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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Research Scientist 4
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 4.  Working under the general direction of the Director, this position will be instrumental in developing a Marijuana Policy and Research Group within ADAI. Initiative 502, passed by voters in 2012, authorized the regulation, sale and taxation of marijuana, and use by adults over the age of 21 in Washington State. Funding for research is authorized by the initiative.

A partial list of duties includes:

  • Serve as a liaison to Local, State, and Federal agencies regarding marijuana-related policy implementation and evaluation;
  • In collaboration with others at ADAI and UW, pursue research and grant opportunities with the goal of generating outside support for marijuana-related research at ADAI and UW;
  • Conduct research on marijuana-related topics which could include epidemiology, prevention of abuse, interventions to stop or reduce use, and policy issues;
  • Assist in the development of informational resources on marijuana for dissemination via web or in print; assist with planning and participate in symposia and/or webinars for various audiences.

For full description of this new position and application instructions, search for Req. # 125761 at UW Hires.

Opportunities in other UW Departments

Center for the Study of Health Risk Behaviors

Psychology Training in Alcohol in Alcohol Research (PTAR) Fellowship
This is a two-year appointment, commencing no earlier than July 1st and no later than December 31st of each year, within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, and is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Principal Investigator, Mary Larimer). This fellowship will provide training for individuals who wish to pursue a career in alcohol research, with an emphasis on the etiology and prevention of problem drinking and alcohol dependence. As this topic will be approached from both psychosocial and bio-behavioral perspectives, individuals with background training in relevant areas of psychology (clinical, health psychology, behavioral neuroscience, social, developmental, cognitive, behavioral pharmacology, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Both human and animal research will be supported. For more information, see the CSHRB website: http://depts.washington.edu/cshrb/training/post-doctoral-opportunities/

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation by January 11th. Please email AND mail materials to:
Trinh Vo, Postdoctoral Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300, Box 354944, Seattle, WA 98105

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


Research Study Assistant (2 positions, 50%, fixed duration appointment)
The Department of Epidemiology is seeking two 50% Research Study Assistants to be responsible for identifying, screening, recruiting, and interviewing patients who present to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) with a firearm injury. This position will also assist the Project Coordinator and Case Manager in completing their duties as needs arise. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 126959 at UW Hires.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Assistant Faculty Member (Seattle, So. Lake Union)
The Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a full-time faculty member whose research focuses on behavioral interventions to impact tobacco cessation. This new position will be at the rank of Assistant Member (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Facilities include a 10 acre state-of-art research campus in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, and offices dedicated for the successful candidate and support staff.  An affiliate faculty appointment in the appropriate department at the University of Washington is negotiable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active program of independent grant-funded research and become a collaborating member of the Tobacco & Health Behavior Science Research Group, who conducts grant-funded research in innovative behavioral interventions for tobacco cessation.  This is a full-time research position with no teaching or clinical responsibilities, and a small service load.  There are numerous opportunities to collaborate with behavioral scientists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and allied prevention research scientists as well as opportunities to mentor pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees.  Project and grants administration support will be provided. Salary will be highly competitive and research start-up funding will be provided. 

For details and application instrictuctions, click here:

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Bothell Campus

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track, one full time, one full-time, 9-month position)
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at UW Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators capable of integrating research, teaching, and practice in community psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or both of these areas: 1) community mental health with indigenous or undocumented communities, or 2) program development and evaluation with an emphasis on culturally-responsive practices. Candidates focusing on community mental health should be prepared to teach “Abnormal Psychology”; those focusing on program development and evaluation should be prepared to teach “Approaches to Social Research.” Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD or foreign equivalent is required at time of appointment.

For details and application instructions:http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa13440/.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research Study Coordinator I
The Coordinator will assist with recruitment, follow-up, and day to day administration on two research studies funded by the National Institute of Health and other federal agencies.  The studies recruit and follow injured trauma survivors with posttraumatic stress and alcohol related disorders. The Research Study Coordinator I will work with the study principal investigator and research assistants to carry out the recruitment and interviewing portions of each study. The Coordinator may also have an opportunity to work with the study intervention team. Job duties will include: coordinating, scheduling and monitoring research activities and subject participation, conducting structured interviews, monitoring data to maintain quality control, summarizing study results and preparing reports. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary setting with injured patients.

For details and application, search for Req. #127238 at UW Hires.

