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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Student Assistant (part-time, hourly)
ADAI has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time Student Assistant - 10 to 19.5 hours per week for one academic quarter or more.  This individual will perform literature searches, index and annotate citations, update bibliographic databases to track publications and expertise on marijuana (cannabis), with particular (but not exclusive) focus on research conducted in and about Washington State; assist with the creation and update of a newsletter and other communications to inform research, policy, community, and other stakeholder communities about marijuana research relevant to Washington State.

For a full description and application instructions,see Req. 154392 at UW Hires.

Other UW Departments

Center for the Study of Health Risk Behaviors

Psychology Training in Alcohol Research (PTAR) Fellowship
This two‐year appointment commences no earlier than July 1st and no later than December 31st of each year, within the Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Addictive Behaviors Research Center in the Dept. of Psychology. It is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Principal Investigator, Dr. 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.
Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation by January 10th, 2018. Please email AND mail materials to:  Tanya Eng‐Aquino, Division Administrator, Postdoctoral Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, 1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300, Box 354944, Seattle, WA 98195‐4944, tanyaeng@uw.edu.

Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education (CESATE)

Substance Use Disorders Postdoctoral Fellowships, VA Puget Sound
CESATE at the VA Puget Sound has 13 first-year positions in our Postdoctoral Fellowship program, beginning in August 2018. All fellows participate in advanced training in clinical psychology, with a focus in one of 10 areas: PTSD, Substance Use, Neuropsychology, Couple and Family Care, Primary Care, Rehabilitation, Telehealth, Specialty Medicine, Serious Mental Illness, and Mental Health (Anxiety and Mood Disorders). Our program is APA accredited in Clinical Psychology as a single, integrated program. A full description including detailed instructions for application, is available here: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/seattle/

The application window for fellowships beginning August 2018 has closed. Contact: Stephen.McCutcheon@va.gov, or by phone at 206-764-2895.

Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC)

The UW Department of Health Services is seeking a Deputy Director for the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC). HPRC is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers (PRC) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those most at risk of health disparities. HPRC projects include research and program dissemination in the areas of workplace health promotion, cancer prevention and control, and older adult physical activity and mental health. In collaboration with partners in diverse communities and settings, the Center develops, tests, and disseminates innovative health promotion strategies in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest, and the nation.

The Deputy Director will have both internal and external responsibilities, ranging from strategic planning, fiscal and grant management, administering Center operations and human resources, to building relationships and managing operations and negotiations with the Center’s advisory boards, community stakeholders and partners, HPRC’s primary source of funding—the CDC Prevention Research Center Program—and other important sponsors. The Deputy Director will partner closely with the Center Director to provide strategic and innovative leadership, chart the HPRC’s growth, and leverage a variety of unique resources.

Full description and application instructions, see Req. 154875 at UW Hires.

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Research Study Assistant (temporary, Yakima)
As part of the UW Indigenous Wellness Research institute, this study builds on an 8-year community-based participatory partnership and is in full collaboration with Tribal Community. The position will implement all field operations for Healing Seasons: Pathways to our heart, mind, body, and spirit. The Healing Seasons study is a randomized comparison control trial conducted among 200 participants to assess a 2 different 6-week interventions. The two evidence-based interventions are 1) Motivational Interviewing Therapy – a goal setting and skill based talk therapy (MIST) and 2) Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) a story based exposure therapy. The culturally-grounded study is funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities will address trauma symptoms and substance misuse concerns while facilitating positive sexual health behaviors. This is a part-time position. Working under the direct supervision of the Research Coordinator, the Research Assistant will coordinate and implement the onsite activities of the NET/MIST research study involving participants from a rural tribal community. In addition, the applicant will be provide client support i.e., connecting participants to community resources and providing transportation to study activities.

Full description and application instructions,see Req. 150512 at UW Hires.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research Study Assistant (50% FTE)
The Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 50% RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT. The Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry (SPIRIT)  is designed to study is whether it is better for off-site mental health specialists to support primary care providers’ treatment of patients with PTSD and Bipolar Disorder through an integrated care model or to use telemedicine technology to facilitate referrals to offsite mental health specialist. This position will provide needed organization, tracking, reporting and documentation of SPIRIT research activities specifically in support of the clinical interventions team.

