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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Research Scientist
The ADAI has been the home for the Pacific Northwest Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) since 2001. The CTN’s goal is to move substance abuse treatments with demonstrated efficacy into community-based treatment settings to determine their effectiveness when implemented in real-world treatment settings. 

The Research Scientist position is at the intersection of substance abuse treatment and HIV prevention. The Research Scientist will function as the National Project Director for two HIV prevention studies in the CTN. One has already been funded (PrEP Survey) and is an HIV prevention implementation science survey study designed to identify barriers and facilitators to scaling up Pre-Exposure Phrophylaxis (PrEP) to substance-using men who have sex with men in high-HIV incidence cities in the US. A second study, pending funding, is a medication adherence trial of PrEP in substance-using men who have sex with men and in people who inject drugs. This position will work with Lead Investigators at ADAI, Columbia and Yale Universities, and with other Lead Team members, on the development, implementation, and dissemination of the studies. Secondarily, this position may involve work on other opioid-related clinical treatment trials on an as-needed basis. Examples include a rapid buprenorphine induction trial in emergency departments, and an evaluation of rural hub-and-spoke models to deliver medication assisted treatment to people with opioid use disorders in rural Washington. Full description and application instructions, see Req. # 158200 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.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research Coordinator (Location: Harborview Medical Center)
The UW Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR to support the development and implementation of a new Center for First Episode Psychosis (FEP) which is based at Harborview Medical Center. The research coordinator lead will be a member of the core team and will collaborate with faculty leads to direct all Center activities. S/he will have administrative oversight of activities related to multiple interdisciplinary research studies related to First Episode of Psychosis (FEP), ensuring the integrity of study design, study protocols, data management, and data analysis. In addition, s/he will hire, train, and monitor staff on and off-site, and serve as a liaison between research and clinical teams to successfully develop, implement and evaluate enhancements to the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) model. The research coordinator will also have have a key role in the Center's community engagement activities and will help to disseminate information about Center activities through academic and non-academic publications and presentations. Full description and application instructions, see Req. # 160225 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Child Welfare Trainer (Vancouver)
The Child Welfare Trainer (CWT) provides training to foster, adoptive, and/or relative caregivers.  This position is responsible for scheduling and providing caregiver core or pre-service training and post licensing training for foster parents and relative caregivers.  In addition, the Continuing Education Coordinator is responsible for teaming with contracted foster parent co-trainers.

The CWT primarily provides trainings to caregivers who have varied levels of knowledge and abilities.  This requires the individual to have a broad range of knowledge in the field of social work in addition to the ability to impart this information effectively to a number of different audiences. This position also builds and maintains key relationships with agency and community partners and represents the Alliance in various meetings requiring the individual to have excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

Full description and application instructions, see Req. 159259 at UW Hires.

Research Scientist (Seattle)
The Social Development Research Group and Partners for our Children, seek a full-time Research Scientist with expertise in conducting preventive and/or treatment intervention studies. Specific areas of emphasis include applied research to understand and improve (a) trauma informed child welfare practices, and (b) the positive functioning and empowerment of diverse families, including resource parents (foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers) who are caring for children placed by the child welfare system, and training on how to assist resource parents in working with biological parents in mainstream and tribal settings.

The purpose of this position is to provide assistance with the coordination of pilot sites across multiple states and the implementation and analysis of data associated with evaluation contracts associated with three different grants related to the implementation and testing of trainings and interventions in child welfare settings. One grant is for the evaluation of a national training program for resource parents (foster, adoptive and kin) who are parenting teens; the second is for the development and testing of a national preservice training program for resource parents caring for children across the developmental spectrum; the final is the evaluation of a state supported kinship navigator program implemented in Washington State.

Full description and application instructions, see Req. 160368 at UW Hires.

Research Scientist 2
The Research Scientist 2 will support the scientific needs of Aging with Pride: NHAS (National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study) (NIH/NIA; R01), the first federally funded, national longitudinal study of LGBTQ midlife and older adult health, aging and well-being. The study is designed to identify modifiable factors that account for health trajectories in these communities. NHAS is built upon strong collaborations across the nation with 2,450 LGBTQ older adults, their families and communities; 17 community agencies and service providers; and multidisciplinary experts from diverse fields, including Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Nursing, Psychology, Statistics, and Ethics. Additional studies include, but are not limited to, Sexual and Gender Minority Population Health, which is a national population-based study of the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities.

The Research Scientist will manage and analyze data and summarize results; perform power analysis; complete systematic literature reviews; draft, develop and assist with writing scientific manuscripts and reports; prepare and present presentations at scientific and community meetings; prepare and manage IRB requirements; and assist with writing grant proposals related to one or more of the following topics: health equity and disparities research; risk and protective factors and mechanisms influencing health, well-being and aging of LGBTQ people, and their families and communities.

Full descriotion and application instructions, see Req. 160360 at UW Hires.

