Your career at The Walker Center is full of opportunities to make a difference in others’ lives and be a part of positive change. Each day you will work with people who value honesty, unity, integrity, and compassion. By joining our team, your individual strengths and talents will shape a unique career path with The Walker Center, inspired by our mission to offer the hope, help, and healing essential for recovery from chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders.

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Eligibility for 100% paid Medical Insurance premiums

  • Voluntary Dental and Vision insurance

  • An Employee Assistance Program

  • Vacation Time and Paid Time Off

  • Simple IRA retirement plan with 3% match

  • Paid holidays and Personal Holidays

  • Bereavement leave

To apply for one of the job openings listed below, please submit your information via the application links under each posting or email your cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to joshua@thewalkercenter.org. Please use the following subject line format: “[Job Title] – [Your name]”.

 

Residential Counselor - Full Time - Gooding

REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Services and Performance

JOB SUMMARY: Assumes responsibility as counselor for Substance Use Disorder and Co-occurring clients per The Walker Center policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Completes client evaluation based on assessment of their needs and complete diagnosis based on DSM 5 criteria and level of care placement based on ASAM Criteria.
  • Completes individualized treatment planning with clients including initial, on-going, continuing care and discharge plan.
  • Completes referral and discharge planning with client and family, or oversees referral completion with the Discharge Planner, if available.
  • Completes timely utilization reviews and insurance reviews (or communicates needs to supervisor or treatment team).
  • Completes individual, group, and family counseling sessions which address the individual needs of the client, including relapse prevention.
  • Prepares and completes all necessary documentation and record keeping.
  • Prepares individualized daily notes, showing accurate and personalized documentation regarding the client’s progress and / or lack of progress.
  • Prepares and conducts lectures on substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
  • Maintains knowledge of and adheres to The Walker Center’s policies and procedures.
  • Participates as an effective and contributing member of the counseling team, communicates well and role model’s positive attitudes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency related to confidentiality and ethical standards of the counseling profession.
  • Attends continuing education classes and applies knowledge learned to work at The Walker Center. Shares knowledge with co-workers.
  • Trains, mentors and guides entry level / training counselors as assigned.
  • Works within a team setting- works effectively with a treatment team format, knows how to work with supervision.
  • Obtains Insurance authorizations as needed, provides requested information in a timely manner; tracks, documents, and notifies appropriate departments as required.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, the ability to learn how to use and maintain Electronic Medical Records, and have proficient computer skills. Able to type average of 60 words per minute. CADC certification/ACADC, QP per IDAPA certification or equivalent. Two years’ experience treating chemically-dependent individuals using individual and group counseling techniques. Physical and emotional health adequate to perform duties. Self-identified person in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder must have a minimum of five years of sobriety from substances of abuse. Must pass pre-hire requirements including a criminal background check, UA, and TB test. Must be willing to work holidays and weekends.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works with substance use and mental health disorders. Employees work under typical office conditions.

DISCLAIMER: This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

 

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Social Worker - Full Time - Gooding

REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Services and Performance

JOB SUMMARY:  Assumes responsibility and implementation of standards of care for social work services per The Walker Center policies and procedures. Social Work is a collaborative process of assessing, planning, collaboration and advocating for the individual and family in a comprehensive health plan to stabilize substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health and physical health needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Triage level of services needs upon initial assessment for substance use disorders, mental health and physical health needs.
  • Assess the status of clients related to their condition and environment and communicates the findings to the clinical team.
  • Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.
  • Provides information and referral services for clients and potential clients regarding clinical and environmental needs.
  • Educates clients and their families on, and assist in, the preparation of advanced directives as needed.
  • Prepares and completes all necessary documentation and record keeping.
  • Prepares individualized daily notes, showing accurate and personalized documentation regarding the client’s progress and / or lack of progress.
  • Participate in the development of the treatment plan of care and staffing meetings as required.
  • Participates in discharge planning for level of care transitions and one year follow up of clients to monitor engagement in ongoing care and monitor for relapse potential.
  • Participates as an effective and contributing member of the clinical team, communicates well and role model’s positive attitudes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency related to confidentiality and ethical standards of the social worker profession.
  • Works within a team setting- works effectively with a treatment team format, knows how to work with supervision.
  • Works in collaboration with stakeholders including funding sources to meet expectations.
  • Maintains knowledge of and adheres to The Walker Center’s policies and procedures.
  • Monitor clients ongoing recovery following residential services and provide outcome data tracking and reporting.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must be a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.  Must proficient in Microsoft Outlook, the ability to learn how to use and maintain Electronic Medical Records and have proficient computer skills. Able to type average of 60 words per minute. Two years’ experience with chemically-dependent individuals preferred. Travel 5% to 10% a month. Physical and emotional health adequate to perform duties. Self-identified person in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder must have a minimum of five years of sobriety from substances of abuse. Must pass pre-hire requirements including a criminal background check, UA, and TB test.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works with substance use and mental health disorders. Employees work under typical office conditions.

