Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Behavioral Health Case Manager

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






Job Title:

Behavioral Health Case Manager


Recovery Services

Reports To:

Outpatient Supervisor



Pay Grade:


FLSA Status:


Job Type:

Full-Time, Regular


General Functions

The Recovery Services (RS) Behavioral Health Case Manager will be a viable position with the full continuum of care within the Recovery Services department. This position will be placed in the program as needed to cover other staff member’s schedules and to assure services are not interrupted for participants. This position will be responsible for conducting assessments in the electronic documentation system used by the Recovery Services department.  This position is also responsible for providing substance use and case management services to participants within one of the Recovery Services programs. The Behavioral Health Case Manager will act as an advocate for the participant providing resources, case management and conduct individual sessions as well as facilitates group education sessions which follow a specialized curriculum.


Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • 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 Valley Outpatient Supervisor.
  • Maintains a relationship with all partnering agencies and referral sources.
  • Utilize ASAM and DSM-5 literature when making substance use 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.
  • Meets and works with participants at all CITC Recovery Services locations and off-site at various locations depending on participant’s needs.
  • Maintain accurate records of assessment results, diagnoses, recommendations and all services provided.
  • Understands and uses Trauma Informed and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques.
  • Provides motivational interviewing, social, and emotional support to participants within RS programs.
  • Provides peer support to RS programs that includes linkages to employment, housing, education, and community resources.
  • Conducts pre-treatment groups and communicates with the intake coordinator regarding waitlist rosters and collateral information prior to intakes.
  • Conducts admission, intake, and orientation for participants who are entering Outpatient services.
  • Assists participants in identifying case management services; as needed, in accordance to best practices to provide linkage and advocacy that participant 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 individual substance use education sessions and groups to help individuals identify patterns of substance use in accordance with the mission, goals, objectives and policies and procedures of Recovery Services.
  • Attends all relevant trainings and direct support meetings
  • Work collaboratively with other assessors and participates in case conferencing.
  • 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 as needed.
  • Maintains a respectful relationship with participants, former participants, family members and peers.
  • Other duties as needed and/or assigned

Job Specifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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:

  • 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) or able to obtain within one year of hire.
  • Ability to access 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.
  • If in recovery, one year continuous sobriety prior to hire and active and continuing participation in a recovery support program, such as a 12 step program.
  • 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.

Hiring Preference:

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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