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Position Title

    Substance Use Disorder Counselor


    This unique CDP positions is generated by a King County Program designed to
    support access to substance use disorder care for population who are otherwise
    not well served by the traditional service model. The counselor will be in direct
    contact with homeless youth at the Youth Haven teen shelter providing
    individual/group and referral services as well as working to support young adults in
    Friends of Youth's New Ground Transitional Living Programs. The ideal candidate
    enjoys a fluid work environment, manages time and schedules independently,
    works well with a multidisciplinary team and thrives in an area of challenge specific
    to youth and young adults.


    1. Outpatient groups at one or more Friends of Youth locations.
    2. Outpatient services to individuals and families.
    3. Provide clinical assessments.
    4. Maintain client confidentiality with regard to HIPAA and 42 CFR part 2
    5. Maintain client case file records to meet all WAC, King County and COA
    6. Work cooperatively with interagency and other agency staff in mutual case
    7. Maintain continuing education requirements for Chemical Dependency
    Professionals (CDP) or education for trainees (CDPT).
    8. Maintain a 60% direct service goal.
    9. Utilize agency programs/services in an effort to provide a continuum of care.
    10. Provide case consultation linkage to and coordination of services with collateral
    contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.
    11. Meet with supervisor on a regular basis and attend all required meetings,
    consultations and trainings.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. Current Chemical Dependency Professional certification or Trainee per WAC
        2. BA in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field. Master's Degree preferred.
        3. Bilingual (fluent in both Spanish and English) Preferred
        4. No misuse of chemicals two years prior to hiring and during employment.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. An ability to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
        2. Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring
        and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.
        3. Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in the Performance
        and Quality Improvement process.
        4. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles
        on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by
        Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s)
        on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies
        with the requirements of Friends of Youth.
        5. Understanding of adolescent development and identity formation.


   Full Time


    $43,000 - 47,000 DOE

Reports to

    Program Manager


   Kirkland / East King County

Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Jerry Blackburn at

Job Posting Date

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