• Chemical Dependency Professional -Matt Talbot Center

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 8 months ago(5/10/2018 11:39 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Chemical Dependency
    USD $21.03/Hr.
  • Overview


    Matt Talbot Center is a licensed outpatient substance use 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 mental illnesses in addition to their addictions.

    Services are provided in our facility. 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.


    Position Description

    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.


    The CDP professional is responsible for upholding a culture of privace and security in a highly confidential work environment and complies with all CCSWW policies and procedures that involve access to and safeguarding of client Protected Health Information.


    This is a full time, benefits eligible, position with generous paid time off.  Pay range is $18.37-$20.44/hour for CDPT and $21.03-$23.40/hour for CDP. 


    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.
    • If CDPT, first 50 hours of direct service have been completed.
    • 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.
    • Criminal history/ Background checks are required prior to employment.
    • 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
    • Responsible for upholding a culture of privacy and security in highly confidential work environment (HIPAA covered entity service area).
    • Complies with all CCSWW policies and procedures that involve access to and safeguarding of client Protected Health Information (all forms).


    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 an Abstinence based and 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.


    Physical Requirements:

    Regularly required to sit, stand, reach stoop, talk and hear or otherwise perform any number of physical activities that may be required in completing daily tasks.



    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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