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 (Outpatient)

We currently have a full-time opening for an Addictions Counselor in our Outpatient 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 or QMHP is required. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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

Addictions Counselor (Residential)

We currently have a full-time and part-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. QMHP preferred. Position will work Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday.  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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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
  • Current CADC 1 or higher
  • Bilingual and multicultural applicants strongly encouraged to apply
  • We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety

Cook

We are currently seeking a full-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. 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 Technician

We are currently seeking a full-time Detoxification Technician. The Detox Technician (DT) performs all duties relevant to providing direct care for individuals receiving detoxification and treatment services within the guidelines of De Paul Treatment Center’s mission and policies & procedures.

These duties include, but are not limited to:  Multi-disciplinary collaboration regarding patient care, track potential detoxification clients and ensures consistent, quick screening and documentation; perform thorough searches of clients’ rooms and belongings and inventories belongings accurately, provide direct care for all clients to include monitoring for behavioral needs/changes, medical symptoms and/or compliance with the treatment plan, assist RN with medication and the medical needs of clients, monitoring UAs and breathalyzer testing, keep client rooms and the work environment sanitized and free of garbage, used food and potentially hazardous waste, ensure clients have clean clothing and bedding, provide clients with access to fluids, snacks and meals, assist with inventory, routine maintenance and storage of medical supplies and equipment.

The DT works under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse of Medical services and as a direct support to the nursing team.  The work environment is fast-paced and high volume.  The detoxification program is operated 24/7, therefore, shift assignments may include days, evening, nights, weekends and holidays.  CMA or CNA certification is preferred but nor required. Position requires 2+ years’ of continuous sobriety, if recovering.

PMHNP

We are currently seeking a full-time and a part-time Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to become a member of our multi-disciplinary treatment team at our youth and adult sites. Work in a supportive collaborative environment that provides substance use treatment, medical detoxification, medication assisted treatment, mental health and psychiatric services.  Responsibilities include: infectious disease screenings & detox risk assessments; performing psychiatric evaluations; psychiatric medication management of clients in the detoxification and residential program; identification and treatment of withdrawal symptoms; collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to support and encourage the client during addictions treatment, rotating off-site on call nursing triage and consultation.  Salary is based on experience.

This position requires an active, unlimited license to practice in the state of Oregon as a PMHNP.  Candidate must be able to function independently and have sufficient computer skills to document using an EMR and communicate via e-mail.  Experience with co-occurring disorders preferred but not required.  Must be willing to be a provider on our medication assisted treatment team—our experienced medical team will provide extensive training and support—No experience required. Position requires 2+ years’ continuous sobriety, if in recovery.

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, and assisting with day-to-day activities. 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 currently seeking on-call 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.  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.

Must Have:

  • 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

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 Mental Health & Addictions Counselor

We are currently seeking a full-time Counselor (QMHP) for our Youth & Family Center. This position provides MH and SUD treatment to adolescent clients and their families in both our residential and outpatient programs.  Duties include dual diagnosis assessment of youth using ASAM and DSM-V Criteria, treatment planning, individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, and clinical documentation. Collaboration with our multidisciplinary team as well as outside supports and organizations involved in each client’s treatment is an integral part of this position.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work of equivalent behavior health field
  • Experience providing mental health assessments, treatment planning and treatment
  • Ability to work a 40 hour work week
  • Ability to register as CADC I Candidate upon hire
  • If you identify with being in recovery, documented 2 plus years of continuous sobriety

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CADC I, II or III
  • One year or more providing Mental Health, family 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

We encourage applications from those in recovery, but we require 2+ years of continuous sobriety. A DHS criminal background investigation is conducted on all new employees. Convictions are evaluated for each position and are not necessarily disqualifying.


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.”