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Substance Use Counselor - Human Trafficking

Substance Use Counselor - Human Trafficking

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Recovery Services (RS)
Full-Time, Regular

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Job Title:

Substance Use Counselor – Human Trafficking


Recovery Services

Reports To:

Outpatient Supervisor



FLSA Status:


Pay Grade:


Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time


General Functions:

The Substance Use Counselor - Human Trafficking will be an integral member of the Recovery Services (RS) department.  This position is responsible for providing substance use treatment to individuals who have received a substance use assessment and have been determined by American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria. The Substance Use Counselor will act as an advocate for participants providing resources through case management services, conduct individual substance use sessions, facilitate group services, and follow a specialized curriculum that will be provided at an offsite location.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist participants in identifying their treatment plan, goals, and assuring a written individualized treatment plan is established and maintained for each participant under his/her caseload.
  • Provide resources to support recovery oriented system of care and wrap around services by identifying and linkage participant to identified case management services.
  • Provides individual substance use sessions to help individuals identify patterns of substance use disorders in accordance with the mission, goals, objectives and policies and procedures of recovery services.
  • Document, in Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS) including: treatment planning, case review, progress note documentation, diagnosis and all other chart compliance in accordance with Recovery Services policies and procedures.
  • Administer AUDIT screening and assessment instruments to determine substance use recommendations relative to appropriate level of treatment services based on criteria developed by the ASAM.
  • Administer assessment instruments for the purpose of treatment recommendation.
  • Use DSM-V to identify and diagnosis substance use disorders.
  • Understand and provide training for clinical staff on Human Trafficking interventions and resources.
  • Understand and use Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques while engaging participants and assisting with overall treatment.
  • Understand and use Trauma Informed techniques when engaging participants.
  • Coordinate with referral sources, involved family members and other treatment providers to provide the best treatment options for participant.
  • Conduct intakes for new participants.
  • Provide individual counseling and education to individuals through approved counseling methods, lectures and video materials. Use approved handouts and other homework materials to enhance and support counseling experience.
  • Attend staff meetings and works collaboratively with other staff in case staffing/review.
  • Transport clients & participants on outings as needed.
  • Participate in trainings in areas related to improvement of service delivery.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the waitlist coordinator regarding AST and other collateral information prior to admission.
  • Maintain a respectful relationship with clients, former clients, family members and peers.
  • Maintain a relationship with all partnering agencies and referral sources.
  • Attend all relevant human trafficking trainings and direct support meetings.
  • Participate in scheduled external/internal meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform all related duties as assigned. 

Job Specifications:

  • Strong competency in addictions and knowledge of ASAM criteria.
  • Strong competency in addictions and knowledge of DSM-5 Substance Use criteria.
  • Proficient with PCs and standard office equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload.
  • Strong public speaking and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience conducting individual and group sessions.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individual from diverse backgrounds. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • One year experience working in related field.
  • Certification in Chemical Dependency such as Certified Technician (CT) or CDC I, or able and willing to be certified in a year from hire.
  • If in recovery, two years continuous sobriety prior to hire and participating in a support program.
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires driver to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field.
  • Direct experience in addictions and treatment.
  • Direct experience in working with specific human trafficking population.
  • Alaska Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification (CDC II). 

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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