Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

Position Overview
Are you looking for an opportunity to provide individualized substance use disorder (SUD) treatment while championing assertive outreach and engagement of integrated dual disorder treatment (IDDT)? Great Rivers Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) is excited to announce the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) position where you will have the ability to work with a dynamic team as we model the way towards integrated healthcare. All Team Members are eligible for competitive benefits, while working for an organization that promotes learning and development opportunities, flexible scheduling, and a supportive work/life balance.
ACT Overview
The goal of the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Program is to provide services is to assist individuals in obtaining the support, skills, and services necessary to improve their level of functioning within their Cowlitz County and Grays Harbor County and to decrease the need for hospitalization. The services are delivered in a variety of settings including and not limited to in the home, community based settings, or office depending on the needs of the individual. FACT Team Members must demonstrate a commitment to the provision of compassionate, recovery and patient-centered care supportive of the patient's own goals and motivation toward positive health outcomes.
Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess and identify the treatment services individual in service individual in services should receive in FACT based on severity of substance use diagnosis, stage of change and immediate needs, and recommend treatment objectives for the individual in service individual in service's service plan.
  • Contribute to the program's ongoing assessment of participant's mental illness symptoms and participant's response to treatment. Shares observations and concerns with FACT Team Members for consultation and direction and takes appropriate action.
  • Develop comprehensive service plans that include built in review and evaluation points, and modifies the service plan in collaboration with the individual in services support system.
  • Organize and lead the IDDT treatment group meetings and incorporate findings into service plans.
  • Document participant progress to maintain a permanent record of activity according to the agency's established methods and procedures.
  • Provide individual mental health, relapse prevention, harm reduction and substance abuse counseling based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral responses to mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Work effectively with the individual in services support system, education and vocational training providers, and self-help groups providing services to FACT individual in services. Connect individual in services to self-help recovery groups.
  • Direct standards for toxicology screens in accordance with Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) orders.
  • Assess and provide supportive services to address needs for problem-solving, wellness self-management, housing, income support, education and vocational training, social supports, employment, and primary care.
  • Evaluate, on a continuing basis, IDDT services and expected outcomes. Be an advocate and liaison for individual in services in securing emergency detox and rehabilitation care, and other community supports that promote IDDT services.
  • Participates in a unit team and provides team coverage.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Washington State Certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional.
  • Proficient in computer use and applications commonly used or applied in this field/trade/position for the development of reports, documents, presentations and access/utilize databases for care management and Microsoft Office software.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under state and federal contracts.

Preferred Qualifications
  • (2) years' experience working as a chemical dependency professional, preferably in a behavioral health and/or substance use setting.
  • Associates, Bachelors, or Master's degree in Social Services, Counseling, or related field.
  • Bilingual and/or experience working with diverse populations.

Benefits Package currently includes: Health package (medical, dental, orthodontia, life, long term disability, vision, and prescription coverage); paid observed holidays; Personal Time Off (PTO); employee assistance program; and PERS retirement program through the State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems. Voluntary benefits include: additional life and accident insurance; short term disability; flexible spending accounts; and deferred compensation.


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