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SATS Co-Occurring Counselor at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center

The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
United States, Alaska, Eagle River
March 16, 2024

General Statement: The Salvation Army is a branch part of the Christian Church and the ultimate goal of all programs is spiritual regeneration of all people.

Corps/Department: Salvation Army Clitheroe Center/ADOC SATS Program

Reports To: SATS Coordinator

FLSA Status: Full Time/40 hours per week; Non-Exempt

The length of the contract will be from the date of award, approximately 7/1/2023 through 6/30/2024 with optional renewal periods to be exercised at the sole discretion of the State up to 6/30/2027. Continuation of position is contingent upon the successful renewal of the contract for each period.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Master's level clinician with Master's Degree in the Behavioral Health Sciences or related field and two years' related experience; with preference of knowledge of the criminal personality and extensive knowledge of DSM diagnoses.
  • Knowledge of Substance Related and Addictive Disorders (SRAAD) and its treatment.
  • Experience consistent with the requirements for Alaska State Certification Chemical Dependency Counselor I (CDCI), though a Chemical Dependency Clinical Counselor II (CDCII) certificate is preferred.
  • Able to obtain Alaska State CDCI Certification within one year from date of hire.
  • Must at minimum have an Alaska State Counselor Technician certificate or its equivalent.
  • Must be able to pass ADOC background check and PREA screening.

Scope of Position/Essential Functions: Under the direction of the SATS Coordinator, the SATS Co-Occurring Counselor will maintain a caseload, facilitate groups and meetings, and serve as the rational authority within the program milieu. The SATS Co-Occurring Counselor will follow approved treatment curriculum and maintain compliant with ADOC SATS contract obligations. The SATS Co-Occurring Counselor will be responsible for completing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) as well as ASAM based assessments for clients.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledgeable of Substance Related and Addictive Disorders and the treatment there of.
  • Extensive knowledge of DSM mental health diagnoses and the treatment there of.

  • Skilled in the areas of group, individual and family counseling, didactic presentations, case management, treatment planning, discharge planning, crisis prevention/intervention, clinical evaluation, screening and assessments, and documentation requirements.
  • Knowledge of and ability to complete SBIRT and ASAM Assessments.
  • Knowledge of cross-cultural issues and skill in working with diverse population.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written skills.
  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintain poise under pressure and successfully communicate with a wide range of personalities.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducting SBIRT and ASAM Integrated assessments, orientation with new clients, development of treatment plans, referrals and reentry planning as needed.
  • Facilitating groups dealing with chemical dependency, substance abuse issues, co-occurring disorders, criminal personalities, and criminal thinking errors per approved curriculum.
  • Monitoring client compliance with treatment goals and assigned curriculum work.
  • Completing documentation in a timely fashion and in compliance with contract requirements.
  • Performing other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or other management as required.

Software-related Skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and ASAM CONTINUUM required; working knowledge of integrated database applications and ability to use new software programs with basic training.

Work Environment: The work environment is located inside an Alaska Department of Corrections facility in an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills: Must be able to understand, follow and give both written and oral instructions and be able to give presentations and be comfortable with public speaking. The employee must be able to use speech and hearing for ordinary and telephone conversation.

Mathematical Skills: Must be able to perform simple calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and apply concepts such as ratios and percentages in practical situations.

Performance Skills: Must be creative, self-motivated, organized, flexible, and possess leadership skills.

Sacred Boundaries and Protect the Mission: Must complete the online course for this area and pass the Background Check required by The Salvation Army for employment.

Physical Requirements: Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on intermittent or continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull, and reach overhead. Ability to operate a telephone. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to access and produce information from a computer. Ability to understand written information. Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

ADOC Personnel Management: This job description is for a contract funded employee position to provide substance abuse treatment services under a contract for the Alaska Department of Corrections (ADOC.) In addition to The Salvation Army Human Resource procedures for personnel, all staff working under the ADOC contract must also be approved by the ADOC project manager and will be required to pass a ADOC background check, complete a PREA screening, receive a Security Clearance, agreed to the ADOC Code of Ethical Conduct 202.01a, agree to the ADOC Standards of Conduct 202.15a, complete an ACOMS form and agreement, and submit a Criminal Justice Information Services Addendum prior to their hire. After hire, the ADOC reserves the right to disqualify, prevent, rescind approval, or remove any staff performing work under the contract, and is under no obligation under the contract to inform The Salvation Army of the criteria for disqualification or removal. Therefore, per the requirements of the ADOC contract, the Salvation Army reserves the right to terminate any employee deemed unsatisfactory to the ADOC.

Acknowledgement of Religious Purposes of The Salvation Army: The employee acknowledges that he/she has been informed and understands The Salvation Army's religious purpose and status as a church. The employee agrees that he/she shall do nothing to his/her relationship with The Salvation Army as an employee to undermine its religious mission. The employee agrees and understands that his/her services are a necessary part of The Army's religious purposes and his/her work related conduct must not conflict with, interfere with, or undermine such religious programs or The Army's religious purposes.

This position description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this position. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position statement.

Masters of Psychology (required)
Licenses & Certifications
Cert Chem Dep Cnslr II (preferred)
Cert Chem Dep Cnslr I (preferred)
Cert Counselor Tech (required)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)