Employment

Welcome to De Paul Treatment Centers’ employment page, where you will find the latest job openings and information about how to apply to open positions.  De Paul employs staff at three locations in Portland and Hillsboro.  We encourage applicants to find out more about our centers by viewing our Our Story and De Paul Program Information.

We are seeking skilled and dedicated individuals to join our remarkable team.  Our goal is to retain a diverse and caring staff, committed to carrying out the agency’s Mission and Philosophy. De Paul offers competitive wages based on education and experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with us.

Career Opportunities

Addictions Counselor

We currently have a full-time opening for an Addictions Counselor in our Adult Residential Services Program. The counselor position provides professional treatment for substance abuse to clients enrolled in our Residential Program. Candidates must be familiar with strength based counseling and have knowledge of dual diagnosis, SOC and MI.  Current CADC I is required. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Admissions Counselor

We are currently seeking a full-time Admissions Counselor to work with our clients entering treatment. The Admissions Counselor is the first point of contact for prospective clients, referents, and family members. The Admissions Counselor provides information about treatment and payment options, works with insurance companies to obtain authorizations, conducts professional assessments, and provides initial treatment planning and basic case management services for both youth and adult clients.

The ideal applicant will possess the following:

  • Excellent communication, customer service, problem solving, and assessment skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Experience in obtaining insurance authorizations and conducting utilization reviews
  • Chemical dependency and/or mental health admissions experience
  • Bilingual and multicultural applicants strongly encouraged to apply
  • Current CADC 1 or higher

We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Authorization Specialist

We are currently seeking a full-time Authorization Specialist. This position plays a critical role in tracking and obtaining insurance authorizations for all levels of care for all of our locations. This position is a key part of our organization, collaborating with billing and clinical staff, and is responsible for managing workflow, maintaining documentation and managing exception balances to defined targets.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Reviewing clinical documentation for completeness and accuracy
  • Requesting and managing authorization requests for all levels of care
  • Ensuring services are authorized in timely manner and troubleshooting exceptions.
  • Communicating with varied internal and external parties to solve issues impacting productivity and timely payment receipt by identifying root cause and developing solutions.

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Multitasking
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective prioritization

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of clinical services and an understanding of medical is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Preferred candidates will have a clinical background and/or should have knowledge of submitting and following up with authorizations and client records.
  • Medical billing and data analysis experience are a plus.

Cook

We are currently seeking a full-time or on-call/part-time cook to join our food services team.  Position will work with our dietitian and food services staff to prepare and serve a variety of nutritious and diverse meals, meeting the needs of both Youth and Adult Residential clients. The cook will also oversee clients in completion of their kitchen duties, ensuring they are completed in a manner consistent with their treatment needs.  Experience with large batch, institutional cooking (up to 100 clients) preferred. The two shifts are: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM & 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM. A current food handler’s card and driver’s license are required. We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Detox Nurse

We are currently seeking a full-time and on-call registered nurses to join our medical team to provide quality medical care to adolescents and adults. Graveyard shifts available for full-time, or variable shifts for on-call with required rotating weekend and holiday shifts.  In addition, on-call nurses must work a minimum of 16 hours per 8 week time period.  Responsibilities include assessment of clients in detox program, adherence to our developed detox protocols, basic nursing care of residential clients, including:  medication administration, medication order entry, reading and evaluating lab results and medical records, triaging medical needs, performing diagnostic testing as ordered. Position requires current RN licensure in the state of Oregon.  Experience with alcohol/drug abuse and detox/withdrawal preferred. We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Residential Counselor (Adult)

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team of Residential Counselors at De Paul’s Adult facility for various shifts.  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. Responsibilities include administering medication, assisting with day-to-day activities, and facilitating classes. Duties also include monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening when necessary.  Candidates must demonstrate strong initiative and problem solving skills, be organized, show attention to detail, and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of substance-use & mental health disorders, intervention strategies and trauma-informed care preferred. Previous experience working in a residential setting preferred. BA Degree in Psychology or related field preferred.  Bicultural and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from those in recovery to apply, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Residential Counselor (Youth)

We are seeking Youth Residential Counselors for day and swing shifts.  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. Responsibilities include administering medication, assisting with day-to-day activities, and facilitating classes. Duties also include monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening when necessary.  Candidates must demonstrate strong initiative and problem solving skills, be organized, show attention to detail, and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of substance-use & mental health disorders, intervention strategies and trauma-informed care preferred. Previous experience working in a residential setting preferred. This position requires either a Bachelor’s degree or 2-years’ experience working in A&D or a behavioral health setting. BA Degree in Psychology or related field preferred.  Bicultural and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from those in recovery to apply, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Room Sanitizer / Janitorial Worker

