Permanent Full-Time, Non-exempt position. Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Intake and Assessment Counselor is responsible for providing comprehensive, professional admission services for the outpatient and residential substance use treatment programs.


  • Excellent clinical skill set: professional and healthy boundaries, therapeutic use of self, genuineness, positive regard, and empathy for those recovering from addiction
  • Understanding of addiction recovery process and theoretical anchoring using evidence-based, best practice models
  • Ability to demonstrate good organizational, time management, and problem solving skill
  • Ability to provide efficient, effective, and consumer-oriented addictions treatment services
  • Professional written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills; and timely completion of documentation requirements
  • Ability to produce professional, comprehensive assessments, treatment plans, and other clinical documentation, in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of, and ability to utilize, DSM-V diagnostic criteria with regard to addictions and mental health issues
  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize, ASAM patient placement criteria, and ability to apply such knowledge to consumer placement and referrals to appropriate levels of care
  • Ability to execute a continuum of services, to include assessment, identification of problem areas, treatment planning, treatment plan review, internal transition, and discharge and referra
  • Thorough knowledge of computer applications in word processing programs, and ability to learn to use and perform data entry in MedEZ and AKAIMS electronic records systems
  • Thorough knowledge of all substance abuse regulatory requirements, including CFR-42 Part 2 with regard to consumer confidentiality and HIPAA


  • Addictions Counselor MA/ MS/MSW; Master’s Degree from an Accredited Institute of Higher Education, in the field of counseling, psychology, social work, or related field to social services OR
  • Licensed Counselor LCSW/ LPC/ LMFT; current valid license and in good standing OR
  • CDC II or CDC I with the state of Alaska.
  • Requires background check and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must be able to be insurable by GHS auto insurance.