Full description and application instructions,see Req. 155138 at UW Hires.

Research Study Coordinator 1
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR 1 to provide support on several mental health services research projects with a focus on evidence-based practices for adults with serious mental illness (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis and First Episode Psychosis). Relevant projects are funded by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and private donor foundations.

Full description and application instructions,see Req. 154122 at UW Hires.

Washington State University

Scientific Assistant / Research Coordinator (position is located in Seattle)
Washington State University researcher Michael McDonell is looking for a Scientific Assistant (experienced research coordinator) to supervise the SEATTLE site of a new 5 year NIH grant focused on improving the efficacy of contingency management as a treatment for alcohol use disorders in individuals living with serious mental illness. This individual will work with WSU's Spokane and Seattle based team, along with Dr. Richard Ries at UW to oversee all study recruitment, conduct research procedures, and interventions. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications. If interested please apply below. Any questions can be directed to Dr. McDonell, mmcdonell@wsu.edu

Full description and application instructions: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/36399

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Spokane)
Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane and the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) invite applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, a full-time, temporary 12-month position. Subsequent renewals are subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding. Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be part of an active dynamic research program focused on improving behavioral treatments for adults with co-occurring alcohol use disorder and serious mental illness.  Research foci also include evaluating and improving behavioral interventions for addiction, co-occurring disorders, individualizing addiction treatment, studying predictors of treatment efficacy and alcohol biomarkers. There are also opportunities to be involved with other research projects, related to first episode psychosis, treatment of substance abuse in the foster care setting, cannabis research, and treatment of alcohol use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will also have the opportunity to work with other addiction researchers as part of the Program of Excellence in Addiction Research at WSU Spokane.

Full description and application instructions

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

American Behavioral Health Systems

Chemical Dependency Professional (Aberdeen)
Looking for experienced Chemical Dependency Professionals to support our program at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, WA.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Chehalis)
Looking for Chemical Dependency Professionals to support our inpatient facility in Chehalis, WA.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Whidbey Island)
Looking for experienced Chemical Dependency Professionals to support our new outpatient program in Freeland; Whidbey Island, WA.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions: https://www.americanbehavioralhealth.net/career-opportunities/.

Center for Human Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Silver Lake/Everett)
The Chemical Dependency Professional is responsible for the delivery of individual counseling, group counseling and relat ed services to adults with drug/alcohol problems. The Chemical Dependency Professional reports to the Snohomish County SUD Program Manager.

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/about/work-for-us/.

Community Youth Services

Residential Counselor (Tacoma)
The New Directions program provides a safe and nurturing milieu for youth ages 12 – 17, ensures basic living needs are met, provides guidance, counseling, and helps program participants maintain appropriate and safe behavior, objectively documents behavioral observations, and works to aid in the avoidance of further out-of-home placement.

View the full description and application instructions: https://communityyouthservices.org/job/residential-counselor-new-directions/.

Compass Health

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Friday Harbor)
As part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, the CD Counselor provides chemical dependency services to adults and youth and their families. They provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings.

Apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=compassh&jobId=172070&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Crisis Clinic

Crisis Services Clinician - CDP (Seattle)
The Crisis Services Clinician is a qualified Chemical DependencyProfessional who has the primary responsibility of overseeing all activities of the phone room while working as a team with other clinical staff and para-professionals on each shift in the phone room. The responsibilities of each clinical position are outlined below. Every Crisis Services Clinician will be required to be on-call for a one week period, on a revolving schedule, every 10 –12 weeks. .

Full description and application instructions: https://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

Evergreen Recovery Centers

Immediately needed are the following:

Please visit the website at www.evergreenmanor.org for the complete job description for each available position and to download an employment application. If you are interested in pursuing a career with Evergreen Recovery Centers, submit a detailed cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Email: hr@evergreenrc.org or Mail:  PO Box 12598, Everett WA 98206.

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.

