STOI GOV: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-201
Title STOI GOV: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR
Supervisor BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MANAGER
Department HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $20.00 - $24.00 PER HOUR, DOE, DOQ
Opening Date DECEMBER 7, 2018
Closing Date OPEN UNTIL FILLED

INTRODUCTION: 

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Substance Abuse Program is a community based, reservation wide program providing a variety of services related to alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, aftercare, rehabilitation and follow-up.  The primary emphasis of the program is to serve enrolled Spokane Tribal members and other eligible Indians/consumers with outpatient counseling, DUI Assessment, Positive UA Program, and a variety of referral services.

Benefits/Incentives:

  • Ride Sharing Van – Leaves and returns to downtown Spokane 5-days/week.
    • Fees Apply and vary based on ridership. (The more people participating the cheaper it is.)
    • Subject to availability
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • 14 paid Holidays/year
    • Eligible during probation period.
  • PTO can be accrued during probation.
  • We’re a smaller agency which can allow for more comprehensive and individualized client care.
  • We offer special paid trainings and travel.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Manages the Substance Abuse activities, including producing required reports and documents associated with groups. Duties include assessment, diagnosis of substance use disorders (SUD), facilitating placement when available, providing services for families and community, counseling services, developing treatment plans, support services, aftercare plans, and utilizing community supports and services.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Behavioral Health Manager, will coordinate and provide substance use disorder services to include outpatient treatment, and aftercare support for clientele.
  • Responsible for completing assessments, treatment plans, group counseling, discharge planning, and some case.
  • Ensures Spokane Tribe of Indians Substance Abuse Policies and Procedures, Spokane Tribe of Indians Policy and Procedures; and the Department of Health & Human Services Policies and Procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensures all reporting requirements applicable to the position are followed.
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of current treatment prevention, aftercare therapy regarding substance use disorders as defined in the DSM 5.
  • Ability to compose letters, reports, gather and analyze data and to speak effectively in public.
  • Ability to evaluate, assess, and develop a treatment plan SUD clientele.
  • Knowledge of Dual Diagnosis, referral and treatment.
  • Ability to serve a diverse population and present complex information in an understandable and meaningful way.
  • Ability to evaluate, assess, and develop a treatment plan for clientele who present a variety of legal, personal, and other related chemical dependency problems.
  • Coordination of substance use disorder services, to include referrals, staffing, court reporting, and related duties.

PERSONAL CONTACTS/PURPOSE:

  • Will make contact with other providers, inpatient facilities, family members, organizations, individuals who are providing a varied group of services to the tribal member. Personal contacts will be made to individuals who are not in the best place at the time of contact.
  • Assess clients, work with families and get referrals from different agencies for MH services.
  • Make arrangements for bed dates, payments for services, PO for personal items.
  • Report the results of assessments/treatment plans/ compliance to courts, CPS, employers and other necessary entities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have an active and unrestricted Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional
  • Certification, or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee Certification
  • An Associate Degree with experience in Social Services, or courses in Addictions Studies and/or Social Services will be considered.
  • If a CDPT, must have a minimum of 6-months of experience in a Washington State certified agency.
  • Must maintain a substance abuse free lifestyle
  • Must maintain a violence free lifestyle
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License, good driving record and be able to hold Tribal Insurance.
  • Must maintain License/Certification status while employed

 

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

(509) 458-6583, (509) 458-6527,  Fax # (509) 658-6556

Or down load: www.spokanetribe.com

E-mail: sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or andrea.flett@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 P.M. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According

 To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation Period