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Providence Health & Services Counselor - Chemical Dependency in Everett, Washington


Providence is calling a Chemical Dependency Counselor (Per Diem, Variable Shift) to the Chemical Dependency Department at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA.

We are seeking a compassionate and flexible Chemical Dependency Professional to provide counseling to chemically dependent patients and their families.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrates age specific patient care considerations for the population served: Demonstrates application of knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the physical, motor/sensory, cognitive, psychosocial, patient and family education areas based on PEMC age specific care competency assessment tool.

  • Conducts individual and group counseling: Facilitates engagement of clients in the treatment and recovery process through implementation of interviewing approaches, documents and assesses clients’ responses to therapeutic intervention.

  • Observes and documents patients’ treatment progress: Establishes realistic achievable goals with clients to achieve and maintain recovery. Formulates and documents concise, descriptive, and measurable treatment outcomes.

  • Interviews, evaluates, and develops treatment plans using ASAM criteria: Evaluates and has an understanding of placement criteria for substance abuse, evaluates and has an understanding of ASAM placement criteria for substance abuse within the continuum of care, applies ASAM criteria to documentation in making treatment recommendations.

  • Recommends modifications to treatment plans: Recognizes and implements strategies appropriate for individualized treatment plans, reviews treatment progress staffing files and supervisor consults.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree - OR - Coursework/Training in Chemical Dependency Counseling

  • Knowledge of ASAM criteria

  • Knowledge and application of WAC

  • Comfortable with diverse client populations

  • Multidisciplinary team involvement/interactions

  • Recovering substance abusers must have active involvement in a 12-Step Program and a minimum four years continuous abstinence

  • Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health related field

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA is the state’s most award-winning hospital for medical care; having received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row. Our new state-of-the-art 12 story hospital tower and the implementation of Epic electronic medical record system will significantly enhance our patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care.

The hospital is located in Snohomish County on the Sound and close to the mountains, so outdoor activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, and golfing are at your doorstep. The communities in Snohomish have all the comforts and appeal of small towns, with historical districts, beautiful homes, interesting boutiques, and unique restaurants, yet the city life of Seattle and Bellevue are just 30 minutes south, while the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, BC lies only 2 hours north.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 260966