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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

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/post-doctoral-opportunities/

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

See below for Postdoctoral Fellowship at Group Health Research Institute, Seattle

Faculty Positions (2) Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor WOT or Research track (AA16749)
The UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking candidates for two faculty positions which may be at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Tenure (WOT) (0113), Associate Professor WOT (0112), or Professor WOT (0111) to be hired in the faculty scientist pathway. The faculty rank may also be Research Assistant Professor WOT (0143); Research Associate Professor WOT (0142), or Research Professor WOT (0141) and these would be in the research faculty pathway.

The work site for the two successful candidates will be the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors. Candidates must have an established and funded research portfolio in one or more of the following areas related to substance use: (1) etiology, prevention and treatment of substance and behavioral addictions, co-occurring risk behaviors (e.g., maladaptive diet/exercise, sexual risk taking, aggression, alcohol, marijuana, substance use, gambling) and comorbid medical and mental disorders (e.g., diabetes, PTSD) among adolescents, young adults and adults; (2) substance use policy and/or health/health care policy research relevant to addictive behaviors; (3) assessment or intervention using mobile, wireless and/or wearable technology; (4) adaptive intervention designs; (5) cognitive, neurocognitive, or biological mechanisms underlying substance use; (6) harm reduction focused Community Based Participatory Research, particularly with traditionally underserved populations; (7) mindfulness-based relapse prevention; and/or (8) advanced methodological design and/or statistical methods in psychiatric and social epidemiology.

The two positions are full-time and require the PhD or foreign equivalent. Further desired qualifications include experience with development or philanthropic/advancement activities, development and execution of service contracts, experience with foundation, NIH, NSF, SAMHSA, or DOE funding. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Please submit CV and cover letter to the attention of Tanya Eng-Aquino at pbfac@uw.edu. For additional information about this position, please contact pbfac@uw.edu.

Counseling Center

Psychologist (Seattle)
This position provides counseling services and outreach to enrolled UW students to enhance their personal and academic success and ameliorate barriers to that success.  This position also provides professional 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.

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 may serve as counselor-on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills. This position will provide clinical supervision for doctoral level interns in clinical or counseling psychology, requiring expertise in supervision models, a good understanding of risk management issues, and competence in intercultural counseling.  This person will provide consultation to a variety of departments and constituents on campus.

For details and application, search for Req. #131693 at UW Hires.

Group Health Research Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Seattle)
Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to begin in Summer/Fall 2016. Funding is available for one two-year fellowship in one of the following areas:

  • Health behavior change, especially: smoking cessation &/or mHealth interventions (Dr. Jennifer McClure, mentor)
  • Infectious diseases, especially: vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety, and mathematical/simulation modeling of infectious disease dynamics (Dr. Mike Jackson, mentor)
  • Clinical and health services research in mental health, especially: mood disorder treatment, suicide prevention, personalized treatment, and health informatics (Dr. Greg Simon, mentor)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology, especially: treatment of hypertension in pregnancy and methods for analyzing complex longitudinal data including marginal structural models (Drs. Sascha Dublin & Susan Shortreed, mentors)
  • Addictions, especially: evaluating patient-centered approaches to addressing alcohol, marijuana and other drug use in medical settings (Dr. Kathy Bradley, mentor)

For a full description and application instructions, see: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/GHRI_Postdoc.pdf

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator for the Trauma Survivors Outcomes and Support (TSOS) Research Program at the University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center. The Trauma Survivors Outcomes and Support Research Program supports a 24 site nationwide clinical trial that aims to develop and implement broad reach public health interventions for injured trauma survivors suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related comorbidity. The research program also supports Harborview-based single site screening and intervention studies for PTSD and comorbidity.

Under the general direction and supervision of the Principle Investigator and Co-Investigators, this incumbent will independently provide research oversight and coordination for studies within the TSOS Research Program.

For details and application, search for Req. #131178 at UW Hires.

School of Social work

Coach/Instructor (Seattle)
The Continuing Education Specialist (Coach) is a regional expert on issues/concerns related to the professional development of the child welfare workforce in the assigned area.  The coach participates in and utilizes a competency-based system to identify, plan, coordinate and provide learning opportunities for the workforce employees.    

The Coach works within the partnership to accomplish its vision and values, and works within the framework set out in the partnership’s guiding principles.  The success of the partnership is realized by utilizing effective working relationships with all partners.  The Coach 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 best practice; giving direct coaching/instruction to regional social workers.

For details and application, search for Req. #133084 at UW Hires.

Research Consultant (Seattle)
School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children, has an outstanding opportunity for an Research Consultant. This position is established to contribute to and coordinate various research and evaluation activities regarding interventions delivered via the public agency, university partners and local service providers. The goal is to develop more effective services to meet the needs of those involved in child welfare, with current efforts aimed youth with behavioral and emotional challenges and their caregivers, homeless youth, and the child welfare workforce.  This position provides an opportunity to participate in all aspects of research design and implementation, and to deepen knowledge of child welfare system reform strategies underway at POC.

This position will support research and evaluation projects developing and accessing 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. 

For details and application, search for Req. #132138 at UW Hires.


Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Auburn Youth Resources

Drop-in Support Specialist (Auburn)
The Arcadia Drop in Center provides referral information, crisis intervention, behavior management and mentoring to youth in the community who might not otherwise access services. This position spends significant time in a drop in facility tracking and responding to client needs while maintaining healthy boundaries and consistency. With the assistance of the Community Programs Manager, the Drop in Support Lead will identify and establish a regular presence and support various programmatic functions within the Arcadia Drop in Center. This position will be responsible for a range of duties from janitorial support to youth mentorship. This position requires Saturday and Sunday shifts, as well as other duties during the week. The position has guaranteed funding through 12/31/2016.

Please send resume with cover letter to Attn: Human Resources Manager, Auburn Youth Resources, , Attn: Human Resources Department,1000 Auburn Way South, Auburn, WA 98002. or email to DelethaWr@ayr4kids.org. You can also view the full listing on their website: www.ayr4kids.org/employment/openings.

Crisis Clinic

Information & Referral Specialist (Northgate)
As part of King County 2-1-1, you will work within a supportive, team focused environment that provides a unique opportunity for learning, as well as personal growth and professional development. They are a busy contact center that serves community members who are in need of social and health services, such as food, utility assistance, legal help, dental care, etc. You will be trained to navigate our resource database and learn about the non-profit, government and specialized programs available in King County. The Information & Referral Specialist is responsible for providing high quality comprehensive services to King County 2-1 -1’s inquirers via phone and chat. The I&R Specialist assesses callers’ needs and provides appropriate referrals, performs intake screenings, completes special projects as assigned by the Manager, and is responsible for keeping complete and accurate documentation.

To apply send resume with a cover letter to sbarlet@crisisclinic.org. Include in your cover letter a short example of your problem solving experience in your current or past position. You can also view the full listing on their website: http://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

DSHS - Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

General Prevention Systems Manager (Lacey)
The Prevention System Manager position is responsible for contract monitoring and compliance with state and Federal contracts and related documentation. The Prevention System Manager provides culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive technical assistance and training that disseminates the latest substance abuse prevention science research for service providers, community based organizations and coalitions. The Prevention System Manager implements statewide evidence-based prevention initiatives based on comprehensive knowledge of effective planning processes, program facilitation, and evaluation through a minimum of one statewide project. This PSM position focuses on tribal and community-based prevention services and block grant state projects.

For details and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/24901.

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.

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.

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

Bilingual Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor (Renton)
Friends of Youth is seeking a Bilingual Substance Abuse Counselor to provide individual and group services to substance abuse services clients. CDP certifications is required. Responsibilities include:

  • Outpatient groups at one or more Friends of Youth locations (Griffin Home) and/or in the community.
  • Outpatient services to individuals and families.
  • Assessments of client substance abuse.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Maintain client case file records to meet all WAC, King County and COA requirements.
  • Work cooperatively with other agency staff in all areas and specifically in mutual case consultation.
  • Maintain ongoing training requirements for substance abuse counselor qualifications.
  • Maintain a 60% direct service goal.
  • Utilize agency programs/services in an effort to provide a continuum of care.
  • Provide case consultation linkage to and coordination of services with collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.

