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Addictions Counselor (Behavioral Health Specialist)

CODA, Inc., Portland, OR

Job - Health

Close Date: 04/30/2020

We are CODA. We are a not-for-profit, research-focused behavioral health agency and the oldest opioid-addiction treatment facility in Oregon. We help adult clients whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges through compassionate, evidence-based care. Our comprehensive network of programs allow us to treat all forms of addiction at all levels of recovery through detoxification, residential, and outpatient care. We value our amazing employees and show it with excellent benefits, a supportive company culture and the opportunity to be part of a best-in-class research department.

Our positions are eligible for a generous benefits program including medical, dental, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with 4% employer matching, and up to 4 weeks paid time off in the first year. Employees also receive priority consideration for career advancement opportunities as well as professional development training and support.

We are currently seeking an Behavioral Health Specialist to join our outpatient treatment team in Portland!

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:
-Provide Substance Use Disorder focused individual counseling
-Provide engaging patient education, cognitive behavioral, psycho-education, early recovery oriented and relapse prevention group therapies
-Assertive coordination of care with adjunct medical and other service providers
-Application of motivational interviewing techniques and case management to promote engagement in treatment
-Some knowledge of how to integrate mental health and substance use needs for a complete treatment experience
-Crisis management utilizing effective clinical judgement to support a safe and trauma informed treatment environment

Required Education and Experience:
-Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology or closely related field
-Minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework in addictions, psychology, or related subjects.
-Prior experience applying principles of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care
-Prior experience working with multi-disciplinary teams

Required Certifications and Licenses:
-Must be a registered CADC candidate at time of onboarding
-CADC-I within two years

All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites. Employees may not be serving any supervised parole or probation. Individuals must be able to demonstrate continuous abstinence under independent living conditions in the past 2 years.

CODA is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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