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

We are currently seeking an Addictions Counselor to join our Adult Residential team. The counselor position provides professional, compassionate treatment for adults 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 group counseling.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Position Title: Addictions Counselor
  • Department: Adult Residential Program
  • Employment Status: Full-time, non-exempt
  • Pay: $18-$19.50/hour DOE

REQUIRED 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.

Client Intake Sanitizer

We are currently seeking a full-time Client Intake Sanitizer who will support the Residential and Detox teams with their laundry duties.  The Client Intake Sanitizer 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: Client Intake Sanitizer
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Shifts: Day shift
  • Pay: $12.50/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.

Custodian/Janitorial Worker

We are currently seeking a Custodians for our youth and adult facilities. 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: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7am-3:30pm
  • Pay: $12.50/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 two 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
  • Shifts: Varies including nights and weekends
  • Pay Rate: $32.28 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: Part-Time/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.

Medical Technician

We currently have a full-time openings for Medical Technicians. 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.

 

POSITION DETAILS:

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

 

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

Residential Case Manager

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

POSITION DETAILS

  • Position Title: Residential Case Manager
  • Department: Adult Residential Program
  • Employment Status: Full-time, non-exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have current CADC certification
  • Have 2+ years paid experience as a case manager in community behavioral health setting.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Specific Services, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and strong interdisciplinary team skills.

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.

Residential Counselor (Adult)

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team of Residential Counselors at De Paul’s Adult facility for various shifts.  Residential Counselors (RCs) play an integral role in De Paul’s residential program by providing oversight and support to clients. The RC is responsible for maintaining a safe and therapeutic treatment environment for our clients, demonstrating healthy models of communication, ethics, and professional boundaries. Responsibilities include administering medication, and assisting with day-to-day activities. Duties also include monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening when necessary.  Candidates must demonstrate strong initiative and problem solving skills, be organized, show attention to detail, and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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
  • Shifts: Swing shift (230p-11p)
  • Pay: $13.50-14.00/ 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.”