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Substance Abuse Counselor- Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply

at Ak Chin Indian Community

Pay: $50,900 to $71,260/year
Salary : $1,957.69 - $2,740.77 Biweekly $50,900.00 - $71,260.00 Annually
Posted: 8/29/2019
Job Reference #: 2255104

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Substance Abuse Counselor- Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 10/30/18 12:00 AM Arizona Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Location:42507 W. Peters and Nall Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139, Arizona
Department:Health and Human Services
Salary:$1,957.69 - $2,740.77 Biweekly
$50,900.00 - $71,260.00 Annually
Salary Information:Offering salary will be made between the minimum to midpoint of the posted salary range for this position, based on qualifications and experience. Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.
Under general supervision, counsels substance abuse clients and develops/implements a variety of projects and activities to promote substance abuse awareness and counseling throughout the community. This position will utilize the Matrix Substance Abuse Program as one tool for substance abuse treatment.
 Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Substance Abuse or closely related field with at least four years of experience in substance abuse. An Associate of Arts or (science) in substance abuse or closely related field and 6 years of experience will be considered in place of a Bachelor's Degree. Must have a license from the State of Arizona for Substance Abuse. Applicant must be a person of highly stable character. Applicant must also understand the need for release of information when necessary. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work independently. Must have a valid Arizona Driver's License and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully complete a background check.
 Examples of Duties:
  • Develops treatment plans, writes progress notes, makes appropriate referrals, and writes discharge summaries.
  • Counsels clients, individually, or with family members. Functions frequently in Substance Abuse group settings.
  • Remain current on different types of substances and state of the art treatment for those substances.
  • Develops programs to educate youth and other interested parties regarding substance abuse, including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and gambling.
  • Facilitates various substance abuse groups with clients. During family therapy sessions a Master's level therapist will co-facilitate.
  • Works effectively with other local area behavioral health/social service agencies as needed.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality, in compliance with HIPAA, regarding all matters involving clients both during and off work hours.
  • Will have a Master's level therapist as a leader and under their direction may responds to calls for emergency substance abuse interventions as needed.
  • Will be responsible for running the Matrix Program.
  • Will address domestic violence issues.
  • Works closely with the department clinical staff and provides assistance as needed.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

 Other Requirements:
  • Knowledge of available behavioral health, social service, and social welfare programs provided through Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, State, and Federal programs.
  • Knowledge of the behavioral actions and physical manifestations of drug and/or alcohol abuse.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to maintaining HIPAA regulations.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with community youth, community members, a Community Department employees, law enforcement personnel, legal representatives, State/Federal agencies, and a variety of institutions and facilities.
  • Skill in identifying resources for referring clients needing programs/services not available at Ak-Chin Indian Community.
  • Referrals made with the approval of the adult therapist team leader.
  • Ability to work with inmates in a jail setting, as well as probation, as needed.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work with children, youth, and adults.
  • Ability to express ideas in a clear and precise manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.


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Thank you for your interest in the Ak-Chin Indian Community! Please click on the "Ak-Chin Indian Community Job Opening" button below. A new window will open to the job description. *Please note we require 10 years of work history and explanation of employment gaps longer than 3 months.