SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.
Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
This position functions within the SEARHC Behavioral Health department to provide substance abuse treatment services for the SEARHC Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT) program. The Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDC) role includes provision of the following services: screening, assessment, treatment planning, referral management, counseling, crisis support, case management and other recovery supportive services. IOT services are provided through individual, group and family services, including telehealth platforms.
A CDC position requires a thorough understanding of substance abuse and dependence as well as a familiarity and aptitude in implementation of evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies for effective disease management. The CDC provider responsibilities include screening, assessment, treatment planning, referral management, counseling, crisis support, case management and other recovery supportive services. This role also requires the aptitude, and/or the ability to develop the skills required, to complete necessary oral and written communication and documentation in the electronic health record. Position responsibilities include a responsibility to provide consultation to assist other staff members throughout the consortium in substance abuse and dependency related care needs.
This position supports SEARHC’s vision statement: “To improve the health status of Native people in Southeast Alaska and other partners to the highest possible level,” by providing substance abuse treatment services related to substance abuse and/or dependence.
Sign-on and Relocation Bonus: CDC I: $25.99-$35.54/hr. / CDC II: $29.79-$40.99
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
At a level consistent with current chemical dependency certification (per the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification):