWRC Policies and Procedures
  • Provide an atmosphere for children to develop positive self-esteem and pride by incorporating each family’s culture into activities.

      Program Support

  • Provide weekly reports
  • Actively participate in treatment team meetings as directed by the Program Supervisor and/or Mental Health Clinician.
  • Maintain all client files and information following AWRC Confidentiality Policies and Procedures
  • Facilitate inter-agency referrals to meet clients’ needs by working cooperatively with other agencies.
  • Record statistical data and prepare reports to meet agency and funding source requirements as assigned.
  • Work cooperatively with volunteers, interns, and others providing agency and client services.
  • Participate in in-service training and other meetings as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Credential, and/or CDA, preferred
  • Three (3) years professional experience working with children.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development, birth through adolescence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting children with parents who abuse alcohol and other drugs and/or who are diagnosed with a mental disorder.
  • Demonstrated organization skills and ability to meet time deadlines.
  • Experience maintaining agency and client confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.  Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds.
  • Current TB test, physical, and CPR/First Aid Certification required.
  • Current Alaska Driver’s License and good driving record required.