Alcohol & Drug Outpatient Treatment Program Counselor - Klamath Falls, Oregon

BestCare Treatment Services in Klamath Falls, Oregon is recruiting for a Counselor in our Alcohol & Drug Outpatient Treatment Program.

Primary duties include working closely with clients to complete intakes, assessments and to provide guidance for appropriate treatment plans. Must advocate for excellent client care.

Qualified candidates will possess a CADC I (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), or above. Candidates must have strong client engagement skills, be highly collaborative with the treatment team, and compassionate towards individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

This is a Full Time regular position that includes employer-paid health benefits, four weeks of paid time off, nine recognized holidays, and a retirement plan option.

Title: Alcohol & Drug Treatment Counselor
Program: Outpatient Treatment Program Program
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Employment Status: Full Time Regular
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Reports to: Program Director
Employees Supervised: None


  • Work closely with other staff as a member of a treatment team.
  • Complete intakes, assessments and treatment plans as appropriate.
  • Provide one-on-one, group, and family counseling, and case management services, working collaboratively with treatment team members and other agencies, and document those services in the client file.
  • Lead psycho-educational, skill development, relapse prevention, process, gender-specific, and family groups as assigned.
  • Work closely with referral sources, keeping them informed on the progress of the client, as needed and as compatible to client confidentiality.
  • Maintain documentation in a timely manner in client files.
  • Model appropriate counselor behavior to the newer staff, and help train and orient new staff to the program.
  • Collect client fees as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the program manager.

Minimum Requirements:
Have knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrating competence in the following essential job functions: treatment of substance-related disorders including client evaluation and individual, group, family, and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for client case management and record keeping; and accountability for recording information in the client files assigned to them consistent with those policies and procedures and applicable OAR's.

BestCare Treatment Services uses a "Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing" model of treatment. Counselors are expected to have a strong understanding of these treatment models. Counselors are expected to be proficient with the use of ASAM criteria in determining length of stay for clients.

Have a current certification or license in addiction counseling or hold a current license as a health or allied providers issued by a state licensing body. New hires that do not hold a current certification must make an application within the first six months of employment and receive the credential/license within 36 months of the application.

Have the ability to work independently and also have the skills to be a team player. Must have the ability to get along with co-workers. Must possess the ability to network will all resources in order to provide the best customer service.

For individuals recovering from the disease of alcoholism and/or from other drug addiction, have maintained continuous sobriety for the immediate past two years at the time of hire.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Must have competency in using a computer for word-processing, data base and internet usage. Must be able to operate usual office equipment such as fax, telephone, and photocopy machine. Must possess a current, valid driver's license.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The position requires the employee to dress in a professional manner that meets the standards for professional employees in Central Oregon.

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