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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

There are no positions open 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.

Health services

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
The Department of Health Services has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator to work with the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations most at risk of health disparities.

The Research Coordinator will support activities across several projects in the areas of healthy aging and workplace health promotion. A central aspect of this position will involve assisting small worksites with implementing a workplace wellness intervention comprised of programs, policies, and communications related to physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation, cancer screening, and stress reduction. This position will also provide technical assistance to Washington counties participating in a "train the trainer" pilot focused on delivering workplace wellness programming to worksites outside of the King County area.

For details and application, search for Req. 144540 at UW Hires.

school of Social work

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.

Social services, UW Medical Center

Director of the Social Work & Care Coordination Department (Seattle)
This individual provides the vision, leadership, and administrative direction to the department, emphasizing service excellence, patient safety, staff safety, financial responsibility  and organizational integration.  The Director will oversee the Social Work and Care Coordination Department with its 67 staff members, to assure alignment with and adherence to the organization’s mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and business strategies, leading the department in overall program development and service priority planning, implementation, supervision, and service evaluation.

For details and application, search for Req. 142068 at UW Hires.

UW counseling center

Psychologist (Seattle)
Provide brief individual and group counseling as well as outreach and programming for enrolled UW students.  This 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 to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance the campus climate for student success. The successful candidate will join a team of diverse and energetic individuals who are committed to enhancing and maintaining a thriving multicultural organization. 

This position involves daily intense contact with UW students in psychological or academic distress.  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. This position may provide clinical supervision for doctoral psychology interns in clinical or counseling psychology, requiring expertise in supervision models and a good understanding of risk management issues.

This person will provide consultation to a variety of departments and constituents on campus, including Career Center, Q Center, Residential Life, Disability Resources for Students, Hall Health, Academic Advisors, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and UWPD.  The person will be part of an interdisciplinary team designed to enhance the mental health of UW students and create a healthier campus climate and to respond to mental health crises.

For details and application, search for Req. 144234 at UW Hires.


Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Center for Human Services

Chemical Dependency Professional - School-Based (Shoreline)
The Chemical Dependency Professional is responsible for the delivery of screening/intakes, individual counseling, group counseling, and other related services to adolescents and young adults with drug/alcohol problems. This person will work with youth in Snohomish County Secondary Schools (Mukilteo School District). The Chemical Dependency Professional reports to the Youth Substance Abuse Program Manager. This is an exempt position.

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/SA-CDP-Youth-2016-a-SA-78-Mukilteo.pdf

Clinical Supervisor (Shoreline)
Support a dynamic team of therapists who provide quality mental health services in the clinics and at schools. Provides counseling and related services to children, youth, and families. Collaborate with mental health department to maintain a supportive and fun work environment.

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/MH-Clinical-Supervisor-2017-a-MH-30-Updated.pdf.

Community Youth Services

Substance Use Disorder Supervisor (Olympia)
The primary role will be to support therapists in obtaining dual-licensure through the WA DOH as a CDP and license in the Mental Health Field through. This position will also ensure program outcomes and compliance of SUD services through training, supervision, consultation, and tracking. This position works closely with the Clinical Supervisors and the Clinical Director to create a high-performing team that adapts services to best meet the needs of Transitional Age Youth utilizing Evidence-Based and Research-Informed Practices. The SUD Supervisor will receive specialized training in serving Transitional Age Youth and in the youth-driven/family guided program model.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions:

Crisis Clinic

Director Of Crisis Services (Seattle)
The Crisis Services Director is responsible for assuring that the Crisis Services Division provides high quality services, which are readily accessible and relevant to the communities we serve. As such, the Director is responsible for developing, monitoring and assuring adherence to operational policies, procedures and systems that produce outstanding results in keeping with defined outcomes. The Director is responsible for the clinical content of all training delivered by Crisis Clinic.

The Director is responsible for providing leadership in the development of new programs in response to identified community needs and Crisis Clinic’s strategic direction. The Director is able to respond to comments from the media about clinically related issues, and provide professional training and community educational presentations.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Susan Barlet, Human Resources Manager sbarlet@crisisclinic.org. You can also view the full listing on their website: http://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

On-Call Crisis Intervention Specialist (Seattle)
The Crisis Intervention Specialist provides assistance to the 24-Hour Crisis Line Volunteer Phone Workers. S/He assists them in assessing, developing and implementing, and resolving emergent and non-emergent calls. The Specialist provides feedback and debriefing following calls, and assists the Crisis Supervisor in the evaluations of the Phone Workers. S/He completes Case Reviews and accurately and timely reviews log-sheets and screening guides. The Specialist participates in program meetings and attends training and in-services. The Specialist will be crossed trained as Patient Placement Coordinator.

Send cover letter and resume to rsmith@crisisclinic.org. You can also view the full listing on their website: http://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 
  • Cooks - Must make tasty meals and treats

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.

