• Co-Occurring Counselor

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/29/2018 9:06 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral Health
    USD $50,251.50/Yr.
  • Overview


    Catholic Community Services’ Counseling, Recovery & Wellness (CReW) Program is a licensed community mental health and substance use disorder treatment program and provider of the King County Behavioral Health Organization (BHO). Our program focuses on serving adults with mental illness or co-occurring disorders to help improve individuals’ quality of life. We believe that individuals who experience complex behavioral and medical health care needs benefit from the promotion of safety, stability and supportive connections. Through a harm reduction and strengths-based recovery approach, our clinicians focus on building trust and rapport with individuals as a point of intervention and moving towards long term change.

    The Co-Occurring Counselor works independently and as part of a team to provide outreach, individual psychotherapy and ongoing case management services to adults who have co-occurring substance use disorders.  Work occurs in a variety of settings, including housing sites, shelters, the streets and other community locations.   


    Two Positions Available!  Great benefits and generous paid time off


    Clinical Assessment and Intervention:


    Complete biopsychosocial assessments for individuals enrolling in CReW services to determine their current level of functioning and create diagnostic picture.

    Provide and/or facilitate the provision of a range of therapeutic responses that support the overall direction for the individual, focusing on a non-judgmental and strengths-based approach.

    Identify the needs, barriers, and strengths of residents to develop bi-annual treatment plans and document interactions in routine case notes that reflect progress in relation to the treatment plan.

    Participate in psychiatric consultation, staffing and supervision.

    Facilitate support groups that focus on activities of daily living skills, housing transitions, social skills, grief and loss support, concepts of recovery, education and health resources, or others.


    Case Management:

    Assess client needs and required level of services, identify community resources to meet those needs, facilitate individuals’ access to services and advocate for them on a continuing basis. Such needs include but are not limited to accessing housing, financial and health benefits, primary health care, mental health treatment, chemical dependency counseling, chore service, protective payees, transportation, food access, and legal services.
    Assist individuals with locating and applying for affordable housing, as well as offer assistance with move-in and transition process to include skills training and advocacy with landlords to promote long-term stability.

    Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services. Respond to crises in a prompt, effective and collaborative manner.

    Provide crisis de-escalation and risk assessment for clients as needed. Advocate with Seattle Police Department, County Designated Mental Health Professionals, Detox and Drug and Alcohol Involuntary Treatment Services when more intensive services are needed.

    Other Responsibilities:
    Outreach and engage with women and men living in homelessness to identify individuals who are in need of services, but may not necessarily be willing to participate.

    Communicate and enforce program, CCS and CHS policies and procedures with staff and consumers.
    Develop and support a positive team oriented work environment.
    Maintain confidentiality, and maintain an atmosphere of safety and support for staff and residents.

    Other duties as assigned.

    This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance. Working conditions may include interruptions, working alone, interactions with angry persons, and exposure to computer CRTs.



    1. A Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, or relevant social science.
    2. Knowledge of the social service providers and community resources that are available for consumers.
    3. Chemical Dependency Professional or Trainee Certification
    4. Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months and ability or test within first six months of employment.
    5. 1-3 years working with individuals who have mental health needs.
    6. Demonstrable case management experience including problem-solving/issue assessment skills, intervention planning/implementation skills, and/or crisis intervention skills.
    7. Experience working with individuals who are hard to engage and challenging to serve.
    8. Demonstrated sensitivity to sexual minority and cultural diversity issues.
    9. Experience working with homeless populations.
    10. Demonstrable understanding of drug and alcohol issues and harm reduction model.
    11. Demonstrable oral and written communication skills, team-building skills.
    12. Responsible for upholding a culture of privacy and security in highly confidential work environment (HIPAA covered entity service area).
    13. Complies with all CCSWW policies and procedures that involve access to and safeguarding of client Protected Health Information (all forms).



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