LifeWorks NW
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • On Call
  • Chemical Dependency - Certified

The on call Chemical Dependency Counselor I position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach.

PURPOSE:   Position will provide substance abuse treatment services in an outpatient setting for adult clients and/or youth. Responsible for assessment, treatment planning, provision of counseling (individual, family, and group) services, urinalysis, consultation with care providers and coordination of multiple service providers for his/her assigned client caseload; and for keeping accurate, timely records.

HOURS/LOCATIONS: This is an on-call position. Days/hours will vary. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites are Gresham, King (NE Portland), Beaverton, and Hillsboro Walnut Street. Must have an ability to work at any of these locations. 

RATE OF PAY: $17.37 - $18.68 per hour

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Responsible for client evaluation including initial intake interview, formulating a substance abuse diagnosis, identifying appropriate treatment services.  Notify client, significant other(s), care givers and care providers of diagnosis and initial treatment recommendations in a timely manner, complete written narrative of evaluation, obtain necessary authorizations for disclosure.
  • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, urinalysis, and other assessment methods.  Observe and evaluate client's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Analyze data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' substance abuse problems and determine an ASAM PPC-2R level of care.
  • Identify and diagnose substance abuse disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.  Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements. Provide accurate screenings for mental health, health, gambling, trauma and domestic violence issues, and make referrals to appropriate services providers as necessary.
  • Provide referral services to clients and their families, e.g., residential services, health care, mental health services, employment services, housing, recovery support services, etc.  Maintain awareness of community referral resources.
  • Develop therapeutic Individual Service and Support Plans (ISSP), based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and clinical needs. ISSP's will be evidence-based, using clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of services. Treatment plans will client-driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
  • Confer with clients, significant others and treatment team to develop plans for post treatment activities to maintain recovery.
  • Counsel individuals or families, using evidence-based treatment practices, to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for resolving substance abuse problems.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate group treatment services, using evidence-based/manualized treatment models with demonstrated effectiveness for the population served.  Demonstrate proficiency in using evidence-based practices, as evidenced by observation, fidelity rating scales, client report, and client outcomes.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, ASAM PPC-2R dimensions, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary.  ISSP's must be updated at least every three months. Behavioral Health Assessments must be updated at least annually.
  • Document and maintain client records in electronic healthcare system within 24 hours of meeting with client to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality.
  • Provide crisis intervention.
  • Administer and submit urinalyses with minimal errors.  Evaluate and communicate results within agency guidelines.
  • Check e-mail/voice mail throughout the day when working responding appropriately.
  • Provides culturally appropriate resources and support linkage, advocacy and community collaboration as well as evaluation and treatment for clients.
  • May need to travel between sites or in the community.
  • May need to work some evenings.
  • Meets performance standards for direct service, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, ISSP's, status reports, and authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention) and teamwork.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a current CADC 1 or equivalent national certification; or a submitted application for CADC 1 with a formal plan to obtain certification within two years of hire.
  • If recovering from a substance abuse related disorder, must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.
  • Have knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrating competence in:  treatment of substance-related disorders including client evaluation and individual, group, family, and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for client case management and record keeping; and accountability for recording information in the client files assigned to them consistent with those policies and procedures.  Should be familiar with theory or concepts of prevention.
  • Sensitivity and understanding of specific barriers which may lead to lack of access and engagement.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency skills preferred, but not required.
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.  Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.

 
JOB CODE/NUMBER: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR 1, CCBHC (ON CALL)/750412

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.  LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.

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