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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

There are no open positions at ADAI at this time.

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

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

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

Harborview Medical center

Mental Health And Addictions Counselor (Seattle)
Mental Health Services Department (SBIRT) has an outstanding opportunity for a Mental Health Practitioner in the Emergency Department to provide alcohol and drug screening to patients at HMC who are at risk for the continuum of substance use disorders, including use,abuse,or dependence. This individual will provide screening, brief Intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to meet client needs. SBIRT staff members are trained to provide screening using standardized screening instruments and to use brief intervention techniques.  This MHP will make referrals for brief therapy, detoxification, chemical dependency and/or mental health services, as appropriate.  The SBIRT AT1 may follow up with patients who have received a referral during a brief intervention to assist the person in accessing resources, as needed.

For details and application, search for Req. #128806 at UW Hires.

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 Coordinator (Seattle)
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator, at 50% FTE. This position is funded for two years.

This position involves knowing and effectively using the fundamental concepts and practices of chronic disease management, including the utilization of change theory and motivational interviewing techniques. Applies and expands this knowledge to the field of chronic pain management, using concepts from cognitive-behavior therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Provide the overall management for development and implementation of the PainTrackerTM Self-Manager (PTSM) platform in consultation with the principle investigator, consultants, and technical staff. Open to UW Employees only.

For details and application, search for Req. #129031 at UW Hires.

Research Study Coordinator 1 (Seattle)
This position involves coordination of a variety of research projects and training/technical assistance activities in UW Department of Psychiatry, Division of Population Health with the mission to promote the integration of evidence-based treatments for common mental health problems, like depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder into general medical settings (e.g. primary care, disease management). Under general supervision of the Project Director, this position will help coordinate the research operations of a large, five year, pragmatic research study involving human subjects and funded by an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. This position requires the application of knowledge and skills specific to the study.  This position involves coordinating a variety of administrative, research, training/technical assistance activities for a Division focused on: 1) assisting healthcare organizations with implementing evidence-based integrated mental health programs and 2) conducting mental health services research.  Applicants must be available 40 hours per week.

For details and application, search for Req. #127596 at UW Hires.

School of social work

Product Manager (Seattle)
The Partners for Our Children at the School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a Product Manager. This role interacts with many different roles including POC Leadership, Engineering, Marketing, Customer Support, and Stakeholders in addition to external City, County, State and Social Service Provider Agencies. This role is responsible for defining, documenting and communicating the multi- year product road map, capabilities, personas, and user stories based upon ongoing interactions with Members and Stakeholders. The role is responsible for communicating strategic direction, determining product feature priorities, and aligning associated budgets and investments to deliver measurable value for our investors. Lastly, the role is responsible for the deployment, adoption, and the collection of the software-as-a-service subscription fees surrounding the use of the Oliver solution across a broad set of Provider, City, County, and State Agencies.

The Product Manager will need to understand the complex social services landscape including the child welfare and runaway and homeless youth systems, the legacy case management software integrations and data analytics and visualization applications, and the legal, privacy, and security requirements as it pertains to the use and evaluation of PHI/PII data.

For details and application, search for Req. #128298 at UW Hires.

Social Development Research Group

Research Study Assistant (Temporary) (Northgate)
The UW’s Social Development Research Group (SDRG) has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time temporary Research Study Assistant.

Connecting is a prevention-focused program for foster parents and relative caregivers and the teens in their care. It is designed to help strengthen family relationships and may help families develop skills to reduce risk of drug use, risky sexual behavior and violence among teens. Researchers at the Social Development Research Group as well as Partners for our Children are interested in testing this program to see if it works with foster families and relative caregivers. Job duties include recruiting foster families into the study, scheduling appointments, prompting participants to complete a web survey and administering phone interviews and/or possible mailed or in-person computer assisted interviews with participants. The position requires flexible scheduling to accommodate evening and weekend hours. This is a decentralized position - in this position, you will be based out of your home office with required regular staff meetings at the SDRG offices. The work is about 20 hours/week, includes evenings and weekends and it is scheduled to start as soon as possible.

For details and application, search for Req. #128514 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistant (Temporary) (Northgate)
SDRG is looking for part-time staff to facilitate web and phone interviews with participants (employers/HR representatives) in a study to collect data about the new $15 Minimum Wage Law in Seattle, which went into effect in April of 2015. The project will begin in January 2016 and last through May 2016, with the possibility that the study will be extended further. Staff will use a multitude of contact strategies (phone, email, postal mail) to ensure/encourage study participation.

