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UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

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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.


Research Study Assistant - 60% FTE (Seattle)
The Department of Psychology has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 60% FTE Research Study Assistant. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Study Assistant would participate in NIMH-funded research on Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for child trauma exposure. As part of a study on TF-CBT in community-based mental health settings in Washington State, the Research Study Assistant would conduct telephone interviews with children and adolescents and their parents/guardians in English and Spanish under the supervision of the project director and assist with other study-related tasks.

For details and application, search for Req. # 118610 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Research Scientist/Engineer 2 (Seattle)
This position will support the University of Washington's National Health, Aging, and Sexuality Study (NHAS) and assist with data management, data analyses, and systematic literature reviews and document data sources and results of data analyses related to one or more of the following topics: health disparities research; risk and protective factors and mechanisms influencing health and well-being; aging and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) mid-life and older adults.

Under supervision by the Project Director and the Principal Investigator, this person will assist in identifying and evaluating existing literature, address research gaps in LGBT mid-life and older adult health equity/disparity studies, and manage/ analyze both community-based longitudinal survey data and population-based health data to test complex health equity models. The Research Scientist should be able to apply appropriate statistical approaches, interpret results of analyses, recognize their implications, complete tasks under limited supervision, and work collaboratively with other team members to accomplish organizational goals. This position will also assist in grant development and securing on-going funding. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 119055 at UW Hires.

Social Development Research Group - SDRG

Administrator (Northgate)
The Social Development Research Group (SDRG) housed within the UW School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Administrator. SDRG is an internationally renowned interdisciplinary team of researchers united in a common mission to understand and promote healthy behaviors and positive social development among children, adolescents, and young adults. SDRG comprises nine principal investigators (PIs), more than 30 professional and classified staff, and over 6 million dollars in annual funding.  SDRG is located off campus and functions with a high degree of autonomy in conducting its administrative operations.  The Administrator serves in a variety of roles and must demonstrate effective management and administrative skills in exercising extensive independent judgment and decision-making authority in performing and directing the full range of management services, including program and budget planning, grant and contract budget administration, personnel administration and facilities management both within the unit and in coordination with the School of Social Work leadership team.  With the Director, and Assistant Director, the Administrator is part of SDRG’s executive management team to work with the SDRG Executive meeting to meet the goals of the Group. Open to UW Employees only.

For details and application, search for Req. # 119535 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.

Research Study Assistant (Temporary) (Northgate)
The UW’s Social Development Research Group (SDRG) is looking for part-time staff to facilitate web and phone interviews with participants (employers/HR representatives) in a study to collect baseline data about the new $13 Minimum Wage Law in which goes into effect beginning in July 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The project will begin in May 2015 and last through the end of July 2015, with the possibility that the study will be extended further. Staff will use a multitude of contact strategies (phone, email, postal mail) to ensure/encourage study participation.

Basic Function:
The function of the research study assistant will involve following up with non-responding study participants to encourage their participation in the survey. Research study assistants will use various tools (phone, web, mail), resources and techniques to coordinate interviews with participants. Project work will be conducted from our offices in Northgate, Sundays through Saturdays in shifts during calling hours (between 7AM - 6PM).  Research study assistants, when not working cases, may assist with any necessary data entry, filing and may perform additional tasks to assist other team members, as needed.  Research study assistants will receive training and will be expected to demonstrate mastery of basic interviewing techniques before beginning work on the project.

For details and application, search for Req. # 119142 at UW Hires.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington
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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 (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.

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.

New traditions

Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (Seattle)
Opening for a Full-time Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) or Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP). We offer regular clinical supervision, training, and reimbursement through King County for CDPT course work, books, CDP test, and license fee.  The job description includes conducting chemical dependency assessment and make any necessary medical, mental health, or other referral in timely manner; develop individualized treatment plans, conduct treatment plan review, and maintain accurate and timely client file per WAC; conduct individual sessions, facilitate groups, participate in weekly staffing, refer clients as needed; and other duties as assigned. Location: 9045 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106. Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. Compensation: DOE ($14.50/hour starting for CDPT, $16.00/hour starting for CDP).

Contact: Send cover letter and resume demonstrating above qualifications to hr@new-traditions.org.

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)
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, Job #15-056, 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)
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.

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