Counselor Trainee 2 (CDPT 2)

Counselor Trainee 2 (CDPT 2)

Northwest Indian Treatment Center

Reports To:
Northwest Indian Treatment Center Director, Stephanie Tompkins

FLSA Status:
Non Exempt

TS Range:

Opening Date:
September 1, 2017

Closing Date:
September 18, 2017

Under the supervision of a Chemical Dependency Professional as defined by the Department of Health, implements, maintains and coordinates the case management activities of assigned patients. Delivers treatment services that include individual and group counseling related to chemical dependency patients. Establishes and maintains patient files to WAC and CARF standards and NWITC policies. Participates in quality assurance activities, educational lectures, coordinates case management, completes discharge summary, makes appropriate aftercare plans and communicates with appropriate referring and aftercare organizations. Maintains timelines as indicated by NWITC policies. Coordinate inter-agency and inter-department patient management. Contribute to positive, effective development by cooperating with other staff to implement a consistent treatment plan for each patient across shifts and in the absence of the primary Counselor or Counselor-Trainee.

(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Provides case management for an assigned caseload of patients per NWITC policies and procedures, DASA WACs and CARF standards
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation in patient records as per NWITC policies and procedures
  • Facilitates patient group therapy sessions
  • Arranges and participates in family, significant other conferences as appropriate
  • Initiates and implements phone calls, correspondence with patients, referral sources, probation officers, after care providers, attorneys and others as appropriate
  • Monitors patient milieu to include behavior, participation, health and safety; interacts and intervenes with patients therapeutically and consistent with the treatment plan
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient/client information
  • Attends weekly staffing meetings, staff meetings and in services as required or that occur on the assigned shift
  • Cooperates with staffing patterns and scheduling needs for meeting patient needs; participates in temporary assignments
  • Provides pre-admission and admission assessments
  • Monitors and maintains current data for outcomes as assigned
  • Interacts cooperatively and constructively and with timeliness with referring agencies and aftercare agencies and others with patient involvement
  • Transports patients, picks up supplies and resources as needed
  • Participates in the development of the lecture manual
  • Informs Director or Clinical Coordinator of any problems potential or actual that affect safety or health of patients or staf
  • Maintains orderly office, coffee and supply area
  • Participates in quality assurance activities using appropriate forms, collects data, makes reports and corrects problems. Participates in data collection TARGET system, equivalent or substitute, enters into computer
  • Interacts positively with peers to build a cooperative team and enhance morale.  Communicate respectfully and professionally modeling effective, responsible style for patients
  • Interacts with all patients of the milieu as needed
  • Participates in the pre-admission process for prospective patients as requested
  • Completes intakes and assessments as requested
  • Maintains a written record of counseling activities and time for the purpose of becoming a Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Enrolls in and completes courses (relevant to counselor certification and approved by NWITC) which are facilitated and/or paid for by NWITC
  • Responds to the direction and requests of the Intern Supervisor regarding assignments, request for information or copies of academic courses
  • Studies counseling theories and techniques as assigned by the Intern Supervisor; becomes able to use techniques as appropriate

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Associates Degree and one year of related experience OR High School Diploma or GED and two years of related experience plus either one year of chemical dependency trainee experience or one year of case management activities. Must be registered with DOH as a Counselor Trainee. Experience working in an area of Human Services with Native American patients preferred.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write, speeches and articles for publication that conform to a prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to transport patients.  Must be insurable by the Tribe’s insurance carrier. Must successfully pass a background check. Must have current TB test.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicants must have two years of successful recovery. If an individual has been a patient of NWITC, they can be considered for employment two years from the date of treatment completion.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.