DISCLAIMER:  This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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Associate Counselor - Full Time - Gooding

REPORTS TO: Treatment Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY: This position is a beginning level counseling position. The Associate Counselor performs intake documentation, client and family orientations, client records maintenance, community contacts, referrals, and co-facilitator of group therapy with a Qualified Professional, resident monitoring using Walker Center protocols, client education using Walker Center curriculum. Associate Counselors can take on more counseling duties when proficient as deemed by the clinical supervisor; those can include assessments, treatment planning, groups and individuals. There may be times when deemed proficient, that an Associate Counselor would manage caseloads when primary counselor is not available

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists and supports the Primary Counselors.
  • Collaborates effectively with supervisor and other program staff.
  • Promotes and maintains good communication with patients, families, visitors and program staff.

REQUIREMENTS:  Idaho Student in Addiction Studies (ISAS), having had all ISAS coursework, completed the ISAS test and certified as ISAS or Interning in a Master Program that has licensure. Knowledge of addiction and its treatment and thorough knowledge of “AA” philosophy. Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary treatment team format. Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook. Possesses the ability to learn how to use and maintain Electronic Medical Records. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be willing to attain CADC or Licensure in Master’s Program. Must pass pre-hire requirements including a criminal background check, UA, and TB test.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works with substance use and mental health disorders. Employees work under typical office conditions.

DISCLAIMER: This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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Client Support Specialist - Full Time - Gooding

JOB SUMMARY:  The primary responsibility of the Client Support Specialist is for the safety, welfare, and comfort of the clients. The Client Support Specialist works under the overall direction of the Director of Client Support Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work with people in a friendly and caring manner.
  • Maintain a safe environment for clients and fellow staff.
  • Conduct yourself as a positive role model of the Walker Center and promptly alert a supervisor to potentially unethical behavior.
  • Flexibility and availability for all shifts.
  • Pass medications, charting, and document accurately as ordered by Medical Staff.
  • Be aware of clients’ activities and whereabouts at all times.
  • Compile a shift report and daily documentation to meet deadlines.
  • Use “Unconditional Positive Regard” to anyone connected with the Walker Center.
  • Informing and coaching clients on rules and policies of the Walker Center.
  • Follow policy and procedures.
  • Above all, the Client Support Specialist shall do no harm to the client and never abandon their post.

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to continuously stand or walk. Ability to bend, climb stairs, and lift frequently. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently. Ability to squat occasionally and maneuver in different positions, such as reaching, extending, and bending. High school graduate/GED preferred.  Individual will learn as a result of on-the-job training. Medication Certification & CPR Certification within 60 days of hire. Must have a valid identification or driver’s license. Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, the ability to learn how to use and maintain Electronic Medical Records, and have proficient computer skills. A history of responsible full-time employment preferred. Self-identified person in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder must  have a minimum of three years of sobriety from substances of abuse. Must pass pre-hire requirements including a criminal background check, UA, and TB test. Must be willing to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     Working with substance use and mental health disorders. Employees work under typical office conditions. In certain assignments, an employee may occasionally work near moving equipment and be exposed to bodily fluids and other biohazards, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions and loud, prolonged noise.

DISCLAIMER: This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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All Walker Center employment opportunities are subject to pre-hire requirements, including but not limited to a criminal background check, pre-employment drug testing, and TB testing. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of The Walker Center not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, and termination.