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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 populations who are otherwise
    not well served by the traditional service models. The counselor will be in direct
    contact with youth, support staff, teacher, and administrators within the Riverview
    School District and Community working to create relationships that perpetuate
    access to substance use disorder care, while promoting health and wellbeing
    through prevention. The ideal candidate enjoys a fluid work environment,
    understands the unique properties of school culture and systems, 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


  Duvall / Carnation

Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Jerry Blackburn at jerry@friendsofyouth.org

Job Posting Date

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