Sea Mar Community Health Centers Posting #18549 - Chemical Dependency Professional II or III in Tacoma, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Full-time position available for our Behavioral Health Program in Tacoma. The CDP II or CDP II is the liaison between the public and the facility. He or She will be responsible for organizing and providing direct counseling services to patients in a secure setting. The counselor is the agent for providing services to patients whether on a one-to-one or group basis, performs assessment, evaluation, and intakes. Applicants are expected to subscribe to the disease concept of chemical dependency with the belief that total abstinence is required for on-going recovery from alcoholism and other drug addiction. Applicants must have no history of alcohol or drug misuse for a period of two years prior to the time of employment. He or She should have demonstrated rapport, empathy for, and ability to communicate with recovery patients.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must possess the required college certificate that qualifies them to be a CDP.

  • Bachelor?s degree and/or Master?s degree required.

  • Must have a ?Chemical Dependency Professional? license from the Department of Health.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.

The CDP II, is a mid-level job with up to three years of experience. Computer skills are a plus and experience working with adolescents and in the field is a must.

The CDP III, is a senior-level job with over three years of experience. Must have a Bachelor?s Degree up to a Master?s Degree.

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it?s a fulfilling career with many perks. For example, employees working 30 hours or more receive an excellent benefit package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Prescription coverage, generous PTO/Holidays, generous PTO/Holidays, with paid-time-off starting from 15-24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays per year. We also have 401(k)/Retirement options and an opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. This is an exciting and highly rewarding position in a fast-paced clinic/office environment.

To apply for this position complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Peggy Wuest, Program Manager at

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 12/04/2018

External candidates may apply after 12/07/2018

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).