Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor-Adult

    Job Location US-WA-Auburn
    # of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Job Status
    USD $64,189.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
    Pay Grade

    Under general supervision, provides professional chemical dependency counseling, treatment and other recovery-related services in an outpatient setting. In addition, incumbents assess, evaluate and facilitate community resources that will be needed by the client in an effort to reduce relapse/recidivism.  This position is located at the Adult Recovery House.


    1. Conducts intake and assessment of clients: determines ASAM level of care needed through diagnostic tools, toxicity level and assessment of special needs and client history.


    2. Develops individual treatment plan; coordinates with service providers; determines community resources needed for client and family members; develops and facilitates aftercare planning.


    3. Provides direct counseling: develops and conducts group and one-on-one counseling sessions and educational lectures for clients; develops and conducts education and crisis-intervention sessions for client’s family and significant others.


    4. Prepares and maintains client files; writes reports and letters as needed.


    5. Participates in team meetings for clinical case management planning.


    6. Maintains the privacy and confidentiality of all protected health information in accordance with the Health Division’s Policies and Procedures, and in compliance with Tribal, state and federal regulations.


    Other Duties:


    1. Transporting clients when necessary.


    2. Attendance at mandatory and/or approved training.


    3. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.



    Required: Certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional pursuant to applicable Washington State law, and three (3) years of experience in a clinical setting is required. 


    Special Requirements:

    Must have no substance abuse for the past five (5) years; pass urinalysis testing; pass a pre-employment criminal background check.



    Knowledge of:

    • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychological Association (DSM IV TR) and how to use the information in therapy.
    • The chemical dependency treatment field resources, materials and techniques.
    • Medication assisted treatment modalities.
    • Knowledge of WAC 388-805.
    • Holistic assessment techniques, including ASAM criteria.
    • Relapse-prevention planning
    • Criminal justice system and criminal behavior.
    • Suicide warning signs, lethality assessment and mental illness.


    Skill in:

    • Managing aggressive and/or violent clients.
    • Administering and interpreting testing instruments such as SASSI and urinalysis results.
    • Conducting chemical assessment and motivational interviews.
    • Adapting therapeutic interventions to meet needs of individual clients.
    • Defusing hostile or violent behavior.


    Ability to:

    • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Work effectively with minimal supervision.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Relate to individuals of varying social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb stairs; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.


    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. 

    Licenses or Certifications Required

    A valid Washington State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe. Certification as Chemical Dependency Professional pursuant to applicable Washington State law.


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