Careers

Careers

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.

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 asa@thewalkercenter.org. Please use the following subject line format: “[Job Title] – [Your name]”.

Director of Human Resources - Full Time- Gooding Idaho

JOB TITLE: Director of Human Resources

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

JOB SUMMARY: Maintain and enhance the organization’s Human Resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and Human Resources policies, programs, and practices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Serves as a member of the Management Team. Educates others about Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, and laws.
• Maintains organization staff by establishing a recruiting and interviewing program; advising managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.
• Ensure all pre-hire requirements are met including Criminal Background Check, Drug Free Workplace drug testing and Tuberculosis testing.
• Maintain personnel records in accordance with State of Idaho and CARF requirements including licensures, certifications and trainings.
• Maintains a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations.
• Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work performance by ensuring a 90-day and annual performance evaluations by managers.
• Advise managers when to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; participates in investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth; hearing and resolving employee grievances.
• Advising employees on navigation of policies, grievance procedures, and resources available.
• Maintains employee benefit programs by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; informs employees of benefits plans; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions associated with benefit plans; directing the processing of benefit claims; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs including maintaining the wellness program.
• Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable Human Resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
• Ensures State of Idaho and CARF standards and guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending Human Resource policies and procedures.
• Maintains and updates personnel policies and procedures. Distributes all updated policies and procedures to employees.
• Maintains historical Human Resource records with filing retrieval system.
• Formulates and recommends Human Resource policies and objectives for the company with regard to employee relations.
• Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
• Monitors and advises managers and supervisors in the progressive discipline system of the company. Monitors the implementation of a performance improvement process with non-performing employees.
• Reviews and guides management regarding recommendations for employment terminations.
• Engages with employees and completes disciplinary action in regard to compliance issues for Human Resource requirements as per policy when compliance is not met.
• Maintains employee’s electronic personnel files in accordance to State and Federal law.
• Updates and maintains job descriptions in accordance with State and Federal law.
• Support Business Office functions with answering phones and other tasks when needed.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Maintains position control roster to ensure adequate staff; responsible for employee recruitment, selection recommendations, and orientation.
• Responsible for stakeholder surveys, employee surveys, and Human Resource reports completion and distribution to CEO, Management and Board of Directors.
• Assists CEO to ensure that treatment program runs smoothly and communicates with all Department Heads.
• Responsible for Workers Compensation education / training and claim submission and tracking.
• Responsible for unemployment claim submissions, tracking, gathering and organizing documentation, and participating in unemployment hearings.
• Responsible for minutes of Board Meetings, Management Teams and Quality Assurance meetings and timely distribution of such.
• Assist with Quality Assurance process and CARF certification compliance as directed by ensuring data is organized and accessible; by tracking Performance Indicators quarterly; by collecting quality monitors, referral report data, reporting and monitoring Problem ID Forms; by monitoring critical incident reports; by organizing staff-wide in-services for mandatory annual trainings and emergency preparedness at least quarterly.
• Tracking internal and external inspections for Twin Falls and Gooding Offices.
• Ensure appropriate payroll withholding for employee benefits.
• Ensures employees health and safety program compliance using trainings in UCASSURE and quarterly meetings.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree preferable. Good oral and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with people. Ability to use independent judgment and initiative in compliance with facility and corporate goals and philosophy. Must be able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including a computer, printer, photocopier, facsimile machine, and telephone. This position requires: walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, typing, and repetitive motions. 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: Travel between satellite offices. Work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet

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

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.

REQUIREMENTS: 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.

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Challenge Course Technician- Full Time- Gooding

JOB TITLE: Challenge Course Technician

REPORTS TO: Director of Challenge Course

JOB SUMMARY: The Challenge Course Technician provides safety and direction in activities. They provide basic set up for the course and experiential groups.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Client safety is always first.
• Responsible for upkeep and cleanup of the challenge course.
• Responsible to provide the supplies needed for groups and to put away the supplies.
• Able to teach safety to clients and clinical staff.
• Logs use of hardware, logs hours of training, logs changes made.
• Completes critical incident reports in a timely manner.
• Continuously upgrades knowledge and understanding regarding use of ropes course, experiential groups and recreational / exercise activities.
• Ascertains the safest standards for activities at The Walker Center both on the units and on outings.
• Knowledgeable about the 12 Step program and can draw analogies or metaphors to work effectively with clients who have addictions.
• Works effectively with treatment team and has effective communication and listening skills.
• Is assertive concerning safety of staff and clients.
• Follows ethical standards as listed in The Walker Center’s Ethics and implements The Walker Center’s rules.
• Proficient in high and low elements
• Facilitates Using the Experiential Learning Cycle: Experience, Reflection (What?), Processing (So what?), quality vs. quantity, silence is OK, not answering facilitators own questions out of discomfort or expectations, Transference (Now what?)
• Relates to recovery/addiction: Setting personal and group goals; aware of differences in levels of awareness structuring good questions, questions are to be in the ‘language of the listener’, constructive, eliciting positive responses, single specific, KEEP IT SIMPLE, open-ended avoiding one-word answers.
• Sequencing: Fluidity during Experiential experience is very important, setting goals with be-attitude.
• Safety Awareness: HEALTH limitations/needs and ability to accommodate.
• Icebreakers to get momentum going.
• Team building games.
• Safety specifics for element of the day.
• Experiential Process Before Group arrival check 3 E’s (Environment, element, equipment.)
• Visual Inspection/Safety Specifics.
• 5 H’s Followed: Helmet, harness, hardware, human, hair
1. Always do carabineers check/squeeze.
2. Check/touch every harness buckle looking for “no red” or “C”.
3. “Tap” helmet to see if tight enough.
4. “Three finger” test on tightness of harness around waist.
• Collaborates effectively with supervisor and other program staff.

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to observe staff behavior, assess the appropriateness, enforce appropriate
safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management
techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. Able to physically participate in and demonstrate all activities related to the challenge course. Completion of certification program. Highly proficient in CPR/First Aid/Policy knowledge. Completion of Certification Program for challenge Course instructor or a learning plan which includes timeline for completion. Encouraged to seek further education and obtain a degree or CADC, or ISAS to be part of treatment team. Other certifications in exercise, health, nutrition or personal training are helpful.

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Outpatient Counselor- Full Time- Twin Falls

JOB TITLE: Counselor

REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor/ Treatment Supervisor

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
CADC certification/ACADC, QP per IDAPA certification or equivalent. Two years’ experience treating chemically-dependent individuals using individual and group counseling techniques.

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Inpatient Counselor- Full Time- Gooding

JOB TITLE: Counselor

REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor/ Treatment Supervisor

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
CADC certification/ACADC, QP per IDAPA certification or equivalent. Two years’ experience treating chemically-dependent individuals using individual and group counseling techniques.

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Exercise Instructor - Part Time- Gooding

The Exercise Instructor provides small and large group exercise classes . Classes will need to be appropriate for all fitness levels.

Experience is required.

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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. The Walker Center is an equal opportunity employer.

OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Vacation/Paid time off
  • Simple IRA retirement plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave