LifeWorks NW Chemical Dependency Counselor 1, Federal Program in Portland, Oregon

Chemical Dependency Counselor 1, Federal Program

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  • Portland, OR, USA

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

  • Chemical Dependency - Certified

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LifeWorks NW provides outpatient and intensive outpatient services for adults dealing with alcohol and drug problems. This particular position with adults that are federally mandated to seek alcohol and drug treatment service.

PURPOSE:Provide substance abuse treatment services. 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.

DAYS/HOURS: Full-time position working 40 hours a week. Position generally works from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm or 8:00 pm. Schedule may change frequently depending on need of the client(s).

PAY/BENEFITS:$15.47 to $16.63 per hour.Full benefits.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

  • Requires a current CADC 1 (see www.accbo.com for details).

  • 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.

  • Must be able to pass a DHS background check as well as a federal background check.

  • 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, ADULT ADDICTIONS, FEDERAL PROGRAM/836130

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