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Chemical Dependency Professional – Parenting Women - Posting #18-028 in Vancouver, WA at Lifeline Connections

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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Job Description

Agency Background: 

Lifeline Connections is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Southwest Washington, offering detoxification and rehabilitation for those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. Lifeline patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find long-term recovery. Lifeline's goal is to meet a chronic and desperate need for addiction treatment services. Lifeline has a vision of creating the best addiction treatment and rehabilitation possible in a way that is affordable to the greatest number of people. Over the past fifty years the executive management team and board of directors of Lifeline have remained committed to our passion and vision. 

Chemical Dependency Professional – Parenting Women - Posting #18-028

Major Duties:

The CDP(T) provides counseling and case management services. The CDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services; the incumbent performs the following duties independently:

  • Collaborates with the supervisory staff and Program Director, other senior staff members, and other counselors in building and maintaining an engaging treatment environment that motivates clients to focus on  problematic behaviors, and teaches clients more productive coping strategies;
  • Assesses the psychosocial functioning of assigned clients and develops individualized treatment plans;
  • Apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained;
  • Leads treatment groups according to agency treatment guidelines;
  • Develops discharge/aftercare plans and makes appropriate referrals for follow-up care;
  • Documents relevant clinical information including treatment plans, treatment reviews, progress notes, and discharge summaries;
  • Provides crisis intervention services, information, and referrals to clients and their family;
  • Provides motivational counseling to collaterals to encourage participation in family support programs;
  • Teaches specialized treatment concepts to client groups according to agency treatment schedule;
  • Trains junior staff, trainees, and students in didactic presentations;
  • Provides complete and accurate written and oral formats regarding the course of treatment to families, referral sources, and legal representatives;
  • Recommends and participates in the development, design and documentation of policies, procedures, and activities for the agency;
  • Conducts alcohol/drug assessments pursuant to WAC 388-877, or its successor;
  • Assumes responsibility for unit management in the absence of supervisory staff;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Washington State Department of Health CDP credential (CDP preferred, minimum of CDPT required) at time of hire;
  • Knowledgeable in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and ability to set and maintain therapeutic limits;
  • Capable of functioning autonomously while maintaining continuous communication with other staff members;   
  • Knowledge of the stages of human personality development including cultural, social, and psychological factors affecting individuals and families involved with chemical use;
  • Knowledge of the various theories, forms, stages, and manifestations of addictive behavior, awareness of socio-cultural barriers to change, and an in-depth knowledge of alternative coping mechanisms to replace the use of chemicals;
  • An in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of individual and group treatment to facilitate client self examination, expression of feelings, insight development, problem solving, and motivation to develop a chemically free lifestyle;
  • Ability to instruct other Chemical Dependency Professional trainees in treatment planning, clinical teamwork, clinical record keeping, and counseling skills, in accordance with agency and DBHR established procedures;
  • Must be able to effectively use Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent attendance and a self-starter;
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and written;
  • Works well with others.

Salary:   DOE

Application Process: 
Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. We will only accept resumes with a cover letter specifying the position title and posting number of the position you are applying for. For more information on this and other positions, please visit our website at 

The Benefits:

Lifeline Connections is striving to be your employer of choice by offering our regular/full time employees a generous benefits package. The plan covers over 75% of medical, dental, and vision costs for the employee and all dependents. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and a 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 3%. On top of all that, our employees receive 4 weeks paid time off during their first year of employment (accrual rates increase with years of service) and 11 paid holidays per year! 

Send us your resume and let's talk about you joining our team!