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Counselor I - Probation

Company: Set Free Alaska
Location: Wasilla
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: DOEJob summary: The Counselor I will Provide direct services within the Palmer Adult Probation Office and various Alaska Department of Corrections institutions in-person and via telehealth.Qualifications:Required:

  • The ability to acquire Chemical Dependency Counselor II or QAP equivalent certification within 3 years of date of hire
  • Ability to pass a drug screening and State of Alaska background check (no felony charges)Preferred:
    • Bachelor's degree in human services or closely related field
    • Experience in substance abuse or mental health field including:
      • Delivering direct therapeutic services
      • Direct service documentation
      • Crisis intervention skills
      • Peer Support or Case Management planning and clinical team participation Skills required:
        • Ability to:
          • Build rapport with clients and staff
          • Utilize tools such as DSM 5 and ASAM with clients
          • Establish and maintain clear therapeutic boundaries
          • Work as a team member including accepting and providing supervision
          • Work independently while self-directing daily productivity
          • Great written and verbal communication skills
          • Punctuality reporting to work and in delivery of direct services
          • Basic computer skills including internet navigation and fluid use of electronic communication tools Job responsibilities:
            • Coordinating care across criminal justice and SUD health systems utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach
            • Provide Substance Use Disorder assessments utilizing DSM-V and ASAM best practices
            • Support clients as they find and engage in the assessed treatment
            • Identify and provide referrals that address any barriers to successful re-entry, including:
              • Coordination of public assistance benefits as appropriate
              • Coordination of safe, sober housing
              • Help with job readiness and seeking employmentSupervision:
                • Counselor I will receive direct supervision from the Program Manager Benefits:
                  • Insurance
                    • Health
                    • Dental
                    • Vision
                    • Life
                    • Short Term Disability
                    • Simple IRA with 3% match
                    • Paid Time Off
                    • Continuing Education Stipend

Keywords: Set Free Alaska, Anchorage , Counselor I - Probation, Other , Wasilla, Alaska

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