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To apply for this position, email us at Please include "Alcohol & Drug Counselor I/R-2311" in the subject line. Be sure to attach your cover letter & resume.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor I | $28/Hour+ DOE

Are you looking to make a difference in people's lives? As an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, you'll provide assessments, treatment, and support to participants and their children.

Here are some of the things you'll do:

  • Work alongside the Family Coaches at the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS)
  • Guide clients through the treatment process and explain what's involved.
  • Conduct assessments and brief interventions and refer clients to a higher level of care if needed.
  • Use program policies and protocols to provide direct treatment to clients.
  • Keep accurate records in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • Reach out to the community and build coalitions, and coordinate care via status reports, in-person visits, phone, or email.
  • Drive to meet with clients and community partners.
  • Attend meetings and fulfill other duties as assigned.

In addition, you'll also need to:

  • Testify in court when subpoenaed
  • Use agency Electronic Health Records
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and comply with HIPAA guidelines
  • Assist the billing department with reimbursements as needed

Here's what we're looking for in a candidate:

  • Preferably bilingual/bicultural in English and Spanish
  • Bachelor's degree required; CADC I preferred, or must be obtained within a year of hire.
  • At least two years of experience in case management, resource information, referral, and advocacy services for at-risk populations
  • Experience with behavioral health assessments and the ability to link multidimensions to an accurate DSM-5 diagnosis and ASAM level of care

Some important skills and abilities include:

  • Applying ASAM/HIPAA & 42CFR policies to case management, charting, and release of information
  • Building and maintaining rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of community and social service agencies and relevant supportive resources
  • Understanding the effects of poverty on family dynamics
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Having a valid driver's license and meeting minimum automobile insurance requirements if using a personal vehicle for company business

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Supplemental Information

NWFS is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment. 

To apply for this position, email us at Please include "Alcohol & Drug Counselor I/R-2311" in the subject line. Be sure to attach your cover letter & resume.