Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Substance Use Assessor I/II/III - Valley

Job ID
2017-2124
# Positions
3
Department
Recovery Services (RS)
Type
Full-Time, Regular

Overview

 

COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:

Substance Use Assessor (I, II, III) - Valley

Department:

Recovery Services

Reports To:

Outpatient Supervisor

Supervises:

None

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Pay Grade:

C3

Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time

 

 

General Functions:

The Recovery Services (RS) Substance Use Assessor will be an integral member of the Recovery Services department in CITC’s Mat-Su office and will work closely with RS staff members in Anchorage. This position will conduct bio-psycho-social substance use assessments. This position will document in Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS) using the current assessment tool and accurately provide treatment recommendations, diagnosis and appropriate American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) level of care. In addition, this position will act as an advocate for the participant providing resources, linkage to referrals and conduct case management sessions.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers Alaska Screening Tool and Bio-Psycho-Social substance use assessment instruments to determine treatment recommendations relative to appropriate level of treatment services based on criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Documents in Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS) including: assessment tool, assessment summary, diagnosis, treatment planning, case review, and progress notes documentation for all services in accordance with Recovery Services policies and procedures.
  • Complete all necessary Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS) documents.
  • Completes case staffing placement review of all assessments conducted with Outpatient Supervisor.
  • Maintains a relationship with all partnering agencies and referral sources.
  • Utilize ASAM and DSM-5 literature when making substance abuse diagnoses and recommendations.
  • Coordinates with referral sources, involved family members, community agencies and other treatment providers to provide the best treatment and case management options for participant.
  • Maintain accurate records of assessment results, diagnoses, recommendations and all services provided.
  • Understands and uses Trauma Informed and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques.
  • Conducts pre-treatment groups and communicates with the intake coordinator regarding waitlist rosters and collateral information prior to intakes.
  • Coordinates and communicates with the intake coordinator regarding participant’s request to be reviewed for waitlist
  • Attends all relevant trainings and direct support meetings
  • Work collaboratively with other assessors and participates in case conferencing.
  • Provide case management services; as needed, in accordance to best practices to provide linkage and advocacy that meet participants needs. Including coordinate referrals as pertaining to employment, mental health, housing, medical with local community clinics, social service agencies, continuing care and provide follow-up on all referrals made.
  • Provide Dashboard points to Outpatient Supervisor in a timely manner, when needed.
  • Participate in training in areas related to improvement of service delivery.
  • Attends staff meetings and works collaboratively with other staff in case staffing/review.
  • Transport participants on assigned activities, case management services and outings.
  • Maintains a respectful relationship with participants, former participants, family members and peers.
  • Other duties as needed and/or 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:

(I)

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • One year experience working in a substance use related field as stated in the general functions.
  • Working knowledge of available resources within the surrounding communities.
  • Have or able to obtain Alaska Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification (CDC I) within one year from hire.
  • Current Access to all DOC facilities and continue to remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
  • 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.

(II)

  • Associate degree in Human Services or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
  • Two years’ direct experience working in substance use field.
  • One year experience providing substance use assessments, conducting case reviews and placement using current ASAM and DSM-5.
  • Alaska Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification (CDC I).
  • Current access to all DOC facilities and continue to remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
  • Working knowledge of ASAM and DSM-5 diagnostic tools.
  • 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.

(III)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human services, counseling, or substance abuse/addiction counseling.
  • Alaska Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification (CDC II).
  • Two years’ experience providing substance use assessments, conducting case reviews and placement using current ASAM and DSM-5.
  • Three years’ direct experience working in substance use field  with experience implementing and facilitating clinical best practices.
  • Working knowledge with the State and Government clinical regulations.
  • Current access to all DOC facilities and continue to remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check

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.

 

Disclaimer

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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