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
  • Discounted meals ($2) on site
  • 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

Addictions Counselor provides professional, compassionate treatment services for adults with substance use disorders. Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Performing intake assessments that utilize both ASAM and DSM5 criteria for diagnosis and placement at the appropriate level of care
  • Collaboration with clients on the creation of an individualized treatment plan based on assessed needs, goals, and objectives
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Care coordination with treatment team members, community partners, and referents as needed

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Addictions Counselor
  • Department: Adult Outpatient
  • Locations: Downtown, Portland
  • Employment Status: Full-Time, non-exempt
  • Pay: $18-$19.50/hour DOE

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must hold a current CADC certification
  • Knowledge of Trauma Specific Services, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and strong interdisciplinary team skills.
  • Proficient and timely with required productivity and clinical documentation standards.

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

Client Records Specialist

This person would work as part of a small team dedicated to maintaining the confidentiality and clinical records of De Paul’s clients for both adult and youth clients. We are looking for a well-organized, detail oriented person with great interpersonal skills and experience working with electronic health records. Working independently, you will file documents physically and electronically while coordinating with others to maintain the flow of client records and other staff resources.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Client Records Specialist
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Pay: $12.00 – 12.50/hour

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Previous experience with clinical records and addictions and/or mental health treatment
  • Basic skills in working with Word, Excel and Adobe (mandatory)
  • Bilingual skills preferred

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

De Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Client Services Specialist

The Client Service Specialist (CSS) plays am integral role facilitating client intake into DePaul. This position is a key part of our organization, collaborating with clinical staff, quality, billing and most importantly our clients. The CSS will be interacting with clients to identify the most appropriate fee structure incorporating insurance plans and payment assistance programs. They will also be managing data intake and documents within Electronic Health Record system and working directly with insurance payers to confirm coverage eligibility and coverage mandates.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Client Services Specialist
  • Employment Status: Full-time, 40 hrs, M-F
  • Pay: $14/ hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 Years’ experience working in fast paced professional work environment
  • Knowledge of substance-use & mental health disorders preferred.
  • Experience reviewing on-line insurance data and communicating with insurance payers to retrieve specific information.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Strong computer skills (must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Understanding of consumer plan insurance terminology
  • Attention to detail

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

Cook (Part-time)

The Cook 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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Cook
  • Employment Status: Part-time/On-Call
  • Shifts: Flexible days/hours
  • Pay: $12 – $13/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A current food handler’s card and driver’s license are required
  • Experience with large batch, institutional cooking (up to 100 clients) preferred

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

Detox Nurse (Graveyard)

We are currently seeking Detox Nurses to join our medical team. Variable shifts available with required rotating weekend and holiday shifts.  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 DETAILS

  • Position Title: Detox Nurse
  • Employment Status: Full-Time and On-Call
  • Shifts: Varies including nights and weekends
  • Pay Rate: $21-38 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current RN/LPN licensed in Oregon
  • Experience with SUD and detox/withdrawal preferred
  • Flexibility with scheduling

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

Detox Technician I (Graveyard)

We are currently seeking on-call applicants for the Detoxification Technician I position. The Detox Technician I (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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Detox Technician I
  • Employment Status: Part-Time/On-Call
  • Shifts: Graveyard
  • Pay: $13.00/hour plus differential for swing and graveyard hours

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

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

Emergency Department Outreach Worker

The Outreach Worker will assist in the development and implementation of outreach services for individuals and families with alcohol and drug diagnoses. This person will provide access to services and serve as a bridge between the community and the system of health and social services. Outreach efforts are conducted primarily in hospital emergency departments and psychiatric units. Outreach Worker is responsible for engaging with patients whose use of costly acute care services, such as the emergency department and hospital, is driven by complex psycho-social issues.

POSITION DETAILS:
• Position Title: Outreach Worker
• Employment Status: Full-time
• Shift: Hours are flexible with some evenings and weekends required
• Pay: $15.50 to $16.00 /hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of trauma informed care, SUDs and MH
  • Knowledge of ASAM placement criteria
  • CRM or CADC certification strongly preferred
  • Experience with motivational interviewing preferred

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

 

Equity & Inclusion Consultant

As the E&I Consultant, this person will be responsible for supporting the development, implementation, administration, and compliance of an agency-wide Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity program. The consultant will advise and partner with key staff to identify opportunities for development in diversity and inclusion efforts needed throughout the organization. Through interacting with staff at all levels, this person will help to cultivate a more equitable work environment and create momentum towards attracting and retaining an inclusive employee and client population that mirrors our diverse communities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct an audit of all departments and locations to establish cultural competency baseline and identify areas of for improvement
  • Collaborate with E&I Committee and Leadership team on De Paul’s strategic plan to develop a cultural competency plan
  • Develop metrics to measure De Paul’s progress on various Equity and Inclusion initiatives in relation to national best practices on an on-going basis
  • Create a “train the trainer” course
  • Present findings to appropriate staff members

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three or more years of related experience required, specifically with individuals from diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication and problem resolution skills
  • Prefer prior experience working in the field of diversity and inclusion in the addictions field
  • Comfortable working collaboratively across a spectrum of offices, organizations, and people
  • Exceptional application of judgment and discretion
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Prefer prior training experience with professional audiences

