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Program: Wind River Family & Community Healthcare
Salary: Depending on Experience
Opening Date: 7/23/2020
Closing Date: 8/6/2020
Hours: Generally Monday-Friday, 40 Hour Work Week

The Certified Addiction Practitioner Assistant (CAPA) will assist in the practice of addictions treatment, prevention, intervention, referral and follow up under the supervision of a qualified clinical supervisor. This position must foster a client’s rehabilitation from a diagnosed substance abuse disorder by organizing needed services and supports into an integrated system of care until the client is able to assume this responsibility.

Major Duties:

Case Management:

Assist and motivate clients to achieve and maintain basic life skills in order to be proactive in society.
Explore and advocate for community based services dependent on the clients’ needs and refer to non-substance abuse services.
Assess clients’ strengths and needs, utilizing screening tools that best fit their level of care.
Assist in organizing services and supports as an integrated system of care with other agencies.
Provides clients assistance in referring to services outside of the agency such as: inpatient facilities, mental health, vocational rehab, etc.
Monitor client cases as they process through a comprehensive system of care.
Work with clients’ families to assist in creating a supportive environment for recovery.
Provide transportation to and from residential treatment centers in the State and surrounding areas.

Outpatient Treatment Services:

Assist or facilitate outpatient education sessions.
Administer random weekly substance use screening, to support continued sobriety.
Assist Certified Addiction Practitioner or Licensed Providers with the processing of Addiction Severity Index (ASI).
Provide input and recommendations for treatment planning.


Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations including Indian Health Service standards and certifying agency standards.
Advise staff in the management of records and information to ensure compliance with all confidentiality laws including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2.
Completes paperwork requirements to maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records, including progress notes and other relevant information, enter the necessary information into the electronic health record (EHR) system, ACCUCARE.
All clinical documentation, services and issues will be reviewed with designated qualified Clinical Supervisor a minimum of 1 hour per week for 20 hours of direct clinical care.


Strive to maintain client centered practices by integrating family and positive support systems.
Reinforcing clinical programming and staff adherence to ethical practices.
Maintaining and modeling a close collaborative working relationships with community resources to ensure quality care is being provided.
Model and support health and wellness activities and healthy coping skills for clients;
Maintain professional standard of conduct, and model recovery type behavior. Adhere to NAADAC Code of Ethics, as well as policies and procedures.


Work to resolve conflicts at the team level and effectively use supervision and management for further conflict resolution.
Attend all mandatory training and staff meetings.
Provide coverage assistance to co-workers with case management, crisis management, linkage and referral, psycho-education groups as necessary to assure clients access to services.
Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of confidentiality rules and regulations including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2
Minimum of an associate’s degree in human services, addictionology, psychology or a related field; or 270 hours of substance abuse training, prefer bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Must be able to be certified as a Certified Addiction Practitioner Assistant (CAPA) within 6 months
Must have two (2) years of continuous recovery of being clean and sober.
Basic knowledge of substance abuse
Must have a verifiable driver’s license.
Must complete comprehensive background investigation.

Supervisory Controls:

The Clinical Coordinator defines the overall goals and priorities and is available for guidance with unusual problems.
The Clinical Coordinator relies on the Certified Addiction Practitioner Assistant (CAPA) for the knowledge, skills and abilities to independently perform his/her assignments.
The Clinical Coordinator periodically reviews the work for the results, technical accuracy and conformity to policy and regulatory requirements.
The Clinical Coordinator places considerable reliance upon the Certified Addiction Practitioner Assistant (CAPA)s ability to work directly with clients to motivate and encourage them to develop necessary life skills.


Guidelines include numerous facility policies, Federal and State law as applicable, and other requirements as necessary. Guidelines are general and not cover all areas encountered in work performed. Interpretation of vague or unclear situations in which no precedent has been established is referred to the supervisor.


The Certified Addiction Practitioner Assistant (CAPA) makes decisions regarding client services, resources available and appropriate non therapeutic needs . It is important that the Certified Addiction Practitioner Assistant (CAPA) maintains an open line of communication with the counselors and Clinical Coordinator.

Scope and Effect:

Work involves contact with the patient and accessing patient health information for job duties.

Personal Contact/Purpose of Contacts:

Contacts are with counselors, case managers, peer specialists and employees within the immediate organization of work unit.

Physical Demands:

The work is primarily sedentary. There may be some walking or carrying light items such as manuals or files. Good eye/hand coordination is required.

Work Environment:

The work environment involves risk and discomforts of a patient care setting including exposure to communicable diseases, working with office machines and computers. The demand of computer terminals and keyboards for long periods of time may cause eye, shoulder and wrist strain. Work is performed in a smoke-free office setting. There is adequate light, heat, and ventilation in the work area.

Other Significant Factors:

It is of high importance to provide good customer service to clients, co-workers, and other departmental staff. Maintain professionalism in the work environment.

Personal Attributes:

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics.

How to Apply:

A complete application must be submitted to WRFCHC HR Department located at 120 North 6th East St, Riverton WY or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications are available on the Wind River Cares website and will be accepted until 5PM on the closing date. Any questions please contact Susan Apodaca at 307-856-9281 EXT.134