Main Areas of Responsibility:
The Chemical Dependency Counselor provides intensive outpatient treatment to patients through evaluating them for chemical dependency, making recommendations for their treatment, and providing active individualized treatment. This is accomplished through referral to treatment programs, individual therapy sessions, group therapy, lectures and education for both the patient and his or her support systems. This professional will be meeting patients at different locations throughout King County.
Located in Seattle, WA, Bailey-Boushay House opened in 1992 as America's first skilled nursing facility that was planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people living with AIDS. Virginia Mason — a nationally-recognized health care provider — has operated Bailey-Boushay House since the day they opened, ensuring those who come here receive the highest quality care available.
For more information or to apply online visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
• Associates degree in Counseling or a related field
• 3+ years' experience in a chemical dependency counseling capacity
• Washington State Certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional
• Must understand, or be able to learn, how chemical dependency treatment programs are reimbursed, the resources available in the local community, and out of state, for an individual seeking chemical dependency treatment.
• Must be educated in the Harm Reduction Model of chemical dependency counseling, in addition to the Abstinence Model.
• Able to build trust with clients who have multiple challenges, including: homelessness, acute chemical dependency, untreated mental health symptoms and behavior issues.
• Able to negotiate with numerous providers on the client’s behalf to obtain or maintain services. Must be self-directed since most of hours worked will be out in the community operating independently.
• Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred