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UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

There are no open positions at ADAI at this time.

Opportunities in other UW Departments

Center for the Study of Health Risk Behaviors

Psychology Training in Alcohol in Alcohol Research (PTAR) Fellowship
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 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/how-to-apply/

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation by January 11th. Please email AND mail materials to:
Trinh Vo, Postdoctoral Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300, Box 354944, Seattle, WA 98105.

harborview Medical center

Social Worker - Legal Advocate Victim Specialist (Seattle)
This is a part-time (60%) Social Worker to work with the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS).  The Social Worker is based at Harborview's HCSATS and the King County Prosecutor’s Office. The Social Worker collaborates with the King County MDT to provide coordinated care to victims and family members.  The legal advocate-victim specialist is available to provide support and consultation for MDT members as requested. Primary job responsibilities include providing telephone outreach and in-person outreach as appropriate to victims.  This includes providing engagement, crisis intervention, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, general advocacy, information, and referral/coordination of services to victims. Providing in-person services to sexual assault victims seen through the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  This includes brief psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, brief therapy, advocacy, information and referral. Works as a liaison between the victim and involved medical, legal and psychosocial systems to ensure victims are successfully connected to the appropriate resources and to ensure that victim interests and rights are represented.

For details and application, search for Req. 147495 at UW Hires.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Researcher, Tobacco Study
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Researcher on our newly formed Tobacco Team. The new team was created with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies and will focus on improving estimation of tobacco burden, uptake of results by tobacco partners, as well as assessment of the impact of tobacco control policies. The Researcher on the Tobacco Team will also contribute to the development and application of innovative methods in statistical analysis to produce high-quality and policy-relevant estimates related to the effects of tobacco use on health.

The Researcher will be a critical member of an agile and dynamic research team developing new approaches and producing detailed estimates that will empower policymakers and donors to make optimal decisions about allocating funds and prioritizing interventions. Specifically, the Tobacco Team will drive the intellectual content to derive burden of disease estimates related to tobacco use and evaluation of programs to eliminate tobacco-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The individual will be expected to interact successfully and describe complex concepts and materials concisely to a wide range of stakeholders, including high-level individuals in government or other organizations.

For details and application, search for Req. 147753 at UW Hires.

Pyschiatry and Behavioral sciences

Research Coordinator
The Department has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR. The Research Coordinator will conduct all of the assessments for all study participants after having gone through extensive training on the clinical interviews (eg. CAPS, SCID). Research Coordinator who will work under the general direction of a Principal Investigator; this position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of multiple research projects that focus on developing and testing novel mental health interventions, including psychotherapeutic and digital health interventions. The primary purpose of this position is subject recruitment and assessment including the ongoing development of recruitment referral sources and strategies in support of several clinical trials by establishing and nurturing relationships with local groups such as community organizations, senior housing communities and centers, mental health clinics, social service agencies, church groups and others.  The candidate in this position will employ various recruitment methods including advertisements, flyers, social media and radio ads to reach potential subjects, establishing relationshiping relationships with community organizations, patient advocacy groups, media, etc.

The Research Coordinator will be conducting assessments for multiple overlapping time-points at two different study sites.  The assessments themselves are complex and the coordinator/ assessor will be working with a dually-diagnosed clinical population. The position will support the University’s research and community service objectives in the dissemination of innovative and efficacious approaches in reducing harm related to risky and health related behaviors. 

For details and application, search for Req. 149401 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistant
The Department has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT. This position involves support of a variety of research projects and training/technical assistance activities for the Dept of Psychiatry, Division of Population Health and AIMS Center which promotes the integration of evidence-based treatments for common mental health problems, like depression, into general medical settings (e.g. primary care, disease management). Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Research & Evaluation, this position will support the operations of research studies involving human subjects.  This position involves coordination and support of a variety of research activities for a Division focused on: 1) assisting healthcare organizations with implementing evidence-based integrated mental health programs and 2) conducting mental health research and evaluation. Applicants must be available 40 hours per week, including occasional evening or weekend shifts as needed.

For details and application, search for Req. 149823 at UW Hires.

school of Social work

Research Consultant (Seattle)
Partners for Our Children, has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Consultant to support research and evaluation projects developing and assessing interventions with vulnerable children and families and with the public child welfare workforce.  This position will involve collaboration, research design, data collection and analysis, and contributing to dissemination of research and will provide an opportunity to design and implement evaluation strategies in support of continuous quality improvement efforts.

This position will promote evidence informed child welfare policy and practice by reviewing research literature, coordinating evaluation projects, designing data collection tools, conducting data analysis, and sharing findings to inform program development. This position will require strong collaboration skills to address barriers to implementation, support the use of technology and the use of data to for continuous quality improvement.

For details and application, search for Req. 147874 at UW Hires.