For full job description and application instructions click here.

Kitsap Mental Health Services

Residential Counselor (Bremerton)
Provide clinical treatment and management for Residential Services clients in need of services due to symptoms of mental illness, and to their families as necessary and appropriate.  Coordinate and monitor all shift activities, including making staff and program assignments and implementing treatment plans per guidelines set by clinical management. 

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

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers

Lakeside-Miliam is seeking Chemical Dependency Counselor Trainees and Associate Counselors. Students in addiction programs with or without a CDPT license are invited to become part of the team at Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, providing treatment adolescents and adults. If interested, send your resume to talleym@lakesidemilam.com, or fax to Monica Talley at 425-823-3132.  At Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers we believe “Underlying all of our actions is our fundamental belief that at Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers we provide the finest addiction treatment available anywhere, that the work we do is of social and material value to our clients and the community, and that people, both those we work with and those we serve, are our greatest and most precious asset.”

Lifeline connections

Chemical Dependency Professional (Vancouver)
The CDP(T) provides counseling and case management services for outpatient clients. The CDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services; the incumbent performs the following duties independently: Collaborates with the supervisory staff and Program Director, other senior staff members, and other counselors, building and maintaining an engaging treatment environment that motivates clients to focus on problematic behaviors, and teaches clients more productive coping strategies; 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; Leads treatment groups according to agency treatment guidelines; Develops discharge/aftercare plans and makes appropriate referrals for followup care; etc.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #15-052.

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Chemical Dependency Professional (West Seattle)
Navos Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program seeks a full-time, licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) to work in the West Seattle area. Must have ability to work with chemically dependent and mentally ill adolescents, maintain all required paperwork for each enrolled consumer, and function as part of a close-working team.

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.

North Sound Behavioral Health Organization

Substance Use Disorders Services Quality Specialist (Mt. Vernon)
North Sound BHO (formerly named NSMHA) currently operates as a Regional Support Network (RSN) for publicly funded behavioral health services in a five county region in northwestern Washington. The five counties include: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom North Sound BHO is responsible for the Medicaid funding for behavioral health, and our goal is to ensure eligible individuals and families receive appropriate, person centered and timely services.

Develop and promote a culture and structure within North Sound BHO and its network of providers that supports integration of mental health and substance use treatment services. Participate in the development and implementation of substance use disorder and co-occurring services across the region.Conduct utilization reviews and utilization management. Conduct and/ or participate in focused reviews to assure quality of care including the development of review tools, clinical records review, performance analysis, and written reports.

To apply visit their website at www.nsmha.org/jobs for full job description and application. Send cover letter, resume and application to hr@northsoundbho.org.

Olalla Recovery Centers

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

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

Olympia School District Student Assistance & Treatment Program

Olympia School District is a DBHR Certified Outpatient Chemical Dependency program serving youth K-12, seeking a fully licensed Chemical Dependency Professional to provide substance abuse prevention, early intervention, assessments, outpatient treatment, and after care support counseling.  This position is 7.5 hours per day 180 days per year (school calender) with 9 paid holidays.  

To apply, please send initial letters of interest and resume to Cindy Mitchell: cmitchell@osd.wednet.edu

Seamar Community Health Centers

Mental Health Therapist (Tacoma)
Full-time position for the Behavioral Health Program in Tacoma. He/she provides diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, and case management in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment. In addition, the Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides individual counseling, crisis stabilization, suicide risk assessment and treatment plans, and leads groups. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides clinical supervision to other clinicians who are pursuing the Licensing requirements. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist assists the Program Manager and clinical supervisor to conduct clinical chart reviews.

For full description of this position, click here.

Sound Mental Health

CD Clinician – Chemical Dependency (Bellevue)
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 strongly preferred; CDPT and minimum AA degree required. Preferred candidate will have 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: John Paul Sharp, Job #16-078, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JohnS@smh.org. Visit www.smh.org to learn more.

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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