Addiction Counselor, On-Call WA
Posted on: February 12, 2024
Addiction Medicine (AM) Counselors provide engagement,
counseling, and case management services to members that are
struggling with substance use disorders. AM Counselors are
generalists who are flexible in their job duties serving a
population that has a variety of needs including treatment for
substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health disorders, and
support and education for their family members. AM Counselors
function within a multidisciplinary treatment team to support
members that present in all phases of readiness for change.
Provide high quality clinical services (individual, group, and
family) to our adult and adolescent members through screening,
assessment, diagnosis, and formulation/implementation of service
plan in outpatient or residential settings. Provide all care in
accordance with accepted best practice standards and department
protocols (including supervision). Provide case management through
appropriate triaging and referrals, consultation with other
providers, contact with members and their families, and
coordinating with outside agencies. Coordinate care for patients
receiving medications from the Addiction Medicine Medical Team.
Document all member care in the electronic medical record in
accordance with accepted medical/legal standards.
Provide other member or department services, such as program
development, in-service training, and participation in process
Minimum one (1) year working in a setting that is specific to
substance use disorder treatment within the last five (5) years OR
completion of KP Addiction Medicine department internship before
Masters level degree in counseling, social work, or closely related
field (M.S.W., M.S., M.A., M.Ed.) required at time of
License, Certification, Registration
National Provider Identifier required at hire
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Oregon) required at hire OR Drug
and Alcohol Counselor Certificate (Oregon) required at hire OR
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Oregon) required at hire OR
Professional Counselor License (Oregon) required at hire OR
Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee Certification
(Washington) required at hire OR Substance Use Disorder
Professional License (Washington) required at hire
Thorough and working knowledge of current best practice treatment
for; adolescents and adults and their family members needing
substance use disorder treatment services; including treatment
principles for individual, family, and group counseling; and
treatment/intervention options for common co-occurring mental
Thorough and working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting
abuse and maintaining confidentiality.
Thorough and working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols
and ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors.
Thorough and working knowledge of best practices for delivering
culturally aware services.
Ability to assess, diagnose, and treat members affected by
Ability to recognize, assess, and provide treatment for members
with co-occurring mental health disorders.
Ability to effectively apply ASAM criteria to make placement
decisions. Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment
Ability to provide case management for patients with a variety of
needs including legal issues and social determinants of health.
Ability to interface with large multidisciplinary systems.
Competency in computer skills including email, and other typical
Competency in computer skills including ability to access and
utilize web-based resources.
Proficient in providing both face to face and virtual care.
Ability to learn and teach patients to use electronic recovery
aids, apps, etc.
Oregon licensure/certification is required for Oregon positions.
Washington licensure/certification is required for Washington
Minimum Two (2) years of post-masters experience working in a
substance use disorder treatment setting within the last 5
Experience working in an integrated healthcare setting including
primary care services
Experience or specialized training in treating adolescents with
substance use disorders
Experience or specialized training in family therapy and working
with family members that have a family member with a substance use
Experience or specialized training in treating trauma
Experience in applying Motivational Interviewing techniques to
engage and triage new patients
Experience working with an interdisciplinary treatment team
including medical providers
Experience working with patients that are receiving either
prescribed or dispensed medications for substance use disorders
Experience using Feedback Informed Care tools in direct patient
Experience providing crisis management services
Experience working with electronic health record systems
Masters level degree.
Certified Addiction Counselor in practicing state required at time
of hire/transfer, and Current license to treat mental health
disorders without restriction, LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LICSW, LMHC in
practicing state required at time of hire/transfer.
Certified Addiction Counselor in both OR and WA state.
Locations can include, TNB, TUA, EIN, RKW, SYB, MTS, NLR, SKY, KZS,
On-call can work at any location that offers Addiction Medicine
PrimaryLocation : Oregon,Hillsboro,Tanasbourne Medical/Dental
HoursPerWeek : 1
Shift : Variable
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
WorkingHoursStart : 07:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 08:00 PM
Job Schedule : Call-in/On-Call
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : W05-AFT-Local 5017
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual
Department : TANASBOURNE MED & DTL OFFICE - Chemical
Dependency-NonMD Prov - 1008
Travel : Yes, 15 % of the Time
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