Bridgeway Recovery
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Bridgeway Recovery Services is currently seeking a qualified

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - Admissions Specialist I

to join our growing outpatient treatment team!

A sign-on bonus of $3,000 will be available to the successful new external hire!!!

Come join our elite team of professionals! who all have a passion to see lives changed and relationships restored.

Bridgeway is a new kind of healthcare organization providing holistic treatment through addiction recovery, problem gambling treatment, mental health therapy, and primary medical care.

Primary Purpose

The Admissions Specialist I will be a cornerstone to providing timely access to services for individuals seeking treatment with Bridgeway. The person in this position will perform client registrations, symptom screenings and assessments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processes paperwork for new clients efficiently and in accordance with Bridgeway policies and procedures.
  • Screens clients for eligibility for optional programs.
  • Conducts ASAM assessments to include DSM diagnoses and initial level of care placement.
  • Facilitates appropriate assignments to primary counselor caseloads for new clients.
  • Completes Measures and Outcomes Tracking System (MOTS) forms.
  • Completes payment authorization for Medicaid clients using CIM (Clinical Integration Manager).
  • Assists clients with Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan) enrollment process.
  • Completes client enrollment process by entering new or returning client demographic, payer and program information into the client database.
  • Prepares written correspondence per confidentiality requirements for communicating with referral sources, court representatives, clients and other community contacts.
  • Engages in the coordination of care; initiates requests for records.
  • Provides backup to the front desk as client reception support.
  • Answers inquiry calls and emails from prospective clients.
  • Provides general assistance by answering inquiries for the general public, clients and outside agencies about BRS programs and services.
  • Conducts community educational and outreach presentations.
  • Maintains good professional relationships with all customers for all internal and external activities, provides accurate information for all processes, and schedules all assessment appointments.
  • Acts as a liaison for clients, personnel and referral sources.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Education, Experience and Credential

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Requires a CADC I and at least one year of conducting SUD assessments with demonstrated knowledge of DSM 5 diagnostics. QMHP is preferred.
  • In addition to education, the qualified candidate will generally have two years of increasingly responsible experience in an office environment. In addition to certification, the qualified candidate generally will have at least one year of experience working in a behavioral health setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong computer and time management skills are required to work effectively.
  • Ability to complete clinical documentation efficiently and to federal, state and agency standards.
  • Advanced understanding of record retention, confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.
  • Familiarity with ASAM PPC-2.v.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to pass a DHS criminal background check.
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at employment start date.

Full-Time Benefits

  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
  • 5% employer match 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (Pre & Post-Tax Options)
  • Corporate Fitness Membership subsidy
  • Employer-Sponsored Life, Accidental Death, Critical Illness, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health Saving Account Options
  • Internal Growth Opportunities


  • Compensation will depend on experience and credentials.
  • An additional stipend is available for Spanish/English bilingual employees.

About Bridgeway Recovery Services

Our mission of helping people in our community who struggle with the symptoms of addiction to drugs, alcohol, problem gambling, and/or psychiatric illness only happens when we create an agency culture of community, mutual respect, encouragement, and desire to see each employee grow and excel.

BEST Non-Profit Award

For the seventh year, Bridgeway Recovery Services has been honored to be designated by the Oregon Business Journal as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the State of Oregon!

Council on Accreditation

Bridgeway Recovery Services has achieved accreditation, meeting the highest national standards in professional performance.

If this sounds like an environment for you, come join our team!

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