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Behavioral Health Career Highlight: Addiction Treatment Services

Updated: Jul 18

The Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership got a behind the scenes look at the Northpoint Colorado facility. Check out the video here Northpoint believes that each individual entering addiction treatment or mental health treatment has a unique story to tell. Everyone walks their own paths in life and comes from a variety of backgrounds. Careers in addiction treatment are varied, but all support the treatment process for individuals to support lasting, sustainable recovery.

Jobs in Addiction Treatment:

Administration Jobs

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Admissions Representative

  • High-Level Responsibilities

  • Coverage of Admissions phone line, online chats, and emails

  • Obtain, or oversee, the acquisition of complete and accurate patient/client information pertinent to their admission into a Northpoint facility

  • Explain insurance benefits to potential patients/clients and their families

  • Certifications/Education Needed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field (Preferred)

  • Pursing LCSW, LPC, LMFT, LAC, CAS licensure (Preferred)

  • Experience Needed

  • Minimum of 1-year sales experience in a call center setting, preferred

Clinical Jobs

  • Behavioral Health Therapist / Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Therapist

  • Recovery Technician

  • High Level Responsibilities

  • Interact routinely with patients, observe behaviors and communicate significant observations to nursing staff

  • Document information regarding patient care and behavior as required in policies and procedures

  • Utilize de-escalation practices when exposed to volatile patients to maintain personal safety while also ensuring safety for the patients and other individuals on the unit

  • Certifications/Education Needed

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and a safe driving record

  • Experience Needed

  • Experience in a healthcare setting preferred

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Registered Nurse

  • Charge Nurse

  • Director of Nursing

  • Medical Nurse

  • High-Level Responsibilities

  • Interact routinely with clients, observe behaviors and communicate significant observations to multidisciplinary teams as necessary

  • Administer medications to clients, and engage in the education process

  • Participate in client treatment planning and nursing care plans

  • Obtain client’s vital signs, and document client record

  • Client assessments and close monitoring of symptoms

  • Certifications/Education Needed

  • Graduate from an accredited program of professional nursing

  • Preference is given to those with addiction recovery and/or mental health setting experience

  • Knowledge and skills in English usage, interpersonal relationships and excellent communication skills

  • Experience Needed

  • Must hold active State Board of Nursing Registered Nurse licensure

  • Must maintain current and nationally accredited CPR/First Aid/AED certification

Find out more at or visit their Careers page

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