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Seeking a CDP/CDPT Counselor

Seeking a CDP/CDPT Counselor for a nonprofit women’s alcohol & drug treatment program located in Kirkland, WA . We emphasize a strengths-based, person-centered approach to help empower women to seek recovery. This position is M-F 8:30-5:00 for our Inpatient Program.


Meet and maintain CDP/CDPT requirements and qualifications as defined in the WAC 246-811-030.

Chemical Dependency Professional shall have no history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three years prior to the time of employment as a Chemical Dependency Professional and no misuse of alcohol or other drugs while employed as a counselor.

The Chemical Dependency Professional shall have adequate education, experience and knowledge regarding the nature and treatment of substance use disorder, be knowledgeable about community resources providing services women who have a substance use disorder may need, know and understand the principles and techniques of substance use disorder counseling and be skilled in the application of these principles and techniques.


  • Considerable knowledge of the disease concept; co-dependency as a part of the addiction process; drug dependences and the effects on the family dynamics.
  • Knowledgeable of the principles, steps and traditions of self-help and anonymous groups.
  • Knowledge and ability to facilitate a variety of accepted therapeutic modalities.
  • Ability to interface with the community.
  • Knowledge of referral sources.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of ASAM CRITERIA 3RD EDITION & DSM-5criteria.


  • Prepare and maintain patient files to include, intake histories, assessments, individual service plans, daily charting, and transition summaries in compliance with Residence XII guidelines, WAC, and third party reimbursement requirements.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Participate and support fully the on-going team concept of the treatment design including milieu management.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions M-F.
  • Facilitate one to one counseling sessions weekly.
  • Assist assigned patients in developing an individual service plan, goals and a continuing recovery program.
  • Responsible for composition and delivery of assigned lecture and education sessions.
  • Evaluate prospective patients. Maintain as appropriate, rapport with patient’s employer, physician, therapist, attorney, court systems and other referral sources.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Assist patients in obtaining referral sources as needed.
  • Participate in Administrator/Clinician on call rotation.


We offer competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 403(b), vacation/sick time and FSA.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Candace Hunsucker, Treatment Director: [email protected].