Co-Occurrence Counselor, Chemical DependencyHillsboro, OR
Mental health is an essential component of total health. As mental health professionals, we’re on the front lines every day, using the latest advances to help those in need. If you share our passion for care and our commitment to helping those around us, you’ll have the resources you need to make a real difference. Our services include adult and child therapy as well as help with addiction and eating disorders.
- Job Type: Full-time
- Job Level: Individual Contributor
- Travel: No
These are the traits of the most successful members of our behavioral health team.
- Good listener
- Results driven
Our compensation and benefits are designed to help you and your family stay healthy and thrive in and beyond work.
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We offer a mental health environment that's unique both in the way we treat our patients and in the way we support our health care professionals. Here, we practice evidence-based care in a team setting that’s focused on the needs of the individual, the family and the population as a whole. This gives your patients the opportunity to work towards achieving their physical, mental, and behavioral health goals. On our teams, we hold social justice as a shared value and are committed to addressing and eliminating stigma associated with mental health and addiction. Working as part of a team also helps support your own career growth while you provide high-quality strengths-based, brief, solution-focused, and episodic mental health care.
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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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Clinical Program Manager
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“Kaiser Permanente is a health care leader who sets trends and makes a difference in industry practices and protocols. I like the extraordinary resources available to do my job, the servant leadership of my manager and director, and the high standard of business and clinical ethics.”
PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
“We’re an innovative, vision-forward company. While Integrative-Care models are relatively new, we’ve been on the frontlines of building out a high-functioning integrated team for over a decade. Within this model of care, we’re pushed to think out of the box when it comes to patient care, be collaborative, and succeed in a fast-paced environment.”
PhD, Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical
“Kaiser Permanente demonstrates its commitment to their employees’, has a top-notch salary and compensation package, and has a leadership body that is well trained and supportive. As a Clinician and a Manager, I am very impressed with our commitment to quality outcomes. I have truly found a home here and would be honored for Kaiser Permanente to be my last professional stop in my career.”
PsyD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psych Social Worker
“Kaiser Permanente, in my opinion, is a great mix of professional, friendly and fast-paced. They allow me to be who I am and let me have a voice. I love being a therapist and I’m very proud and excited about the Gender Assessments and transgender group work being conducted. I’m helping the LGBT community and making this population feel comfortable throughout their care journey. Kaiser Permanente is a breath of fresh air to me in my work.”
“I appreciate how Kaiser Permanente strives to reflect inclusivity and representation throughout the organization. I’m excited about an internal clinic comprised of African American clinicians dedicated to supporting the health needs of the African diaspora. I’m proud to be part of committees that intentionally promote equity, inclusion and diversity. These things combined with the benefits, opportunities and people make Kaiser Permanente a great place to work.”
Co-Occurrence Counselor, Chemical Dependency
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- Provide high quality clinical services (individual, group, and family) to our adult and adolescent members through screening, assessment, diagnosis, and formulation/implementation of service plan in outpatient or residential settings. Provide all care in accordance with accepted best practice standards and department protocols (including supervision). Provide case management through appropriate triaging and referrals, consultation with other providers, contact with members and their families, and coordinating with outside agencies. Coordinate care for patients receiving medications from the Addiction Medicine Medical Team.
- 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, and participation in process improvement activities.
- Minimum one (1) year working in a setting that is specific to substance use disorder treatment within the last five (5) years OR completion of KP Addiction Medicine department internship before hire/transfer.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience spent conducting co-occurring assessments and/or facilitating crisis stabilization interventions for high acuity patients in a community mental health and addictions co-occurring program, or equivalent (experience must have occurred within the last five (5) years).
- Masters level degree in counseling, social work, or closely related field (M.S.W., M.S., M.A., M.Ed.) at time of hire/transfer.
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington) required at hire OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Oregon) required at hire OR Mental Health Counselor License (Washington) required at hire OR Professional Counselor License (Oregon) required at hire OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Washington) required at hire OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Oregon) required at hire
- Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certificate (Oregon) required at hire OR Substance Use Disorder Professional License (Washington) required at hire OR Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee Certification (Washington) required at hire
- National Provider Identifier required at hire
- Case Management/care coordination experience in community mental health/substance use treatment settings.
- Experience working within an inter-disciplinary treatment team, preferably including peer partners.
- Oregon licensure/certification is required for Oregon positions. Washington licensure/certification is required for Washington positions.
- Demonstrates proficiency in documenting full American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) assessments, treatment plans, progress updates, and discharge planning.
- Proficiency in using standardized comprehensive risk assessment tools and coordinating safety plans.
- Ability to assess and treat adults across a wide age range (18-geriatric population), who have a combination of DSM Mental Health disorders, along with a broad spectrum of co-occurring problems including those related to trauma, substance use disorders, chronic pain, complex medical problems, social determinants of health, and eating disorders.
- Thorough and working knowledge of current best practice treatment for; adolescents and adults and their family members needing substance use disorder treatment services; including treatment principles for individual, family, and group counseling; and treatment/intervention options for common co-occurring mental health disorders.
- Thorough and working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and maintaining confidentiality. A candidates required certifications must be from the same state.
- Thorough and working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols and ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors.
- Thorough and working knowledge of best practices for delivering culturally aware services.
- Ability to assess, diagnose, and treat members affected by substance use.
- Ability to recognize, assess, and provide treatment for members with co-occurring mental health disorders.
- Ability to effectively apply ASAM criteria to make placement decisions. Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment and tools.
- Ability to provide case management for patients with a variety of needs including legal issues and social determinants of health.
- Ability to interface with large multidisciplinary systems.
- Competency in computer skills including email, and other typical office applications.
- Competency in computer skills including ability to access and utilize web-based resources.
- Proficient in providing both face to face and virtual care.
- Ability to learn and teach patients to use electronic recovery aids, apps, etc.
- Minimum Two (2) years of post-masters experience working in a substance use disorder treatment setting within the last 5 years.
- At least four (4) years of clinical experience.
- At least four (4) years of experience conducting co-occurring assessments and/or facilitating crisis stabilization interventions for high acuity patients in a state licensed setting in a community and addictions co-occurring program, or equivalent.
- Experience working in an integrated healthcare setting including primary care services.
- Experience or specialized training in treating adolescents with substance use disorders.
- Experience or specialized training in family therapy and working with family members that have a family member with a substance use disorder.
- Experience or specialized training in treating trauma.
- Experience in applying Motivational Interviewing techniques to engage and triage new patients
- Experience working with an interdisciplinary treatment team including medical providers
- Experience working with patients that are receiving either prescribed or dispensed medications for substance use disorders
- Experience using Feedback Informed Care tools in direct patient care
- Experience providing crisis management services
- Experience working with electronic health record systems
- Experience providing co-occurring care to adolescents and families.
- Certified Addiction Counselor in practicing state required at time of hire/transfer, and Current license to treat mental health disorders without restriction, LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LICSW, LMHC in practicing state required at time of hire/transfer.
- Certified Addiction Counselor in both OR and WA state.
- Licensure in both Oregon and Washington.
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish or Russian or other community language is preferred.
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