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Chemical Dependency Professional

Metropolitan Development Council Tacoma, WA
  • Expired: 4 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The position entails providing counseling services to adults, youth, and their families. The Chemical Dependency Professional is a licensed clinician, offering chemical dependency assessments and treatment services to clients and their families. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, conscious of self-care, compassionate, and acknowledges the ability to perform with decorum and positivity in a variety of situations. The Chemical Dependency Professional plays an integral part in MDC’s healthcare services by training and supervising the Chemical Dependency Trainee, by helping to promote self-sufficiency and remove individuals and families from poverty.

What you will do:

  • Conducts chemical dependency evaluations utilizing the DSM 5 and the ASAM-Patient Placement Criteria.
  • Provides individual, group, and family counseling.
  • Prepares and maintains complete, confidential, and timely client records, in accordance with state and county contractual requirements to ensure quality of care and confidentiality
  • Collaborates with peer Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee on assessments, evaluations, individual service plans, and transfers to ensure continuum of care and quality treatment.
  • Conducts and collects patient urinalysis test as required.
  • Completes discharge summaries and after care plans in a timely manner in accordance with state requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains ongoing relations with agencies, other professionals, government entities, schools and community partners to ensure appropriate referral resources are available to address the needs of clients.
  • Prepares and completes monthly status reports and letters pertinent to direct services to ensure compliance with requests for reports from other agencies and professionals in the community.
  • Maintains active contact with County/City probation departments and other legal resources to monitor the progress of clients, as needed.
  • Provides or assists in conducting community and school outreach, to ensure contractual requirements.
  • Reviews patient(s) progress, establishes treatment goals, and makes referrals as necessary.
  • Meets with Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee regularly to coordinate work activity and to help the Trainee develop clinical skills.
  • Attends monthly staff meetings.
  • Maintains health regulatory requirements, i.e. annual TB test result or an exemption, Blood-borne Pathogen training and other health requirements.
  • Performs as clinical supervisor, as assigned per WAC 388-805-210 through 388-805-260.
  • Trains and supervises Chemical Dependency Professional Trainees, as assigned per WAC 388-806-210.
  • Maintains CDP continuing education requirements for certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • Current Chemical Dependency Professional Certificate.
  • Knowledge and ability to use Outlook, Word, and database computer programs. Intermediate to advanced keyboarding skills.
  • Pass a criminal history background check.
  • Upon employment, the CDP must present and maintain a copy annually thereafter of the results of a TB skin test or evidence of completion of a course of approved treatment by a physician or local health officer if the results are positive.
  • Must also have reliable personal transportation and have or be able to obtain a valid Washington State Driver’s License, as required.
  • Must practice to the utmost degree in ethics, confidentiality, and boundary setting.
  • Have at least 2 years of Chemical Dependency Counseling Experience in a State Licensed, State approved, alcohol and/or drug treatment facility.

Metropolitan Development Council

MDC is a dynamic non-profit known for using best practices and finding solutions for vulnerable people. MDC offers a range of job opportunities for individuals who share our commitment to excellence, demonstrate personal and professional integrity, and optimize human potential and inclusion. Through an integrated approach of empowering individuals to make their own choices, MDC fulfills our mission of promoting self-sufficiency and removing individuals and families from poverty.


721 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma, WA