logo
contact us | search | giving 
Home | News | People | Research | Library | Training | Funding | Publications | Resources


Addiction Research & Teaching Jobs at the UW & Seattle Area

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Case Manager/Advocate (Temporary) (Seattle)
The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP), part of the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) , is an intervention for high-risk women and their families.  We have an outstanding temporary opportunity for a Case Manager / Advocate, 37 hours per week.  This individual will  be responsible for providing direct outreach, home visitation case management, and advocacy services to high-risk mothers who have used alcohol and/or drugs heavily during pregnancy, and to their children, partners, and extended families when needed.  This position reports directly to the Seattle PCAP Clinical Director.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117553 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/

Counseling Center

Pyschologist (Seattle)
The UW Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Psychologist to provide brief individual and group counseling as well as outreach and programming for enrolled UW students.  The Psychologist will serve as an active member of our training staff, providing training and supervision for doctoral interns in our APA-accredited internship program. They will also provide consultation and outreach to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance the campus climate for student success.  Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required.  This position serves as counselor- on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills.  The successful candidate will join a team of diverse and dedicated individuals who are committed to enhancing and maintaining a thriving multicultural organization.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117337 at UW Hires.

Harborview medical center

Mental Health Specialist 2 (Harborview Medical Center)
Psychiatric Services Department has an outstanding opportunity available for a Part-time (90%) Mental Health Specialist 2 (Days) to utilize a variety of clinical/psycho-therapeutic skills and contribute to the bio-psycho-social assessments of patients, to collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team members in planning, implementing and documenting care from admission to discharge. Participate in unit and departmental activities to promote delivery of quality patient care, effective problem solving and communication, and continued clinical development.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117422 at UW Hires.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director - Research (Seattle)
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director-Research.  Under the direction of the Department Chair and Director, The Associate Director for Sponsored Projects will lead processes articulating the key strategic initiatives to support the research mission by leading regular planning sessions and retreats with relevant stakeholders.  The Associate Director will facilitate the implementation of these initiatives by providing expertise on formulating proposals that best match the interests of the potential sponsor.  By providing this oversight and facilitating strategic communication, the Associate Director will support effective scientific collaborations for our research community as a whole. A measure of success in this aspect of the position will be the accomplishment of identified initiatives and communication of this success to various stakeholders within and outside the Department.  Additionally, the Associate Director will work with the Chair to develop clinician scientist's funding opportunities and ensure research faculty is making appropriate progress towards the promotion goal of high-impact research.

For details and application, search for Req. # 114325 at UW Hires.

Director – Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Seattle)
The Director reports to the Department Chair and School’s Chief Financial Officer and serves as the business manager and senior administrative support representative for the Department.  As such, the Director has a comprehensive range of responsibilities, including: financial planning/management, budget development, supervision of the Department’s classified and exempt staff, personnel, payroll, purchasing, special project support, and other administrative functions for the School of Medicine.

As a UW SOM Department Director of Finance and Administration, the incumbent carries out duties prescribed by the directing, overseeing, or partnering institutions and organizations.  The critical knowledge and skills are organized into the areas of:  Financial Management and Development Activities, Operations Management, Practice Plan Management, Compliance and Risk Management, Research Management, Information Management, Human Resource Management, Facilities Management and Educational Program(s) Management.  He/she acts in an advisory capacity to the Chair and various Department committees, providing financial guidance, background information, and management advice.  In addition, the Director is the Department's primary working-level interface with the Dean's Office, the Practice Plans, and other departments in the University regarding administrative issues. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 115909 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Coach/Instructor Lead (Seattle)
This individual will be an integral part of the professional development education and training system for public child welfare employees, foster and relative caregivers, and their community partners.  This education and training system is a partnership between the University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Tacoma – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children. 

The Coach/Instructor Lead is responsible for consulting with and advising regional Children's Administration administrators and university faculty and staff on the education and training strengths and needs related to the successful job performance and achievements; developing parallel processes implemented statewide to support competency-based education and training; coaching/instructing supervisors on solution based casework best practice; giving direct coaching/instruction to regional social workers. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 116409 at UW Hires.

Continuing Eductation Coordinator - Child Welfare Trainer (Lower Coastal Region)
This position is an integral part of the professional development education and training system for public child welfare employees, foster and relative caregivers, and their community partners.  This education and training system is a partnership between the University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Tacoma – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children. 