We are seeking full-time applicants for the Room Sanitizer / Janitorial Worker position. Duties include general housekeeping, sanitizing rooms, responding to custodial emergencies, damp moping, vacuuming, and refilling bathroom dispensers. Applicants should be able to identify and perform basic assessment of janitorial issues, with good problem-solving skills being essential. Other duties might include assisting the maintenance team in areas where qualified. This is a physically-intensive position requiring the ability to walk up and down stairs frequently and lifting/moving furniture up to 75lbs. Applicants must be able to work on a stepladder and clean overhead.  This position also requires the ability to work in multiple Portland area facilities.  All applicants must possess a High School Diploma, or equivalent, and a valid driver’s license. Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.

Youth & Family Therapist

We currently have a full-time opening for a Family Therapist at our Youth and Family Center working with adolescents, 13 to 19 years of age, and their families. This position provides education, treatment and support to youth clients  and their families/significant others who are addressing challenges related to substance use. Duties include assessment of family history/functioning, family therapy with individuals, parents, families and multi-family group, treatment planning, documentation, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, and some program coordination responsibilities. Duties may include dual diagnosis assessment of youth using ASAM and DSM-V Criteria.  Collaboration with our multidisciplinary team as well as supports and organizations involved in each youth’s treatment is an integral part of this position.  Requirements for the position include a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or relevant degree with at least one year of paid and supervised experience providing strength-based family and group counseling with MI and Addiction/Recovery focus. Candidates must qualify for a CADC I within 6 months of hire. Must be available a minimum of three evenings per week, Saturdays, and be willing to facilitate a minimum of 4 groups per week. Knowledge of systems and experience working with families is required.  A candidate that is fluent in Spanish/English and/or bicultural is strongly preferred. Experience with DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and positive youth development is valued. We encourage applications from those in recovery with 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Required criteria for applicant:

  • Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples and Family counseling, Social Work, or equivalent behavior health field
  • Experience with family centered counseling, group counseling, providing mental health assessments, treatment planning and documentation
  • Ability to work a 40 hour work week and weekends
  • Ability to register as CADC I Candidate upon hire
  • We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety

Preferred criteria for applicant:

  • CADC I, II or III
  • One year or more providing Mental Health or SUD services to youth
  • Experience running groups with Youth in DBT or Seeking Safety
  • Bi-lingual competence (additional compensation)
  • Experience in a residential treatment facility

Youth Residential Counselor

We are seeking a full-time Youth Residential Counselor for day and swing shifts.  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. Responsibilities include administering medication, assisting with day-to-day activities, and facilitating classes. Duties also include monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening when necessary.  Candidates must demonstrate strong initiative and problem solving skills, be organized, show attention to detail, and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of substance-use & mental health disorders, intervention strategies and trauma-informed care preferred. Previous experience working in a residential setting preferred. This position requires either a bachelors degree or 2 years experience working in A&D or a behavioral health setting. BA Degree in Psychology or related field preferred.  Bicultural and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.


To Apply for an Open Position

Submit your resume and cover letter using one of the methods listed below.  Be sure to state which position you are applying for in your application materials. Please take note of Oregon’s abstinence rules for individuals in recovery providing treatment services prior to submitting your application.

Email – preferred

jobs@depaultreatmentcenters.org

Mail

De Paul Treatment Centers
Attn:  Human Resources
PO Box 3007
Portland, OR  97208-3007

In Person

De Paul Treatment Centers
1312 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205

 Fax

(503) 535-1190
Attn:  Human Resources

Next Steps

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a De Paul Supervisor or De Paul Human Resources. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to return calls or emails regarding the status of applications. If invited to an interview, please come prepared with a completed Employment Application.

Family and Medical Leave Act


Diversity Statement

De Paul Treatment Centers is an equal opportunity employer and considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. The clients of De Paul Treatment Centers represent a diverse group and we strive to recruit staff members who embrace and reflect the inclusivity of our organization We uphold a very strict antidiscrimination policy throughout every aspect of the employment relationship. Respect for the dignity of others is of utmost importance and the guiding principle for our relations with each other.

Abstinence Requirement for Those in Recovery

De Paul Treatment Centers employs a diverse workforce and we especially encourage applications from those who are in recovery. Please note, Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 309-032-1520 (4)) state that “program staff, contractors, volunteers and interns recovering from a substance-use disorder, providing treatment services or peer support services in alcohol and other drug treatment programs, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.”