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Chemical Dependency Professional or Trainee 

Description

What are we looking for in a Substance Use Disorder Counselor?

Substance Use Counselors work with individuals who are experiencing addiction or are at risk of addiction to provide evidence-based interventions as part of an integrated treatment model. Substance Use Counselors also collaborate with therapists, case managers, nurses, and prescribers to develop treatment plans and assist with care coordination. This position emphasizes harm reduction and attaining progress toward each individual's recovery goals. To be successful in this role, the Substance Use Counselor will need to stay current on trends and developments in the chemical dependency and addiction field. It is also important to be able to establish rapport quickly, motivate others, and keep a positive attitude in the midst of challenges.

This position is located at Pathways, our residential facility in Yakima that provides co-occurring mental health and substance use treatment. As such, the Substance Use Disorder Counselor will need to be familiar with mental illness as it relates to chemical dependency, and be willing to work collaboratively with clinicians from multiple disciplines.

Substance Use Counselor duties may include:

  • completing substance use assessments
  • assessing clients for safety and risk to self or others, and taking appropriate crisis intervention measures when indicated
  • collaborating with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan
  • providing supportive counseling to clients and their families
  • facilitating behavioral health treatment and educational groups
  • providing progress reports and completion notices to the courts, probation departments, and referral sources as appropriate
  • completing all documentation in a respectful, client-centered manner

 
Position Requirements

Professional Credentials: Chemical Dependency Professional or Trainee certification in Washington State

Other Credentials Required: Driver's License, Vehicle Liability Insurance

 
Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift None Specified 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
 
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or hr@comphc.org

Pre-employment drug screening is required.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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