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Addiction Research & Teaching Jobs at the UW & Seattle Area

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/

Counseling Center

Pyschologist (Seattle)
The UW Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Psychologist to provide brief individual and group counseling as well as outreach and programming for enrolled UW students.  The Psychologist will serve as an active member of our training staff, providing training and supervision for doctoral interns in our APA-accredited internship program. They will also provide consultation and outreach to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance the campus climate for student success.  Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required.  This position serves as counselor- on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills.  The successful candidate will join a team of diverse and dedicated individuals who are committed to enhancing and maintaining a thriving multicultural organization.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117337 at UW Hires.

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.

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 (Seattle)
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

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
Partners for Our Children has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator. This position is established primarily to contribute to, and execute, a variety of initiatives related to POC's Washington State Child Well-Being Data Portal and other research and policy related initiatives. This position is managed by POC’s Policy Research scientist, but works closely with other members of the Data Portal and research teams. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for conducting data analysis and contributing to several research and evaluation projects with significant strategic value for POC and the Washington State child welfare community.

This position is responsible for the contribution and development of research analysis, creating data collection and management strategies, and synthesizing findings in written reports. Work includes independently-driven work and contributing to collective/group projects. The position requires the individual to: be inquisitive and enthusiastic about team work and meeting key milestones on simultaneous projects; communicate effectively and respectfully with internal and external colleagues and professionals, and with vulnerable populations in the community. This Research Coordinator will assist with implementation of state and federally funded research projects with public agency partners and non-profit service providers. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 119649 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.

Office Assistant 1 (Northgate) (Temporary)
SDRG is seeking 2 temporary, part time clerical assistants to support data processing on several research studies. Scanners are responsible for scanning and verifying paper surveys during the months of June through mid-August.

Responsibilities include sort and cut surveys to appropriate size, scan surveys using electronic scanner, verify data scanned for accuracy, type open-ended survey responses into electronic database, label and file surveys, material preparation, as needed, and other data collection, data processing, and/or clerical tasks, as needed.

For details and application, search for Req. # 120269 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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