The Walker Center is Hiring!

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.

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Eligibility for 100% paid medical insurance premiums
  • Voluntary dental and vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation time and paid time off
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with 3% match
  • Paid holidays and personal holidays
  • Meals on shift
  • 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 a letter of recommendation to Joshua@thewalkercenter.org. Please use the following subject line format: “[Job Title] – [Your name]”.

 

Open Positions at The Walker Center

Director of Client Support Services – Full Time – Gooding

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Client Support Services is responsible for the supervision of the Client Support Specialists, and RN/LPN Support Specialist and directs the Client Support Services department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Serves as a member of the management team.

· Supports the socio-emotional wellbeing of Client Support Specialists.

· Provides for the delivery of services in the department in an effective and efficient manner to ensure client safety and fosters therapeutic milieu.

· Serves as a member of the quality assurance committee and carries out quality improvement activities.

· Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services.

· Facilitates a positive work environment and job satisfaction for staff by maintaining the health, wellness, and motivation of the people delivering services.

· Instills motivation and increases collaboration with all departments.

· Supervises and gives corrective feedback, identifies deficiencies in processes and improves systems, transforms treatment setting into healing environment that improves outcomes and increases consultations with counseling staff.

· Ensures training and competency for CARF Program Certification Standards.

· Ensures safety of clients.

· Foster therapeutic milieu.

· Responsible for overseeing scheduling Client Support Specialist for proper coverage according to census and budget.

· Carries out all the policies and procedures as established for the organization for the Department.

· Conducts interactive supervision.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree strongly preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in teamwork and organizational management. Three years of supervisory experience. An understanding of addiction treatment preferred. Registered Nurse certification strongly preferred. Valid Idaho Driver’s License. Will have a current CPR and First Aid card & Medication Management Certificate within 6 months of hire. Works flexible hours. Is available for on call as needed. 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: 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.

TO APPLY, EMAIL YOUR RESUME & COVER LETTER TO JOSHUA@THEWALKERCENTER.ORG

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 have at least one of the following certifications or licenses; Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification/ACADC, QP per IDAPA certification, OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), OR Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), OR Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Two years’ experience treating chemically-dependent individuals using individual and group counseling techniques preferred. 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. 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.

TO APPLY, EMAIL YOUR RESUME & COVER LETTER TO JOSHUA@THEWALKERCENTER.ORG

Drug Testing Technician – Part Time – Twin Falls

REPORTS TO: Treatment Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY: The drug testing technician instructs and assists donors at the collection site and receives the specimen provided by the donor. The drug testing technician is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the collection process, ensuring the privacy of the donor, ensuring the security of the specimen, and avoiding conduct or statements that could be viewed as offensive or inappropriate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinates all aspects of new client file set-up using outlined protocols to include client verification, initial data entry, reviews program procedures and collects client acknowledgments.
  • Set up lab and perform routine testing procedures using instant urine cup or mouth swab testing instruments.
  • Creates and maintains electronic files in an organized manner; maintains confidentiality and security of records.
  • Assist and educate clients about testing procedures.
  • Ability to recognize, identify and respond to manipulative behavior effectively.
  • Maintain proper quality control procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with clients and staff.
  • Maintain a safe and appropriate work area.
  • Understand and strictly practice universal precautions.
  • Creates complete and accurate documentation of client office visits.
  • Ensures timely communication with probation officers, court personnel, and all other involved parties.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a close team.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, the ability to learn how to use and maintain electronic medical records and have proficient computer skills. Typing and repetitive motions. Must be at least 21 years of age. Have current Driver’s License and good driving record.   Maintain CPR / First Aid Certification. 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Working 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.

TO APPLY, EMAIL YOUR RESUME & COVER LETTER TO JOSHUA@THEWALKERCENTER.ORG

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.

TO APPLY, EMAIL YOUR RESUME & COVER LETTER TO JOSHUA@THEWALKERCENTER.ORG

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.

TO APPLY, EMAIL YOUR RESUME & COVER LETTER TO JOSHUA@THEWALKERCENTER.ORG

Business Office Clerk – Part Time – Twin Falls

REPORTS TO: Outpatient Business Office Manager

JOB SUMMARY: Performs all secretarial, receptionist and clerical duties, including some billing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs all secretarial, receptionist and clerical duties.
  • Answer incoming phone calls. Take messages and direct them appropriately.
  • Interview people coming into the office and direct them to the appropriate person.
  • Compose correspondence, as necessary, for Counselors.
  • Maintain a filing system.
  • Should be knowledgeable and able to, in absence of counselors, arrange appointments with clients and counselors and complete inquiry form.
  • Accountable for Petty Cash Fund, keeping it in balance and applying for reimbursement when needed.
  • Responsible for assuring that proper authorization has been received and is accurate and on file for any clients admitted.
  • Keep track of all payments collected and is responsible for deposit.
  • Work with people in a friendly and caring manner.
  • All other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: High School Graduate or equivalent required, continued education or Associate degree preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with people. Proficient in computer and scheduling software use. 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 (type between 60 and 80wpm), and repetitive motions. Self-identified person in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder must  have a minimum of two years of sobriety from substances of abuse. Must pass pre-hire requirements including a criminal background check, UA, and TB test.

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

TO APPLY, EMAIL YOUR RESUME & COVER LETTER TO JOSHUA@THEWALKERCENTER.ORG

 

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.