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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Continuing Education Specialist 2
ADAI has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Specialist 2.  The Continuing Education Specialist will be responsible for carrying out day to day activities which include conducting trainings for professionals and community members and providing technical assistance on overdose prevention interventions. The position will also be involved in purchasing and overseeing distribution of naloxone including supporting documentation of overdose education and naloxone distribution, use and refills. This position will also promote overdose education by adapting the latest evidence base into educational materials appropriate for the general population and specific professions; updating content and e-learning tools on the website www.stopoverdose.org; coordinating webinars; and organizing public events and forums as needed. This project is funded through September 2017 by Washington State’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery with continued funding anticipated. Salary: $5200 - $5700 / month, or $62,400 - $68,400 / year.  

For details and application, search for Req. #139586 at UW Hires.

Opportunities in other UW Departments

Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment & Education (CESATE), Puget Sound V.A.

CESATE announces the availability of 13 first-year positions in its Postdoctoral Fellowship program, beginning in August 2017. All fellows participate in advanced training in clinical psychology, with a focus in one of 10 areas: PTSD, Substance Use, Neuropsychology, Couple and Family Care, Primary Care, Rehabilitation, Telehealth, Specialty Medicine, Serious Mental Illness, and Mental Health (Anxiety and Mood Disorders). Our program is APA accredited in Clinical Psychology as a single, integrated program.

The Substance Use fellowship emphasizes the interdisciplinary treatment of substance use disorders in conjunction with the Seattle VA's national Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE). The resident will spend approximately 70-80% time working within interdisciplinary teams providing evidence-based treatments and practices to Veterans with a variety of addictive disorders. Additional time is devoted to didactic seminars, program development and evaluation, and clinical research. The duration of the CESATE fellowship is one year. The possibility of renewal for a second year, following completion of the accredited fellowship, can be considered for fellows with further advanced goals in administration, education and/or clinical research. Two first-year positions are available.

Regardless of the focus area chosen, all fellows attain advanced skills and knowledge in a common core of professional domains, including ethics and professional standards, research strategies, teaching and supervision, cultural diversity and individual differences, assessment and intervention, professional development, and interprofessional consultation. Training occurs within a Scientist-Practitioner framework, within a University-affiliated and academically-oriented healthcare environment.

The first-year stipend for each position is $45,236. Health insurance is provided. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens and must have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, including a doctoral internship, from APA-accredited programs.  Please note that APA accreditation of our program has been granted in Clinical Psychology; our Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology tracks are not accredited as specialties at this time. The VA is an equal opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants from underserved and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply as we are very committed to attracting a diverse class of fellows, as well as in training a future generation of psychologists capable of delivering high quality care to an increasingly diverse population.

Description and instructions for application:http://www.pugetsound.va.gov/careers/mentalhealth.asp.
Postdoctoral Fellowship application: http://www.pugetsound.va.gov/docs/Psychology%20Postdoctoral%20Seattle.pdf

Please note that we have elected not to use the APPA CAS portal for submission of applications this year.

Applications for all positions are due December 15, 2016.   Because applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in order to determine interview status, we encourage timely submission of applications.  Please feel free to contact the Director of Training with any additional questions at Stephen.McCutcheon@va.gov<mailto:Stephen.McCutcheon@va.gov>, or by phone at 206-764-2895.

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.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Designer (Temporary) (Seattle)
Looking for a Temporary, Part-Time Designer with a strong understanding of user-centered design process and user experience (UX) research methods to work with us on designing cutting edge health communication tools through data visualizations to educate patients (and clinicians) about an electronic health data research network (pSCANNER) for a project funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This position is part of a collaborative research project led by Dr. Kari Stephens, faculty in the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) Biomedical Informatics Core at UW, in collaboration with the Patient-centered Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research (pSCANNER: http://pscanner.ucsd.edu/).

The ITHS is a $70M health research institute based at the University of Washington, with integrated partnerships with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and more than 20 other organizations engaged in health research in five states in the Pacific Northwest region. The mission of ITHS is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to the clinic and beyond to improve the health of people in our region today. We develop critical resources to help innovators move their discoveries forward. ITHS fosters innovative health research, sustains research resources, and provides education and career development programs.

