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Job Summary:

The counselor shall serve as the primary contact person with their assigned patients. It is through the counselor’s ongoing individual contacts with his/her patients that the major objectives of treatment are attained. S/He shall provide assigned patients with necessary program information and scheduling referrals to internal and external resources, individual counseling, and guidance in developing their treatment plans and goals. STOP is seeking an individual who can work full time  in our Puyallup office, evenings Monday thru Friday.

Major Duties:
The CDP(T) provides counseling and case management services for both adults and children. The CDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services; the incumbent performs the following duties independently:

  • Collaborates with the supervisory staff and Program Director, other senior staff members, and other counselors in building and maintaining an engaging treatment environment that motivates clients to focus on problematic behaviors, and teaches clients more productive coping strategies;
  • Assesses the psychosocial functioning of assigned clients and develops individualized treatment plans;
  • Apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained;
  • Leads treatment groups according to agency treatment guidelines;
  • Develops discharge/aftercare plans and makes appropriate referrals for follow-up care;
  • Documents relevant clinical information including treatment plans, treatment reviews, progress notes, and discharge summaries;
  • Provides crisis intervention services, information, and referrals to clients and their family;
  • Provides motivational counseling to clients to encourage participation in family support programs;
  • Teaches specialized treatment concepts to client groups according to agency treatment schedule;
  • Provides complete and accurate written and oral formats regarding the course of treatment to families, referral sources, and legal representatives;
  • Recommends and participates in the development, design and documentation of policies, procedures, and activities for the agency;
  • Conducts alcohol/drug assessments pursuant to WAC 388-877, or its successor;
  • Assumes responsibility for unit management in the absence of supervisory staff;

Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Washington State Department of Health CDP or CDPT credentials, or the ability to obtain a said credentials.
  • Knowledgeable in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and ability to set and maintain therapeutic limits;
  • Capable of functioning autonomously while maintaining continuous communication with other staff members;
  • Knowledge of the stages of human personality development including cultural, social, and psychological factors affecting individuals and families involved with chemical use;
  • Knowledge of the various theories, forms, stages, and manifestations of addictive behavior, awareness of socio-cultural barriers to change, and an in-depth knowledge of alternative coping mechanisms to replace the use of chemicals;
  • An in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of individual and group treatment to facilitate client self examination, expression of feelings, insight development, problem solving, and motivation to develop a chemically free lifestyle;
  • Excellent attendance and a self-starter;
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and written;

Works well with others.

Salary:  DOE and Qualifications

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Social  Treatment  Opportunity Programs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.