Chemical Dependency Professional
Company: Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Posted on: January 15, 2021
Description: Provide a broad range of services to individuals
seeking assistance with substance use disorders (SUDs). Serve as
the primary contact with SUD individuals; provide direct treatment
and case management services including assessment, admission,
individual and group counseling, case management and referral.
Provide guidance in developing individual service plans (ISPs) and
goals. Must maintain required licensure, continuing education
requirements, and working knowledge of Washington Administrative
Codes and agency policies and procedures. Position must ensure
strict adherence to Federal Confidentiality Regulations 42 Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 2 and the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) at all times. Position
also provides inpatient referral and aftercare services.Essential
- Perform admissions and assessments, develops and implements
individual service plans and establishes clinical goals and
objectives for each participant on their caseload.
- Provide evidence/promising practice based individual and group
counseling services to individuals enrolled in RSBHS Program.
- Provide on-going case management services by regularly
assessing and monitoring participants' progress; maintain current
and accurate files and records through regular reviews and updates,
including but not limited to group and individual notes, letters,
referrals, and discharge summaries; ensure all files meet Tribal
Codes and state WACs.
- Report participants activities to Clinical Supervisor to ensure
department goals and participant needs are met through a
coordinated departmental effort.
- Maintain a positive and professional attitude with
participants, staff, community members, Indian Health Service,
treatment facilities, Tribal departments, service providers, local
court systems and other organizations to accomplish program
objectives and preserve good public relations.
- Attend clinical supervision meetings with CDP's and staff cases
and/or conduct educational meetings including review of individual
service plans, diagnosing and meeting medical necessity within
client files; attend other meetings as designated by the clinical
- Maintain continuing education requirements per WAC 246-811 and
develop a CDP Enhancement Plan with the Clinical Supervisor.
- Assist in resolving participant issues as they relate to staff
decisions and optimum participant care and service coordination;
assist supervisor in program planning and policy development.
- Knowledgeable and aware of historical trauma and how it impacts
Native American individuals today; must be culturally competent and
sensitive towards the needs of this population.
- Coordinate with multidisciplinary teams, other county
departments, outside agencies, and service providers; work closely
with law enforcement and court personnel to keep them informed of
participant progress and legal status.
- Consult as needed with other resources on ongoing cases,
screening and service planning.
- Intervene in crisis emergencies; makes referrals for assistance
to participants, including promoting and providing information
related to nicotine cessation or problem gambling.
- Strict adherence to the code of ethics that govern the
substance use disorders profession.
- Other duties as assigned.. Requirements:
- Associate's degree in Chemical Dependency Studies by a
Washington State Department of Health approved college; Bachelor's
- Current certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional in
Washington State required; licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
- Must obtain GAIN-I (Global Appraisal of Individual Needs)
certification within one year of hire.
- CPR and 1st Aid certified.
- Previous addiction/chemical dependency work experience
- Proficiency in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, version 5
(DSM-5) American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria as
it relates to diagnosis, individual service planning, and clinical
placement, continuing care, discharge and transfers.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to prioritize and
work independently; ability to help maintain an environment that
encourages teamwork, interdependence, and ethical behavior.
- Ability to take directions and follow through with
recommendations of program manager and clinical supervisor.
- Previous experience working in Tribal communities
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.Conditions of
- Valid Washington State Driver's License without
- Must agree to be subject to the Tribe's Controlled Substance
and Alcohol Testing Policy to include pre-employment screening. If
a former participant in SUD treatment, must have completed
treatment and maintained recovery for a minimum of two years before
- Must pass background check.Additional Information
- Salary will be determined based on experience, starting at
- Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance
benefits effective first of the following month from hire
- 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after
90 days employment.
- Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
- This is a salary position and employment is at-will. Work
EnvironmentWork generally takes place in an office environment
within a controlled atmosphere building. Noise levels are typically
low to moderate.Tribal Preference PolicyThe Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
follows the Tribal Hiring Preference as outlined in tribal
policies, which allows hiring preference to qualified individuals
that are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe. The Tribe
has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential
functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to
provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability
to perform the position described. It is not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities,
skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be
assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does
not represent a contract of employment, and the Tribe reserves the
right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the
employee to perform, as the Tribe may deem appropriate.
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