LEAD Program Manager (Seattle)
The function of the LEAD Program Manager is to develop and oversee all aspects of the REACH LEAD Program operations. This position will provide leadership to facilitate team cohesion within the LEAD program and across all REACH programs.This position is critical to the functioning of the LEAD Program and the effective allocation of goods and services to the LEAD clientele. The Program Manager will be responsible for day to day supervision of LEAD Supervisors, LEAD Screening and Outreach Coordinators, and other LEAD staff, through regularly scheduled individual meetings and clinical supervision. The Program Manager will also be available to supervisees as needed for consultation when questions arise. The Program Manager will monitor the productivity and documentation of those supervised. The Program Manager will maintain effective collaborative relationships with all LEAD partners and community stakeholders.

To view the complete job descriptions for these and other ETS jobs, 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

Substance Use Disorder Counselor (Kirkland/East King County)
This unique CDP position is designed to support access to substance use disorder care for populations who are otherwise not well served by the traditional service model. The counselor will be in direct contact with homeless youth at the Youth Haven teen shelter providing individual/group and referral services as well as working to support young adults in Friends of Youth's New Ground Transitional Living Programs. The ideal candidate enjoys a fluid work environment, manages time and schedules independently, works well with a multidisciplinary team and thrives in an area of challenge specific to youth and young adults.

Send cover letter and resume to Jerry Blackburn at jerry@friendsofyouth.org. Please visit their website at http://www.friendsofyouth.org/employment.aspx for a complete job description.

Youth and Family Specialist (Maple Valley)
Therapist will provide services to youth and their families at Passage Point, a YWCA housing program that reunifies parents and children following incarceration, with the goal of transitioning them to independent housing. The therapist, using short- and long-term individual and family therapy, group counseling, educational classes and case management services, provides prevention and intervention services to children, youth, families, and communities.  Therapist should be able to provide crisis intervention, maintain strong boundaries, and have knowledge of childhood/adult trauma and domestic violence.

Send cover letter and resume to Brooke Drennon at brooke@friendsofyouth.org. Please visit their website at www.friendsofyouth.org/employment.aspx for a complete job description.

King County Department of Community and Human Services

Health & Human Services Data Scientist (downtown Seattle)
This position will provide evaluation, performance measurement, and data extracting functions for projects managed by King County's DCHS Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD). Relevant BHRD projects include, but are not limited to: integrated physical-behavioral healthcare; interventions for high utilizers of healthcare, behavioral healthcare and/or the criminal justice system; and other initiatives at the intersection of health, behavioral health, human services, and criminal justice systems. The primary responsibility of this position is to support data needs of the contracting agency, HealthierHere in partnership with Public Health-Seattle King County (PHSKC) to support the King County Accountable Community of Health.

Full description and application instructions: https://tinyurl.com/y7jgschx

Criminal Justice Program Manager (downtown Seattle)
This 2 year Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position will provide evaluation, performance measurement, data management and extracting functions for a number of King County DCHS projects managed by the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), including but not limited to interventions for utilizers of the criminal justice system who have behavioral health issues, and other initiatives at the intersection of healthcare, behavioral health, human services and criminal justice/juvenile justice systems. This position offers a unique blend of working in depth with complex data sets, matching and querying data, as well as conducting high level analysis and preparing outcome and other results for multiple audiences. Superb attention to detail as well as analytical thinking is required.

Full description and application instructions: https://tinyurl.com/ya4uykjf

The King County Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) program is seeking qualified individuals to be part of a team of individuals who are relevant to the well-being of children/ youth up to 21 years old. Please refer to the following websites with job announcements for Wraparound facilitators, parent partners, youth partners, and mental health clinicians:

NOTE:  Each organization hiring may have a different application process and closing dates may differ. Please read each posting carefully.  

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 treatment for KMHS clients to include: assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies.

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

Lifeline Connections

Chemical Dependency Professional
The SUDP(T) provides counseling and case management services for clients. The SUDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services. Assesses the psychosocial functioning of assigned clients and develops individualized treatment plans; apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained; and leads treatment groups.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-016. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Burien)
This position is responsible for providing clinical assessments, intake, and treatment services, including group and individual counseling, to chemically dependent and mentally ill adults.Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references for consideration. Navos will contact those most qualified for the position. Submissions without a cover letter and resume will not be considered. Please send documents to jobs@navos.org.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: https://navos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=28.

