Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Why Work for New Directions Northwest?

Located in Baker City, Oregon, New Directions Northwest  is one of the largest employers in Baker County. Working and living in Eastern Oregon offers the best of both worlds.  Baker County offers a wide variety of outdoor activities with four ‘true’ seasons, has beautiful views and landscapes (that have been captured by artists, photographers and writers), and our communities are wonderful destinations for raising families or for settling down after retirement.

Baker City is close to lakes and rivers for water sports and fishing, and mountain ranges for skiing, mountain biking, hiking and hunting.  Baker City has a very artistic and charming downtown with a variety of restaurants, tasting rooms and art galleries.  You will see children biking and walking safely along the Powder River walkway to the local library or to our ownhometown ice cream parlor.  During the summer we feature free movies in the park in an outdoor theater that is also along the walking path. Baker City is also home to two medical systems that offer high quality care close to home.

Our school system includes educational opportunities for all ages, including specialized training through the Baker Technical Institute as well as a satellite location for Blue Mountain Community College.  All this charm and relaxation is just a 2 hour drive from Boise, Idaho for those that desire bigger city amenities.

New Directions Northwest offers an excellent benefit package with company-paid health and life insurance. We also offer eight hours of paid time off per month of both vacation and sick leave, with step increases up to 16 hours.  We also offer a retirement plan that provides up to 10% of your salary each pay period and employees are fully vested in 3 years.

We currently have 135 employees and continue to grow.  New Directions has several paid career path opportunities: a path for those just starting out and wanting to receive supervision to become a CADC or Licensed Clinician, a path for students who desire work experience while pursuing their education in a related field, and even a path for retirees who are looking to keep busy on a part-time basis.

We would like to talk with you about starting your career with us at New Directions Northwest, in beautiful Baker County.

Positions Currently Available

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)


Regular Full-time Position
Non-exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: Provide alcohol and drug rehabilitation and withdrawal management counseling for adults within a full-time, 3+ month residential treatment program.  Must be proficient at applying A.S.A.M. criteria in planning and evaluating treatment. Observe, monitor and assess client progress toward treatment goals. Perform client intake services, formulate treatment and referral plans and implement treatment plans.  Monitor, evaluate and record client progress toward treatment goals in an electronic Health System.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Regular Full-time Position
Non-exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: As a LCSW or LPC you would provide psychotherapy counseling and case management to individuals, couples, families and groups, in a community based outpatient mental health program. Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with an interdisciplinary team and agency psychiatrist. Ability to prepare concise and complete treatment notes usingthe EHR system. Provide Crisis intervention counselingon a rotation basis. This is a Full time exempt position with full benefits starting the 1st of the month after hire date.

Treatment Facilitator


Regular Full-time, Part-time or On-call Position
Non-exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: Responsible for monitoring the activities and behavior for up to twenty-four adult clients.  These activities will include, but are not limited to, special county-wide outings, behavior-modification teaching, role modeling, free time, recreation time, meal time, clean-up time, scheduled outings, transporting clients as needed.

Also responsible for informing withdrawal management/admissions manager if any emergent needs occur with detox clients during shift. Perform vitals on withdrawal management clients every 2 hours and logging information accurately in documentation.  Distribute medications per pre-authorized Doctors orders.  Help facilitate client movement on schedule during dinner time.

Oversee and check in with client kitchen helpers during dinner time. Assist where needed.  Helping clients get their needs met during client free time.

Employment Application & File Upload

To submit PDF and DOC applications, use the "Upload Files" button above, or fax to (541) 524-9077, or email us, or mail to:

Attn: Human Resources
P O Box 1005
Baker City, Oregon 97814

Important: You may include a resume with your application but resumes cannot replace a completed application.  Completed applications are required for all employment considerations.

For more information regarding employment at New Directions, please contact Cari Markham, Training/Recruitment Manager, at (541) 524-9065.