The vision of the partnership is to join as one entity to support the readiness and continued learning of foster and relative caregivers and the child welfare workforce with the intention of achieving the best possible outcomes for Washington’s children and families.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117935 at UW Hires.

Continuing Education Specialist - Coach/Instructor (Tacoma)
This position is an integral part of the professional development education and training system for public child welfare employees, foster and relative caregivers, and their community partners.  This education and training system is a partnership between the University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Tacoma – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Alliance for Child Welfare. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 117702 at UW Hires.

Social Development Research Group - SDRG

Assistant to the Director (Northgate)
Opportunity for a part-time, 50%, Assistant to the Director.
This position provides executive level support as assistant to the Director of the Social Development Research Group.  Responsibilities include planning for, coordinating, and implementing organizational functions of the Director, including staff meetings, annual strategic planning; membership obligations and logistics associated with international, national, and local committees and meetings. The position advises and represents the Director and is in regular contact with department staff, University and other national and international partners. This position manages the complex daily schedule of the Director and the major flow of activities, work, and communication to and from the Director, ensuring all obligations and deadlines are met.  This includes managing logistics and planning meetings, securing documents and information, developing agendas and representing the Director at meetings as needed. This individual plans and arranges for discussions or presentations as needed; researches projects; tracks progress of activities. The position will initially be at 50% effort with the possibility of 100% in the future.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117069 at UW Hires.

Research Scientist (Northgate)  
The Social Development Research Group (SDRG) has on outstanding opportunity for one full-time Research Scientist (or two 50% FTE) to join the analysis teams of two research projects funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the development of marijuana, tobacco and other substance use in longitudinal samples of children, adolescents, young adults, and families.   The position is supported by two related funded studies within the Seattle Social Development Project: the SSDP Intergenerational Project (TIP) and the SSDP Gene-Environment Development Initiative (GEDI) project. TIP is a longitudinal study aimed at understanding the influence of parent substance use on child and adolescent development. It began in 2002, and has collected 7 waves of data from approximately 385 families who are part of the larger SSDP study (n=808). They have received 5 years of funding to collect and analyze 3 additional waves of data from the TIP sample to examine the potential developmental effects of the recent legalization of adult marijuana use in Washington State. The GEDI project is an ongoing NIDA funded study that is examining the potential interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the development of addiction. GEDI reflects collaboration across 3 datasets: the larger SSDP study (n=808), the Raising Healthy Children Study (also at SDRG, n=1040), and the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (n=1197 MZ and 684 DZ twin pairs). More information is available on these studies at http://www.ssdp-tip.org.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117808 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistant (Temporary) (Northgate)
Seattle Social Development Project (SSDP) has been gathering data since 1985 to test strategies for prevention and treatment of health and behavior problems among adolescents. These sample members are now young adults and are having children of their own. The Intergenerational Project (TIP) at the Social Development Research Group is a project to collect and analyze data on the children of the members of the original SSDP panel. This study will collect interview data from this third generation and their parents in order to examine the effects of current and past parental positive and negative behavior on child development. 

Seattle Social Development Project has an outstanding opportunity for part-time Interviewers. Job duties include recruiting families into the study, scheduling appointments, prompting participants to complete a web survey, and administering phone interviews or in-person computer assisted interviews in the participant’s homes.  The position requires flexible scheduling to accommodate evening and weekend hours.  This is a decentralized position - in this position, the Interviewer will be based out of their home office, with required regular staff meetings at the SDRG offices. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 118486 at UW Hires.

Social Services

Social Worker 1-Academic Medical Centers (Seattle)
PART-TIME (50%) MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER 1 to provide services to inpatients primarily covering weekends at UWMC.  Duties include following up on previously planned weekend discharges, conducting assessments on patients identified as needing a weekend discharge, providing support and education to patients and families, and interdisciplinary care planning.  Skills required include clinical insight, an ability to be comfortable working with persons with significant medical issues, a collaborative nature, strong multitasking and organizational abilities and demonstrated customer service skills.  Knowledge of health care resources and experience in a hospital environment preferred.  Benefits include working in a respected Social Work-led department with Social Work supervision, supportive colleagues, and an excellent reputation.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117419 at UW Hires.


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

Aburn Youth Resources

Prevention Intervention Specialist (Auburn)
Auburn Youth Resources is actively seeking a school based Prevention Intervention Specialist to work with Middle School and High School age youth in Pierce County. This person will conduct early intervention/insight programs for students experimenting with alcohol/drug use or suspended for alcohol/drug use with the intent of reducing and/or mitigating substance abuse and improving health and learning. They will provide standardized screening and referral information to students and their parents participating in the prevention/intervention program. 

