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Addiction Research & Teaching Jobs at the UW & Seattle Area

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Continuing Education Specialist 2
ADAI has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Specialist 2. Working under the general direction of the principal investigator this position will be responsible for developing educational curriculum for community members and relevant professionals to support them in implementing opiate overdose prevention programs in Washington State. This will involve reviewing the relevant research literature, talking with content experts as well as health education experts to adapt the latest evidence base into educational materials appropriate for the general population and specfic professions. Draft materials will be shared with a project advisory board for review and input.

In addition this position will help educate the public about opiate drug related morbidity and mortality and the range of possible interventions including medication assisted treatment. This continuing education specialist will be responsible for conducting community based and professional trainings in-person and will work with colleagues to disseminate information through internet, video conferencing and other technology platforms. Those at risk for overdose range from heroin users to pain patients taking prescribed opioids, therefore population appropriate interventions and messages will need to be developed.

For details and application, search for Req. # 113887 at UW Hires.

Project Director
(50% FTE)
ADAI has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 50% Project Director for.a study of the “Being Safe in Treatment” (BEST) sexual risk assessment and feedback tool. The BEST uses the audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) method of assessment to determine sexual risk and then provides a written report for the patient and the patient’s counselor that both summarizes the assessment and offers suggestions for reducing sexual risk. The primary goal of the BEST tool is to assist patients in reducing sexual risk behavior or maintaining low risk behavior. The Project Director will oversee the day to day operations of the study under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.  The project director will direct the implementation of each study component, complete IRB applications and correspondence, and supervise the research coordinator.  The project director will be responsible for the overall management and scientific and fiscal integrity of the project.  The project director will coordinate with three drug and alcohol community treatment agencies and assist with counselor training. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 113491 at UW Hires.


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/

College of Education - CQEL

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Training (CQEL) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and provides training and research on the quality of child care and early learning in Washington State.  Currently, CQEL is involved in the Washington State Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) standards initiative, Early Achievers.

CQEL has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Collector. The Data Collector will be a member of a CQEL regional team and reports to the Data Collector Supervisor. Data Collectors work closely with Community Liaisons from their assigned region, and will visit early learning providers who are participating in Early Achievers to collect data informing the Washington QRIS Early Achievers standards.

For details and application, search for Req. # 113448 at UW Hires.

Counseling Center

Training And Education Coordinator (Seattle)
Health & Wellness is seeking a Training & Education Coordinator to expand its education of the campus community on a variety of student health issues. This position will focus on: 1) The development and coordination of comprehensive educational programs targeting audiences across campus on evidence based approaches to sexual assault prevention/education and other co-occurring and overlapping health and wellness issues. 2) Clarifying reporting and resource referrals for students, faculty, and staff.  The Coordinator will collaborate closely with a variety of campus partners, including Community Standards and Student Conduct, Counseling Center, Hall Health, the Title IX Coordinator, and others to develop a comprehensive education program. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 111232 at UW Hires.

Department Of Health Services

Research Coordinator - Part Time (Seattle)
This is an opportunity to work on a new NIH-funded study. The study is an evaluation of an intervention to reduce unhealthy drinking among Latino day laborers.  Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day research activities necessary for the development and implementation of study timelines and protocols.

For details and application, search for Req. # 112639 at UW Hires.

Madison Clinic / Harborview

HIV/AIDS Education Coordinator (Harborview Medical Center, Seattle)
This person assesses the health education needs of patients, their barriers to learning ( e.g. readiness, cognitive, cultural, physical and emotional) provides direct education to patients(orientation and disease specific information) coordinates educational sessions for staff and providers, maintain printed educational materials for patients and providers and coordinates the clinic's Community Advisory Board.  Provides direct education, disease specific  information and adherence counseling and conducts HIV rapid testing. Additionally the position will work in collaboration with Public Health King County to increase access to HIV care and treatment by providing client centered outreach services to persons who fail to link to HIV care within three months of diagnosis and to persons who have fallen out of care.

For details and application, search for Req. # 112220 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work - Social Development Research Group

Tacoma Research Study Assistant (TEMP) (Tacoma)
The Stepping Up to High School Study is looking for part-time staff to coordinate and conduct interviews with families in the Tacoma area. The study is investigating a prevention program involving 8th grade students and their adult caregivers.  Staff will work closely with participating families to schedule and conduct one on one interviews with parents and youth in the home. Staff will be responsible for traveling to and from the interview site, transporting all interview materials and collecting data in a secure and consistent manner.

For details and application, search for Req. # 107998 at UW Hires.

