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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

ADAI has no positions open at this time.

Opportunities in other UW Departments

Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research

Research Study Coordinator (see below under Tulalip Tribal Services)

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/

Harborview medical center

Mental Health Specialist 2 (Harborview Medical Center; 90% part-time position)
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.

Mental Health Specialist 2 (Harborview Medical Center)
Our Inpatient Psychiatric Services Department has an outstanding opportunity for a PART-TIME (60%) EVENING SHIFT, MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST 2. Under the supervision of a RN, the Mental Health Specialist II utilizes a variety of clinical/psycho-therapeutic skills to contribute to bio-psycho-social patient assessment, and to collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team members in planning, implementing and documenting care from admission to discharge for psychiatric patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Additionally, this person will 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. # 120219 at UW Hires.

Social Worker 1 (Harborview Medical Center)
The Social Work department has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Social Worker 1. The individual in this position will provide direct social work services to our Ambulatory Care Clinicas. Additionally, they will implement the full range of social work clinical protocols for patients ranging from youth through adulthood. Social work interventions include crisis intervention, social work assessment, resource coordination, minimal case management, and discharge follow-up.

Priority patients for ambulatory care include patients in need of psychiatric evaluation; minors; sexual assault victims; domestic, elder, and child abuse victims; patients needing nursing home placements; patients with chemical dependency and other psycho-social emergencies; patients needing general resources including transportation and housing; patients needing other services as requested by provider.

For details and application, search for Req. # 120201 at UW Hires.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director - Research
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.

School of Social Work

Data Manager/Analyst (50% FTE)
The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute- National Center of Excellence (IWRI-NCE) has an outstanding opportunity for a half-time (50% FTE) Data Manager/Analyst to join our Research Core (RC) team. The RC for the IWRI-NCE provides an innovative, collaborative, and nimble research infrastructure to meet the rigorous scientific demands of researchers and community members who study health inequalities in indigenous communities.  The infrastructure provides support to center researchers on research designs, data collection methods, measurement, statistical methods, community partnerships, and ethics.  Our RC researchers come from diverse disciplines including social work, sociology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, public health, and history.  We include a conventional research methods division and multiple research projects. However, within these units are unique features that are essential to transition the science and the translation of these findings for indigenous communities into the next exciting generation of indigenous health research, interventions, and policy making. The Research Core main goals are to (1) foster a focused research agenda that examines how historical, cultural and social determinants of health, health disparities, and health risk behaviors among AIAN populations and (2) provide a collaborative infrastructure support for Center projects. 

The Data Manager/Analyst will oversee the data management and assessment quality assurance activities associated with these trials, as well as any future studies conducted at this group.  It will be crucial for the individual in this position to be well organized with great attention to detail to ensure that data for each project is up-to-date, thoroughly documented, and secure.

For details and application, search for Req. # 120529 at UW Hires.

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.


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

Aburn Youth Resources

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

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

Evergreen Treatment Services

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

Chemical Dependency Counselor (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.

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

To view the complete job descriptions click on job link on employment page. Please be sure to include a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in working at ETS. 

Kitsap Mental Health Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Bremerton)
Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients. To provide integrated substance use disorder and mental health treatment for KMHS clients to include: assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Kitsap County Chemical Dependency Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies.

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

Navos Mental Health Solutions

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

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

Olalla Recovery Centers

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

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

Residence Xii

Chief Executive Officer (Kirkland)
RESIDENCE XII is seeking a dynamic inspirational leader who has a passion for working with chemically dependent women and their families to be its next CEO.  This position requires a confident management style and positive attitude.  The ideal candidate will have both a clinical and solid business background and proven experience working in non-profit management.  As a small non-profit agency the CEO is sometimes required to work in the clinical area so direct experience in dealing with chemical dependency is a requirement. If you believe you are this person please visit the website http://www.residencexii.org/careers/ceo/ to review the job description and details of qualifications and responsibilities. Excellent benefits. 

Email your resume, references and cover letter to HR@residencexii.org.

Seattle Children's

Mental Health Therapist, Outpatient Chemical Dependency (Seattle)
Based at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle position will develop and implement substance use prevention strategies and programs with students, work with students individually and in groups around substance use prevention, teaches evidence-based models and curriculum to students to prevent substance use, and provide clinical supervision for Adolescent Medicine CDP.

For job details and instructions to apply.

Sound Mental Health

There are no CDP positions open at this time.

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.

Suquamish Tribe

Chemical Dependency Professional
The Suquamish Tribe is seeking a Chemical Dependency Professional tp provide individual, group, and family counseling on issues related to substance abuse to the diverse clients of the Wellness Program, according to the policy and procedures manual for the Intensive Outpatient Program.   

Full description and application instructions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/SuquamishCDP.pdf

Intake and Data Specialist
The Intake and Data Specialist will provide administrative liaison to the clinical teams; assist and oversee patient entry to the clinic to ensure completion of intake paper work and insurance benefit applications; open new case files as needed in the database, and channel patients to appropriate service areas within the Wellness Center, Human Services, and/or other Tribal Offices or external agencies.  This position will coordinate services with the Chemical Dependency Team due to the complicated nature of Intake documents and the TARGET database with the Mental Health Team.  She/he will assist with management, organization, analyses, and summary of client and clinic data for quality assurance and improvement; assist with written reports summarizing analyses; provide administrative assistance to the Director; and serve as Tribal Assistor for Wellness clients.

Full description and application instructions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/SuquamishIntake.pdf

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker
The primary function of the licensed counselor is to provide case management for clients at the Wellness Center and to assist with clinical intakes; secondarily, to provide individual therapy sessions for Tribal members and their immediate families under supervision from the lead Mental Health Counselor.  Group counseling, support groups, and psychoeducational groups are provided as needed.  Psychoeducational groups may take place in other Suquamish departments (e.g. the Youth Center, Chief Kitsap Academy, TWC, etc.).  The counselor may specialize in one particular therapy style and/or age range but is flexible to provide treatment to family members and others outside that specialty and/or age range.

Full description and application instructions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/SuquamishLMHC.pdf

For a complete list of jobs available with the Suquamish Tribe, visit: http://www.suquamish.nsn.us/Employment.aspx.

Tulalip Tribes Family Services

Research Study Coordinator (part-time, 30-40 hrs per week)
Washington State University in partnership with University of Washington and the Tulalip Tribes (Tulalip Tribal Family Services) is offering a Research Coordinator position to work on a research project designed to improve substance abuse treatment. The position will manage day-to-day operations of the research protocol including participant recruitment, conducting interviews, collecting urine samples and administering prizes. The position will be located at the Tulalip Tribal Services. This is currently a part-time, hourly (30-40 hours per week) position, depending on the qualifications applicant and the workflow of research projects.

Download full description and application instructions.

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