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. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Career Opportunities

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

Residential Counselor Supervisor

We are currently seeking a full-time Residential Counselor Supervisor to oversee the treatment milieu and team of Residential Counselors at our Downtown Adult Facility. Responsibilities include hiring, training, mentoring and regular supervision of Residential Counselors, 90 day and annual evaluations, as well as disciplinary actions as needed.  This position is also responsible for the 24/7 scheduling of the residential staff and ensuring milieu safety while keeping the operational needs of the agency in mind. The Residential Counselor Supervisor will provide support to all service areas within the Adult Residential facility ensuring the continuum of care.  Position requires a working understanding of team building and maintaining a therapeutic community.  Knowledge of DBT, MI and strength based counseling required.  Previous supervisory experience and CADC preferred.

Human Resources Program Assistant

We are currently seeking a full-time Program Assistant to provide support for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department.  The position is focused on recruitment including screening, interviews, and new hire processing and new hire orientation. Additional responsibilities include identifying new recruitment opportunities to maintain a diverse workforce, employee engagement, and assisting with benefits administration. Additional duties include maintaining HR databases, responding to inquiries from staff and public and general clerical support. This position requires a strong administrative background, organizational skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information is essential. Passion for non-profit work and 1+ year HR with a recruitment focus strongly preferred.

Mental Health Counselor

We currently have a full-time opening for an adult Mental Health Counselor. The MH Counselor position provides professional, compassionate treatment for mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders.  Duties and responsibilities include: providing mental health assessments and collaboratively creating mental health treatment plans, as well as providing both individual and group counseling. Additionally, candidates must be proficient and timely with required clinical documentation standards. Candidates must have knowledge of Trauma Specific Services, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and strong interdisciplinary team skills.  Master’s degree, ability to qualify for QMHP status, and ability to become licensed as an LPC, MFT, or LCSW required. In addition, candidates must have current CADC certification or the ability to become certified within 6 months. We encourage applications from those in recovery, but require 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

Language Arts Teacher (Part-Time)

We are seeking a part- time language arts teacher committed to providing flexible learning opportunities for every student to enable their engagement in school.  The successful candidate will have experience and a high comfort level working with at-risk youth, as well as students who struggle with behavioral and emotional issues.  This position is 20 hours per week and pays between $17 and $18 an hour DOE.

Responsibilities

  • Individualized instructional programs for each student
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Foster a classroom environment conducive to learning
  • Establish shared expectations with students regarding behaviors, norms and habits in the classroom that are consistent with Program expectations
  • Coordinate instruction with treatment goals
  • Confer with parents, guardians, caring adults as well as school community stakeholders regarding student progress and aid in the planning specific interventions
  • Maintain student records for grades and assignments using a proficiency-based model
  • Complete summary reports for each student charting academic progress and goals met
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by law

Skills

  • Ability to foster a positive and therapeutic learning environment
  • Ability to maintain calm when faced with emotional/behavioral escalation
  • Must model appropriate behavior and maintain professional boundaries
  • Must be comfortable practicing self-care and recognizing signs of compassion fatigue
  • Experience or training in trauma-informed approaches, motivational and strengths-based interviewing, PBIS and behavioral coaching would be considered a plus

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a humanities- related subject
  • Candidates must hold an Initial, Continuing, or Standard Oregon Teacher License
  • Candidates with a reading or special education endorsement will be prioritized
  • Position requires 2+ years continuous sobriety, if recovering

QMHP Youth 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.  A candidate that is fluent in Spanish/English and/or bicultural is strongly preferred. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling or a related field, currently qualify for QMHP status, qualify for a CADC I within 6 months of hire, and have minimum of one year of experience working with youth and families. Experience with DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and positive youth development is valued. Position is a Sunday–Thursday schedule and includes some evening hours to accommodate families. We encourage applications from those in recovery with 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

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.

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 Technician

We are currently seeking full-time and on-call Detoxification Technicians. 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. The current full-time shift is Friday-Sunday 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM.

Pay is as follows: $13 / hour + shift differential for swing and graveyard shifts; $14.50 / hour with CNA or CMA certification + shift differential for swing and graveyard shifts.  We encourage applications from those in recovery, 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.

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 Counselors

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team of Residential Counselors at De Paul’s Adult and Youth Residential sites 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, 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.”