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

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.

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

Outcomes and Medical Records Clerk – Full Time – Gooding

REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Services and Performance

JOB SUMMARY: The Outcomes and Medical Records Clerk will obtain accurate information about clients’ progress in recovery after residential treatment. The primary means of contact will be by follow-up phone calls, however face to face interviews at meetings and call-ins from clients to counselors can also contribute to data for outcomes. Outcomes and Medical Records Clerk will also maintain the data and client records for The Walker Center residential and outpatient offices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Collects data from all Walker Center clients at time of admission and discharge.

· Follow up after discharge, data collected at 30 days, 6 months, and 1 year intervals.

· Obtains accurate information about clients’ progress in recovery after residential treatments.

· Participates in trainings as needed, such as CARF, and continues to meet new challenges of constant improvement determined by The Walker Center’s objectives from Outcomes and Analysis.

· Provides information and reports to Management and is able to take directives pertaining to goals for outcomes.

· Ensures the confidentiality of all client records and personal data in the use of files and the appropriateness of phone inquiries or conversations.

· Makes a presentation during Family Program to both clients and their families biweekly to familiarize both stakeholders and those served with person calling and intent of calls.

· Maintains data logs of all contact information as well as attempts in contacting.

· Submits on-going reports starting with quarterly and eventually a final year end summary.

· Has strong attention to detail to ensure client records are complete and accurate.

· Knows how to label correctly and be thorough and mindful in reviewing documents prior to scanning.

· Is analytical and has the ability to understand legal documents and medical / clinical terminology.

· Works with health care professionals, has good communication and interpersonal skills.

· Strong technical (computer skills) to work within Electronic Health Records.

· Understands confidential, state, federal and HIPAA laws.

· Has a good working knowledge of chart formats and chart order.

· Proficient in maintaining client records and has a high level of organizational skills.

· Documents in the client file all requests and releases of data to outside sources.

· Coordinates access to client records and retrieves client information when requested assuring that the appropriate releases are in the file.

· Uploads documents into the electronic software and ensures that they are appropriate and completed correctly.

· Coordinates with departments and counselors regarding the process of entering data into The Walker Center electronic health records.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, the ability to learn how to use and maintain electronic medical records, and have proficient computer skills. 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. Experience working in a treatment center for chemically-dependent individuals preferred. 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: Employees 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.

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

Counselor – Full Time – Gooding

REPORTS TO:  Director of Clinical Support Services

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.

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

Entry Level Office Manager – Full Time – Twin Falls

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer

JOB SUMMARY:  This Office Manager will be responsible for overall operation of the facility, working collaboratively with Treatment Supervisor to ensure access to care and that policies and procedures are followed.  Moreover, this person will ensure proper authorization has been received, is accurate and on file for all payor sources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Staff and schedule supervision for two (2) outpatient clerks.
  • Collaborates with clinical treatment supervisor regarding client access and schedule of counselors.
  • A member of management team and reports to management meetings on compliance with policies and procedures in OP office
  • Oversees all charts and assures they are current with correct paperwork and scanned into the system.
  • Checks charges against progress notes in Accucare to ensure accuracy.
  • Tracks authorizations and keeps counselors and front office staff informed by doing weekly report.
  • Assists in the month-end processing of the accounts receivable system, prepares statements and General Ledger entries.
  • Oversees monthly fire drills and does routine safety inspections of Twin Falls facility.
  • Performs 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.
  • 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.

WAGE: This position has a starting range between $14.00/hour and $16.00/hour.

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.