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Residential Counselor (Youth)

Company: De Paul Treatment Centers
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking full-time Residential Counselors to work at our youth treatment facility for day, swing, and graveyard shifts. The RC staff are the most critical component to a successful residential program.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Youth Residential Counselor
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Shifts: Varies
  • Pay: $13.50-14.00/ hour (plus shift differential for swing/graveyard shifts)
    POSITION OVERVIEW: Residential Counselors (RCs) play an integral role in De Paul's residential program by providing oversight and support to clients. The RC is responsible for maintaining a safe and therapeutic treatment environment for our clients, demonstrating healthy models of communication, ethics, and professional boundaries. RCs help facilitate and engage youth in prosocial activities, teaching them that life can be fun and rewarding without the use of substances. Responsibilities include administering medication, assisting with day-to-day activities, supporting groups, taking clients for off-site outings, updating documentation for clients during each shift, and supporting and/or facilitating classes. Duties also include monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening when necessary. The RC plays an important role by working closely with the mental health and addictions counselors to keep them aware of the clients' specific struggles on the milieu. The interactions that RC staff witness the client having are often used in developing a client's treatment plan. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Either a college degree OR 2 years of experience working with addictions and/or mental health clients
    • Must demonstrate strong initiative and problem solving skills, be organized, show attention to detail, communicate effectively, and have the ability to remain calm and focused under pressure.
    • Flexibility, organization, problem solving skills
    • Candidates must possess valid driver's license and be able to drive a 15 passenger van We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety for candidates who identify with being in recovery. A DHS criminal background investigation is conducted on all new employees. Convictions are evaluated for each position and are not necessarily disqualifying. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Knowledge of substance-use & mental health disorders, intervention strategies, trauma-informed care, and DBT
      • Previous experience working in a residential setting
      • Bilingual Spanish encouraged to apply BENEFITS:
        • Regence BlueCross BlueShield medical insurance
        • Comprehensive dental and vision insurance
        • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
        • 401K plan with Employer Matching up to 6%
        • 4 weeks paid vacation & sick leave
        • 10 paid holidays, paid bereavement and paid jury duty days
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Discounted 24 Hour Fitness membership from $6.99/month
        • Discounted meals ($2) on-site
        • Online education tools for CEUs
          TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter to: De Paul Treatment Centers, Inc. Attn: Human Resources PO Box 3007 Portland, OR 97 De Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

          Keywords: De Paul Treatment Centers, Portland, Residential Counselor (Youth), Other, Portland, Oregon

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