Behavioral Health Addictions Counselor Trainee, Part-Time

Location:  Nanwalek, AK                                
Salary: $ 14 – $15 per hour or DOE
Number of Positions: One                                                                   
Opening Date: November 9, 2016                    
Closing Date: Until filled


Primary responsibilities include providing supportive behavioral health services to individuals, families and the communities and coordinating local activities aimed at improving emotional and behavioral wellness. Participate as a member of Chugachmiut’s Behavioral Health Department, Addictions Program in activities planning and service delivery. Work to develop case management procedures, skills training and support groups, education and prevention activities and coordinate community-based events, adhere to all documentation standards for notes, file set up, treatment planning and case reviews, participate in weekly supervision face to face, on the phone with the Behavioral Health Department team.


  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Will be required to work toward obtaining a CDC I level of certification.

Work Environment:

Chugachmiut employees strive both for excellence in the services they provide and, through our Employee Values Statement, to serve with integrity. This requires working in an environment where blame and shame are not tolerated. Instead, we use quality improvement tools such as Lean Administration and Training With-in Industry for managing processes. Effective communication is essential and employees must learn how to share problems with fellow employees with a purpose of solving them.

Customer Service:

  • Greets both internal and external customer with eye contact and a smile.
  •  Solicits and responds to feedback for customer satisfaction. 
  • Attendance is regular and on time without excessive absences. 
  • Presents self and Chugachmiut by displaying professional behavior and appearance.
  • Practices and promotes effective collaboration to accomplish the goals of the team.
  • Supports the Mission and values of Chugachmiut; creates solutions that add value to the operations of Chugachmiut.

Hours of Work:

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Working 22 hours per week or 1144 hours per year. Chugachmiut maintains a drug & alcohol free, non-smoking environment. There may be occasional travel to the villages of the region.


Mail or fax application to: Chugachmiut
Attn: Human Resources
1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110
Anchorage AK  99508-3463
Fax: 907-563-2891

You can e-mail your application to

Chugachmiut is an equal opportunity employer, and in accordance with Federal civil rights law and Chugachmiut policies, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. However, as a tribal organization, Chugachmiut applies Native Preference under P.L. 93-638. Certification must be attached to the application for preference consideration.

Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted. Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut on-line at or phone (907) 562-4155.


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.  Other functions may be assigned and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will”.