How much does a Addiction Mental Health Assessor earn in the United States? The average Addiction Mental Health Assessor salary in the United States is $45,239 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $41,119 and $51,914. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. View Cost of Living in Major Cities
Conducts initial and ongoing assessments of patients in Alcohol and Drug (AoD) addiction programs to determine mental health needs and establish care requirements. Provides initial treatment and refers clients to appropriate agencies/providers as needed. Works with patients and families to develop appropriate chemical dependency service plans. Complies with standards in the area of evaluation, assessment, treatment, and service delivery to clients. Requires certification as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) or similar. Typically requires a bachelors degree. May require a state license to practice. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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