Substance Use Disorder Counselor(s)

Mystery client revealed – and it’s looking for some elite operators.

Having been formally released from my blood-oath of confidentiality – don’t worry, no animals were harmed during any of the necessary rituals of absolution – I am now at liberty to reveal the identity of the client whose Chief Clinical Officer position I posted in our last newsletter.

It’s Key Recovery and Life Skills Center, one of the leading substance-use treatment programs in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a remarkable organization in so many ways, and I feel deeply honored to work with its leadership to find excellent, compassionate people who can help it carry out its increasingly important mission.

Key Recovery has been helping individuals and families for the past 50 years. Its services center on the principle of long-term “whole-person care,” including residential treatment and aftercare in which patients and their families live and receive counseling together. It’s a recognition of how the harms of addiction radiate through relationships and generations and need to be addressed at those levels. It’s such a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to a crisis that’s become all too common in our society.

In response to this ever-growing need, Key Recovery is looking to hire several – we’re not sure just how many, but at least three and possibly more – Substance Use Disorder Counselors, with SUDPs. Reporting to the Clinical Director, these individuals are the most direct providers of all program services related to patient treatment and care.

The functions and responsibilities of this role are many and varied, including the facilitation of clinical-treatment groups; the provision of one-on-one counseling sessions with assigned patients; the review of patients’ individualized support plans (ISPs); the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date patient records; and the representation of patients at court proceedings.

An associate degree is required, a bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidates must have current documentation as a Substance Use Disorder Professional.

These roles are amazing opportunities to serve a growing need, at an organization that approaches this mission with the sophistication and seriousness it deserves. If you or someone you know might be a good fit here, please let me know ASAP.

PS From PSP:
Oh, and by the way, about that Chief Clinical Officer position? Well, we helped Key Recovery find a terrific person for it: Lisa Strub, who’s coming over from the Center for Discovery in Bellevue, where she served as Executive Director for Onsite and Virtual Clinical Services. Before that, she was Regional Operations Director at Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight, also in Bellevue.

Lisa’s done fantastic work everywhere she’s been, and we wish her every success at Key Recovery. Congratulations to Lisa and to her new colleagues – we look forward to continuing to work with you! ###


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