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Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (B)

Compensation: $24 - $25/Hour

This position provides evidence-based assessments, substance abuse treatment, case management and recovery support to youth in Clackamas County middle and high schools.
Date posted: 01/26/2024

Job Duties

Primary Responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with school and community partners, receive referrals, conduct assessments, provide appropriate intervention, and make referrals as needed.
  • Participate in direct client alcohol and drug treatment utilizing program guidelines and policies.
  • Work with clients and their family members with regard to treatment, prevention, recovery, crisis management, and navigation of services.
  • Teach alcohol and drug prevention classes to students in a classroom setting.
  • Facilitate groups for adolescents and families to support skills building and the development of sober living skills.
  • Consistently maintain accurate client documentation.
  • Travel to multiple schools and/or community locations in order to meet with clients.
  • Complete initial and monthly billing functions while adhering to billing deadlines.
  • Provide positive role modeling for youth and families.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Other duties as required.

General Responsibilities

  • Follow the protocol, policies, and procedures of the department and agency.
  • Complete and submit reports as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and comply with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Administer client satisfaction surveys.
  • Maintain community outreach and networking on a regular basis.
  • Provide culturally responsive services that are equitable, respectful, and relevant to people from a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required.

Working Conditions

  • Drive to multiple locations in one day in order to meet with clients at schools or in community settings.
  • Work performed in an office may require extended periods of computer and phone usage.
  • Bend, climb, reach, and lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Data entry for moderate periods of time.
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Working indoors and outdoors.
  • May be exposed to excessive weather conditions.

Job Qualifications

Education / Experience

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a related Behavioral Health field is preferred.
  • Must have a CADC I certification upon hire or have an active CADC-R and will then be required to acquire this certification within six months of hire.
  • A minimum of one year of experience providing case management, chemical dependency treatment, referrals, assessments, and/or advocacy services.
  • Knowledge and experience working with community and social service agencies.

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
  • Bilingual and bi-cultural English/Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to consistently enter data accurately.
  • Have effective and flexible communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face, online, and on the phone.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • If using a personal vehicle on company business, one must have a valid driver’s license and meet minimum automobile insurance requirements.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and various software packages.

Share Your Qualifications

To express your interest in this position, follow these steps:

  • Prepare your resume and cover letter, highlighting your qualifications and four professional references. 
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