LEAD Case Manager (Seattle)
The REACH Program of Evergreen Treatment Services works with homeless, addicted individuals to help them achieve stability and access important social resources such as housing, health care, entitlements and treatment. The LEAD project is a newly funded effort designed to help Seattle Police/King County Sherriff’s Department divert appropriately identified newly arrested individuals and/or social contacts. These clients will be provided goods and social services that are hoped to help cut down on their legal recidivism. This project is focused on the Belltown community of downtown Seattle and the Skyway neighborhood.

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.

Friends of Youth

Residential Youth Counselor (Kirkland)
Friends of Youth provides residential services and programming in a small group home setting for up to five unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth at the New Roads Kingsgate program. We are currently hiring for a residential youth counselor to work in this program. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish and English are preferred, although applicants with relevant experience that do not speak Spanish will also be considered.

Send cover letter and resume to Bailee Bryant at bailee@friendsofyouth.org. Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Friends of Youth Employment page.

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

Substance Use 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 #17-027. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Mental Health Professional
The Mental Health Counselor works under the supervision of the TSC Program Director and Director of Clinical Services. This position provides mental health services to agency clients. Will provide individual therapy, group therapy and case management services to consumer/patients. They will represent the Agency in the community at various meetings and clinical reviews.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-010. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Muckleshoot Behavioral Health

Chemical Dependency Program Supervisor (Auburn)
Under general supervision, supervises assigned staff and oversees client care to ensure service standards are met. Supervises and coordinates a chemical dependency treatment program, identifies operational issues and develops solutions; expands program availability. Assists Behavioral Health Managers in developing  program manuals, policies and procedures; organizes schedules and facility workspaces; evaluates program performance; ensures program meets Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) regulations. Provides daily staff supervision; effectively selects and hires staff; delegates work assignments; promotes teamwork; evaluates staff; develops training curriculum. Provides clinical supervision of staff; coaches and develops counselors; determines staff competency.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: https://careers-muckleshootgov.icims.com/jobs/3086/chemical-dependency-program-supervisor/job.

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Counselor - Youth Residentital (Burien)
Provide direct care and supervision for children and youth with emotional & behavioral challenges in a therapeutic residential treatment environment. Successful candidates will possess an understanding of trauma-informed as well as family-centered care and have experience working with children and youth with complex needs. This position works in a milieu setting using the engagement model of care.

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.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Chemical Dependency Professional (Ollala)
Seeking licensed, experienced CDP for our residential program, Olalla Guest Lodge.  Candidate should have experience with case management, group facilitation, MI/CBT/DBT, assessments, insurance authorization & utilization reviews. Minimum of bachelor’s degree or extensive clinical experience.  MH background/credentialed a plus.

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

Outpatient Treatment Supervisor (Gig Harbor)
Seeking experienced Treatment Supervisor, licensed CDP, for our outpatient program, Gig Harbor Counseling.  Candidate should have experience with clinical supervision, have thorough knowledge of case management, group facilitation, MI/CBT, assessments, insurance authorization & utilization reviews, possess strong leadership and communication skills, and have a comprehensive understanding of regulatory compliance (WAC’s, CARF, etc.). Minimum of bachelor’s degree or extensive clinical experience.  MH background/credentialed a plus. 

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

A positive Alternative

Master’s Level Clinician (Seattle)
A Positive Alternative is currently seeking a Master’s Level clinician for its Men’s Program, with experience in the mental health field and an interest in Chemical Dependency. A CDP Certificate would be ideal but not necessary if the person is willing to actively pursue this credential. We offer our clients gender specific groups that are not based on a 12 step model of treatment but provide a client-centered experience using evidenced based strategies including Motivational Enhancement, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and emotion regulation skills and tools. Training will consist of 15-20 hours a week to start and as much as 25-35 hours following training and orientation, with potential to step into Program Director position, in the future. Our clinicians are independent contractors and are paid an hourly wage (commensurate with experience). Most groups are held in the evening for 2-3 hours. Individual sessions can be offered flexibly throughout the day.

If you have an interest in this opening, please submit your resume and a detailed cover letter, expressing your interest in this specific opening to Andrea St. Clair at amsc13@comcast.net,  (206) 547-1955

Sound Mental Health

Clinician – Adult Services (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: John-Paul Sharp or Alexis Owens, Job #17-076 (Seattle) , #17-057 or #17-027, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JohnS@smh.org or AlexisO@smh.org.

Clinician / Case Manager – START (Sober Transitions And Recovery Today) (Tukwila)
Full time with full benefits.  The Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency and assists them in becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are involved in multi systems and through the provision of a full range of case management services and service coordination. Required:  A Master's or Bachelor's degree in related field, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies; plus a minimum of two years clinical experience and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment. Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families necessary. Must be able to obtain credential from WA Dept. of Health upon hire. Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Jaquelyn Harmon, Job #17-034, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JaquelynH@smh.org.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Sound Mental Health.

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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