Problem Gambling Counselor

Organization/Company Name: 
Bridgeway Recovery Services
Position Description: 

The primary responsibility is to build an alliance with clients by providing education, and motivation to support them in making positive changes in their life and reduce the negative consequences associated with problem gambling behaviors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts assessment screening for the presence of problem gambling.

Prepares and maintains all required treatment records and reports.

Counsel clients individually and in group sessions.

Collects information about clients through interviews, observations, and collateral information.   

Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

Develops and implements evidence-based, client-centered treatment plans.

Meets with families and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.

Counsels family members to assist them in understanding and supporting clients.

Gathers information about community needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.

Completes discharge paperwork to include discharge plan completed with the client.

Collaborates with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.

Follows new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.

Refers to clients or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time

Paid Holidays 

Medical and Dental Coverage

5% employer match 401K Retirement Savings Plan

Corporate Fitness Membership subsidy

Employer-Sponsored: Life, Accidental Death, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage

Opportunities for Training

Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts

A sign-on bonus of $1,500 available for the successful new candidate.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor (CGAC I or higher) with the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) is required.

Current Certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I or higher) with the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) is preferred;

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Three years of experience providing addictions treatment is required.

Additional experience in problem gambling treatment required.

Demonstrated competence in the treatment of substance addictions including individual assessment, treatment plan development, individual and group counseling, documentation, and coordination of program services to facilitate intended outcomes is required. 

Advanced understanding of ASAM PPC-2R and DSM-5 required.

Intermediate understanding of Oregon Administrative Rules preferred. 

Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong computer and time management skills required to work effectively.  

Must be able to use a computer with well-developed relevant word processing skills.

Qualified candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

3325 Harold Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application Email: 
Application Address: 
Bridgeway Recovery Services
3325 Harold Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305