Kaiser Permanente Chemical Dependency Counselor - On-Call (East Interstate) in Portland, Oregon

Provide high quality clinical services to Kaiser Permanente members accessing the Department of Addiction Medicine.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality clinical services (individual, group, and family) to our members through direct assessment, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan in outpatient or residential settings. Provide all care in accordance with accepted best practice standards and department protocols (including supervision). Conducts hospital consults as requested by clinical services manager, Clinical Director or Chief of Addiction Medicine department. Provide case management through appropriate triaging and referrals, consultation with other providers, contact with members and their families, and reporting to outside agencies.

  • Document all member care in the electronic medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards.

  • Provide other member or department services, such as program development, in-service training, crisis intervention and supervision of members during residential activities.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • N/A

Education

  • Master's level degree in counseling, social work, or closely related field (M.S.W., M.S., M.A., M.Ed.), post-master's experience not required, if completed one (1) year of departmental internship.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified alcohol and drug counselor; or licensed professional counselor - LPC; or licensed marriage and family therapist - LMFT; or licensed clinical social worker - LCSW required at time of hire/transfer.

  • Current license to practice without restriction and/or A/D Certification in practicing state required at time of hire/transfer.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough and working knowledge of current best practice treatment for; members and their family members needing Addiction intervention and/or treatment services; including treatment principles for individual, family and group counseling; adolescent development; family systems theory, and treatment/intervention options for sexual/physical and other trauma survivors.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols and ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose, and treat members affected by substance use/dependence.

  • Ability to recognize, assess, and initiate treatment for members with co-occurring issues.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment and tools.

  • Ability to carry a large caseload.

  • Ability to interface with large multidisciplinary systems - both internal and external.

  • Basic electronic mail communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills in windows applications.

  • Basic computer skills including ability to access and utilize web-based resources, and communicate in writing using electronic mail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of post-master's experience.

  • Training and experience related to counseling/treatment principles for; individual, family and group counseling; adolescent development; family systems theory, and treatment/intervention options for sexual/physical and other trauma survivors.

  • Master's level degree.

  • Provides clinical services with emphasis on addiction treatment utilizing knowledge of current best practices in field of substance use disorders.

  • Considers cultural nuances and health care beliefs in the provision of care to a diverse member base.

  • Provides substance abuse consultation to other professionals, members and referents.

  • Proficient in computer skills including Windows applications, access/utilization of web-based resources, keyboarding.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of current best practice treatment for members and their family members needing addiction intervention and/or treatment services;

  • Thorough and working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols and ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors, as identified by licensing and /or Certifying Boards.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose, and treat members affected by substance use/dependence.

  • Ability to diagnose and treat members with co-occurring issues.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment and tools.

  • Ability to carry a large caseload.

  • Ability to interface with large multidisciplinary systems - both internal and external.

  • Proficient electronic mail communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills in windows applications.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Chemical Dependency Counselor - On-Call (East Interstate)

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

REQNUMBER: 685057

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.