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

Intake Specialist

The Intake Specialist is the first point of contact for prospective clients, referents, and family members. The Intake Specialist 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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Intake Specialist
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Pay: $16-$18 per hour (depending on experience)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current CADC I or higher required
  • Excellent communication, customer service, problem solving, and assessment skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Experience in obtaining insurance authorizations and conducting utilization reviews
  • Substance use disorder and/or mental health admissions experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual and multicultural applicants strongly encouraged to apply

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

Laundry Specialist

The Laundry Specialist plays a critical role in providing clean laundry for staff and clients. The duties include properly sorting, washing, drying and transporting linens while following the approved laundry procedures. Applicants must have a strong attention to detail to keep the laundry area in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition. This is a physically-intensive position requiring the ability to walk up and down stairs frequently, standing for long periods, and lifting up to 75lbs.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Laundry Specialist
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Shifts: variable shifts availiable
  • Pay: $13.50/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Able to stand for a long period of time
  • Able to identify and perform basic assessment of laundry issues
  • This position also requires the ability to work in multiple Portland area facilities
  • Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply

 

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

Medical Technician

Job Description

Do you want a career and not just a job? Become a valued team member of De Paul’s Detox Program with experienced nurse practitioners, nurses and addiction counselors. We offer in-house supervision towards licensure, continuing education training, generous benefits and opportunities for internal career advancement. Serving the greater Portland area since 1977, De Paul is one of the largest dual diagnosis drug and alcohol treatment service providers. We offer the latest treatment solutions including MSR (Medically Supported Recovery) and a next generation EHR system. Join a team that is dedicated and passionate about providing our diverse client base with the quality of care that gives them the support and resources to recover.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title:Medical Technician
  • Employment Status:Full-Time
  • Shifts:Day
  • Pay:$14.50/hour plus differential for swing and graveyard hours

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The role of the Medical Technician is to provide the highest level of customer service to patients, fellow employees and referral sources through the coordination and administration of the medical office activities. Typical responsibilities include all aspects of the clinic administrative operations from scheduling appointments, validating insurance, conducting billing research and responding to telephone inquiries. Additional responsibilities include taking vitals, accurate and timely documentation, obtaining patient histories, medical screenings, treatment planning, obtaining medical specimens and other tasks as assigned. Successful applicants will have the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, provide outstanding customer service, and effectively communicate with a diverse population. Candidates must nationally certified as a Medical Assistant (CMA) or an Oregon State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with a minimum of 6 months experience. Knowledge of A&D and recovery preferred. Multi-lingual and multi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Certified MA or Oregon State CNA with a minimum of 6 months experience
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible
  • Knowledge of A&D and recovery preferred

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of A&D and recovery
  • Bilingual skills a plus

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

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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Residential Counselor
  • Employment Status: Full-Time/ On-Call
  • Shifts: Flexible days/ times
  • Pay: $13-14/ hour (plus shift differential for swing/graveyard shifts)

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
  • Bi-cultural and/or bilingual

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

Residential Counselor (Youth)

The RC staff are the most critical component to a successful residential program.  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. RCs help facilitate and engage youth in pro-social 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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Residential Counselor
  • Employment Status: Full-Time/ On-Call
  • Shifts:Flexible days/ times
  • Pay: $13.75-14.50/ hour (plus shift differential for swing/graveyard shifts)

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
  • Candidates must possess valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 15 passenger van

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

Security Guard

To make De Paul’s work environment safer,  security guard will deter negative activity and offer an authoritative persona. And will react to negative and hostel situations in a professional manor to de-escalate and defuse bad situations when appropriate.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Security Guard
  • Employment Status: Part-time
  • Shifts: Flexible days/ times
  • Pay: $13.50 to $14/ hour

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • This position will predominantly monitor the comings and goings of the downtown lobby and present and authoritative persona and deter negative activity.
  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; inspecting buildings, parking garage,  equipment, and access points; permitting entry when appropriate.
  • When asked this position will escort staff to their vehicles.
  • Obtains help by sounding alarms.
  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers.
  • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures.
  • Maintains environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls.
  • Maintains organization’s stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    • Trained and certified as a security guard
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
    • Lifting, Surveillance Skills, Deals with Uncertainty, Judgment, Objectivity, Dependability, Emotional Control, Integrity, Safety Management, Professionalism, Reporting Skills

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

Treatment Access Specialist

The Treatment Access Specialist is often the first point of contact with De Paul for people seeking help. Responsibilities include responding to inquiries via phone, email and live chat; providing program and service information; performing pre-admissions screenings; entering new client information into data systems and updating existing client information; verifying insurance benefits; and completing miscellaneous projects in support of other departments. The team also performs front-desk tasks for our youth treatment programs: greeting new clients, checking in visitors. This position is largely based out of our Northeast Portland location; however, some shifts at our downtown facility may be necessary.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Treatment Access Specialist
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay: $13-13.50/ hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of call center or equivalent customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Efficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in or knowledge of the addiction field helpful but not required
  • Bilingual Spanish encouraged to apply

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


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.”