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Addiction Counselor 1

Marion County
Job Description

Addiction Counselor 1 (50% with benefits)



$23.94 - $32.08 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Part-time Regular

Job Number



Health and Human Services


HHS - BH - Addiction Treatment Svcs

Opening Date


Closing Date

11/8/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit




Marion County Health and Human Services is currently seeking in person, part-time counselors to join our Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) team.
As a part-time counselor you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of treatment settings. We take pride in offering a comprehensive range of individualized substance use disorder treatments, including ASAM assessments, individual and group therapy, and recovery peer support. Our dedicated team members are deeply committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where all individuals can access high-quality health and human services and are supported in achieving their highest level of health.
If you are looking for a fulfilling career where you can make a difference, we encourage you to apply. Join us at Marion County Health and Human Services and be part of a team that is transforming lives and promoting wellness in our community.
Perform counseling and case management functions for persons served and their families. Prepare and maintain service records. Primary responsibility of this class is addiction counseling and case management.
Work under supervision of a Clinical Supervisor, or designee, who assigns work, establishes goals and reviews results obtained for overall effectiveness. Works within a team and collaborates with other team members.
Supervision of others in not a responsibility of positions in this classification.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • Develop and maintain skills to provide direct addiction treatment services and program area support for adults, adolescents and families for all ATS service areas where needed. Facilitate and/or co-facilitate individual and group services while creating and maintaining a caring and supportive environment. Perform substance testing through the use of breathalyzers, urine and/or oral tests. Conduct assessments and determine the level of care and placement most appropriate for the clients. Work collaboratively with clients to develop service plans.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of clinical records in accordance with federal, state, county, and treatment program expectations. Coordinate services with community partners to provide holistic care.
  • Participate fully as a member of the Addiction Treatment team. Strive to be a supportive, reliable, positive, and professional team member during the development of client treatment planning, clinical team meetings, client crisis interventions, and in other staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with team members in the development, coordination, and presentations of community educational programs, outreach, and recovery activities. Occasionally support individuals by accompanying and transporting them to appointments (i.e., court, DHS meetings, etc.).
  • Perform other job duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training.


Requirements for the Position



  1. Must possess, or obtain within six (6) months of hire, a current MHACBO (Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon) CADC I (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) or higher. The CADC I certification requires education, supervised experience hours and successful completion of a written examination. See MHACBO website for requirements.


  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at:

  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.

  • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
  • This position may be subject to the following:  Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a part-time position, which is eligible for overtime.

  • Work Schedule: Flexible depending upon the needs of the department and program.

Working knowledge of the general concepts of substance use and mental health disorders, knowledge about community resources.

Skills and abilities: delivery of addiction counseling and evaluation and individual, group, and family counseling techniques; making referrals for persons experiencing domestic violence, crisis, mental health challenges, etc.; keeping privileged information confidential; establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with other employees, persons served and their families, other agencies, and the public; following directions in a professional manner; preparing documentation of services in a timely and professional manner.

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; climbs 1 floor of stairs; reaches overhead; lifts and carries up to 10 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks with a clear & audible voice; distinguishes colors; hears a normal speech level; uses Universal Precautions as required when dealing with any hazardous situations of coming into contact with clients' body fluids.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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