Alaska Addiction Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Behavioral Health Aide

AARS can provide you with a rewarding career in the behavioral health field with the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. The right candidate will provide direct clinical behavioral aide services to AARS clients in a residential treatment program.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Observe, monitor, and document client behaviors, in accordance with AARS and State of Alaska requirements.
  • Provide routine and routine care to clients, promoting and supporting client safety.
  • Demonstrate an ability to deesculate situations and provide emotional support for clients by referring them to clinical staff.
  • Communicate with clinical staff, nurse, doctor, and pyschologist if assistance is needed.
  • Provide support to clients and model healthy supportive relationships that encourage sobriety and living a life in recovery.
  • Provide support to clinical staff with filing, copying, faxing, medication monitoring.
  • Provide clients with transportation using the agency vehicle.
  • Maintain client records in a timely, orderly manner according to the guidelines established in the agency treatment manual.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients while maintaining healthy and professional boundaries.
  • Interact with the residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity, privacy, and security.
  • Monitor client’s cooperation with house rules and report inconsistency to the Clinical Manager, Case Manager, and Executive Director and document in communication log to ensure the AARS’ rules, policies and procedures are adhered to by clients.
  • Model and teach clients life skills which can include personal care/hygiene, laundry, housekeeping, shopping/budgeting, and meal preparation.
  • Support clients in developing conflict resolution skills to address conflict that arises within the AARS treatment facility and the community.
  • Adhere to State and Federal confidentiality laws.
  • Evaluate situations using discretion and personal judgment to adopt an effective course of action, to delegate responsibilities, organize facts and present them effectively.
  • Attend and participate in the weekly AARS Meeting.
  • Provide documents and data for agency grant compliance reports.
  • Participate in staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Learn and maintain confidentiality of client information within Federal and State guidelines.
  • Participate in evaluation of job performance.
  • Complete RELIAS training course and other training as assigned.
  • Help clients understand and employ recovery strategies.
  • Maintain project logs, reports and records in appropriate files and database(s).
  • Participate in staff training and conduct training sessions as requested.
  • Prepare and submit timely reports and records to the Clinical Manager.
  • Prepare and submit incidents reports as needed both positive and negative to Clinical Manager and other staff.
  • Participate in staff meetings or review minutes within 48 hours of missed meeting.
  • Participate in probationary and annual staff evaluations.
  • Review and become familiar with the Personnel Manual for AARS.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Acquire Chemical Dependency Counselor II (CDC II, NCAC 1 or QAP equivalent certification within three (3) years from hire.
  • Must have experience working with individuals in recovery.
  • Some experience working in a residential setting preferred.
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED.
  • Is culturally sensitive and aware of the State’s cultural diversities.
  • Is able to supervise and provide leadership to clients in a variety of settings.
  • Is able to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Is capable of maintaining client records.
  • Is capable of maintaining client confidentiality as per State and Federal regulations.


  • Has a current TB Test (obtainable within the first 30 days of employment).
  • Has a current First Aid/CPR Cards (obtainable within the first 90 days of employment) Valid Alaska Driver’s License and is insurable.
  • Has appropriate computer skills.
  • Has to pass a mandated criminal background check.
  • Has been vaccinated for COVID.
  • Is a role model positive behavior – enforce client rules.

Reports to: Director of Clinical Operations
Location: AARS, Pt. MacKenzie Road
Employment Status: Full-Time
Starting Pay: $20 per hour (position also includes a monthly gas allowance, health insurance stipend, and COVID vaccination bonus)

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