Lifeline Connections Chemical Dependency Professional (Trainee) - Residential - Posting #1 in Vancouver, Washington

Agency Background: Lifeline Connections is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Southwest Washington, offering detoxification and rehabilitation for those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. Lifeline patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find long-term recovery. Lifeline's goal is to meet a chronic and desperate need for addiction treatment services. Lifeline has a vision of creating the best addiction treatment and rehabilitation possible in a way that is affordable to the greatest number of people. Over the past fifty years the executive management team and board of directors of Lifeline have remained committed to our passion and vision. Chemical Dependency Professional (Trainee) - Residential - Posting #19-012 Major Duties: The Chemical Dependency Professional provides counseling and case management for clients of the agency. The work includes assisting supervisory staff and Program Director in program review, daily management of treatment activities, and training/orientation of junior staff and trainees. The CDP(T) is responsible for the daily treatment activities for clients on their caseload. In providing these services, the incumbent performs the following duties independently: • Collaborates with the supervisory staff and Program Manager, other senior staff members, and other counselors in building and maintaining an intense treatment environment that motivates clients to focus on problematic behaviors, allow clients to experience the consequences of their actions, and teaches clients more productive coping strategies; • Assesses the psycho social functioning of assigned clients and develops individualized treatment plans; • Apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained; • Leads treatment groups according to agency treatment guidelines; • Develops discharge/aftercare plans and makes appropriate referrals for follow-up care; • Documents relevant clinical information including treatment plans, treatment reviews, progress notes, and discharge summaries; • Provides crisis intervention services, information, and referrals to clients and their family; • Provides motivational counseling to collaterals to encourage participation in family support programs; • Teaches specialized treatment concepts to client groups according to agency treatment schedule; • Provides complete and accurate written and oral formats regarding the course of treatment to families, referral sources, and legal representatives; • Recommends and participates in the development, design and documentation of policies, procedures, and activities for the agency; • Conducts alcohol/drug assessments pursuant to WAC 388-877, or its successor; and • Other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: • College course work in chemical dependency, human sciences or related field required; • Must possess a valid Washington State Department of Health CDP credential (CDP preferred, minimum of CDPT required) at time of hire; • Successful completion of at least one course per quarter/semester toward educational requirements as necessary to obtain an active Washington State Department of Health CDP credential required, if not already obtained; • Knowledgeable of a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and the ability to set and maintain therapeutic limits. The agency milieu mandates that the incumbent be flexible, versatile and skilled in developing creative behavioral interventions that modify inappropriate behavior; • Must be capable of functioning autonomously while maintaining continuous communication with other staff members; &bull