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 - Outpatient

Become a valued member of De Paul’s interdisciplinary clinical teams. Serving the greater Portland area since 1977, De Paul Treatment Centers offers alcohol and drug treatment services, along with co-occurring mental health treatment, family therapy, and peer support. We provide our clinical staff with continuing education training, generous benefits, and opportunities for internal career advancement. We are dedicated and passionate about providing our diverse client base with the support, guidance, and resources to recover. We currently have one full-time Outpatient Addictions Counselor opening at our downtown Portland location.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Addictions Counselor
  • Department: Adult Outpatient
  • Locations: Downtown, Portland
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Pay: $18-$20.50/hour DOE

 POSITION OVERVIEW:
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
  • Care coordination with treatment team members, community partners, and referents as needed

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.

Addictions Counselor - Residential

The Addictions Counselor position provides professional, compassionate treatment for clients with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders enrolled in our Residential Program. The Addictions Counselor works closely with the mental health 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, and provide substance use individual and group counseling.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Addictions Counselor
  • Department: Adult Residential Program
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay: $18-$20.50/hour DOE

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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 - Adult Residential

The Addictions Counselor position provides professional, compassionate treatment for clients with substance use disorders enrolled in our dual enhanced Women’s Residential Program. The Addictions Counselor works closely with our mental health, medical, family therapy, and outpatient programs to provide integrated care for clients. Duties and responsibilities include: individual counseling, group facilitation, case management, collaborative treatment planning, timely/accurate documentation, and effective communication for care coordination with treatment teams, referents, and other stakeholders.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Addictions Counselor
  • Department: Adult Residential Program
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay:$18-$20.50/hour DOE

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current CADC I is required
  • Current QMHA/P or ability to qualify for one preferred
  • Candidates must be familiar with client-centered counseling and the principles of trauma-informed care. Candidates must have knowledge of the following: ASAM criteria, stages of change, CBT, and motivational interviewing. Additionally, basic proficiency/experience with Outlook and the use of electronic health records is needed.

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 - Youth

We are seeking a full-time Addictions Counselor to provide professional, compassionate treatment for 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, and provide substance use group counseling.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Addictions Counselor
  • Department: Youth & Family Services
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Pay: $18-$20.50/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

We are currently seeking a full-time Client Relations Associate to provide high level customer service and administrative support. The CRA is the initial face of De Paul and creates an inviting, welcoming atmosphere for all. 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: $14.75/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A passion to work in the addiction, social services and/or non-profit fields
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • 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.

Cook

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: Full-time
  • Shifts: Flexible days/hours
  • Pay: $13.50/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.

Custodian

We are currently seeking a full-time Custodian. 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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Custodian
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Shifts: Day shift hours, Monday-Friday, 7:00AM-3:30 PM
  • Pay: $13.50/hour

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 a full-time Detox Nurse. Various 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
  • Shifts: Various shifts including nights and weekends
  • Pay Rate: $38.00 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. A DHS criminal background investigation is conducted on all new employees. Convictions are evaluated for each position and are not necessarily disqualifying.

Detox Technician

We are currently seeking full-time Detox Technicians. The Detox Technician 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
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Shifts: Multiple shifts/days available
  • Pay: $14.00-$15.00/hour plus differential for swing and graveyard shifts

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible
  • 6+ months experience providing direct care preferred
  • 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.

Family Therapist

We currently have a full-time opening for a Family Therapist. This position provides education, treatment and support to residential and outpatient Drug and Alcohol staff, clients and their families. Duties include assessment of family history/functioning, family therapy with youth, adults, families, multi-family group, treatment planning, documentation, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, and some program coordination responsibilities.

 POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Family Therapist
  • Employment Status: Full-Time, exempt
  • Shift: Tuesday-Saturday; including evening hours
  • Pay: $44,000-50,000, DOE

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in counseling psychology, social work, or other behavioral health field and ability to qualify for QMHP status.
  • At least one year of supervised experience providing strength-based family and group counseling with MI and Addiction/Recovery focus.
  • Ability to work evenings and Saturdays.
  • Knowledge of systems and experience working with families and couples.
  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral strategies.
  • Ability to provide trauma informed care.

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:

  • Bilingual skills preferred, but not required.

Intake Specialist

We are currently seeking a full-time 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, non-exempt
  • Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Pay: $17.00 – $18.00 per hour

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.

Project Manager

We are seeking an experienced project manager with a track record of delivering results on schedule and on budget.  A significant focus of this position will be to lead the relocation of our adult program services and administrative teams to our new headquarters in a 55,000 sf facility which is scheduled for completion in March 2021.  Additional projects will be assigned to the project manager that will advance quality, care and revenue for the De Paul; included in these will be streamlining patient processes, implementation of trauma informed care programs, and building out De Paul’s community education programs.

Key responsibilities include project planning and scheduling, cost control and monitoring, project reporting and documentation, process analysis and improvement and coordination and communication.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Project Manager
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay: $65,000 to $90,000 annually

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, finance, project management or other related field or equivalent experience
  • Five or more years delivering successful projects as measured by all key responsibilities described above in business environment
  • Experience in Healthcare related projects is preferred
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience using project management tools, controls, principles, techniques and methods
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills

To apply please provide a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position, resume and 3 work references.

 

Residential Counselor - Adult (Part-Time or On-Call)

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team of Residential Counselors at De Paul’s Adult facility for part-time and on-call 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: Part-Time or On-Call
  • Shifts: All shifts
  • Pay: $14.00-15.00/ 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
  • Bi-cultural and/or bilingual

Residential Counselor - Adult (Full-time)

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team of Residential Counselors at De Paul’s Adult facility for our full-time 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
  • Shifts: All shifts
  • Pay: $14.00-15.00/ 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
  • Bi-cultural and/or bilingual

Residential Counselor - Youth (Full time and On-Call)

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 and On-Call
  • Shifts: Flexible days/ times
  • Pay: $14.25 to $14.75/hour (plus shift differential for swing/graveyard shifts)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of experience working with addictions and/or mental health clients OR a bachelors degree
  • 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 (Downtown)

To make De Paul’s work environment safer. This position will deter negative activity and offer an authoritative persona.  Additionally, this position will react to negative and hostile situations in a professional manor to deescalate and defuse bad situations when appropriate.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Security Guard
  • Employment Status: Part-Time
  • Shifts: May include day, swing and graveyard hours
  • Pay: $13.50/hour

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Trained and certified as a security guard

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.

Treatment Access Specialist

We are currently seeking a full-time 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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Treatment Access Specialist
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay: $14.25/ 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.”