Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)
We encourage military veterans to apply!
LWC, an integrated behavioral health organization, is seeking a full-time chemical dependency professional (CDP) to join the SUD (Substance Use Disorder) program. The SUD program provides outpatient and residential services. Responsibilities include assessments, intakes, individual & group counseling, treatment planning, case management and discharge planning. Experience with co-occurring population (mental health and chemical dependency) preferred.
Why work for Lake Whatcom Center?
LWC is a DSHS licensed not-for-profit organization providing an array of residential and community mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ needs and their ability to meet their goal of Recovery. We are a fast-growing service, and committed to creating a supportive and positive environment for all our employees.
LWC offers competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, dental, competitive vacation and generous sick leave, holiday premium pay, quarterly salary adjustments, and annual base pay increases.
LWC is a tobacco-free and scent-free workplace. LWC is an Equal Opportunity employer, we are committed to an Affirmative Action Program and enhancing the diversity of our staff. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, creed, marital status, ancestral heritage, sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veteran status, or the presences on any physical, mental and/or sensory disability. If accommodations are needed for participating in the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know.
Submit LWC application packet/resume to: HR, 609 North Shore Dr., Bellingham, WA 98226
- Closes: When filled
Job Type: Full-time
Minimum Qualifications Preferably Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral sciences or related field, or Associate of Arts Degree with at least two (2) years’ experience in mental health or related field working with chronically mentally ill adults. Applicants must have Washington State CDP certification issued by the Department of Health in order to be considered for hire. Good personal relations skills; ability to work with difficult clients. Good organizational skills; Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks; Ability to work cooperatively in a team approach; Ability to apply a Recovery based approach; Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion. Good verbal, written, communication, and computer skills; visual and auditory skills required to communicate, ensure and deliver client care and provide legal documentation of care; Requires frequent standing, bending at the knees and waist, kneeling and reaching; Requires frequent walking to accomplish tasks; Requires ability to lift 30 pounds. Acceptable driving record and ability to be covered by LWC insurance carrier. Employment contingent on successful background check. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science (Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, etc.), valid Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record, knowledge of de-escalation skills, crisis intervention & stabilization, and harm reduction strategies, bicultural and/or bilingual background/experience, and experience working with adults who are homeless and/or disabled by mental illness
Mental Health experience preffered