Senior Statistician (Seattle)
This position is for a Senior Statistician who will use applied mathematics, numerical modeling, and statististical programming skills to contribute to the development of demographic, ecological, and system dynamic models of the social service system. This position will also use cutting-edge knowledge of tools and techniques in Data Science and Informatics to support the development of robust, replicable visualizations of these models as well as descriptive trends and patterns in social service system data.

This individual will lead the analysis of administrative data from various state and federal agencies and use his/her computing and programming skills to develop advanced statistical models for prediction and inference about various aspects of social service systems in the US and throughout the world. The individual will be expected to develop and test novel hypotheses about child welfare system dynamics, and to communicate and disseminate this research to the broader community.

For details and application, search for Req. 140790 at UW Hires.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

American Behavioral Health Systems

NOTE: ABH is offering sign-on bonuses for these positions:

Chemical Dependency Professional (Chehalis)
American Behavioral Health Systems (ABHS) is looking for experienced Chemical Dependency Professionals to work in our residential facility located Chehalis, Washington. For more information and to apply for these positions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/ABH_CDP_Chehalis.pdf

Chemical Dependency Professional (Forks)
American Behavioral Health Systems (ABHS) is looking for experienced Chemical Dependency Professionals to work in our outpatient facility located at the Olympic Correctional Center in Forks, Washington. For more information and to apply for these positions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/ABH_CDP_Forks.pdf

Chemical Dependency Professional (Seattle-Everett)
American Behavioral Health Systems (ABHS) is looking for experienced Chemical Dependency Professionals to work in our outpatient facilities located at the Seattle Community Justice Center and Everett Community Justice Center. For more information and to apply for these positions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/ABH_CDP_Seattle-Everett.pdf

Chemical Dependency Professional (Walla Walla)
American Behavioral Health Systems (ABHS) is looking for experienced Chemical Dependency Professionals to work in our outpatient facility located at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington. For more information and to apply for these positions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/ABH_CDP_Walla Walla.pdf

Center for Human Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Bothell)
The Chemical Dependency Professional is responsible for the delivery of individual counseling, group counseling and related services to adults with drug/alcohol problems. The Chemical Dependency Professional reports to the Snohomish County SUD Program Manager. This is an exempt position. Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/SA-CDP-Adult-2017-a-SA-91-Snohomish-County.pdf.

Community Youth Services

Clinical Transition Specialist (Olympia/Shelton)
Provide assessment and connection to services for adjudicated and at -risk youth who are demonstrating a need for mental health treatment and are involved in the Thurston and Mason counties juvenile court systems. The services will include assessment, brief intervention, case management, coordination with probation, staff and family support, and referral and linkage to community services. This position also provides trainings and consultation to Juvenile Justice staff. This position works primarily from within the detention centers in Olympia and Shelton, but also goes into home and community settings to assist in transitioning into services within the community.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions: http://www.communityyouthservices.org/employment.shtml.

Compass Health

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Friday Harbor)
As part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, the CD Counselor provides chemical dependency services to adults and youth and their families. They provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=compassh&jobId=172070&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Crisis Clinic

Crisis Services Clinician (Seattle)
The Crisis Services Clinician is a qualified Mental Health Professional who is crossed trained in three crisis services clinical functions: Crisis Supervisor, Hospital Authorizer, and Mental Health Triage Clinician. The Crisis Supervisor has the primary responsibility of overseeing all activities of the phone room while working as a team with other clinical staff and para-professionals on each shift in the phone room. The responsibilities of each clinical position are outlined below.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions: https://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

Evergreen Recovery Centers

New Detox Unit – All Positions Available (Everett)
Immediately needed are the following;

  • RN's/LPN's - Full time/part time/on-call - All shifts (8hour days, eves and nights) Current active WA license required
  • Detox Unit Assistants - Full time/part time/on-call - 12 hour days/nights
  • Counselors- CDPT/CDP

Please visit our website at www.evergreenmanor.org for the complete job description for each available position and to download an employment application.

Please forward your cover letter, resume and job application to sjohnson@evergreenrc.org or dren@evergreenrc.org.

Evergreen Treatment Services

Click here to view all job openings at Evergreen Treatment Services.

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Seattle)
The counselor shall serve as the primary contact person with their assigned agency patients. It is through the counselor’s ongoing individual contracts with his/her patients that the major objectives of treatment are attained. S/He shall provide assigned patients with necessary program information and scheduling referrals to internal and external resources, individual counseling, and guidance in developing their treatment plans and goals. The nature of this position is fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions.

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Olympia)
The counselor shall serve as the primary contact person with their assigned agency patients. It is through the counselor’s ongoing individual contracts with his/her patients that the major objectives of treatment are attained. S/He shall provide assigned patients with necessary program information and scheduling referrals to internal and external resources, individual counseling, and guidance in developing their treatment plans and goals. The nature of this position is fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions.

