Substance Use Disorder Professional

Job Details

Job Number:

Burien, WA

Behavioral Health -Navos

Behavioral Health

Admin BHS

Not Applicable

Employment Type:
Full-Time Regular


Variable; some evenings may be required

Sign on Bonus of $5,000 available for external candidates.

About the Company
The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos.

About the Position
The Chemical Dependency Professional will provide ongoing coordination of case management services, therapy, assessment, service planning, resource identification and development. Develop and implement comprehensive drug/alcohol treatment plans for each client, based on determined needs. Facilitate group and individual therapy sessions according to agency treatment and client needs. Request, gather, and coordinate information from all sources to facilitate appropriate treatment decisions. Cultivate a positive therapeutic relationship with each patient, while maintaining patient/staff boundaries. Manage documentation requirements as set by agency and contracts. Work cooperatively and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team. Perform all services with respect, sensitivity, and confidentiality.

Position Functions & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Bachelor’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences (Master’s preferred).
• CDP license in good standing with Washington Department of Health (required).
• Conducts initial chemical dependency assessment and develops consumer treatment plan.
• Plans, implements and facilitates individual and group chemical dependency counseling sessions.
• Maintains consumer records in keeping with state, local, and center guidelines and regulations.
• Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care.
• Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Values consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.
• Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence.
• Promotes a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Follows organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
• Professional interest and commitment to work with those individuals who suffer with mentally ill and chemical abuse/Dependency.
• Commitment to multidisciplinary team approach to treatment and care of consumers.
• Possess the knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing.
• Proven ability to work with chemically dependent and mentally ill adults, maintain all required paperwork for each enrolled consumer, and function as part of a close-working team.
• Understanding of Recovery and Resilience principles.
• Ability to communicate with clients, families, and outside agencies with clarity, sensitivity and tact.
• Cannot have abused any chemical substances within two years that would in any way impair or limit your ability to perform this job.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.

Skills, Education, & Experience:
• Familiarity with WAC and RCW regulations, and professional standards and ethics governing the treatment of mentally ill and chemical dependency consumers.
• Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
• Strong computer literacy including demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office suite.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Requirements & Disclosure of Risks:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee may be involved with lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to 10 lbs. may be required without assistance.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee must follow organization infection control policies. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Personal Traits & Qualifications:
• Possess the knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, and healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, families, and communities we serve.
• Must be willing and able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with strict attention to detail while representing clients and their families, community members and agency supports.
• Ability to relate effectively with clients, agency staff, other community programs and the general public.
• Ability to work across agencies, disciplines and as a part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team.
• Adhere to professional and ethical standards of practice and demonstrate respect for diversity and commitment to developing multicultural competency and sensitivity.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Navos believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

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