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.