Program Manager - Flex Care (SKCC)
The Flex Care Program Manager provides administrative support to the Flex Care team of Nurse Care Manager and prescribing physicians.  This position assures that the Flex Care protocol is carried out accurately throughout assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation, state and program reporting requirements.  Ensures that initial screenings of potential patients are completed, assists with assessing insurance coverage, program requests for data, manages Flex Care provider meetings, and collaborates with outside agencies as needed.   

To view the complete job descriptions for these and other ETS jobs, click on job link on employment page. Please be sure to include a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in working at ETS.

Friends of Youth

School Based Prevention / Intervention Specialist (Issaquah)
Friends of Youth is seeking a Chemical Dependency Professional/Trainee to provide individual and group substance use disorder support services in a school-based setting. Please visit their website at www.friendsofyouth.org/employment.aspx for a complete job description. Resumes and cover letters should go to Jerry Blackburn at Jerry@friendsofyouth.org.

Holtermann & Associates

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Seattle)
Holtermann & Associates has been engaged by a large non-profit health system to assist in the search for a Chemical Dependency Counselor for their nationally recognized model for HIV care. This a newly created position.

The agencies services will include a 35-bed inpatient program that focuses primarily on individuals who are experiencing end of life due to HIV, ALS, Huntington’s Disease or cancer.  The outpatient program serves 360 individuals who have HIV/AIDS complicated by homelessness, mental illness, justice system involvement and/or chemical dependency. In August 2017 the organization will begin an Addiction Outreach Program.  This program, staffed by certified chemical dependency professionals, will use the harm reduction model to help HIV+ individuals with addition issues. 

  • Interventions include informal check-ins, escorting clients to AA/NA meetings, chemical dependency assessments and referral to inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.
  • The interventions will take place on site as well as in other locations where the client may be comfortable such as coffee houses, other social service agencies, medical appointments or on the street. 
  • It is expected that at least 50% of this position will be providing services outside of the office. 
  • In addition, the certified CDP will be a member of the Social Work team and trained to fill in in our Outpatient Program. 
  • Candidates should possess the willingness to work in a nontraditional position among patients in a milieu setting vs a job that is anchored at a desk. 
  • Days start at an 8am huddle, but every two weeks each team member is responsible for opening the outpatient program at 6:30am. 
  • Since we are a 7 day a week operation staff share weekend coverage that equates to about two months of weekends per year with corresponding weekdays off. 
  • Staff work together to produce a staffing schedule to meet the needs of the team.
  • 7:00am to 8:00pm/variable
If you are interested in learning more about this position and wish to have a confidential conversation, please submit resume with salary history: Pat Holtermann at 360-665-2433 ~ 888-778-0098 or Send resume to pat@hva-jobs.com. Visit their website www.hva-jobs.com to view additional career opportunities Holtermann & Associates, 1105 195th Street, Long Beach, WA 98631.

Kitsap Mental Health Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Bremerton)
Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients.  To provide integrated substance use disorder treatment for KMHS clients to include: assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Kitsap Mental Health Employment page.

Lifeline connections

Chemical Dependency Professional
The SUDP(T) provides counseling and case management services for clients. The SUDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services. Assesses the psychosocial functioning of assigned clients and develops individualized treatment plans; apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained; and leads treatment groups.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-016 and #17-038. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Youth Chemical Dependency Professional
The Youth CDP(T) provides identification, assessment, counseling and case management services for District Students in a school-based setting. The Youth CDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services; the incumbent performs the following duties independently such as collaborates with the school staff and administration, as part of cohesive treatment team in an educational environment that motivates students and families to focus on problematic behaviors, and teaches clients more productive coping strategies; assesses the psychosocial functioning of identified students and develops individualized treatment plans; apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained; leads treatment groups according to agency treatment guidelines; and develops discharge/aftercare plans and makes appropriate referrals for follow-up care.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-045. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Burien)
This position is responsible for providing clinical assessments, intake, and treatment services, including group and individual counseling, to chemically dependent and mentally ill adults.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references for consideration. Navos will contact those most qualified for the position. Submissions without a cover letter and resume will not be considered. Please send documents to jobs@navos.org.

Prevention/Intervention Specialist Adolescent (Burien)
Seeking a full-time Prevention/Intervention Specialist to work in an alternative school-based setting. The role of this position is to provide effective prevention and intervention strategies for high school-age youth and to increase youth access to chemical-dependency treatment. The staff member works in collaboration with school case managers for a team approach to identifying and addressing student needs. In addition, the candidate should be able to deliver public presentations in a group, individual, classroom or assembly settings.

