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Crisis Addictions Counselor (Addiction Treatment Associate 2)

Marion County
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Crisis Addictions Counselor (Addiction Treatment Associate 2)


$26.24 - $35.19 Hourly


Salem, OR

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Full-time Regular

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Health and Human Services


HHS - BH - Acute Forensic Diversion Svcs

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This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #530-2023-1, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.
Do you have a passion for supporting individuals on their journey to recovery? Do you enjoy working as part of a dedicated treatment team? Then this is the job for you!

Marion County Health and Human Services is seeking a counselor to join our Crisis Diversion Team. This position provides person-centered, recovery-oriented substance use disorder treatment and collaborative case management to adults in a trauma informed care environment. Our programs offer an array of individualized level one services (outpatient) including ASAM assessments, individual and group treatment, and recovery peer support. Our team members are passionately engaged in 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.
Primary responsibility of this class is counseling and case management. May organize and facilitate care coordination teams. Under clinical supervision: Provide counseling and case management to persons served and their families. Prepare and maintain service records. May develop and implement specific services in the community. May be required to facilitate or coordinate 24/7 on call services.
Work under supervision of a Clinical Supervisor, or designee, who assigns work, establishes goals and reviews results obtained for overall effectiveness. Work within a team and collaborates with other team members. May also work independently in providing program services.
Supervision of others in not a responsibility of positions in this classification, however, may exercise lead duties and/or responsibilities for employees, teams, or projects.


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


  • Provides individual and group counseling/ crisis evaluation to clients in the Acute and Forensic Behavioral Health (BH) programs. Makes appropriate referrals and recommendations as related to all counseling sessions.
  • Maintains clinical records in accordance with Federal, State, County Health, and program requirements under the direction of the facility's clinical supervisor.
  • Provides alcohol/drug assessments to adults seeking alcohol/drug treatment services, including screening for mental health needs in a crisis setting or with transitional services in the Acute and Forensic Behavioral health programs.
  • Provides education services about A/D & mental health issues to clients at the Psychiatric Crisis Center and the 370/Substance Dual Diagnosed house.
  • Assists the clinical supervisor in program development, over all service coordination, and presentations of community educational programs, outreach, and activities.
  • Periodically triages, assesses and develops levels of care for placement during the intake process under the direction of the Acute & Forensic BH clinical supervisor.
  • Assists clients with developing skills to access community supports/resources and to advocate for themselves.  Assists with making referrals for services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the 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 II (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) or higher; AND
  2. Two (2) years of full-time work experience in addiction counseling or addiction program coordination.  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. Must pass a post offer drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy #518 is located at:
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime. 
  • Typical Work Schedule: Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., with flexibility 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; ability to perform duties independently.

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; climbs 1 floor of stairs; lifts and carries up to 10 lbs.; pushes and pulls up to 15 lbs.; moves carts weighing up to 15 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12 pt. font; distinguishes colors; and hears a normal level of speech.


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.

Marion County
PO BOX 14500

Salem, Oregon, 97309
(503) 566-3949

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