Careers

Welcome to De Paul Treatment Centers’ employment page, where you will find the latest job openings and information about how to apply for an open position.

We are seeking skilled and dedicated individuals to join our experienced team of professionals. At De Paul we employ a team of passionate, diverse and caring individuals who are committed to carrying out De Paul’s Mission and Philosophy. We are one of the largest substance abuse treatment centers serving the greater Portland Metro area since 1977 with three locations in Portland and Hillsboro. We offer competitive wages, continuing education training, in-house supervision towards licensure, opportunities for internal career advancement as well as a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

BENEFITS:

  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield medical insurance
  • Comprehensive dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401K plan with Employer Matching up to 6%
  • 4 weeks paid vacation & sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays, paid bereavement and paid jury duty days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted 24 Hour Fitness membership from $6.99/month
  • Online education tools for CEUs

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all applicants to find out more about our centers by viewing Our Story and De Paul Program Information.

 

Career Opportunities

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates must be familiar with strength based counseling and have knowledge of dual diagnosis, SOC and MI.
  • Current CADC I is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • QMHP preferred.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with large batch, institutional cooking (up to 100 clients) preferred.
  • Must hold a current food handler’s card and driver’s license.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The detoxification program is operated 24/7, therefore, shift assignments may include days, evening, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and high volume environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CMA or CNA certification.

Dual Diagnosis Counselor

We currently have a full-time opening for a Dual Diagnosis Counselor. This position provides professional, compassionate treatment for adults with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders.  Duties and responsibilities include: treatment planning for dual diagnosis, providing mental health assessments and diagnoses and individual and group counseling.  The Dual Diagnosis Counselor works closely with the residential and outpatient programs to provide integrated care for the clients and helps to foster development of staff’s knowledge of mental health conditions. Counselors have clear and manageable caseloads with clear expectations of service requirements. Additionally, candidates must be proficient and timely with required productivity and clinical documentation standards.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree, ability to qualify for QMHP status.
  • Ability to become licensed as an LPC, MFT, or LCSW required.
  • Must have current CADC certification or the ability to become certified within 6 months.
  • Must have knowledge of Trauma Specific Services, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and strong interdisciplinary team skills.

Family Therapy Supervisor

Family Therapy Supervisor is responsible for maintaining quality treatment services that are responsive to client needs and reflect best practices. This person will provide supervision to staff and contract employees working with families regarding adherence to program structure and scheduled activities and will report to the Director of Outpatient Services. The Family Therapy Supervisor will carry a caseload of clients. In addition this person will maintain the intern training program, develop team so it becomes multidisciplinary, culturally competent and cohesive. The Family Therapy Supervisor is responsible for maintaining licensing requirements and CARF accreditation. Emphasis on customer service is fundamental for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Family Therapy license
  • Experience working with dual diagnosis clients
  • CADC preferred, but not required

QMHP Supervisor

The role of the QMHP Supervisor is to oversee the delivery of residential and outpatient dual diagnosis individual and group counseling services at De Paul’s Downtown location.  The position provides program leadership and direct oversight of adult mental health and substance use counseling services in compliance with standards of quality care and contract requirements. The QMHP Supervisor oversees QMHP service delivery with a focus on operational, financial & clinical outcomes.  The position is directly responsible for assuring the QMHP team focuses on and achieves high productivity while assuring a high quality of care and successful client outcomes. The supervisor works closely with the Medical Manager, Clinical Manager, Quality Manager, and, Clinical Supervisor to ensure licensing requirements, Oregon Administrative Rules and CARF accreditation standards are maintained.  The supervisor works collaboratively and respectfully with all members of the interdisciplinary team, including, but not limited to residential, medical, admissions, outpatient, executive, quality management, and finance staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or other behavioral health field.
  • Ability to qualify for QMHP status
  • Minimum 2 years’ post-graduate experience as a mental health or dual diagnosis counselor
  • Ability to test for CADC I within 6 months of hire

Outpatient Case Manager

We currently have a full-time opening for an Outpatient Case Manager/Group Facilitator. This position provides professional, compassionate treatment for adults with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders.  This position works closely with the residential and outpatient programs to provide integrated care for clients.   Duties and responsibilities include:   Managing a client caseload, assess and triage clients’ substance use, mental health and physical needs and make appropriate referrals, treatment plan client needs and find the necessary resources to meet those goals, provide substance use group counseling, consult with external agencies to coordinate care and to track and improve client engagement in outpatient services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have current CADC certification.
  • Be able to qualify for QMHA status within 6 months of hire.
  • Have knowledge of Trauma Specific Services, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and strong interdisciplinary team skills.
  • Be proficient and timely with required productivity and clinical documentation standards.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires an active, unlimited license to practice in the state of Oregon as a PMHNP.
  • Be able to function independently and have sufficient computer skills to document using an EMR and communicate via e-mail.
  • Be willing to be a provider on our medication assisted treatment team—our experienced medical team will provide extensive training and support.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with co-occurring disorders.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of substance-use & mental health disorders, intervention strategies and trauma-informed care preferred.
  • Flexibility, organization, problem solving skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience working in a residential setting.
  • BA Degree in Psychology or related field.
  • Bicultural and/ or bilingual.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

Residential Counselor Supervisor (Youth)

We are currently seeking a full-time Residential Counselor Supervisor to oversee the treatment milieu and team of Residential Counselors at our NE Youth Residential 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 milieu staff and ensuring milieu safety while keeping the operational needs of the agency, as well as the State of Oregon guidelines in mind. The Residential Counselor Supervisor will play an active role on the Residential Leadership Team and will provide support to all service areas within the NE Residential facility ensuring the continuum of care.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a similar field.
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience.
  • A working understanding of team building and maintaining a therapeutic community.
  • Knowledge of CPI and nonviolent interventions, DBT, MI and strength based counseling.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CADC preferred

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires the ability to work in multiple Portland area facilities.
  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bicultural and/ or bilingual.

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

In Person

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

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.”