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Addiction Research & Teaching Jobs at the UW & Seattle Area

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

There are no jobs open at ADAI at this time.


Opportunities in other UW Departments

Center for the Study of Health Risk Behaviors

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Alcohol Research
This is a two-year appointment, commencing no earlier than July 1st and no later than December 31st of each year, within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Addictive Behaviors Research Center in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, and is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Principal Investigator, Mary Larimer). This fellowship will provide training for individuals who wish to pursue a career in alcohol research, with an emphasis on the etiology and prevention of problem drinking and alcohol dependence. As this topic will be approached from both psychosocial and bio-behavioral perspectives, individuals with background training in relevant areas of psychology (clinical, health psychology, behavioral neuroscience, social, developmental, cognitive, behavioral pharmacology, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Both human and animal research will be supported. For more information, see the CSHRB website: http://depts.washington.edu/cshrb/training/post-doctoral-opportunities/

Harborview Medical Center - CHAMMP

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Improving Mental Health Care in Safety Net Medical Settings
CHAMMP is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. This NIMH-funded (T-32) two-year postdoctoral research training program at Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, WA) aims to increase the number of early career investigators (MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs) trained in mental health and addictions services research with a safety net medical setting focus. The specific aims of this training program are to:
  • Train fellows in the theories and methods of mental health services research, focusing on interventions for disadvantaged populations seen in safety net medical settings, through courses, seminars, and mentored exposure to research in progress.
  • Provide fellows with mentored research experiences that incorporate the perspective of safety net patients, providers and administrators so that interventions can be adapted and translated to fit the unique safety net ecology.
  • Offer fellows administrative, policy, and clinical training opportunities in safety net facilities that underscore the organizational, financial, and policy barriers to delivering care as well as the challenges to disseminating, implementing, and sustaining new health care strategies.
  • Foster communication between fellows and faculty trained in different theoretical and methodological approaches, and stimulate interdisciplinary, iterative collaborations in mental health services research that improve care in safety net settings.

More information can be found at http://chammp.org/Fellowships.aspx

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Program Assistant
The Division of Integrated Care & Public Health (DICPH) has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Assistant.  This individual will coordinate  a variety of research projects and integrated care training/technical assistance activities for the DICPH. The DICPH is focused on: 1) assisting healthcare organizations with implementing evidence-based integrated mental health programs, and 2) conducting mental health services research. Under general supervision, the person in this role will coordinate implementation program and research activities. Research activities involve human subjects and community engagement requiring the application of knowledge and skills specific to the study.

For details and application, search for Req # 106946 at UW Hires website.

Research Scientist 3 (Part time position - 50% FTE)
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Research Scientist 3.  This individual will provide project management for the Automating Behavioral Coding project, and will work closely with the Principal Investigator and interdisciplinary colleagues at three external sites.  The broad, long-term objective of the current research is to use innovative methods in text-mining and speech signal processing to automate the process of assessing therapy quality in Motivational Interviewing.

For details and application, search for Req # 106041 at UW Hires website.

School of Social Work - Social Development Research Group

Associate Professor, Professor
The Social Development Research Group has an opportunity for a tenured, senior faculty position in the School of Social Work, SDRG is a nationally recognized, interdisciplinary team of 35-50 staff and 15-20 Ph.D. researchers. For over 30 years SDRG has investigated healthy behaviors and positive social development in children, youth and adults. SDRG annually has 15-20 grants and contracts, and between $6-10 million of annual awards. A recognized leader in the field of prevention research, it conducts research on factors that influence development; develops and tests the effectiveness of interventions; studies service systems and seeks to improve them; advocates for science-based solutions to health and behavior problems; promotes innovative and evidence-based practices; and disseminates knowledge, tools, and expertise produced by our research. Search under UW Academic Jobs # AA3699

Research Observational Coder - Temporary
The Child Study is a multisite longitudinal randomized controlled trial of the Friends of the Children (FOTC) mentoring program. The Child Study was designed to examine the short and long term impacts of FOTC, as well as the social processes (e.g., mentor-child relationships) related to any observed impacts, within a racially and ethnically diverse sample of high risk boys and girls.  The goal of this observational coding project is to measure, on a macro level, the qualities and characteristics of the mentor-child relationships.

For this study, FOTC videotaped each mentor-child pair performing three interaction tasks: planning a party, discussing an issue chosen by the mentor, and discussing an issue chosen by the child.  Research Observational Coders will be responsible for coding the mentor and child behaviors on the videos using the Observation Coding System developed for this purpose. 

For details and application, search for Req # 106658 on the UW Hires website.

Research Study Assistant - Temporary (Location: Northgate area, 20-30 hrs / wk)
This job is for an interviewer who will follow up non-responding study participants study to encourage completion of the mail survey and/or conduct short interviews over the phone. Project work will be conducted from our offices in Northgate, mostly Mondays through Fridays from 9AM – 8PM with some weekend hours. Interviewers will receive training and will be expected to demonstrate mastery of basic interviewing techniques and contact strategies before beginning work on the project.

For details and application, search for Req # 106009 on the UW Hires website.


Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Alpha Recovery Choices

Chemical Dependency Professional (Part-time)
Alpha Recovery Choices, an outpatient adult treatment center located in Bothell, WA has an immediate opening for a CDP or CDPT to work appx 12 hours a week. Some flexibility is available and the position could expand. A signing bonus may be available. For more information, please see our website at: www.AlphaRecoveryChoices.com.

To apply, send a resume to:  Alphatx1@aol.com

DSHS Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration (BHSIA)

Service Integration Chief (Lacey)
The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration (BHSIA) is looking for an experienced, dynamic, professional leader that has a passion for mental health, helping individuals with chemical dependency, and resolving long term care issues. This individual will thrive on the daily challenges and opportunities that accompany the opportunity to make a real difference for the citizens of Washington State. With a mission to transform lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence and wellness, the Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration provides prevention, intervention, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and recovery support to people with addiction and mental health needs. The administration also leads cross agency efforts to improve access to care and health outcomes for people with
complex health care needs, through our Office of Service Integration. The administration is organized into two divisions, the Office of Service Integration and three state hospitals that together served over 349,000 clients in the last biennium.

Deadline for application is May 1, 2014. Full description & application instructions.

Evergreen Treatment Services

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Assistant Treatment Director (South Sound Clinic, Olympia)
The Assistant Treatment Director is responsible for assisting in the planning and provision of chemical dependency treatment services at the agency in accordance with agency philosophy and policy in conformance with federal, state and local laws and regulations. The nature of this position is fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions. Master’s Degree in related field required. Chemical Dependency Counselor certification required, as defined by WAC 275-19-145.

To view the complete job description and apply click here and fill out the online application. Please be sure to include a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in working at ETS. ETS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Seattle)
ETS has an immediate opening for a full time Chemical Dependency Counselor in our Seattle location. CDPT licensure is required, CDP licensure and Master's level degree are preferred. ETS provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical and dental coverage, 403B and paid time off. 

To view the complete job description and apply please click here and fill out the online applicaiton. Please be sure to include a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in working at ETS. 

Kitsap Mental Health Services

Integrated MH SUD Internal Consultant 
KMHS is a private, not-for-profit community mental health center that provides both mental health and behavioral health care services to children, families, adults and seniors in Kitsap County. Through comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs, individualized and tailored care is provided to individuals affected by mental illness. Services are designed to help consumers function as independently as possible. This includes linking consumers with natural supports in the community.

The purpose of this position is to consult with KMHS staff so as to deepen the integration of mental health and substance abuse services across all agency programs. To develop and implement targeted, state of the science, integrated behavioral health education, consultation, and trainings for the benefit of KMHS clients and the community. Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health meeting both Mental Health Professional and Chemical Dependency Professional qualifications.  Minimum five years experience providing integrated mental health and substance use services, preferably for children and adults with severe or chronic mental illness.

Details and application: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=789413

Residence XII

Chief Executive Officer
RESIDENCE XII, an alcohol and drug treatment center for women, is seeking a dynamic inspirational leader who has a passion for working with chemically dependent women and their families to be its next CEO.  This position requires a solid sense of self, a mature and positive attitude as well as a good sense of humor.  The ideal candidate will have both a clinical and business background and proven experience working in non-profit management.  If you believe you are this person, please visit our website http://www.residencexii.org/careers/ceo/ to review the job description and details of qualifications and responsibilities.   Salary $90,000 to $105,000 D.O.E    Excellent benefits.   Email your resume, references and cover letter to HR@residencexii.org

In addition, Residence XII has several Chemical Dependency Counselor and other positions open. http://www.residencexii.org/careers/

Sound Mental Health

CD Counselor – Community Networks STAR Program
Full time with full benefits (Seattle). Provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients applying for outpatient chemical dependency treatment and for court referrals.  Carries a caseload of chemical dependency treatment clients; conducts group therapy sessions serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  WA State Chemical Dependency Professional License & related MH experience required.  Masters or Bachelors Degree in a therapeutic counseling field preferred. WDL & excellent driving record necessary. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Milena Stott, Job #14-042, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to MilenaC@smh.org

SEKC Liaison / CCAP Clinician – Court Transitions
Full time with full benefits.  This position is a split position focused on outreach and engagement in South and East King County Jails and Seattle’s Community Center for Alternative Programs (CCAP). The SEKC liaison is tasked with screening referrals from probation, court, or jail medical staff for linkage to appropriate services and continuity of care. The job requires jail clearance, ability to support enrollment in healthcare, ability to screen for co-occurring disorders, ability to communicate effectively with probation, attorneys, jail staff, and knowledge of community resources. At CCAP the clinician is responsible for providing a range of outpatient services including assessment, individual treatment, group treatment, and case management services. A Master’s Degree and MHP are required. A Licensed MHP/CDP is preferred; CDPT will be required upon hire. Must have experience with mentally ill adult population as well as domestic violence, trauma and chemical dependency treatment.
Salary = DOQ. SMH is an EEO/AA Employer.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Karin Rogers, Job #14-010, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to KarinR@smh.org


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