Kaniksu Community Health is a non-profit, award winning Community Health Center that provides integrated, team-based healthcare in north Idaho. Patients consider us their partner in healthcare, over the course of their life and the spectrum of their health needs. From prevention and wellness to medical, dental, and behavioral health. From pediatric to geriatrics, we believe that quality healthcare should be accessible, approachable and affordable for everyone.

We don’t just say it. We prove it.

• In one year we decreased the rate of patients with uncontrolled diabetes by 20%.

• We rank in the top 10% of CHC’s in the country for clinical quality.

• We report the highest level of control in the state for our hypertensive population.

The benefits of working for KCH include:

• Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance.

• Flexible schedule, with the option of 4x10s, or 5x8s.

• Vacation and sick leave.

• Tuition reimbursement.

• 4% 401K employer match.

• In-house medical, dental, or behavioral health services.

• Year round, affordable on-site childcare at KCH Kid’s Club.

As a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, typical responsibilities might include:

• Comply with all addiction counseling guidelines as outlined in the ASAM

• Provide initial assessments, follow-up assessments, treatment plans and reviews as needed and within level of care guidelines of the payor and/or professional standards.

• Provide evidence-based addiction counseling in an individual, family and/or group setting as needed.

• Complete session notes appropriately and on the same day of service.

• Collaborates with other professionals to ensure care coordination.

• Maintains proper documentation per agency and/or governing program policies.

• Evaluate client progress, effectiveness of treatment, barriers and level of care needs as needed or on a predetermined time schedule.

• Ensure proper evidence-based materials are available for clients.

• Provide Case Management for clients as needed or outlined in program obligations.

• Provide crisis intervention to clients as needed.

• Refer clients to a higher level of care when warranted.

• Be on time and prepared for all clinical sessions with clients (individual, family or group)

• Be on time and prepared for all Agency meetings or engagements.

• Document and Report all critical incidents to the appropriate governing program. Also report all critical incidents and any major issues to the Agency Owner.

• Participate in agency/community groups to further knowledge of systems and changes to systems.

• Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

• Seek support and feedback from supervisors as needed.

• Meet with the Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor regularly for supervision and staffing.

Must have proficient knowledge of the follow:

• The cause and effect of drugs and alcohol

• ASAM Treatment Criteria

• Individual, group, family and crisis counseling methods

• Needs and risk assessment

• The Gains

• Treatment plan writing

• Crisis Management

• Cultural Competency

• Family Dynamics

• Case Management

• Proper clinical documentation practices