Chemical Dependency Professional (or Trainee)

3 months ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Chemical Dependency
USD $19.18/Hr.


The Counseling, Recovery and Wellness Program (CReW) is a licensed outpatient substance use and mental health provider within the King County Behavioral Health Organization. Our purpose is to assist adults living with substance use disorders to improve their quality of life. Our clients may be homeless or struggling to maintain their housing; living in poverty; or may be challenged with severe mental illnesses in addition to their addictions.


Services are provided in a variety of settings beyond our primary office including client’s homes, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, homeless shelters and the streets. Our services promote: a collaborative partnership with the person served, the development of opportunities for personal growth, a commitment to community integration, goal-oriented and individualized supports, and satisfaction and success in community living.


The Chemical Dependency Professional provision of counseling services includes assessment and diagnosis, facilitation of treatment groups, individual counseling, case management services, coordination of care, and clinical documentation responsibilities.


  1. Primary Responsibilities:
  1. Conduct intakes, assessment and ongoing evaluation.
  2. Formulate and update individual treatment plans within established timeframes with input from the client and multi-disciplinary team.
  3. Maintain accurate documentation of screenings, intakes, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summary, clinical reports, and other client related data in accordance with WAC, DBHR, CCS and other funding agency requirements.
  4. Facilitate group and individual sessions according to agency treatment manuals and client needs.
  5. Obtain & maintain insurance authorization to assure treatment services are covered prior to delivery or continuations of services.
  6. Coordinate and report service delivery to referring agencies as appropriate.
  7. Coordinate services with mental health professionals within the Behavioral Health Unit to provide co-occurring treatment.
  8. Keep all work schedule and client appointments with consistent reliability and dependability.
  9. Demonstrate the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skill to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  10. May be required to work evenings or weekends to ensure meeting the program & client’s needs.
  11. Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services.
  12. Perform other related duties as assigned.



We will not tolerate attitudes, behaviors, or statements that alienate, offend, or injure any person associated with CCS because of their racial or ethnic origin. We will enable and support all efforts to become aware of and eliminate racism and racist behaviors within CCS and the broader community. We will take exceptional steps to identify and root out such biases, especially where there appear to be long standing, institutional patterns of unacceptable behavior or lack of performance.



  • CDP or CDPT certification with WA State Dept. of Health, or ability to obtain DOH credential within first week of hire.
  • Possess basic knowledge of working with Co-Occurring Disorders.
  • Criminal history/ Background checks are required prior to employment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must be well organized and reliable in providing services to a vulnerable population.
  • Able to pay close attention to detail, and be flexible within a dynamic program.
  • One year direct service experience working with diverse populations.
  • Understanding of DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder and ASAM Patient Placement Criteria


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in a social services related field.
  • Experience working with adults who suffer from mental illnesses.
  • Knowledge and experience with motivational interviewing techniques, and working with a Harm Reduction treatment model.
  • Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary, culturally diverse setting with clients, staff and regulatory agencies.



Continuing Education Requirements:

Must attend annual mandatory in-service and education programs. Must complete education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure if applicable.


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