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SUD Professional Trainee - Whatcom Recovery Center

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

SUD Professional Trainee - Whatcom Recovery Center

Job Locations US-WA-Bellingham
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/26/2024 3:07 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Substance Use Disorder
Hiring Manager
Anthony Capelao


Full-time position starting at $24.89-$26.13/hr. (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDING:

  • Generous PTO: Paid Sick Time, Paid Vacation (15 days for F/T Employees), 11.5 Agency Paid Holidays, plus 2 Personal Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life/AD&D and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan and Employer Contribution Pension Plan
  • 2% Annual Longevity Increase
  • Employee Assistance Program

Per the current CBA, union positions will be subject to a 3% increase 7.1.24 and a 7% increase 7.1.25.

Program Description:
The CCS NW Recovery Centers provide a full continuum of outpatient Substance Use Disorder treatment services. CCS provides treatment to youth, adults, and their families. The CCS NW Recovery Centers are a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment where all are treated with dignity and respect, and where clients and their families become empowered to make healthy changes to stop the destruction of alcoholism and other drug dependencies. CCS emphasizes a broad range of approaches to the treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependencies, striving to serve those most in need. The philosophy of CCS NW Recovery Centers is that treatment is most effective when it is “family-centered”.

Position Description:
The SUD Professional Trainee provides assistance to clients in recovery by facilitating Intensive Outpatient groups and staffs with the treatment team. The position involves case management, processing groups, alcohol and drug assessments, file maintenance, and record keeping. Incumbent provides a minimum of 20 hours per week of direct client contact.

For internal candidates/union positions only:
Compensation is set by agreed to language in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between CCSNW & SEIU 1199NW and determined based on experience.


  • Conduct clinical assessments and evaluations.
  • Schedule and conduct individual counselor sessions as needed.
  • Conduct group counseling sessions according to agency treatment manuals and patient needs.
  • Counsel families, couples and significant others related to patients.
  • Consistently demonstrate the highest in professional and ethical standards.
  • Follow trans-disciplinary foundations – understanding addiction, treatment knowledge, application to practice and professional readiness.
  • Prepare and update individual treatment plans as needed.
  • Refer patients to agency or community services as needed.
  • Undertake and document Case Management as needed.
  • Coordinate and report service delivery to referring agencies as appropriate.
  • Obtain and maintain insurance authorization to assure treatment services are covered prior to delivery or continuation of services.
  • Provide client, family and community education.
  • Consistently prepare and file timely and accurate documentation of screening, intakes, assessments, treatment plans, clinical reports, clinical progress notes, discharge summaries and other client related data in accordance with WAC, DASA, CDDA and other funding agency requirements.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with all members of the clinical and agency teams.
  • Document and submit daily reports of client contact hours and group rosters that have been signed by the patients.
  • Provide timely, accurate and appropriate response to requirements and requests for information from courts, DSHS, patients, families and others.
  • Participate in clinical case staffing and agency trainings and meetings.
  • Meet all work schedule and patient appointments with consistent reliability and dependability.

Access to and protection of PHI:

  • Responsible for upholding a culture of privacy and security in highly confidential work environment (HIPAA covered entity service area).
  • Complies with all CCSWW policies and procedures that involve access to and safeguarding of client Protected Health Information (all forms).



  • Active Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee Certification with WA State Dept. of Health.
  • Active involvement in a course of study leading to Substance Use Disorder Professional Certification OR has completed said coursework.
  • Direct clinically-based service experience, working in a social service’s setting and/or relevant field.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the preservation of a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusivity.
  • Criminal History Background Checks are required prior to employment.


  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Level degree in Social Services, Counseling or related field.
  • Experience working in a substance use disorder treatment facility & completion of first 50 hours of SUDP-T experience.
  • Bilingual and/or experience working with diverse populations.


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