Chemical Depedency and Assessment Counselor, Anchorage, AK - December 2, 2015
Most of the staff I worked with were okay but the management was difficult to understand at times. I worked briefly in two different places with Akeela. Enjoyed the clients, one was residential treatment for women and children, which was difficult also because most were Alaska Natives who were not familiar with the "big city" of Anchorage and their kids were sometimes difficult to manage (some very young). The second time with Akeela I worked in the men's jail doing assessments in the context of approximately 800 inmates. Most were presentenced and were looking for ways to stay out of jail and did not necessarily care about getting clean and sober. I was also supposed to meet a quota of assessments per week but consideration of jail environment was not considered when the contract was proposed. The job was sometimes fun to do but was also almost impossible to manage.