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Chemical Dependency Counselor 

Description

Job Summary

Provides outreach, prevention and outpatient chemical dependency counseling/education to patients served by the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Includes diagnostic assessment and documentation for each client in services and activities provided. All duties and responsibilities will be performed in accordance with the Yellowhawk Mission and Vision Statements.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Conducts and properly documents interviews, evaluations, assessments and formulates diagnostic impressions.
  2. Provides gender-specific treatment services; includes facilitating individual and group counseling, and supervises urine/saliva collection for toxicology testing.
  3. Establishes and maintains up-to-date and accurate client case records.
  4. Develops individualized treatment plans with client participation that includes skill building for independent living and referrals to other community-based services; also provides educational and resource information.
  5. Advocates for clients in obtaining all types of services to reinforce skills in problem-solving and long term planning; includes arranging for transportation and other aspects to assist in meeting treatment plan goals.
  6. Works as a team with other providers and assists in the continuing development and provision of the CTUIR comprehensive alcohol/substance abuse program.
  7. Understanding and proper application of OAR’s related to position.
  8. Network effectively with community, tribal agencies and multi-disciplinary teams.
  9. Demonstrate competence and continuous improvement of all aspects of the position, including professional ethics and standards, company policies and procedures, case management and recordkeeping and related duties and responsibilities.
  10. Requires occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  11. Other duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in allied health and/or behavioral science or related, plus three (3) years paid experience in the alcohol/drug field.OR High school diploma or GED and five (5) years of paid experience in counseling and five (5) years of experience in the drug/alcohol field. OR Must be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Registrant (CADC-R).
  2. Must become certified/licensed as a professional addictions counselor in the state of Oregon within one year. This will be certification will be for a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) through the Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) which includes following the code of conduct as outlined by MHACBO.
  3. Minimum of two (2) years sobriety/clean time, if in recovery.
  4. Must have strong leadership and organizational skills.
  5. Requires First Aid/CPR certification, or the ability to obtain within 3 months.
  6. Must submit to and pass a reference and criminal background check.
  7. Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and intermittent drug/alcohol testing.
  8. Must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. CADC-R and CADC I Certification.
  2. Knowledge of addiction theory and evidence-based treatment models, along with the addictive disease model of alcohol and substance abuse.
  3. Familiarity in working with a variety of people and the ability to communicate in a culturally sensitive manner with Native American clients and program staff.
 
Closing Date October 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM  
Supervised By Chemical Dependency Clinical Manager  
Salary $36,046 - $54,080 annual or $41,435 - $62,248 annual  
EOE Statement No employee or job applicant shall be discriminated against in the pursuit of employment due to Race, Color, Religion, Sex or National Origin or any other category protected by law, except as provided by the Indian Preference Act under Title 25, of the U.S.C.  

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