Co-Occurring Addictions Counselor
Tacoma, WA Treatment Center
Job Type
Full-time
Description

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking an experienced Co-Occurring Addictions Counselor.


“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”


We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 18+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Provide individual, group and family educational mental health and addictions counseling services to clients of PTHA.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage caseload of clients with mental health, substance use, problem gambling and/or other addictions and provide outpatient and intensive outpatient one-on-one, family and group counseling prevention, intervention, education and treatment services for youth and/or adults, using approved curriculum and treatment modalities.
  • Perform comprehensive assessment and screening of clients using approved methods.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans, treatment plan reviews and discharge plans, pursuant to ASAM, WAC, and other accreditation standards.
  • Complete all documentation on the date of service and submit client status reports by the 10th of each month to requesting agencies.
  • Accurately and efficiently enters and updates patient information using the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Refer patients to internal and external resources as needed and monitor activities and progress.
  • Ensure quality standards are met as required by regulating bodies and accrediting agencies.
  • Interact and correspond by phone, in-person, and in writing with requesting agencies and others as required and ensure requests are addressed within two business days.
  • Develop effective internal and external professional working relationships to enhance and ensure effective client services and to meet project goals/deadlines.
  • Plan, organize and participate in various department, organization, community, and school related activities, process improvement, program development and other initiatives, for the purposes of providing education, outreach, prevention and intervention services.
  • Ensure all projects, activities and timelines are accurately documented in an electronic report and provided to the Supervisor on a monthly basis or more often if directed.
  • Create, design and implement event related marketing materials and media communications within branding guidelines such as: invitations, newsletters, flyers, articles and other promotional/public awareness materials by the given deadline and present to Supervisor for approval.
  • Maintain professional certifications and stay current on counseling techniques and practices including mental health, substance use, and problem gambling.
  • Actively promote healthy lifestyle options in the community.
  • Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures of offsite agencies and collaborates with agency staff as necessary to effectively and efficiently meet program requirements.
  • Work directly with other departments providing behavioral health screening, brief intervention, brief therapy and referral to treatment for clients.
  • Coordinate care, with medical and behavioral health teams, for patients on medicated assisted treatment.
  • Works collaboratively with other departmental teams on case consultation and integration of services.
Requirements
  • Master's Degree in Counseling or related field
  • Dual licensure required in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. At a minimum, must have full licensure in either specialty, with trainee/associate license in second specialty, working towards full licensure within twelve months of hire.
  • Two (2) years’ experience, within the last 48 months, providing counseling services to individuals, families and groups.
  • Must have State or National certification as a Certified Problem Gambling Counselor or must obtain certification within two (2) years of hire.
  • Experience and/or ability to work with electronic health records/practice management systems.
Salary Description
$70,000 - $80,000 DOE