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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 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.

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.

Research Study Assistant (Location: Eastlake neighborhood)
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Assistant to provide research, data, and administrative support to various program evaluations, research studies, and development projects within the Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy (PBHJP). The mission of PBHJP is to improve the health and well-being of children, families, and adults served by the mental health, chemical dependency, child welfare, and justice systems through delivery of empirically based interventions, effective training, and collaborative research. Initially, the person who fills this position will work mainly on a National Institute Mental Health (NIMH) funded research study on the development of an electronic health record system for integrated “wraparound” care coordination programs that serve youths with complex behavioral health needs and their families. This person will be responsible for data collection and tracking of two sites located outside the state. This position may require some travel.  Other projects on which this individual work will include other federally-funded projects and will include compilation, cleaning and analysis of outcomes, training satisfaction and other data from multiple sites nationally implementing wraparound and other evidence-based practices for youth.

For details and application, search for Req. # 122385 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Administrator
School of Social Work, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) has an outstanding opportunity for an Administrator.
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 a full range of management services, including program and budget planning, grant and contract budget administration, personnel administration and facilities management.  With the Director and Executive Team comprised of IWRI Core faculty, the Administrator is part of IWRI’s executive management team and works to meet the goals of the organization.

This position exercises independent judgement and decision-making in performing and directing program management, budgeting, grant and contract budget administration, personnel administration and facilities management for the unit.  IWRI has over 40 active budgets spanning grant/contract, revenue, state, gift, and ICR budgets with over $5 million in annual funding.  The Administrator is responsible for all budgetary affairs including financial planning, monitoring and ensuring compliance with UW and federal policies.

For details and application, search for Req. # 122669 at UW Hires.

Child Welfare Training Manager (Ellensburg/Yakima)
The Continuing Education Coordinator is an integral part of the professional development education and training system for public child welfare employees, foster and relative caregivers, and their community partners.  This education and training system is a partnership between the University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Tacoma – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children. 

The vision of the partnership is to join as one entity to support the readiness and continued learning of foster and relative caregivers and the child welfare workforce with the intention of achieving the best possible outcomes for Washington’s children and families.   

The Continuing Education Coordinator (Child Welfare Trainer-CWT) provides training to foster, adoptive, and/or relative caregivers.  This position is responsible for scheduling and providing caregiver core or pre-service training and post licensing training for foster parents and relative caregivers.  Responsibilities also include coordination of any professional training contractors. In addition, the Continuing Education Coordinator is responsible for teaming with contracted foster parent co-trainers.

For details and application, search for Req. # 122208 at UW Hires.

Coach/Instructor (Seattle, other locations)
School of Social Work – Alliance for Child Welfare has an outstanding opportunity for a Coach/Instructor.  This position is an integral part of the professional development education and training system for public child welfare employees, foster and relative caregivers, and their community partners.  This education and training system is a partnership between the University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Seattle – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Alliance for Child Welfare.  

The Continuing Education Coordinator (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 solution based casework best practice; giving direct coaching/instruction to regional social workers.

For details and application, search for Req. # 121468 at UW Hires.

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.


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 (Hoquiam)
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.

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.

MDC -- Making A Difference in Community

Chemical Dependency Professional - Temporary (Tacoma)
MDC has a temporary opportunity for a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in our outpatient substance use treatment services at our Tacoma location. The temporary position entails providing clinical assessments to adults and youth who are seeking services. The CDP may also provide group counseling services on an intermittent basis when providing coverage for staff who are out of the office. Our services in both our Tacoma and Lakewood location are growing, thus this position may result in a permanent fully benefitted position in the near future

View full job details and application instructions PDF or visit MDC website: http://mdc-hope.org/how-to-engage/jobs.

SBIRT Chemical Dependency Professional (Tacoma, non-traditional hours)

MDC is recruiting for a professional to support its Chemical Dependency division. This position will work in an Emergency Room setting during non-traditional work hours. This position directly works with clients providing face to face screening and brief intervention and
referral. Coordinates care with social workers, doctors, nurses, and other hosptial staff. MDC is looking for someone who combines that special combination of excellent technical skills communications, computer skills (excel, databases, word, electronic health record), motivational interviewing, case management, advocacy and the ability to work with clients, community partners and other MDC employees to create solutions that directly positively impact our clients. Previous experience working with individual and families experiencing substance addiction and the challenges faced is a highly desirable quality.

View full job details and application instructions PDF or visit MDC website: http://mdc-hope.org/how-to-engage/jobs.

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.

Sound Mental Health

CCAP Clinician – Chemical Dependency/CCAP (Community Center for Alternative Programs) (Seattle)
Full time with full benefits. Works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency diagnosis in resolving their legal issues as a barrier to becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are court ordered to CCAP and involved in multi systems and through the provision of a full range of group treatment, individual treatment, educational groups, case management services and service coordination.  Assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  Serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  There must be good communication with the criminal justice system in working with their clients.  Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of two years related clinical experience required.  MHP and CDP with criminal justice experience preferred, must be willing to become CDPT upon hire.  WDL & excellent driving record necessary.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Milena Stott, Job #15-139, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to MilenaC@smh.org

CD Clinician – Chemical Dependency (Seattle)
Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  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 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: Arden James, Job #15-113, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to ArdenJ@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.

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

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

Youth eastside services

Prevention-Intervention Specialist (Bellevue)
Half or Full Time.  Ability to work dynamically with middle and high school youth in a school setting to develop resiliency and healthy choice capacity.  Must be comfortable delivering curriculum to large and small groups, able to work with parents and collaboratively with school and agency staff. Requires ability to work with EHR and outcome data collection and reporting.  CDP preferred or willing to obtain. YES is committed to having a diverse staff team. LGBTQ and people of color encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter and resume to hr@youtheastsideservices.org or fax to 425-274-0728. 

Co-occurring Disorders Counselor (Bellevue)
Prefer bilingual Spanish/English.   Provide individual, group, and family services to youth and their families in agency, school, and community settings.  Experience working with parents and families desired. Familiar with Electronic Health Records and Evidence Based Practice. Includes evening work. Join a supportive and passionate Team.  Masters and CDP preferred. Full Time. YES is committed to having a diverse staff team. LGBTQ and people of color encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter and resume to hr@youtheastsideservices.org or fax to 425-274-0728. 

For a complete list of jobs available with Youth Eastside Services, visit: http://www.youtheastsideservices.org/about/job-volunteer-opportunities.php.

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