Drug & Alcohol Specialist II

Click here for other Pages

Drug & Alcohol Specialist II

We’re looking for a certified Addiction Counselor to work with families affected by drug and/or alcohol abuse. If you want to work in a supportive work environment, read on.

Job Duties

  • Incorporate a trauma-informed approach when participating in the direct treatment of clients using the program’s care criteria, policies and protocols.
  • Interview and evaluate the client’s program eligibility.
  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan with the client.
  • In conjunction with the DHS team, provide crisis stabilization services and referrals to alcohol and drug treatment providers.
  • Provide home assessment and/or screening services while accompanying a Child Welfare worker when they conduct a home and risk assessment.
  • Screen and assess family members to determine any impact that abuse may have had relative to the Child Protection Services (CPS). Provide treatment recommendation in a written and detailed report to DHS within three calendar days of the assessment.
  • Prepare clients for transition into residential and recovery services.
  • Attend meetings and case conferences as needed in order to facilitate treatment plans for clients.
  • Participate in clinical and program supervision as needed.
  • Receive Clinical Supervision as defined by the Department of Human Services Addictions and Mental Health Division Integrated Services and Supports rules.


  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor I or II certification through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).
  • Experience in chemical dependency treatment and demonstratable knowledge of evidence-based treatment.
  • Training and experience related to counseling/treatment principles for individual, family, group counseling; adolescent development, family systems theory, and treatment/intervention. Have a working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols, ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors, as identified by licensing and /or certifying boards.
  • Able to assess, diagnose, and treat youth and families.
  • Bilingual and bi-cultural English and Spanish is preferred.
  • Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds.

We offer a generous benefits package and a supportive work culture. As a non-profit organization, full time employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Hiring bonus - $2,000

If you want a job that helps you make a difference every day, send a cover letter and resume.

Supplemental Information

NWFS is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of BIPOC and other historically underrepresented groups. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment. 

Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires unless the employee is granted a medical or religious accommodation. Employees can request an accommodation once an offer of employment has been made.