Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

  • Recovery Support Technician

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Recovery Services (RS)
    Full-Time, Regular
  • Overview




    Job Title:        Recovery Support Technician

    Department:   Recovery Services

    Reports To:     Facility Monitor Supervisor

    Supervises:     None

    FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

    Pay Grade:      C2

    Job Type:        Full-Time, Regular



    General Functions:  The Recovery Support Technician is responsible for providing program support to Recovery Services (RS) Continuum of Care by establishing and maintaining open lines of communication with all RS direct care and support staff, supervisors, management, and administration. The Recovery Support Technician acts as a peer role model of lived experience in the area of recovery and of overall wellness, providing support and encouragement to participants. This position has the opportunity to grow, build job skills, and receive relevant training in the peer support field.  


    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Provide direct peer support to RS continuum of care to support and build a path to employment, housing, education, and community resources.
    • Maintain an active awareness of the peer support services available throughout the state of Alaska.
    • Provide support to the Therapeutic Village of Care (TVC) and Re-entry programs structures, policies, and philosophies.
    • Facilitate support services and staff led monitored sessions as needed for active participants of Recovery Services.
    • Assist participants with transportation and escort when needed for supported workforce and/or medical appointments that assist with self-directed recovery and independence.
    • Provide motivational interviewing, community living skills, social, and emotional support to participants within RS to assist participants in regaining balance and control of their lives.
    • Maintain appropriate trainings and certifications as outlined in RS policy and procedures and those designated by supervisor.
    • Act as an exemplary peer role model for wellness and recovery for participants.
    • Attend RS staff meetings and work collaboratively with other RS staff members to facilitate a successful Continuum of Care.
    • Provide accurate shift reports detailing events that occurred throughout their shift.
    • Develop responsible and appropriate relationships with participants to encourage and promote healthy progress.
    • Work with RS staff to communicate program rules and expectations as stated in manuals concerning behaviors, curriculum, work therapy, etc.
    • Assist Intake Coordinator with intakes according to RS policies and procedures.
    • Assist in the self-administration of medication according to policies and procedures.
    • Provide UA and BRAACS to all participants when returning from passes, outings, and at random, as directed.
    • Answer RS reception telephone in a courteous and timely manner and refer calls to appropriate staff.
    • Monitor and control visitor access in accordance with RS policies, procedures, and regulations including checking visitor’s bags and other personal belongings prior to entrance to the main ETC and Chanlyut lobby.
    • Remain accountable for participant’s safety by monitoring participants while they enter and exit building/facilities.
    • Monitor campus activity via Closed Circuit Television (CCT), and notify supervisor of any malfunctions or concerns.
    • Maintain active presence and availability for participant needs.
    • Maintain a respectful and professional relationship with participants, former participants, family members and staff.
    • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.


    Job Specifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact with sensitivity and effectiveness while working with clients, external agencies, and coworkers.
    • Proficient computer skills.
    • Knowledge and ability to operate 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 problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy of fact reporting.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with individual from diverse backgrounds.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with people in a professional and courteous manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under dual supervision.
    • Voluntary immunization for HEP A&B will be offered/provided.
    • Required to have current TB immunization and/or verification if incumbent is a “reactor.”


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School diploma or GED.
    • One (1) year experience in clerical or related field.
    • Valid Alaska Driver’s License and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.
    • Current five (5) years of no felonies or substance abuse convictions.
    • Must be willing to obtain current CPR and First Aid training upon hiring.
    • Must be able to lift and move fifty (50) pounds.
    • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory report from a state and federal background check.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Recovery Coach certification or willing/able to be certified one (1) year from hire.
    • Extensive experience working with Alaska Native people, knowledge of their values and belief systems and ability to provide culturally competent services.
    • Knowledgeable with alcohol substance abuse treatment setting.
    • Current CPR and First Aid.


    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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