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

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 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
  • 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.

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.

Customer Service Representative

We are currently seeking a part-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. This position is largely based out of our Northeast Portland location; however, the successful candidate must be available to work at least one weekend shift (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) at our downtown facility.

 

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Treatment Access Specialist
  • Employment Status: Part-time (20-29 hours/week)
  • 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.

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.

Development Manager

We are currently seeking a Development Manager at our Downtown facility. The Development Manager supports the mission of De Paul by planning, implementing, and coordinating essential development activities to raise operating, special project and capital funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors. The Manager develops and implements an annual fundraising plan that helps De Paul achieve its strategic goals.  The position works closely with the CEO to identify and solicit major gifts. The Manager maintains and expands support from donors through oversight and execution of fundraising events, the annual giving campaign, grant writing, special appeals, and stewardship. The Manager maintains De Paul’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge), ensuring accurate maintenance of all donor data and conducts regular reporting and analysis of fundraising data.

This position requires strong attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, exemplary problem solving skills, strong time management and the capability of working both independently and as a member of a collaborative team. The ideal candidate will have three or more years’ experience fundraising in a nonprofit environment.  An understanding of and experience in the health care field is a plus.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Development Manager
  • Department: Marketing & Development
  • Employment Status: Full-time, exempt
  • Pay: $40,000-$50,000 DOE

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3 or more years of nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge and other database software

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 Nurse Practitioner/ Physician’s Assistant

We are currently seeking a full-time FNP/ PA to join our Medical team. 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.

 

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Family Nurse Practitioner OR Physician’s Assistant
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Pay: $50-55/hour DOE

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An active, unlimited license to practice in the state of Oregon as an FNP
  • Must be able to function independently and have sufficient computer skills to document using an EMR
  • Must be willing to be a provider on our medication assisted treatment team

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with co-occurring disorders preferred but not required

Language Arts Teacher

DPAHS is seeking a teacher for our language arts classroom who will implement individualized academic curriculum (7-12) which has been specially designed by the Education Program Manager.  The successful candidate will have experience and a high comfort level working in behavioral classrooms and an educational background in literature or education. The language arts teacher will supervise daily academic work sessions in the language arts classroom and maintain student records for grades and assignments using a proficiency-based model. The language arts teacher will implement Social and Emotional Learning instruction and behavior intervention plans specially designed by the Education Program manager and Treatment staff utilizing a variety of de-escalation techniques. Must intervene with students during instruction and interpersonal interaction to promote positive student behavior, conflict resolution and problem solving that are consistent with Program expectations and apply proactive strategies for management of escalating behavior. The language arts teacher will confer with parents, guardians, caring adults as well as school community stakeholders regarding student progress and aid in the planning specific interventions.

 

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Language Arts Teacher
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Shifts: Monday-Friday day shift
  • Pay: $16-18/ hour DOE

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or humanities- related subject
  • Candidates with a Teaching License, reading or special education endorsement will be prioritized
  • Ability to foster a positive and therapeutic learning environment
  • Ability to maintain calm when faced with emotional/behavioral escalation
  • Must be comfortable practicing self-care and recognizing signs of compassion fatigue
  • Experience or training in trauma-informed approaches, motivational and strengths-based interviewing, PBIS and behavioral coaching would be considered a plus

 

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

We are currently seeking a full-time Laundry Specialist who will support the Residential and Detox teams with their laundry duties.  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: Day shift
  • Pay: $13/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.

Lead Residential Counselor

The Lead Residential Counselor (Lead RC) plays an integral role in providing trauma informed care to clients struggling with addiction. De Paul’s residential program offers a wide array of services and an interdisciplinary team of counselors to best support all client needs. The Lead Residential Counselor works closely with the treatment team, as well as provides direct support to the residential counselor team. The Lead Residential Counselor cares for daily needs of clients, such as crisis management, administering medication, providing supportive, empathic client care, and light housekeeping. This position also has additional leadership needs including facilitating groups with residential clients to support them in the milieu, and completing additional duties as requested by the Residential Counselor Supervisor. The role of the Lead Residential counselor can be fast-paced and dynamic, and is a great opportunity to build experience in the field, with potential for growth at De Paul.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Lead Residential Counselor
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Shifts: Flexible days/ times
  • Pay: $13.75-15.25/ hour (plus shift differential for swing/graveyard shifts)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible
  • Candidates must possess valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 15 passenger van
  • Knowledge of A&D, psychology, and recovery preferred
  • Leadership experience 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.

PMHNP

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.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Employment Status: Part-time, non-exempt
  • Pay: $55-65/hour DOE

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An active, unlimited license to practice in the state of Oregon as a PMHNP
  • Must be able to function independently and have sufficient computer skills to document using an EMR
  • Must be willing to be a provider on our medication assisted treatment team

 

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.

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.


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.”