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Chemical Dependency Assessor

Chemical Dependency Assessor

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Recovery Services (RS)
Full-Time, Regular

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Job Title:

Chemical Dependency Assessor


Recovery Services

Reports To:

Intervention Supervisor



FLSA Status:


Pay Grade:


Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time


General Functions:

The Chemical Dependency Assessor will conduct assessments with participants who are seeking an assessment for substance abuse use or addiction. These assessments will be completed on the electronic documentation system used by the Recovery Services department. The assessor will work at the Nat’uh building as well as at the Ernie Turner Center.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer AUDIT screening instrument to determine preliminary clinical recommendations relative to appropriate level of treatment services based on criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  • Complete all necessary Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS) documents.
  • Conduct Brief Intervention sessions.
  • Conduct case management.
  • Coordinate with referral sources and other treatment.
  • Administer assessment instruments for purposes of clinical recommendation.
  • Utilize DSM-IV/DSM-V in making substance abuse diagnoses.
  • Maintain accurate records of assessment results, diagnoses, recommendations and other data.
  • Presents participant’s preliminary placement recommendation for clinical approval of recommendation.
  • Conduct groups and intakes as needed.
  • Participate in training as needed/assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with other assessors and participates in case conferencing.
  • Make appropriate referrals for allied services to CITC programs, Cook Inlet Region non-profits and other community service providers.
  • Act as participant advocate with referral sources.
  • Walk participants through service system as needed.
  • Maintains a respectful relationship with participants, former participants, and family members.
  • Participate in scheduled external/internal meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations and procedures.
  • Perform all related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer and general office equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to be cross-trained in any aspect of the program.
  • Must have strong writing skills with attention to detail and accuracy of fact reporting. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • One (1) year’s experience conducting assessments related to substance abuse treatment, demonstrated knowledge and experience with ASAM criteria, and familiarity with DSM IV or V.
  • Alaska Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification (CDC) I or II, or the ability to be certified within one year from hire.
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health services, social work, psychology, sociology, or other field related to substance abuse treatment. 

Additional Information:

Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.



The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.


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