LifeWorks NW
  • Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Chemical Dependency Counselor I position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC) in Beaverton, OR

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: Provide substance abuse treatment services for youth ages 12 to 18 (19 if still in High School) and their families. 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.

PAY/BENEFITS: $17.37 - $18.68 per hour. Full benefits

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. Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related behavioral health field (QMHP qualified) preferred.
  • 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.
  • Courses in child development and experience working with youth strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency preferred, but not required.
  • 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.
  • 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 I, YOUTH ADDICTIONS CCBHC/820760

 

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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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