This position functions within the Department of Behavioral Health to provide counseling and education to individuals who participate in the Intensive Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment services.
Baseline Qualification Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent. Two years full time substance abuse work experience. A Bachelor of Arts or Science may be substituted for one of the two years (2) of experience if accepted by the Alaska Certification Board.
A minimum of two hundred forty (240) approved contact-training hours addressing knowledge and skills list in the counselor competency OR a combination of trainings and educational credits addressing the counselor competency requirement which can be evaluated for approval by the state commission.
Two (2) years full time work experience with increasingly specialized experience in chemical dependency treatment. One hundred (100) hours of Supervised Practicum.
Current Chemical Dependency Counselor I certification by the State of Alaska or in a state, which has reciprocity with Alaska. This certification requires specialized training and experience in chemical dependency.
Must be 21 years of age.
Valid State of Alaska Driver's License or can be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
**This position is a Career Ladder opportunity and can be filled within the Counselor ladder based on applicant qualifications**