The function of the research study assistant will involve following up with non-responding study participants to encourage their participation in the survey. Research study assistants will use various tools (phone, web, mail), resources and techniques to coordinate interviews with participants. Project work will be conducted from our offices in Northgate, Sundays through Saturdays in shifts during calling hours (between 9AM - 8PM). Research study assistants, when not working cases, may assist with any necessary data entry, filing and may perform additional tasks to assist other team members, as needed. Research study assistants will receive training and will be expected to demonstrate mastery of basic interviewing techniques before beginning work on the project.

For details and application, search for Req. #128515 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistant (Temporary) (Northgate)
The UW’s Social Development Research Group (SDRG) is looking for part to full-time staff to facilitate web based interviews with research participants in the Community Youth Development Study (CYDS) from early March 2016 through September 2016. Staff will use a multitude of contact strategies (phone, web, mail) to ensure/encourage study participation. The purpose of the CYDS study is to measure the impact of the Communities That Care operating system on adolescent development. Research efforts focus on sample from 24 selected communities throughout rural areas of Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois and Maine. This longitudinal sample has been participating in this study for over 10 years and they are approximately 23 years old.

The primary function of the Research Study Assistant (RA) will involve following up with non-responding study participants in order to maximize participation in the 2016 Young Adult Development Survey. RA’s will use various tools (phone, web, mail), resources and techniques to coordinate interviews with participants. Project work will be conducted from our offices in Northgate, Sundays through Saturdays in shifts during calling hours (between 7AM - 8PM). When not working cases, RA’s may perform additional miscellaneous tasks as needed. Training will be provided and RA’s will be expected to demonstrate mastery of basic interviewing techniques before beginning work on the project. This position requires some overnight travel during July 2016 – September 2016. 

For details and application, search for Req. #128871 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.

Evergreen Manor

Office Assistant (Part time - 20 hours) (Seattle)
PCAP (Parent-Child Assistance Program). Experience working with high-risk populations is desired qualification. Candidate will have diverse responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Answering telephones, maintain ACCESS database, compose correspondence, take meeting minutes, uses spreadsheets & word process software
  • Responds to community inquiry about the PCAP program
  • Light bookkeeping, orders office supplies, maintains/receives inventory
  • Values donations; light housekeeping; operates & maintains office equipment: computer, fax, copy/printer
  • Maintains complex filing system and confidential data files
  • Conducts telephone research for client services & maintains resource files
  • Reports to Clinical Supervisor, supports all PCAP staff

To apply, contact C. Lena Takeuchi, LMHC, LMFT - King county PCAP Clinical Supervisor at ctakeuchi@evergreenmanor.org
Include: resume, letter of interest, references, your contact information

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.

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

Substance Abuse Counselor (Snoqualmie, WA)
Friends of Youth is looking for a part time CDP preferred to provide individual and group services to Substance Abuse Services clients. Responsibilities include:

  • Group services in schools to children of alcoholics, sobriety, and after-care groups.
  • Outpatient groups at one or more Friends of Youth locations 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 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 50% direct service goal.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Jerry Blackburn at jerry@friendsofyouth.org.   

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.

North Sound Mental Health Administration

Substance Use Disorders Services Quality Specialist (Mt. Vernon)
NSMHA currently operates as a Regional Support Network (RSN) for publicly funded behavioral health services in a five county region in northwestern Washington. The five counties include: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom. NSMHA is responsible for the Medicaid funding for behavioral health, and our goal is to ensure eligible individuals and families receive appropriate, person centered and timely services.

To apply visit their website at www.nsmha.org/jobs for full job description and application. Send cover letter, resume and application to: Human Resources, 301 Valley Mall Way, Suite 110, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or to hr@nsmha.org.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Clinical Operations Manager
Seeking highly skilled clinician with advanced degree and min of 5 years CD experience to oversee clinical operations at our inpatient program in Olalla and outpatient program in Gig Harbor.  Individual should have experience in clinical management in a residential or hospital setting, have thorough knowledge of case management and utilization reviews, possess strong leadership and communication skills, extensive knowledge of addiction, chemical dependency treatment modalities, and the 12 Steps required.  Dual diagnosis experience preferred.

Pay DOE.  Please send CV 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

Chemical Dependency Clinician (Tukwila)
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: John Paul Sharp, Job #16-031, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JohnS@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.

Youth eastside services

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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