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Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Hiring Fair!

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by DESC

Seattle, WA 98101
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Location: Seattle, WA

DESC Chemical Dependency Professional Hiring Fair

Date/Time: January 7th, 2019/TBD

Location: Crisis Solution Center

Looking for: CDP Supervisors, CDP, and CDP(Trainee)

Days Off : TBD
Pay Range : $54,852 - $62,060 for CDP Supervisor, $37,781 - $41,713 for CDP and $16.32 - $18.02 for CDP Trainee
Shift: Variable
Insurance Benefits: Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan


Are you passionate about serving those who are most in need? Are you committed to working for your fellow citizens? Are you a believer in working towards creative and innovative solutions to society's most vexing problems? If so, a Chemical Dependency Professional role may be for you! We are looking for candidates to fill multiple roles with our dynamic Crisis Solution Center team that will help to provides services to clients who are identified as impacted by alcohol or other drug use. This position works cooperatively with agency staff and community resources to provide a range of services to clients with drug and alcohol problems.

DESC invites you to apply today to attend our hiring fair! Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an in person interview on January 7th at the Crisis Solution Center location. Once at the fair, candidates will have the opportunity to tour our location, learn about what makes DESC unique, and participate in a Q&A with the hiring supervisors after the interview.

DESC Employee PERKS:

• Over 6 weeks off in the first year of employment

• Opportunities for growth

• Team building and Camaraderie

• Training and Learning that Occurs at your Own Pace

• Great Medical and Dental Benefits

• Week long Orientation and Training

• Retirement Plan

• Flexible Spending Account

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for Non-Supervisor Openings:

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  • Licensed by the State of Washington as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or have and maintain Chemical Dependency Professional trainee license/credential with Washington State Dept. of Health.
  • Be willing to seek to understand each client's unique circumstances and personal preferences and goals and incorporate them into the crisis response to help the client regain a sense of control.
  • Assist clients in accessing internal resources to reinforce the client's ability to resolve crisis on their own.
  • Assist clients in identifying unmet needs that may be causing them to have recurrent crisis.
  • Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of client partnerships and client choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them.
  • Possess strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs.
  • Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.

    Additional Qualifications forSupervisor Openings:
  • Minimum of two years of full-time work experience as a CDP.
  • BA degree in a social or behavioral science field; additional experience as CDP may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Able to supervise chemical dependency interns per WAC requirements.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Reference: 631671478