Drug And Alcohol Counselor

Coda Portland , OR 97228

Posted 11 months ago

In this position, you would fulfill the following essential functions:

  • Conduct substance use treatment intakes and assessments. Determine medical necessity for substance use treatment including screening for detoxification needs, providing diagnostic evaluation of substance use disorders, and evaluating placement within ASAM criteria.

  • Assist in the gathering and compiling of information for integrated assessments under direction of a QMHP.

  • Develop collaborative strength based treatment plans incorporating relevant treatment interventions indicated by substance use assessment.

  • Provide mental health individual and group clinical services including case management, skills training, coordination of care, and medication training as directed by individual treatment plan.

  • Provide trauma-informed culturally responsive individual clinical services including case management. Act assertively to include and engage family members as partners in treatment.

  • Implement and assert continuity of care protocols with outside primary care providers.

  • Apply evidence based group practices in educational, skills, and relapse prevention groups using agency approved curriculum.

  • Produce accurate strength-based documentation demonstrating clinical knowledge that is in alignment with agency protocols and payor regulations. Utilize collaborative documentation to elicit patient engagement and recovery based language.


Applicants with the following qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar or closely related role.

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or closely related area of study OR Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or closely related area of study and an additional 3 years experience in a related role (5 years total).

  • A minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of coursework in some or all of the following courses: elemental/intro psychology, social psychology/sociology, human behavior, development or biology, statistics/research methods, substance misuse, criminogenic/forensic, psychopharmacology or neuroscience, cognitive development and/or communication; behavior modification, or cultural practices.

  • Has advanced knowledge of and is able to effectively apply advanced principles of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, and similar strategies for facilitating recovery and empowerment.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, understand mental status concepts, symptomology, treatment and service terminology and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in a treatment plan.

  • Ability to engage patients in service oriented treatment plans and determine clinically relevant substance use treatment interventions.

  • Meet requirements for application of CADC II certification within 24 months of employment.

  • Current Oregon or Washington Drivers License.

All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites. Employees may not be serving any supervised parole or probation. Individuals must be able to demonstrate continuous abstinence under independent living conditions in the past 2 years.

CODA is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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