Psychology - Center for Child & Family Well-Being

Director of Dissemination and Outreach
CCFW aims to place current evidence-based knowledge in the hands of practitioners, educators, policy makers, community leaders and parents in a timely, effective manner. CCFW activities include: offering professional training and continuing education opportunities to the community, developing, implementing and evaluating prevention and intervention programs, making research findings available through short articles or press-releases to partner media outlets, and offering public lectures and/or workshops to parents and the broader community.

This position reports directly to the Center Director, performs a variety of professional level training and programmatic functions including developing dissemination and outreach plans, developing and overseeing training and education plans, and overseeing their implementation to ensure continued performance. This position will be responsible for activities designed to enhance public awareness, knowledge and skills to address the effects of disadvantage and adversity on children and families, the promotion of child and family well-being, and the integral role that mindfulness and compassion play in both. This position will support planning, management and implementation of CCFW efforts to disseminate evidence based information to the community through educational and outreach events. The Director of Dissemination and Outreach regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to center operations and has delegated authority to make commitments that affect center operations.

For details and application, search for Req. #127059 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Deputy Director, Partners for Our Children (POC) (Seattle)
Partners for Our Children (POC) has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced professional to serve as Deputy Director. Reporting directly to the POC Executive Director, the Deputy Director must be a mission-focused, seasoned, and goal- oriented leader with experience in collaborating with and foster teamwork with a diverse set of partners external to an organization as well as fostering teamwork, maintaining a positive and productive workplace culture and mentoring employees from diverse backgrounds within an organization. The Deputy Director must bring to the work not only strong strategic and business planning skills and experience but also understanding about and skills in working within the public policy environment as well as a clear awareness of such work within the academic world of a large public research university.

For details and application, search for Req. # 123360 at UW Hires.

Social Development Research Group

Data Collection Supervisor (Seattle)
The Social Development Research Group (SDRG) is looking for a half-time to full-time (50%-100% FTE) Data Collection Supervisor for multiple projects beginning November 2015 and continuing through Spring 2016. This employee will be asked to coordinate and oversee project specific data collection activities. The role will enable the employee to work across many areas and/or projects.

For details and application, search for Req. # 126349 at UW Hires.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Auburn 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.

Behavioral Health & Service Integration Administration (BHSIA) - Washington State

DBHR Certification Specialist
DBHR Certification Specialists primary duty is to conduct on-site surveys and compliant/incident investigations of behavioral health treatment providers statewide to evaluate compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and best practice guidelines for quality patient care, and program effectiveness. Other duties, qualifications and required experience is described in the posted job listing.

Applicants can login to www.careers.wa.gov  and click the green box that says “Look for Jobs” scroll down to the lower left portion of the screen, type the requisition number 10839 into the “Keywords” box and click “Apply Search”. The job announcement will be displayed. 

Or you can access it by clicking the following link: DBHR Certification Specialist

Evergreen Treatment Services

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

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

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

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

Friends of Youth

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

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

For full job description and application instructions click here.

Director of Youth and Family Services
Friends of Youth is seeking a new Director for its Youth and Family Services division, an important member of our executive leadership team at our Issaquah Location. Our new Director will be a seasoned leader who shares our passion for supporting children and families in our community through professional counseling, prevention, parenting and support services. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor staff, to innovate in response to a rapidly changing world, to effectively manage budgets, and our Electronic Medical records system.  Dual licensure (mental health and chemical dependency), advanced degree and five years managerial experience.   For more information please visit http://friendsofyouth.org/jobYFSDirector.aspx

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@friendsofyouth.org  

Group Care Enhancement Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor
Friends of Youth is looking for a dynamic individual to provide crisis intervention, individual,  group and referral  services to substance abuse clients in Homeless Youth Service programs.  CDP certification required. Responsibilities include:

  • Outpatient groups at one or more locations (Redmond and Auburn) and/or in the community.
  • Triage and advocacy services to individuals as needed
  • Brief Individual counseling and referral.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Maintain client case file records to meet all WAC, King County and COA requirements.
  • Work cooperatively with HYS staff and programs at each location, in all areas and specifically in mutual case consultation and collaboration.
  • Maintain ongoing training requirements for substance abuse counselor qualifications.
  • Maintain a 60% direct service goal.
  • Utilize agency programs/services in an effort to provide a continuum of care.
  • Provide case consultation linkage to, and coordination of services with collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.

