Chemical Dependency Professional or Trainee-Adult Program - Bellingham/Whatcom Co. (P/T - 20-37.5 hrs. per wk.)

5 months ago(8/18/2017 7:58 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Chemical Dependency
USD $16.91/Hr.


The CCS NW Recovery Centers provide a full continuum of outpatient chemical dependency treatment services. CCS provides treatment to youth, adults, and their families. The CCS NW Recovery Centers are a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment where all are treated with dignity and respect, and where clients and their families become empowered to make healthy changes to stop the destruction of alcoholism and other drug dependencies. CCS emphasizes a broad range of approaches to the treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependencies, striving to serve those most in need. The philosophy of CCS NW Recovery Centers is that treatment is most effective when it is “family-centered”.


Incumbent facilitates Intensive Outpatient groups and staffs with the treatment team.  The position involves case management, processing groups, alcohol and drug assessments, file maintenance, and record keeping.  Incumbent provides a minimum of 20 hours per week of direct client contact. 


Position is P/T Flexible Status (20–37.5 hours per week).


Pay is $16.91-$17.76/hr. DOE for (CDP Trainee) and

$19.00-$19.95/hr. for (CDP)

Plus excellent holiday/vacation/sick pay and health benefits!



  • Conduct clinical assessments and evaluations.
  • Schedule and conduct individual counselor sessions as needed.
  • Conduct group counseling sessions according to agency treatment manuals and patient needs.
  • Counsel families, couples and significant others related to patients.
  • Consistently demonstrate the highest in professional and ethical standards.
  • Follow trans-disciplinary foundations – understanding addiction, treatment knowledge, application to practice and professional readiness.
  • Prepare and update individual treatment plans as needed.
  • Refer patients to agency or community services as needed.
  • Undertake and document Case Management as needed.
  • Coordinate and report service delivery to referring agencies as appropriate.
  • Obtain and maintain insurance authorization to assure treatment services are covered prior to delivery or continuation of services.
  • Provide client, family and community education.
  • Consistently prepare and file, timely and accurate documentation of screening, intakes, assessments, treatment plans, clinical reports, clinical progress notes, discharge summaries and other client related data in accordance with WAC, DASA, CDDA and other funding agency requirements.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with all members of the clinical and agency teams.
  • Document and submit daily reports of client contact hours and group rosters that have been signed by the patients.
  • Provide timely, accurate and appropriate response to requirements and requests for information from courts, DSHS, patients, families and others.
  • Participate in clinical case staffing and agency trainings and meetings.
  • Meet all work schedule and patient appointments with consistent reliability and dependability.



  • Chemical Dependency Professional Certification with the WA State Department of Health under Chapter 18.19 RCW.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Active involvement in a course of study leading to Chemical Dependency Professional Certification.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional Associate (Trainee) Certification with WA State Dept of Health.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the preservation of a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusivity.
  • Criminal History Background Checks are required prior to employment.


  • Experience working with Adults or Youth in a professional CD setting.
  • Experience leading groups.
  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Level degree in Social Services, Counseling or related field.
  • Bilingual and/or experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with Non-Profit.


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