5,000 HIRING BONUS (Prorated by FTE)
  • Benefits include:
    • Family medical, dental, long term disability, 403(b) plan with 6% match, and more. 
    • Generous paid time off policy.  (Annual accrual up to 208 hours – based on FTE status and available to use upon accrual).  Plus 11 paid holidays annually. 
  • Bilingual skills a plus; Options pays a premium for employees who can conduct business in Spanish and provide certification of a language proficiency test approved by the Oregon Health Authority that meets a proficiency level of “High Intermediate”.

Schedule:  M-F 8am – 5pm

Participation in coverage for a rotating 24-hour after hours line is required and compensated.


The Drug and Alcohol Counselor provides substance use disorder (SUD) screening, assessments, and treatment to adults who have a severe and persistent mental illness and an SUD diagnosis. Utilizes Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) in delivery of client services. Options provides on the job training and supervision for FIT.


Provides client-centered care utilizing evidence-based and trauma-informed services.

Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to establish therapeutic rapport and facilitate active engagement in services.

Conducts assessment interviews using evidence-based tools and provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address identified treatment and recovery goals.

Manages an appropriately sized caseload of clients. Implement treatment planning goals, utilizing program-specific evidence-based practices.

Works collaboratively with the treatment team to meet client goals.

Provides timely, accurate documentation using appropriate psychosocial terminology that meets or exceeds billing criteria.

Adheres to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and standards of care. Completes program-specific charting, including the entry of outcome data and data-tracking.

Develops and facilitates client groups.

Participates in the management of behavioral emergencies.

Facilitates access to other needed resources and health care services.

Attends all mandatory meetings, participates in individual and group supervision.

Maintains positive working relationships.

Works as an active and cooperative member of the treatment team.

Professionally represents the agency at all times.

Facilitates connections to self-help recovery programs and activities.

May transport clients using agency vehicles on occasion to facilitate client-directed services.


Required:  Must possess either a CADC I or II (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor).  Please visit www.mhacbo.org for more information.

Preferred: Experience with co-occurring treatment for mental health and substance abuse/addiction.

Candidates must be able to use e-mail, compose documents, save and locate documents electronically, and learn to use our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Proficiency in Word and other MS Office applications preferred.

Must pass state-required background and DMV checks; possess a valid OR driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record to transport clients. Candidate must be able to work independently and flexibly, under general supervision.

Possess understanding of HIPAA laws regarding confidentiality of privileged information, and ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Options for Southern Oregon is subject to the State of Oregon vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. New hires must submit vaccination documentation showing they are fully vaccinated, or be approved for an exception/accommodation, by their hire date.

Options for Southern Oregon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, follow the link to the Options for Southern Oregon Employment Opportunities Page: