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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

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Center for the Study of Health Risk Behaviors

Psychology Training 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 Addictive Behaviors Research Center in the Department of Psychology, and is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Principal Investigator, Dr. 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.
Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation by January 10th, 2018. Please email AND mail materials to:  Tanya Eng‐Aquino, Division Administrator, Postdoctoral Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, 1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300, Box 354944, Seattle, WA 98195‐4944, tanyaeng@uw.edu

Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education (CESATE)

Substance Use Disorders Postdoctoral Fellowships, VA Puget Sound
CESATE at the VA Puget Sound announces the availability of 13 first-year positions in our Postdoctoral Fellowship program, beginning in August 2018. 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 Disorders Fellowship emphasizes the interprofessional treatment of substance use disorders in conjunction with the Seattle VA's national Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education (CESATE). The resident will spend approximately 70-80% time working within interprofessional teams providing evidence-based treatments and practices to Veterans with a variety of substance use 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.

A full description including detailed instructions for application, is available here: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/seattle/

Applications for all positions are due December 15, 2017.   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, or by phone at 206-764-2895.

Indiginous Wellness Research Institute

Research Study Assistant (Temporary)
At IWRI, this position will implement all field operations for Healing Seasons: Pathways to our heart, mind, body, and spirit. The Healing Seasons study is a randomized comparison control trial conducted among 200 participants to assess a 2 different 6-week interventions. Tthis study builds on an 8-year community-based participatory partnership and is in full collaboration with a Tribal Community.

The two evidence-based interventions are 1) Motivational Interviewing Therapy – a goal setting and skill based talk therapy (MIST) and 2) Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) a story based exposure therapy. The culturally-grounded study is funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities will address trauma symptoms and substance misuse concerns while facilitating positive sexual health behaviors.

This is a part-time position. Working under the direct supervision of the Research Coordinator, the Research Assistant will coordinate and implement the onsite activities of the NET/MIST research study involving participants from a rural tribal community.

For details and application, search for Req. 150512 at UW Hires.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Researcher, Tobacco Study
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Researcher on our newly formed Tobacco Team. The new team was created with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies and will focus on improving estimation of tobacco burden, uptake of results by tobacco partners, as well as assessment of the impact of tobacco control policies. The Researcher on the Tobacco Team will also contribute to the development and application of innovative methods in statistical analysis to produce high-quality and policy-relevant estimates related to the effects of tobacco use on health.

The Researcher will be a critical member of an agile and dynamic research team developing new approaches and producing detailed estimates that will empower policymakers and donors to make optimal decisions about allocating funds and prioritizing interventions. Specifically, the Tobacco Team will drive the intellectual content to derive burden of disease estimates related to tobacco use and evaluation of programs to eliminate tobacco-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The individual will be expected to interact successfully and describe complex concepts and materials concisely to a wide range of stakeholders, including high-level individuals in government or other organizations.

For details and application, search for Req. 147753 at UW Hires.

Social Development research group

Research Study Coordinator (Seattle)
This position coordinated the recruitment and data collection efforts on the Connecting Study. This position will be asked to coordinate and oversee project specific data collection activities for SDRG researchers and/or external research partners. The role will enable the employee to work across several areas and/or projects.

For details and application, search for Req. 151373 at UW Hires.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

American Behavioral Health Systems

Marketing Specialist (Olympia)
Looking for a Marketing Specialist to promote ABHS services and deliver effective marketing programs to support our reputation and growth. As a Marketing Specialist, you will brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns, develop and optimize content, plan and execute promotional events, advertise our services, produce attractive materials, and analyze marketing campaign results to ensure continued success. For more information http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/Marketing_Specialist.pdf and to apply for these positions, please e-mail mpriebe@abhsinc.net or call 360-507-8026.

Mental Health Counselor (Chehalis)
As a Mental Health Professional at ABHS, you will work with clients in group and individual settings to support ongoing mental health and long term recovery. You will perform crisis intervention, counseling, and help clients define goals and gain insight. For more information http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/MH_Counselor_Chehalis.pdf and to apply for these positions, please e-mail mpriebe@abhsinc.net or call 360-507-8026.

Center for Human Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Bothell)
The Chemical Dependency Professional is responsible for the delivery of individual counseling, group counseling and related services to adults with drug/alcohol problems. The Chemical Dependency Professional reports to the Snohomish County SUD 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/SA-CDP-Adult-2017-a-SA-91-Snohomish-County.pdf.

Community Youth Services

Associate Counselor (Olympia/Shelton)
Community Youth Services is recruiting for on - call Associate Counselors for its Haven House program. This position fills in shifts for Residential Counselors as needed and/or serves as additional staffing if necessary to provide adequate supervision to residents. Provides safe and nurturing milieu for youth ages 12 –17, ensures basic living needs are met, provides guidance, counseling, and support to help program participants maintain appropriate and safe behavior, objectively documents behavioral observations, and works to aid in the voidance of further out-of-home placement.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions: http://www.communityyouthservices.org/pdf/Human%20Resources/AD%20Associate%20Counselor,%20Haven%20House,%20Oct%202017.pdfl.

Compass Health

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Friday Harbor)
As part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, the CD Counselor provides chemical dependency services to adults and youth and their families. They provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=compassh&jobId=172070&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Crisis Clinic

Crisis Line Manager (Seattle)
The Crisis Line Staff manager is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, scheduling and mentoring professional and paraprofessional staff. The Manager is responsible for communicating the missional aspect of our work and incorporates the principles of recovery into training of staff. Additionally, the Manager participates in training Crisis Line phone worker volunteers and in conducting community trainings, thus it is important that the Manager has excellent communication and training skills. The Manager needs to understand the nature of 24-hour work and be flexible to support staffing during evenings, nights and weekends. The manager is responsible for daily operations of the crisis phoneroom and is a key contact with our community partners.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions: https://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

Evergreen Recovery Centers

New Detox Unit – All Positions Available (Everett)
Immediately needed are the following;

  • RN's/LPN's - Full time/part time/on-call - All shifts (8hour days, eves and nights) Current active WA license required
  • Detox Unit Assistants - Full time/part time/on-call - 12 hour days/nights
  • Counselors- CDPT/CDP

Please visit our website at www.evergreenmanor.org for the complete job description for each available position and to download an employment application.

Please forward your cover letter, resume and job application to sjohnson@evergreenrc.org or dren@evergreenrc.org.

Evergreen Treatment Services

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

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Seattle)
The counselor shall serve as the primary contact person with their assigned agency patients. It is through the counselor’s ongoing individual contracts with his/her patients that the major objectives of treatment are attained. S/He shall provide assigned patients with necessary program information and scheduling referrals to internal and external resources, individual counseling, and guidance in developing their treatment plans and goals. The nature of this position is fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions.

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.

Program Manager - Flex Care (SKCC)
The Flex Care Program Manager provides administrative support to the Flex Care team of Nurse Care Manager and prescribing physicians.  This position assures that the Flex Care protocol is carried out accurately throughout assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation, state and program reporting requirements.  Ensures that initial screenings of potential patients are completed, assists with assessing insurance coverage, program requests for data, manages Flex Care provider meetings, and collaborates with outside agencies as needed.   

To view the complete job descriptions for these and other ETS jobs, 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

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

Send cover letter and resume to Bailee Bryant at bailee@friendsofyouth.org. Please visit their website at www.friendsofyouth.org/employment.aspx for a complete job description.

Kitsap Mental Health Services

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

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

Lifeline connections

Chemical Dependency Professional
The SUDP(T) provides counseling and case management services for clients. The SUDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services. Assesses the psychosocial functioning of assigned clients and develops individualized treatment plans; apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained; and leads treatment groups.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-016. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Chemical Dependency Counselor (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.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references for consideration. Navos will contact those most qualified for the position. Submissions without a cover letter and resume will not be considered. Please send documents to jobs@navos.org.

Prevention/Intervention Specialist Adolescent (Burien)
Seeking a full-time Prevention/Intervention Specialist to work in an alternative school-based setting. The role of this position is to provide effective prevention and intervention strategies for high school-age youth and to increase youth access to chemical-dependency treatment. The staff member works in collaboration with school case managers for a team approach to identifying and addressing student needs. In addition, the candidate should be able to deliver public presentations in a group, individual, classroom or assembly settings.

Detailed job description: https://navos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=28.

Nooksack Indian Tribe Genesis Program

Chemical Dependency Professional
The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Professional is to provide services for individuals, family and groups in mastering their addictions, and to understand the problems caused by their chemical dependency. Responsibilities includes conducting assessments and evaluations, documentation of treatment services, monitoring of treatment plans, intervention, outreach, referral advocacy, follow-up care, support services, and educational and prevention activities for Nooksack Indian Tribal members, extended family and tribal community members.  Emphasis is on cultural sensitivity, partnering actively with families, natural support and other tribal and community services providers to promote safe, stable and healthy families.

Detailed job description.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Support Coordinators (Olalla)
Seeking highly motivated, caring, compasionate individuals to work in our Support Services Department.  This is a perfect job for those interested in the human services field, college students, and for those who enjoy working with people.  Olalla Guest Lodge is open 7-days per week, 24-hours per day, thus this position does require working some evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Other team members have stated that being a Support Coordinator at Olalla Recovery Centers is very rewarding position, so we hope you will consider joining our team! 

To apply for employment with Olalla Recovery Centers, please come to Olalla Guest Lodge (12850 Lala Cove Lane SE, Olalla, WA 98359) with your cover letter & resume and complete their employment application. Detailed job description: http://www.olalla.org/about/employment.

Ryther Center for Children and Youth

Outpatient Substance Abuse Therapist
Ryther is seeking a qualified, chemical dependency professional (CDP or CDPT) to join our expanding team of multi-disciplinary professionals! Job duties would include; Provide comprehensive and culturally responsive SUD services and SUD assessments for children, youth and their families. Applicants must possess a CDP or CDPT. It is strongly preferred that applicants are trained in administering the GAIN-I SUD assessment. SUD therapists have access to training and frequent clinical supervision. Therapists also participate in consultations with a team of Co-occurring therapists. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience working with children and youth. CDP/T is required. This position would start at part-time and build to full-time as caseload/referrals grow.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Heather Wagonblast, HR Manager: <HeatherW@ryther.org>

Read the full description for this job and others at Ryther: http://www.ryther.org/employment/

Seattle Children's

Mental Health Therapist - Outpatient Chemical Dependency (Seattle)
Provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems in a manner which results in improvements in the child and family’s functioning in multiple life domains. Provides substance abuse counseling and treatment services to patients and their families. 

Based at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle to develop and implement substance use prevention strategies and programs with students. Works with students individually and in groups around substance use prevention.  Teaches evidence-based models/curriculum to students to prevent substance use.

To apply for this position, please click Apply Now/Create Profile at: https://www3.apply2jobs.com/seattlechildrens/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=15611&CurrentPage=1

Sound Mental Health

Clinician – Adult Services (Auburn, Bellevue, Seattle and Tukwila)
Three positions, all full time with full benefits. The clinician is responsible for providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients applying for outpatient SUD treatment and for court referrals; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned.  The SUD Clinician is required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager. They will provide intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to adults, and families. Provide direct supervision of trainees, students, and volunteers as per assigned. Assist with updating the clinical manual.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to AlexisO@smh.org.

Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP)

Senior Research Associate - Economist
WSIPP is seeking an analytical and technically skilled economist to join our team as a Senior Research Associate. WSIPP conducts research at the direction of the state legislature or its Board of Directors. Previous research topics have included criminal justice, education, child welfare,  mental health, substance abuse, and health care. WSIPP’s work generally falls into three categories: outcome evaluations of programs and policies, meta-analysis, and benefit-cost analysis.  The Senior Research Associate will primarily support the further development, improvement, and maintenance of WSIPP’s benefit-cost analysis capability across a wide variety of policy areas.The Associate will also play a leadership or consulting role on a variety of outcome evaluations, and conduct meta-analysis and literature reviews as necessary.

Some current projects include:

  • An evaluation of the effect of the integration of the involuntary treatment systems for substance use disorders and mental health;
  • A series of evaluations examining the impact, benefits, and costs of Washington State Initiative 502, legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana on public health, public safety, substance abuse, the economy, the criminal justice system, and state and local revenues; and
  • A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between the Early Achievers quality ratings and outcomes for children participating in subsidized early care and education programs.

See full description and application instructions.

Washington State University Health Sciences (Spokane)

Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane and the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, a full-time, temporary 12-month position. Subsequent renewals are subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding.

Position Details:
Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to be a part of an active dynamic research program focused on improving behavioral treatments for adults with co-occurring alcohol use disorder and serious mental illness.  Research foci also include evaluating and improving behavioral interventions for addiction, co-occurring disorders, individualizing addiction treatment, studying predictors of treatment efficacy and alcohol biomarkers. There are also opportunities to be involved with other research projects, related to first episode psychosis, treatment of substance abuse in the foster care setting, cannabis research, and treatment of alcohol use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will also have the opportunity to work with other addiction researchers as part of the Program of Excellence in Addiction Research (https://nursing.wsu.edu/research/pear/) at WSU Spokane. For more information.

Western Psychological & Counseling Services

Adult Intensive Outpatient Counselor (Vancouver, WA)
Western Psychological and Counseling Services is seeking an Adult Intensive Outpatient counselor for the Vancouver, WA location. Requirements include: CDP in the State of Washington; BA or BS in related field; 2 years experience providing group facilitation, assessments structured by DSM-V and ASAMppc3r, caseload management, and discharge planning. Additional consideration for: MA, MS, or MSW in related field; Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural. This position offers a $2500.00 sign on bonus for qualified individuals

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Roberta Morgan LPC, CADC III, CDP (Substance Use Disorder Program Director), robertam@westernpsychservices.com

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