The communication tools will involve educating patient and clinician stakeholders about content, strengths, and weaknesses within the network of data in a user-centered fashion, focusing on specific diseases (obesity, congestive heart failure, and Kawasaki Disease) to help enable them as co-designers for future research study proposals.

Position Purpose: This position will fill a critical need to conduct qualitative research, analyses, and design work for data visualization tools targeted as primary deliverables for this research grant.

For details and application, search for Req. #139654 at UW Hires.

Program Operations Specialist (Seattle)
The Program Operations Specialist is the financial and administrative manager for the Trauma Recovery Innovations (TRI), a growing program located off-campus in the 45th Street Plaza Building. TRI seeks to develop and test robust treatments for the mental health concerns that can result from trauma exposure.  Funding from the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) and USAID currently support this off-campus research program. TRI exists to develop and test accessible treatments for mental health concerns resulting from trauma exposure. TRI studies novel ways of delivering interventions and rebuilds existing interventions from the ground up to make them easier to learn and deliver. This includes treatments that are simpler, are more brief, that use modalities outside of a therapist’s office to get care, or that use task sharing to help get more people access to treatment. Our goal is to create treatments that are easier to use and sustain in real world settings across the globe.

For details and application, search for Req. #133676 at UW Hires.

Research Study Coordinator Lead (Seattle)
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center and the SMART Center Managing Director, the Research Coordinator Lead  leads support efforts on a variety of behavioral science research studies involving human subjects.  Activities include the coordination of one or more school-based projects with community partners, including the development and monitoring of research procedures; responsibility for quality assurance systems to accomplish research goals; contribution to the analysis of research study results and the preparation of reports for review boards, funders and publication. The new RSC Lead will coordinate two large projects called SEE funded by the Dept. of Justice and BOLT, funded by NIH.

For details and application, search for Req. #139579 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Human Resources Manager (Seattle)
Reporting to the HR Director, the HR Manager works directly with staff and serves as the lead for department HR support.  The HR Manager collaborates with management on areas regarding recruitment, diversity, performance management, HR policies, employee relations, progressive discipline, training, strategic planning, and organizational development.

This position will require a high level of independence to manage the human resource aspects of a very complex department including faculty searches, staff hiring/counseling/termination, and resources for faculty and staff.  This position will have a high impact on both the School as well as the greater UW community.  It will require the highest level of professionalism, leadership, communication skills, organizational and analytical skills, and professional knowledge. 

This position is expected to be an expert in the area of recruitment of faculty and staff within the School. This position is a key to the smooth operation of the School and is the first line of problem solving, resolution, and change implementation (continuous improvement) of the department.

For details and application, search for Req. #140577 at UW Hires.


Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Actors Needed for Secret Shopper Work (Part-time, Seattle)

Actors will be required to perform a secret shopper research protocol in the greater Seattle area. Sometimes they will also play an “observer" or “friend of the secret shopper” who watches the interaction between the secret shopper and the salesperson. Both the secret shopper and the observer will be required to later record events and return completed data collection forms to the research team for analysis.  Qualifying actors must be able to:

  • Prove that they are 21 years of age or older
  • Look under 21 years of age
  • Provide a valid college ID (even if not currently enrolled in college)

Actors must be able to work as a team professionally and responsibly with another actor for hours at a time while conducting secret shopper visits. Actors will be transported to test locations by a research staff member.

These positions are working under a federal research grant overseen by professional research staff, and actors will be hired as independent contractors.

Actors will be paid $30 per hour for approximately 30 hours of work per week for 2 weeks during November and December 2016. A schedule will be provided in advance along a short script and paid rehearsal time.

Contact Mary Buller at mbuller@kleinbuendel.com or via phone at 303-565-4321. Klein Buendel, Inc. has been in business for 14 years and is a member of the Better Business Bureau.  See www.kleinbuendel.com for more information about our organization.

Auburn Youth Resources

Client Services Coordinator (Auburn)
The Client Services Coordinator is the primary agency contact person for clients seeking services at AYR.  The Coordinator supervises pre-intake screening, and handles the flow of client services, including case assignments, insurance benefit checks, chart information and review, and releases of information.

Applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter to DelethaWr@ayr4kids.org or may submit resumes by mail to: Auburn Youth Resources, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1000 Auburn Way South Auburn, WA 98002. You can also view the full listing on their website: www.ayr4kids.org/employment/openings.

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 (Montlake Terrace)
The Clinical Supervisor supervises clinicians working in Snohomish County, and ensures appropriate documentation and caseload analysis of each staff member. Works with Training Coordinator to develop and implement training program. Provides counseling and related services to children, youth, and families. The supervisor works with clients with either Medicaid funding or private insurance. Reports to the Mental Health Program Manager. This is an exempt position. Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural candidates are encouraged to apply

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/MH-Clinical-Supervisor-MLT-2016-a-MH-30.pdf

Mental Health Program Manager (Shoreline)
Lead a dynamic team of therapists to provide quality mental health services in the clinic and at schools within two school districts. Collaborate with school staff in order to develop ongoing relationships. Collaborate with greater Mental Health Department to support a cohesive team that provides excellent clinical services and maintains a fun and engaging work environment. This is an exempt position. Bi-lingual/Bi-Cultural candidates encouraged to apply.

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/MH-Mental-Health-Manager-2016-a-MH-34-1.pdf

Crisis Clinic

WA Recovery Help Line Specialist – On Call (Seattle)
The Washington Recovery Help Line Specialist is responsible for responding to calls on the Help Line, as well as 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 also provides quality assurance screening for all calls.

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

Outpatient Clinical Supervisor (Everett)
Evergreen Recovery Centers is looking for a qualified and experienced person who will be a strong clinical supervisor for our Outpatient program in downtown Everett. The right candidate would have their CDP with supervisory experience (CDP Approved Supervisor). A plus would be someone who additionally has mental health licensure (LMHC or LMFT) with supervisory credentials and experience as we also provide a continuum of services for persons with co-occurring disorders.

In our outpatient program we provide education and counseling to address biological, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions outlined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The goal of treatment is abstinence from all mood-altering drugs and to assist our clients to establish a plan for community support that will sustain recovery for them. Evergreen Recovery Center’s programs are certified and licensed by the State of Washington and CARF accredited.

Download complete description and contacts for application.

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

Group Care Enhancement Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor (Kirkland)
Provide crisis Intervention, Individual, Group and Referral services to Substance Abuse Services clients in Homeless Youth Service programs. CDP certification required. They are a team that works together to meet the needs of their clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities.

Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor (Issaquah)
Provide individual and group services to Substance Abuse Services clients. Job responsibilities include outpatient groups at one or more Friends of Youth locations and/or in the community, outpatient services to individuals and families, assessments, maintaining client confidentiality, maintain client case file records to meet all WAC, King County and COA requirements, etc.

Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to Jerry Blackburn at jerry@friendsofyouth.org. To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our web site at www.friendsofyouth.org

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.

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 #16-030.

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Chemical Dependency Professional (Burien)
This position is responsible for providing clinical assessments, intake, and treatment services, including group and individual counseling, to chemically dependent and mentally ill adults.

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 or by fax: (206) 933-7005.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Support Coordinator - Treatment Assistant / Treatment Aide (Olalla)
Seeking enthusiastic, competent indivuals to join our clinical team.  Support Coordinators work closely with the clinical team and assist the clinical staff of Olalla Recovery Centers by maintaining safety and security of the patients.  Coordinators are also responsible for facilitating group activities, discussions, and completing initial intake/orientation to the treatment program & services. This position is at our residential site Olalla Guest Lodge. 

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

Sound Mental Health

CCAP Clinician – Chemical Dependency/CCAP (Community Center for Alternative Programs)
Two positions, both full time with full benefits (Seattle).  The CCAP Clinician works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency diagnosis. Assists clients in resolving their legal issues and becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are court ordered to CCAP and involved in multi systems. Through the provision of a full range of group treatment, individual treatment, educational groups, case management services and service coordination, the CCAP Clinician assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  Serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  Good communication with the criminal justice system on behalf of clients is required.  Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree and minimum two years’ related clinical experience required.  MHP and CDP with criminal justice experience preferred; CDPT required.  WDL & excellent driving record necessary. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Scott Edwards, Job #16-183 or 16-182, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to ScottE@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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