Detailed job description: https://navos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=28.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Support Coordinators (Olalla)
Seeking highly motivated, caring, compasionate individuals to work in our Support Services Department.  This is a perfect job for those interested in the human services field, college students, and for those who enjoy working with people.  Olalla Guest Lodge is open 7-days per week, 24-hours per day, thus this position does require working some evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Other team members have stated that being a Support Coordinator at Olalla Recovery Centers is very rewarding position, so we hope you will consider joining our team! 

To apply for employment with Olalla Recovery Centers, please come to Olalla Guest Lodge (12850 Lala Cove Lane SE, Olalla, WA 98359) with your cover letter & resume and complete their employment application. Detailed job description: http://www.olalla.org/about/employment.

Seattle Children's

Mental Health Therapist - Outpatient Chemical Dependency (Seattle)
Provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems in a manner which results in improvements in the child and family’s functioning in multiple life domains. Provides substance abuse counseling and treatment services to patients and their families. 

Based at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle to develop and implement substance use prevention strategies and programs with students. Works with students individually and in groups around substance use prevention.  Teaches evidence-based models/curriculum to students to prevent substance use.

To apply for this position, please click Apply Now/Create Profile at: https://www3.apply2jobs.com/seattlechildrens/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=15611&CurrentPage=1

Sound Mental Health

Clinician – Adult Services (Auburn, Bellevue, Seattle and Tukwila)
Three positions, all full time with full benefits. The clinician is responsible for providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients applying for outpatient SUD treatment and for court referrals; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned.  The SUD Clinician is required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager. They will provide intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to adults, and families. Provide direct supervision of trainees, students, and volunteers as per assigned. Assist with updating the clinical manual.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to AlexisO@smh.org.

Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP)

Senior Research Associate - Economist
WSIPP is seeking an analytical and technically skilled economist to join our team as a Senior Research Associate. WSIPP conducts research at the direction of the state legislature or its Board of Directors. Previous research topics have included criminal justice, education, child welfare,  mental health, substance abuse, and health care. WSIPP’s work generally falls into three categories: outcome evaluations of programs and policies, meta-analysis, and benefit-cost analysis.  The Senior Research Associate will primarily support the further development, improvement, and maintenance of WSIPP’s benefit-cost analysis capability across a wide variety of policy areas.The Associate will also play a leadership or consulting role on a variety of outcome evaluations, and conduct meta-analysis and literature reviews as necessary.

Some current projects include:

  • An evaluation of the effect of the integration of the involuntary treatment systems for substance use disorders and mental health;
  • A series of evaluations examining the impact, benefits, and costs of Washington State Initiative 502, legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana on public health, public safety, substance abuse, the economy, the criminal justice system, and state and local revenues; and
  • A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between the Early Achievers quality ratings and outcomes for children participating in subsidized early care and education programs.

Recruitment closes November 2. See full description and application instructions.

Washington state DSHS Behavioral Health & Recovery Administration

Prevention Systems Development Manager (Seattle)
The DSHS Behavioral Health and Recovery Administration is seeking a Prevention Systems Development Manager who's responsible for the implementation of a 5-year Prevention Plan, and the development and execution of the statewide prevention training plan. This position will be responsible for collaborating with multiple state agencies and organizations to ensure action plans are implemented from the multi-agency strategic plan. Other responsibilities include:

  • manage a federal grant with 40 sub-recipients and oversee funding, budget, and expenditures
  • manage state level service data and local data reported to federal systems
  • research and seek new grant opportunities
  • develop and execute a statewide substance abuse prevention training plan which includes addressing professional cultural competency and strategies for health equity
  • manage projects and contracts, including negotiating performance-based contract deliverables
  • participate in and provide guidance on major prevention initiatives and programs including Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative, and substance use disorder prevention

Requirements: A professional with current certification as a Certified Prevention Professional in Washington State or equivalent standing as recognized by a national accreditation body. Master's degree in Public Health or Community Health Education, Social Sciences  and a minimum of three years of professional experience in the substance abuse prevention field or a Bachelor's degree in the same fields and 5 years of professional experience in the substance abuse prevention field.

View full description and apply.

Western Psychological & Counseling Services

Adult Intensive Outpatient Counselor (Vancouver, WA)
Western Psychological and Counseling Services is seeking an Adult Intensive Outpatient counselor for the Vancouver, WA location. Requirements include: CDP in the State of Washington; BA or BS in related field; 2 years experience providing group facilitation, assessments structured by DSM-V and ASAMppc3r, caseload management, and discharge planning. Additional consideration for: MA, MS, or MSW in related field; Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural. This position offers a $2500.00 sign on bonus for qualified individuals

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Roberta Morgan LPC, CADC III, CDP (Substance Use Disorder Program Director), robertam@westernpsychservices.com


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