This is a contracted position based on a school year with the anticipation of renewal each school year. It requires that the candidate have current CDP, CDPT or CPP credentials, preferably with school based prevention experience.Salary DOQ/DOE. Please send resume with cover letter to Attn: Human Resources Manager, 816 F St SE, Auburn, WA 98002 or email to DelethaWr@ayr4kids.org. You can also view the full listing on our website: www.ayr4kids.org/employment/openings.

Evergreen Treatment Services

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

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.

HCHN Chemical Dependency Specialist (Seattle)
This position will be available to the entire HCH Network of care to provide consultation and training on issues related to substance use disorders and treatment resources. This position will provide direct substance use disorder assessment, intervention, and linkage to treatment services for HCHN clients. This position will provide consultation to staff and services to patients during regular on-site hours at Downtown Public Health. Services will be provided from a harm reduction and motivational interviewing perspective.The CD Specialist must develop and maintain productive relationships with other HCHN providers, public health clinic staff, CD treatment providers, etc. The nature of this position is extremely independent, requiring self motivation and time management skills, creative thinking, multitasking, excellent interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills.

To view the complete job descriptions 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. 

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 and mental health treatment for KMHS clients to include: assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Kitsap County Chemical Dependency Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies.

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

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Recovery Support Specialist (CDP) (Seattle)
The Recovery Support Specialist will organize and lead daily recovery support groups, assist with recruitment and enrollment of students, provide individual counseling and support, and work with families, community partners, and other school staff to make sure students have the support, services, and resources they need to succeed at school and to continue to actively work on their recovery. The Recovery Support Specialist will work closely with other team members to monitor student progress and to intervene as needed to support students as they face challenges to their recovery, and to maintain a drug free environment for all students.

To apply visit their website at www.navos.org or send your resume by mail: Attn HR, 2600 SW Holden, Seattle WA 98126 By email: jobs@navos.org By fax: (206) 933-7005.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Chemical Dependency Professional (Olalla)
Seeking licensed, experienced CDP to provide direct clinical/case management services at our inpatient/residential program in Olalla.  Candidate should have experience with assessments, utilization reviews, knowledge of insurance practices, case management, group facilitation, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral treatment, and 12-step programs.  Dual diagnosis preferred.  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and extensive clinical experience preferred.  Pay DOE. 

Please send resume and letter of intent to: christine.lynch@olalla.org. No phone calls.  Olalla Recovery Centers is an EOE.  www.olalla.org.

Sound Mental Health

CD Clinician – Chemical Dependency (Tukwila)
Two positions, one full-time with full benefits (Tukwila) and one part-time (20 hours a week; flexible schedule) with partial benefits (Auburn/Tukwila). Provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendation for adult clients applying for outpatient chemical dependency treatment and for court referrals. The CD clinician carries a caseload of chemical dependency treatment clients and conducts group therapy sessions.  Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum AA degree required. Preferred candidate will have CDP Certification and Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education. Two years of clinical experience in counseling or case management required; a minimum of one year of experience as a drug and alcohol counselor preferred. WDL & excellent driving record necessary. 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Arden James, Jobs #15-056 (full-time) or #15-039 (part-time), 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to ArdenJ@smh.org

Clinician / Case Manager – START (Sober Transitions And Recovery Today) (Tukwila)
Full time with full benefits.  Serves in a specialized program to work with referrals from the criminal justice system referred to the program.  Seeks to engage these clients in co-occurring integrated services.  MHP and CDP/T preferred. Working experience with community mental health, severely disturbed individuals and the criminal justice system essential.    WDL & excellent driving record necessary.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Richelle Nordeen, Job #15-047, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to RichelleN@smh.org.

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.

Chemical Dependency Professionals (various locations in Washington)
Spectrum is a contractor for the Washington State Department of Corrections and a leading provider of chemical dependency treatment services in Washington. They have opportunities for Chemical Dependency Professionals at a variety of locations throughout the state.  Your expertise and your active Washington State CDP or CDPT Certification (required) will be valued by a team whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of others. They offer a competitive salary and benefits package and invite you to visit their website to learn about the exciting opportunities they have available. 

To apply for any of the openings please complete an online application under "Careers" at the website: Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.


More employment resources:


http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/ | Updated March 27, 2015 | Privacy policy | Terms of use