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

Addictions Counselor - Residential

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. 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.

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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Addictions Counselor - Outpatient

We currently have a full time opening for an Addictions Counselor in our Adult 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 ability to obtain CADC certification within 6 months from date of hire is required. Position may involve Saturday hours. 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.

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.


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 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 AM to 7:30 PM.

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 and part-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. The position will work 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Friday, Saturday, & Sunday with the opportunity to pick up on-call shifts as well.  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. Graveuard 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



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


(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.”