LifeWorks NW's Hawthorn Walk-In Center provides crisis
intervention with people who are experiencing mental health or substance use
The Chemical Dependency Counselor 1 position provides screening
and referral for substance use disorder treatment services and transitional
case management while individuals engage in on-going substance use disorder
services. Services will be provided at
both the Hawthorn Walk-In Center and by mobile response in the community. Responsible for screening, service
coordination and referral, brief crisis counseling, short term support to
individuals while engaging in substance abuse treatment services. Consultation and coordination with treatment
providers as needed to support referrals to services.
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Days/Hours: This job posting is for full-time position,
working 40 hours per week. Tuesday through Saturday. 9:30am - 6:00 pm.
Pay/Benefits: $19.80 to $21.18 per hour. Full benefits
Essential Responsibilities: (These responsibilities must be
able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.)
for screening assessments including initial intake interview, formulating a
substance use diagnosis, identifying appropriate referrals for treatment
and evaluate individual's behavior, social development, and physical health and
motivation and readiness for treatment.
and diagnose substance use disorders, using information obtained from
interviews, records, and reference materials.
- Develop a
plan to connect the individual to substance use disorder services and an
interim plan for the person to access support between the time of screening and
the date the person can be admitted to treatment. Plan will be based on
individuals' interests, abilities, strengths and clinical needs. .
accurate screenings for mental health, health, gambling, suicide ideation,
trauma and domestic violence issues, and make referrals to appropriate services
providers as necessary.
referral services to individuals and their families, e.g., residential
services, health care, mental health services, community resources, recovery
support services, etc.
individuals or families, using evidence-based treatment practices, to help them
understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans.
individual, of diagnosis and initial treatment recommendations in a timely
manner, complete written narrative of the screening assessment, obtain
necessary authorizations for disclosure.
significant other(s), care givers and care providers in the care plan as
indicated and planned with the individual.
- May be
responsible for service coordination.
Coordinate/collaborate with physicians, staff, families, caregivers,
and maintain relationships with substance use treatment providers to ensure
smooth transition into care for individuals.
awareness of community referral resources. Helps to build positive
relationships with other community providers and provides appropriate referral
and maintain relationships with referral sources.
the effectiveness of screening and referral to services
and maintain client records in electronic healthcare system within 24 hours of
meeting with client to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines
training to staff, caregivers, and family regarding issues of substance use as
it relates to clients.
required reports for Washington County Addictions.
crisis intervention and support.
- Serve as
back-up for other staff when needed.
situations involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting clients'
development and determines whether clients should be counseled or referred to
other specialists. Follows through with mandatory reporting duties.
culturally appropriate resources and support linkage, advocacy and community
collaboration as well as evaluation for individuals.
between sites or in the community, may transport clients in the LifeWorks NW
some evenings or weekends.
in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor. Attend informational and clinical meetings
which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff,
and required trainings.
meetings and coordinate with Washington County Staff regularly.
performance standards for direct service, documentation (including progress
notes, assessments) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices,
quality of care (including engagement and linkage to services) and teamwork as
defined in the Performance Review.
e-mail/voice mail throughout the day when working and respond appropriately.
(Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for
qualifications. Requirements are
representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the
employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each task
recovering from a substance use related disorder, must be able to demonstrate
continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the
immediate past two years.
a current CADC 1 or equivalent national certification; or a submitted
application for CADC 1 with a formal plan to obtain certification within six
months of hire.
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, trauma informed care, cultural
awareness and dual diagnosis. .
- Must have
a working understanding of cultural values and norms, acculturation and
generational issues within a culture; extensive knowledge and understanding of
resources and appropriate support linkage available within the community;
effective inner-cultural communication skills in order to advocate for
culturally diverse clients.
of human development across the span of life.
and understanding of specific barriers which may lead to lack of access and
computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and
Word. Ability to master proprietary
software including electronic health record system.
ability to work evenings and/or weekends, depending on the particular work
access to a car and valid driver's license.
to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the
safety of self or others.
LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing
prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services
to over 30,000 youths, adults, and older adults in Multnomah, Washington, and
Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing
quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across
the lifespan. Core values include Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and
Results. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate,
Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the
mission. LifeWorks NW is committed to advancing our equity and inclusion work
with an emphasis on ensuring an anti-racist organizational culture and
practice. We strive to continuously improve
the cultural competence and cultural humility of LifeWorks NW, its staff, and
its services to clients and consumers in all aspects including race, ethnicity,
gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and
status, age, religion, veteran status, citizen status, and ability. LifeWorks
NW creates and upholds a work environment that is respectful and inclusive for
all. LifeWorks NW services are effective across cultural groups.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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