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Newsletter Article | Jan 23, 2014

ALASKA - SEARHC (Chemical Dependency Counselor II)

Title: Chemical Dependency Counselor II
ID: 710226
Rate of Pay: $19.98 / hourly
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Sitka
Job Status: Full Time


Position Summary:

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
Bachelor degree in a relative field (or higher degree) may be submitted for consideration as a substitute for one year of the three years of required experience.
Training: A minimum of 270 approved contact-training hours addressing knowledge and skills listed 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.

  • Three years full time work experience with increasingly specialized experience in chemical dependency treatment.
  • 300 hours of Supervised Practicum.
  • Current Chemical Dependency Counselor II 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.
Other: Specify any desirable or additional qualifications beyond the baseline qualification requirements:
-Must be 21 years of age.
-Valid State of Alaska Driver’s License or can be obtained within 6 months of hire.

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