Nooksack Indian Tribe Genesis Program

Chemical Dependency Professional
The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Professional is to provide services for individuals, family and groups in mastering their addictions, and to understand the problems caused by their chemical dependency. Responsibilities includes conducting assessments and evaluations, documentation of treatment services, monitoring of treatment plans, intervention, outreach, referral advocacy, follow-up care, support services, and educational and prevention activities for Nooksack Indian Tribal members, extended family and tribal community members.  Emphasis is on cultural sensitivity, partnering actively with families, natural support and other tribal and community services providers to promote safe, stable and healthy families.

Detailed job description.

Northwest Indian Treatment Center

Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse (Elma, WA)
Northwest Indian Treatment Center is a small  Native American residential drug and alcohol treatment center. We are currently looking for an LPN or RN to work on call. This would be primarily to fill in for me for requested days off/ vacations. No weekends.  A nice chunk of training with me would be done prior to the nurse working on their own. We have a very supportive staff here and it is an amazing place to work.  I am attaching a copy of the job description and would love for you to share it with any nurses in the WHPS program or others looking for part time work.

Full description and application instructions: http://squaxinisland.org/licensed-practical-nurse/

Olalla Recovery Centers

Support Coordinators (Olalla)
Seeking highly motivated, caring, compasionate individuals to work in our Support Services Department.  This is a perfect job for those interested in the human services field, college students, and for those who enjoy working with people.  Olalla Guest Lodge is open 7-days per week, 24-hours per day, thus this position does require working some evenings, weekends, and holidays.  To apply for employment with Olalla Recovery Centers, please come to Olalla Guest Lodge (12850 Lala Cove Lane SE, Olalla, WA 98359) with your cover letter & resume and complete their employment application. Detailed job description: http://www.olalla.org/about/employment.

Quileute Tribe Health Center

Chemical Dependency Program Coordinator (La Push)
Tthe Chemical Dependency Program Coordinator is to work closely and in collaboration with the Health Director, Social Workers, Case Managers, School and Court administrators in a team-based approach; to provide screening, assessments, interviewing, treatment planning and interacting with prospective clients, to support the patient’s wellness and recovery from maladaptive uses of substances. This position requires patience, dedication, and a desire to help the Quileute Tribal members in crisis. To apply please submit a resume, cover letter and the Quileute Tribe application to the address listed below. Applications can be obtained at www.quileutenation.org/job-openings/. The Quileute Tribe Ms. Gina Gonzales-Leva, HR Director Department of Human Resources at P.O. Box 279 La Push, Washington 98350.

Ryther Center for Children and Youth

Chemical Dependency Specialist (Seattle)
Provides chemical dependency training, technical and consultation services for host site staff, provides chemical dependency services (i.e. education, prevention, recovery groups, assessment and referrals) as needed to children/adolescents and their families.

Read the full description for this job and others at Ryther: http://www.ryther.org/employment/. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ryther.org.


Coordinator–SUD (Tukwila and Auburn)
Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila and Auburn). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Coordinator will supervise hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and provide SUD assessments, individual and group therapy in an adult outpatient, office based setting. Schedule is Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 5pm. This position includes a $1500 sign-on bonus.

Full description and application instructions: https://www.sound.health/jobs/coordinator-substance-use-disorder-sud-tukwila-wa-1500-sign-on-bonus/

SUD Clinician (Tukwila)
Three full time positions, all with full time benefits (Tukwila). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. Team members will work in an adult outpatient, office based setting, scheduled Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 5pm. This position includes a $1500 sign-on bonus.

Full description and application instructions: https://www.sound.health/jobs/sud-clinician-substance-abuse-disorder-tukwila-wa-1500-sign-on-bonus-2/

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

The Strengthening Families Division seeks a Full-time Program Manager for our Substance Abuse Services program. Experience leading or supervising other professionals is required. This position is responsible for leading a staff of 40+ to provide chemical dependence treatment services to residents of Pierce County, serving approximately 1,000 clients. This position is responsible for ensuring that all elements of program services including planning, monitoring and evaluating clients meet applicable local, state and federal regulations in areas of chemical dependency and mental health. This position will direct, manage, hire, develop and evaluate a diverse staff. This position works under the supervision of senior level management. This position will work in strong partnership with division and department managers to develop and monitor program budgets. This position also involves providing input and comment on applicable legislative initiatives and will assist in policy development.

Full description and application instructions: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tpchd/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1930779

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