For more information please visit http://friendsofyouth.org/jobYFS.GCE.SAcounselor.aspx

Group Health Research Institute

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

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

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

Kitsap Mental Health Services

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

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

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers

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

Muckleshoot Health & Wellness Center

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Auburn)
The Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program is looking for a 16 hour per week Contract Chemical Dependency Professional to provide comprehensive treatment services for adults. This position requires strong chemical dependency counseling and case management skills.  Current WA State CDP, three years clinical experience as a CDP, experience working within Native American community is desired.  This is a $35 an hour contract position, no benefits are given, must have or be able to obtain business license and professional liability insurance.  Must be able to pass a background check.  To apply for this position, please send resume to megan.gifford@muckleshoot-health.com

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

Seamar Community Health Centers

Mental Health Therapist/Chemical Dependency Professional (Tacoma)
Full-time position available immediately at the Tacoma Adult Treatment Center. Applicant will be providing direct counseling services in an inpatient recovery setting with adults who are recovering from chemical dependency in a secure setting.  Applicant will be a liaison between the public and the facility. The Mental Health Therapist provides assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, case management in the coordination of services with other teams or parties involved in the coordination of care.  In addition, the therapist will provide individual counseling, crisis stabilization, suicide risk assessment, Individual Service Plan development, and group facilitation.  Applicants must have no history of alcohol or drug misuse for a period of two years prior to the time of employment. Applicant should have demonstrated rapport, empathy and ability to communicate with Individuals in recovery. Proficient computer skills are a plus. Must possess a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, or social work, which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics, MHP, and two years of experience is required for this position.  Applicant also has to possess at the least a Washington State CDPT Licensure with the expectation to  maintain a CDPT or CDP credential as an employment condition.  Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required.

For full description of this position, click here. Please email resumes to Sea Mar Behavioral Health, Attn:  Marche’ Ward, Clinical Supervisor, 1415 Center Street, Tacoma, WA. 98409. Email: MarcheWard@seamarchc.org 

Sound Mental Health

CD Clinician – Chemical Dependency (4 positions, Seattle; Auburn; Seattle/Bellevue; Tukwila)
All full time with full benefits. Provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendation for adult clients applying for outpatient chemical dependency treatment and for court referrals.  The CD clinician carries a caseload of chemical dependency treatment clients and conducts group therapy sessions.  Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification strongly preferred; CDPT and minimum AA degree required. Preferred candidate will have Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education. Two years of clinical experience in counseling or case management required; a minimum of one year of experience as a drug and alcohol counselor preferred. WDL & excellent driving record necessary. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Arden James, Job #15-201 (Seattle), 15-199 (Auburn), #15-198 (Flex-Seattle/Bellevue), or #15-166 (Tukwila), 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.

Volunteers of America Western Washington

Care Crisis Mental Health Counselor (Everett)
Crisis/Triage Counselors provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information & referral, and brief supportive counseling to clients who are in emotional distress and/or seeking information on available mental health se rvices. Crisis/Triage Counsel ors work in a call center and all interactions with clients are by tel ephone. Crisis/Triage Counselors also provide professional assessment to determine if a face - to - face mental health evaluatio n is indicated and then contact and dispatch the appropriate t eams to conduct the assessment.

For further details and to apply for these openings, please visit http://www.voaww.org/jobs.

Washington Asian and Pacific Islanders Community Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Seattle)
WAPI Community Services is seeking licensed, experienced CDP, full or part-time to provide direct clinical/case management services at our alternative youth outpatient treatment facility in Columbia City.  Candidate should have experience with assessments (GAIN), individual service planning,case management, group facilitation, motivational interviewing, and an interest in working with youth from under-served populations.  Bachelor's degree preferred, but open to an associate's degree wtih clinical experience. Pay DOE. 

For full description and application instructions, see https://wapiseattle.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/youth-cd-counselor-1.pdf

Youth eastside services

Co-Occurring Disorders Therapist (Bellevue)
To work with adolescents and their families in agency, school, and community settings providing individual, family, and group services as well as outreach and community education. Days and Evenings.  Masters required with either CDP(t) or able to immediately pursue. We offer a collaborative and supportive work environment. We value your experience with culturally diverse groups, and commitment to working as part of a team  in Community Mental Health utilizing Evidence-Based Practices (i.e. DBT, CBT, 7 Challenges). Bilingual desirable but not required. Excellent benefits. 

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

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. 

Youth & Family Counselor (Bellevue)
Provide intake evaluations and outpatient youth and family counseling in both school and agency settings (days and evenings). We offer a collaborative and supportive work environment. Experience in youth and family counseling; ability to work with diverse populations; Master’s Degree, License and MHP preferred. Trained in Evidence-Based Practices (i.e. DBT, CBT) preferred. Excellent benefits. Bi-lingual applicants encouraged to apply. 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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