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

Admissions Counselor

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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Admissions Counselor
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Pay: $15 per hour (depending on experience)

 

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
  • Chemical dependency and/or mental health admissions experience
  • 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.

Addictions Counselor

This position 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, and care coordination with treatment team members, community partners, and referents as needed.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Addictions Counselor
  • Department: Adult Outpatient
  • Locations: Portland, Hillsboro
  • 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.

CADC Counselor

We are currently seeking a full-time CADC Counselor for our Hillsboro location. This position provides professional, compassionate treatment for adults and youth with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders.  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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: CADC Counselor
  • Department: Hillsboro Outpatient
  • 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 Relations Associate

The CRA is the initial face of De Paul and creates an inviting, welcoming atmosphere for all. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary as position involves regular interaction with clients as well as staff from almost every department in the organization. The Client Relations Associate assists clients with access to all levels of treatment. The CRA also plays a central role in coordinating services between Detox, Residential and Outpatient Treatment, Mental Health, Family Therapy, Medical, Administration and other departments.  Other responsibilities include scheduling appointments, use of electronic records database, maintenance of documents, supporting the functions of Clinical and Administrative teams, checking clients in for services, taking new clients through Orientation paperwork, and facilitation of drug tests.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Client Relations Associate
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay: $13.50/ hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A passion to work in the addiction, social services and/or non-profit fields
  • Customer service experience
  • Efficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to multitask and remain calm in a sometimes-hectic environment
  • 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.

Custodian/Janitorial Worker

We are currently seeking Custodians for our adult facility. The 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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Custodian/Janitorial Worker
  • Employment Status: Part-Time
  • Shifts: Varies
  • Pay: $13/hour

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Able to walk up and down stairs frequently and lifting/moving furniture up to 75lbs
  • Able to identify and perform basic assessment of janitorial issues
  • 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
  • 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.

Detox Nurse

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: $34-38 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current RN licensure 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

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: On-Call
  • Shifts: Multiple shifts available
  • 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.

E.D. 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 psychosocial issues.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Outreach Worker
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Shift: Hours are flexible with some evenings and weekends required
  • Pay: $16 per hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of trauma informed care, SUDs and MH
  • Knowledge of ASAM placement criteria
  • 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.

Outpatient Program Manager

We currently have a full-time opening for an Outpatient Program Manager. The OP Manager ensures the integration and coordination of care within De Paul’s continuum of care.  The OP Manager is responsible for supervising and managing a clinical team. The OP Manager will establish and implement a quality assurance and performance improvement plan and systematically monitor and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of care and services delivered. The OP Manager should have a strong business acumen and a desire to drive program capacity while maintaining excellent clinical standards. Must have the ability to think globally, solve problems and have good decision-making skills, including critical thinking skills.  The OP Manager works closely with the Chief Clinical Officer to ensure program outcomes are met, regulatory compliance standards are met, and budgets are achieved.  The OP Manager is also responsible for establishing and maintaining positive and productive partnerships with local providers, community partners, contract stakeholders, and others within the community we serve.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Outpatient Program Manager
  • Department: Outpatient
  • Employment Status: Full-time, exempt
  • Pay: $70-80K DOE

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree required, preferably in health or human services field.
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible non-profit management experience and staff supervision, including expertise managing clinical staff as a high functioning team.
  • Proven ability to generate revenues from clinical services.
  • Experience identifying and implementing evidence-based practices.
  • Experience with program development, performing evaluations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to relate well with persons from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural groups.

 

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.

Quality Specialist

The Quality Specialist plays a critical role in documentation review for all levels of care for all of our locations. This position provides a link between clinical and billing staff to further the mission of De Paul and to support De Paul’s clients.  The Quality Specialist will review clinical documentation for completeness and accuracy.  They will review and prepare monthly and quarterly reports and communicate with varied internal and external parties to solve identified issues.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Quality Specialist
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay: $15/ hour 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Comprehensive understanding of compliance standards for quality care
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Strong computer skills (must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective prioritization and multitasking skills
  • Preferred candidates will have a clinical background or Knowledge of substance-use & mental health disorders

 

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.

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: Part-time – 20 hours per week
  • Pay: $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

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

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:

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

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.

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.”