Exciting Opportunity…How a Mental Health Organization Took the Ball and Ran

What’s your first thought when you read what’s below : (2 key takeaways follow in bold follow.)

Exciting opportunity to experience the beauty of southeast Alaska while leading life-changing mental health services for children and families!

The Children’s Mental Health Program Director leads a team of dedicated therapists, service coordinators, foster families and direct support paraprofessionals. We are committed to providing wrap-around, trauma-informed, and family-centered services to the island communities of southern southeast Alaska. Community Connections has been providing innovative care to our communities for 35 years. We value our team members, the people we serve and this incredible place we call home.

Life in Ketchikan, Alaska

This isn’t the frozen north the word “Alaska” normally invokes. We live in a temperate rainforest that is similar in climate to Seattle. Salmon, bears, bald eagles, and whales are our neighbors, and our communities have a rich culture of art and music. Ketchikan is a small island town (population: 13,856) but it’s only a two hour plane ride to Seattle.  

Learn about the vibrant Ketchikan community thru this Emmy-winning video series: http://www.ketchikanstories.com/

How to Get Here, and things to Do >> http://www.visit-ketchikan.com/

See a live view of Ketchikan! >> https://webcamketchikan.com/

If your first thought is: if I was mobile, possessed the right skills & interested in Alaska, this ad would intrigue me. That’s the 1st takeaway.

The 2nd: This small human services agency with a big mission took to heart a recent post, https://workplacecoachblog.com/2021/03/attract-hire-outstanding-accountable-employees/.

I know their agency’s management took it to heart because they’re a client. The takeaway is that they used everything written in the post, from what makes their organization unique to information I gave them when they followed up to discuss a specific ad (suggestion: address an applicant’s potential concerns, in this case Ketchikan’s perceived remoteness). (p.s. if this ad grabbed your interest, https://comconnections.org/careers)

I’m excited by this blog’s ability to help you, in the way this earlier post helped Community Connections accomplish their goal.

So, the ball’s in your court: In what areas would you like to see a post?

© 2021, Lynne Curry

Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR, is the author of “Beating the Workplace Bully” (AMACOM, 2016, https://amzn.to/30V5JO6) and “Solutions”, https://amzn.to/2GYlnAN (both books are rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com). Send your questions to her at https://workplacecoachblog.com/ask-a-coach/ or follow her on twitter @lynnecurry10.  www.workplacecoachblog.com.

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3 thoughts on “Exciting Opportunity…How a Mental Health Organization Took the Ball and Ran

  1. I think one thing that many people have come to realize during the pandemic is that working remotely is, for many, a really nice perk. Perhaps an article on how to seek to get an employer to continue to allow it after the pandemic ends, or how to seek work from companies that already allow it, and tips on how to stay engaged and productive when working from home so that employers continue to see the value of allowing staff to work from home permanently.

  2. Great, Dee, thanks.
    I covered this to some degree in several posts in January about remote work flexibility & its value for employers as well as employees and you’re right is deserves a new post on “how to get your employer to allow it to continue” and how to find employers that allow it. Thanks!
    p.s. Here is one: https://workplacecoachblog.com/2020/12/flexibility-what-employees-want-need-for-christmas-2020-part-2/ and this one is another answering a question from an employer worried about snowbird employees, https://workplacecoachblog.com/2021/02/managing-post-pandemic-flexibility-in-the-workplace-offers-real-benefits/

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