Violence Prevention And Response Program

Training And Communications Specialist (Seattle)
The Violence Prevention and Response Program (VPRP) acts as the central point of communication and the coordinating unit for violence mitigation activities across the UW. The Violence Prevention and Response Program is the coordinating office of the UW SafeCampus program, a partnership of key players in campus safety and violence prevention, including Student Life, Human Resources, the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, UW and Harborview Medical Centers, the UW Police Department, Academic Human Resources, and the Graduate School.

As our Training & Communications specialist, you will play a key role in creating a safe and supportive campus environment that encourages our community to report potentially violent situations. Community reporting allows us to collaborate with our partner departments and develop a coordinated response that reduces risk by connecting those in need with expert campus resources. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 114099 at UW Hires.


Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington
(& sometimes more)

Crisis Clinic

Washington Recovery Help Line Clinical Supervisor (Seattle)
The Clinical Supervisor will oversee the delivery of services via phone, e-mail and website and will assure that callers receive appropriate referrals to prevention, intervention and treatment services. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for 1) training, supervision and supporting of Recovery/Crisis Clinic staff and volunteers, 2) scheduling of 24/7 phone coverage and providing back up support as needed, 3) ensure that information on multiple media sites is relevant and current, 4) share in networking with behavioral health providers statewide. 

Send resume and cover letter to Robyn Smith, MSW, CDP, Recovery and Crisis Text Services Manager Crisis Clinic, 9725 – 3rd Ave. NE, Ste 300 Seattle, WA  98115 or, rsmith@crisisclinic.org.

Washington Recovery Help Line Specialist (On Call) (Seattle)
The Washington Recovery Help Line Specialist is responsible for providing support to phone workers responding to calls on the Recovery Helpline.  S/he provides support in identifying appropriate resources and referrals, and provides support to phone workers during the call and debriefing after the call.  The Specialist responds to calls on the Help Line and emails, as well as does quality assurance screening for all calls handled. Salary: $14.25/hour. On-call positions are available for morning, afternoon, evening or late evening shifts. A CDP is required.

Send resume and cover letter to: Robyn Smith, MSW, CDP, Recovery Help Line Manager, Crisis Clinic, 9725 – 3rd Ave. NE, Ste 300, Seattle, WA  98115, or rsmith@crisisclinic.org

Evergreen Treatment Services

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Chemical Dependency Counselor (Hoquiam)
ETS has an immediate opening for a full time Chemical Dependency Counselor in Hoquiam. CDPT licensure is required, CDP licensure. 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. 

nystrom & Associates, ltd.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Seattle)
Full time position. Must be willing to work three evenings a week. In this role you would complete CD evaluations and comprehensive assessments, and implement treatment plans reflective of identified clients need, teaching and lecturing, maintaining client records in accordance with policy requirements, and attending all staff meetings.

Details and application: Nystrom & Associates Job Opportunities Page or click here.

Ryther

Chemical Dependency Specialist (Seattle)
Ryther is seeking Chemical Dependency Professional to work with youth who have had an arrest in King County. As part of the Juvenile Justice Assessment team, complete GAIN Short Screen on each youth and assess necessity of referring the youth for further evaluation and assessment. Work cooperatively with county probation counselors. Ability to quickly engage high risk youth. MUST have a CDP credential.

This is a full time, benefited position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ryther.org.

Sound Mental Health

COD Youth Clinician – Child and Family Services (Bellevue and Seattle)
Full time (24 hours/week in Bellevue, 16 hours/week in Seattle) with full benefits.  The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders.  Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.).  The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.  A Master's degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.  A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.  Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required.  Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.  Mental Health Professional status and Licensure preferred. A minimum of one year of experience as a drug and alcohol counselor is preferred. Knowledge of healthcare systems and recovery concepts, including drug/alcohol and community mental health systems & King County resources, is highly desirable. Ability to work well independently is necessary. CD, ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, and TARGET experience desired. CDP preferred. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Theresa Winther or Terry Richardson, Job #14-160, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to TheresaW@smh.org or TerryR@smh.org
 

Clinician – Co-Occurring Disorders (Tukwila and Auburn)
Full time (20 hours/week in Tukwila, 20 hours/week in Auburn) with full benefits.  The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders.  Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.).  The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.  A Master's degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.  A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.  Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required.  Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.  Mental Health Professional status and Licensure preferred. A minimum of one year of experience as a drug and alcohol counselor is preferred. Knowledge of healthcare systems and recovery concepts, including drug/alcohol and community mental health systems & King County resources, is highly desirable. Ability to work well independently is necessary. CD, ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, and TARGET experience desired. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dennis Marceron, Job #14-133, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to DennisMa@smh.org


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