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Alcohol and Drug Counselor Counselor, CADC - Culturally Specific Imani Program

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Gresham
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

CCC's Imani Center is seeking an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CADC!

The Imani Center provides culturally specific and responsive Afrocentric approaches to mental health and addictions treatment, peer support and case management. The Center also connects program clients to housing, employment and benefits support, and natural support systems within their own cultural community.

Successful Candidate: An Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) who has a strong understanding and demonstrated use of the ASAM assessment and documentation. Counselors who have the ability to conduct individual and group counseling. A strong understanding of the social determinants of health for people of color, specfically those who dientify as African American or Black, and de-escalation skills. Expereince working with adult populations expereincing homelessness and substance use disorder (SUDs).

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. There may be an occasional evening or weekend shift depending on program needs

Duties will include:

  • Participate in culturally specific outreach activities necessary to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner.
  • Conduct and document Assessments including ASAM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
  • Use culturally sensitive lens to guide all aspects of service delivery, ensuring that the impact of socio-political & cultural factors are consistently considered.
  • Share SUDs expertise by working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary treatment team, modeling integrated treatment skills, and utilize Evidenced-based practices in work with clients in individual and group formats.
  • Assist in developing culturally appropriate strengths-based service plans with client.
  • If necessary, refer clients to appropriate treatment programs & community resources for follow up to ensure on-going care coordination.
  • Maintain client records as required by program standards and funding requirements.
  • Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or subacute level of care.
  • Conduct educational and therapeutic groups for clients, using approved curriculum.
    • Must have a minimum of a CADC I, or be currently registered as a CADC-R.
      • If CADC-R with, must be registerd with the appropriate Oregon board and able to meet the credentialing requirements for CADC I under the terms of the hiring agreement with Central City Concern.
      • A CADC-R will be considered based on experience in the field and previous education hours.
      • Must have current CPR certification or obtain as a condition of employment.
      • Culturally specific experience working with African American Community.
      • Experience working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
      • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, DHS background check.
      • Must possess a current driver's license, pass a DMV background check and be designated an "acceptable" driver as outlined in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety Policy. Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training.
      • Required to be available for after-hours crisis phone and holiday coverage rotation.
        Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!
        • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
        • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 4.25% in your 1 st year, 6% in the 2 nd year, and 8% in your 3 rd year!
        • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
        • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
        • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
        • Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and 21.
          This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

          As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Central City Concern, Gresham , Alcohol and Drug Counselor Counselor, CADC - Culturally Specific Imani Program, Other , Gresham, Oregon

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