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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

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/

School of 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/.

School of Social Work

Administrator, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI)
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.

Assistant Director, Counseling Services Coordinator (Seattle) (this position is 80-100% FTE)
The School of Social Work Assistant Director (Counseling Services Coordinator) will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the PhD program.  This includes counseling current and prospective students; working with the Director and PhD Program Committee to research and identify the operational needs of the program; drafting new policies and procedures and ensure they are being followed; setting up systems for implementing and tracking student milestones and help managing and developing the budget. 

The Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the PhD Program adheres to University and Graduate School policies and procedures.  The Assistant Director also plays a significant role in developing educational initiatives, creating opportunities for innovation, and strengthening existing program procedures to advance the mission and excellence of the program and the School of Social Work. This involves multiple levels of responsibility including assisting the Faculty Program Director and PhD Program Committee develop the program vision and identify the need for developing new initiatives.  The Assistant Director is the primary resource for current students who have questions about University and School requirements; potential applicants who have admissions and program specific questions; UW personnel; and  those making inquiries from other universities and national organizations.

For details and application, search for Req. # 123079 at UW Hires.

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.

FamLink Coach/Instructor (Region 3 - Various locations)
The FamLink Coach/Instructor 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 UW School of Social Work, WA DSHS Children’s Administration, EWU School of Social Work, UW-Tacoma Social Work Program, and the UW School of Social Work– Partners for Our Children.  The FamLink Coach/Instructor 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.  The FamLink Coach/Instructor works with Children Administration's staff on issues related to required documentation in Famlink and how to complete any and all job tasks in the Famlink system.

For details and application, search for Req. # 122712 at UW Hires.

Program Coordinator (This is a 50% FTE position)
Northwest Leaders in Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (NL-SBIRT) is a SAMHSA federally funded training grant that to aims to provide SBIRT training for Social Work, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry students, and training for teaching faculty, field supervisors, and a regional training for health service practitioners in the Pacific Northwest.  The NL-SBIRT Program Coordinator supports the Principal Investigators and Project Director in the administration of the grant and implementation of the program. This is an annually renewable appointment based on continued federal funding and the recommendation of the NL-SBIRT Principal Investigators and Project Director.

For details and application, search for Req. # 124346 at UW Hires.

Research Assistant (Work Study eligible but not required; up to 19 hrs/week; some work in evenings)
The Innovative Programs Research Group within the School of Social Work is seeking a Research Assistant (work study) to support research studies in which psychosocial interventions are being evaluated with adults or adolescents in randomized controlled trials: Marijuana and Tobacco Treatment Study (MATTs) evaluation of a computerized treatment program designed for adults who are interested in quitting marijuana and tobacco use. "The Teen Marijuana Check-Up" (TMCU) - a motivational enhancement intervention designed for nontreatment- seeking adolescents who smoke marijuana. Warrior Check-Up (WCU) a telephone delivered motivational enhancement therapy to motivate active military personnel who are abusing substances to seek treatment and/or decrease their use.

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

Social Development Research Group

Research Consultant (Seattle)
Social Development Research Group (SDRG) has received a five year research grant to test the Connecting program.  Connecting is a prevention program focused on foster caregivers and foster teens to reduce the likelihood of developing risk taking behaviors.  This position will oversee the implementation of the Connecting program with 130 families in Washington State during the first two and a half years of the study. Connecting is a self-directed program that is conducted with foster caregivers and teens with telephone support from a family consultant.

For details and application, search for Req. # 124342 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistant (Temporary) (Seattle)
The UW’s Social Development Research Group (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 $13 Minimum Wage Law, which went into effect in Chicago, Illinois in July 2015. The project will begin in early September 2015 and last through the end of November 2015. Staff will use a multitude of contact strategies (phone, email, postal mail) to ensure study participation, and work 20-40 hours per week.

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 7AM - 6PM). When not working cases, research study assistants, may assist with data entry, filing, and 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. # 123785 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 Recovery services

Advocate/Case Manager (Seattle) (Three positions)
Three positions through King County Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP). Provide advocacy/case management to high-risk women and their families. Harm reduction & relationship-based model includes case management & advocacy interventions. Manage caseload of 15-20 clients and their families which includes but not limited to conducting home visits, assisting goal setting using needs assessments, collecting & entering data online, provide housing support and documentation. Attend weekly staff meetings; report on caseload in supervisions. 

Please send resume, letter of intent, and references to: ctakeuchi@evergreenmanor.org. Detailed job description.

Edmonds Community College

Social & Human Services Instructor (Temporary/Full time)
This temporary full-time instructor in the Social and Human Services Department will be responsible for teaching a variety of courses focused on addiction studies, case management, law and ethics, counseling skills and theory, human development, crisis intervention, mental illness and group work.  The position will begin Winter Quarter, 2016. Full-time faculty are responsible for:  teaching assigned classes to a diverse student body in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid; developing curriculum; preparing teaching materials; developing and assessing student learning outcomes to evaluate student work; assigning grades; maintaining required records; and providing academic and career advising to prospective and current student to support their success. Requirements include Master’s degree in social work, human services, counseling, mental health, alcohol and chemical dependency counseling, or a closely related field and license as a Chemical Dependency Professional in Washington State.

For full job descriptions and application instructions, click here.

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.

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.

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

Mental Health Intake Specialist (Auburn)
Muckleshoot Behavioral Health is looking for a contractor for our Intake Specialist position. This position will provide mental health intake assessments, therapy, triage, referrals, case management, and crisis response for Tribal members in an out-patient setting.  This provider will complete all relevant clinical documentation of work and develop forms and other intake materials as needed.

Must be currently licensed and maintain licensure in a mental health profession including, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Psychology. Must have experience completing Mental Health Intake assessments.  Must complete and pass a Washington State Patrol background check and ability to get a business license and liability insurance.  Experience working with Native American Clients preferred.

Submit letter of interest and resume to:  Bella Townsend at bella.townsend@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

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

CD Clinician – Chemical Dependency (Tukwila)
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 #15-166, 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

Utilization Management Clinician (Everett)
VOA is recruiting for master’s level clinician’s (CDP a plus) to facilitate the utilization of psychiatric inpatient services to Apple Health (Medicaid) children and adults who reside in the 5 northern Western Washington counties.  Clinician’s determine certification for medical necessity inpatient hospital admissions through an extensive clinical evaluation process.  Full-time, fully benefited positions for graveyard shifts. 

Access Mental Health Clinician (Everett)
VOA is recruiting for bachelor level clinician’s (CDP a plus) to conduct the initial clinical screening process for regional mental health services including assessing for crisis and suicidality. This position is part of a busy call center, answering calls coming into the Access for Mental Healthcare line.  The Call center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 pm.  No evenings or weekend work required.  Full-time, fully benefited positions.

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

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.

Washington Asian and Pacific Islanders Community Services

Chemical Dependency Professional
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

Washington State Dept. of Health

Drug User Health Community Engagement Consultant
This position works within the WA State Dept of Health Infectious Disease Prevention Section in the Disease Control and Health Statistics (DCHS) Division. The mission of DCHS is to work within the governmental public health system and with other public health and health care partners to implement public health programs, take public health actions, develop public health policy and conduct assessment activities to improve the health of the people of Washington. The Drug User Health Community Engagement Consultant works closely with injection drug users, other high risk populations and their community-based service providers and other populations at elevated risk for hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Closes Oct 15, 2015. Full description & how to apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1257646

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