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Addiction Treatment Associate 1

Marion County
Job Description

Addiction Treatment Associate 1



$23.94 - $32.08 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-time Regular

Job Number



Health and Human Services


HHS - BH - Addiction Treatment Svcs

Opening Date


Closing Date

10/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit




His Place is a new and exciting specialized program that supports family reunification for fathers and their children in a safe, recovery centered treatment environment. Do you have a passion for supporting families on their journey to recovery? Do you enjoy working as part of a dedicated treatment team? If so, please read on.

Marion County Health and Human Services is seeking a counselor to join our substance use disorder treatment team at His Place. This position provides person-centered, recovery-oriented substance use disorder treatment and collaborative case management to fathers and their children in a trauma-informed environment. Our program offers an array of individualized services including ASAM assessments, individual and group treatment, and recovery peer support, along with structured housing. Our team members are passionate and committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment where all people can access high-quality health and human services and are supported to achieve their highest level of health.
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


  • Builds rapport with individuals; informs persons served of their rights and responsibilities; explains program policies; screens for the presence of substance use disorders; completes ASAM criteria assessments; screens for infectious diseases; uses relevant assessment information to prioritize needs; collaborates with persons served to create individualized service plans; identifies health and safety risks to self or others; applies crisis prevention, management, and de-escalation skills.
  • Provides case management and care coordination services; makes timely referrals to other professionals, agencies, community programs, or appropriate resources; evaluates outcome of referrals; creates and maintains positive relationships with community partners. Upon supervisor’s request: Attends meetings in the community associated with individuals’ progress in any of the following areas: medical, mental health, child custody, legal/corrections, etc.
  • Delivers individual, group, and family counseling; provides psychoeducation to persons served and their support systems; provides skills-building to promote recovery and wellness; assists individuals and family members in building recovery networks.
  • Tracks treatment process, progress, and outcome; provides transition planning within a warm handoff framework.
  • Observes same-gender individuals when submitting urine samples for alcohol/drug testing; administers quick-dip alcohol/drug testing; administers breathalyzer test.
  • Creates and maintains timely documentation that is clear, accurate, professional, and complete.
  • Participates in supervision; receives constructive feedback in an open manner; incorporates work quality improvements under the coaching of the supervisor. 
  • 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.


  • 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 full-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.

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; reads a 12-pt. font; distinguishes colors; hears a normal speech level; Universal Precautions required when dealing with any hazardous situations of coming into contact with client 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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