University of Puget Sound

Psychologist & Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator (Tacoma)
Provide counseling service to college students: counseling (individual, group and couples), intake assessments, crisis intervention, referrals, treatment planning, and documentation. Present educational programs and trainings that contribute to student learning objectives of division of student affairs; provide consultation with campus community; advise student groups. Work collaboratively with medical providers in multi-disciplinary setting. Participate as a member of an APA doctoral internship training team by supervising trainees and participating in the selection process. Provide leadership for university’s substance abuse prevention efforts: coordinate a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program, informed by professionally-accepted and empirically-supported best practices; present and evaluate prevention programs; conduct substance abuse assessments; provide workshops for at-risk students; collaborate with student conduct and other student affairs departments; and conduct campus climate research to support ongoing prevention and education efforts specific to the institution.

Full description and application instruction, see Job ID 4283: http://bit.ly/2KsgXiz.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

American Behavioral Health Systems

Chemical Dependency Professional (Chehalis)
Looking for Chemical Dependency Professionals to support the detox program in Chehalis, WA. $3,000 sign on bonus.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Everett)
L ooking for a full-time Chemical Dependency Professional to float between three work locations in Everett, Freeland, and Stanwood. Seeking a flexible individual to provide coverage for staff on vacations, emergency leaves and other absences. Hours will vary for this position according to location need.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Gig Harbor)
Looking for Chemical Dependency Professionals to support the program at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, WA.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Monroe)
Looking for Chemical Dependency Professionals for the program in the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, WA.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Shelton)
Looking for an experienced Chemical Dependency Professional to support the program at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, WA.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Spokane)
We are looking for Chemical Dependency Professionals to support the Outpatient program at the Spokane Community Justice Center.

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
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 appropriate SUD Program Manager.

Behavioral Health SBIRT Therapist
The SBIRT Therapist is based at a junior high school. The therapist is responsible for providing assessments and brief therapy to students. The therapist will follow the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment) model. The SBIRT therapist reports to the Behavioral Health Integration Associate Director.

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

Community Colleges of spokane

Addiction Studies Instructor - Tenure Track (Spokane)
Spokane Falls Community College is seeking qualified candidates for consideration of employment as an Addiction Studies Instructor for this full-time, tenure track position in the Human Services
Department, in the Social Sciences, Accounting, Economics, and Human Services Division. We seek applicants with a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, diversity and global awareness, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. The college strives for faculty who are content experts and who are knowledgeable about best practices,
innovative strategies, and instructional technologies that support teaching and learning.

Full job description: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/ccspokane/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2171282.

Crisis Connections

Information & Referral Specialist (Seattle)
Contact center (no sales or telemarketing) that serves community members who are in need of social and health services, such as food, utility assistance, legal help, dental care, etc. You will be trained to navigate our resource database and learn about the non-profit, government and specialized programs available in King County. The Information & Referral Specialist is responsible for providing high quality, comprehensive services to King County 2-1-1’s inquirers via phone and chat. The I&R Specialist assesses callers’ needs and provides appropriate referrals, performs intake screenings, completes special projects as assigned by the Manager, and is responsible for keeping complete and accurate documentation. King County 2-1 -1 is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. Scheduling flexibility within these hours is required.

Full description and application instructions: https://www.crisisconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/English-and-Bilingual-IR-Job-Posting.pdf.

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 (Hoquiam) (Olympia) (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.

LEAD Case Manager (Seattle)
This position is critical to the LEAD project, by providing engagement and intensive case management services to individuals suspected of low level drug offenses and/or prostitution. The Case Manager will provide direct services to a case load of approximately 25-30 individuals. Case managers provide outreach, long-term engagement and supportive services for participants through intensive case management activities and collaboration with LEAD partners, service providers, housing providers and other community organizations.

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

High School Youth & Family Therapist (Snoqualmie)
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 and families in a school setting. Complete job description and application instructions: https://friendsofyouth.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=23

Youth and Family Therapist (Redmond/Bothell) (Part-time position)
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. Complete job description and application instructions: http://www.friendsofyouth.org/jobYFSTherapist.aspx.

See other jobs available at Friends of Youth: www.friendsofyouth.org/employment.aspx

Health Care Authority, Washington State

Behavioral Health Program Manager (MPS 3) Location: Olympia
This position is responsible for statewide policy planning and operations of behavioral health services that fall under the rubric of Behavioral Health and Recovery Support related services.  This position provides guidance in planning, development, writing, and review of Federal Block Grant contract language, and monitoring of Federal Block Grant related contracts. The position is also responsible for providing technical expertise and assistance as it relates to Recovery Support Services, and treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Decisions are both tactical and strategic. Salary range: $59,724.00 - $78,348.00.
Full description and application instructions, see: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2103160

Section Manager, Office of Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery (SH66) Location: Olympia
This position reports directly to the Director of the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.  This office has a total biannual budget of $1.7 billion for community based mental health and substance use disorders. This position directly supervises 5 employees, and manages 36 employees. The key areas of responsibility include; 1) Adult substance use disorders, 2) Adult mental health disorders, and 3) Recovery support. Salary range: $77,148 - $108,036.
Full description and application instructions, see: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2114392

Section Manager, Office of Childrens Behavioral Health and Prevention (NW01) Location: Olympia
The Behavioral Health and Prevention Section Manager reports directly to the Director of the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. This position manages a $191 million annual budget, directly supervises 5 employees, and manages 38 employees. The three key areas of responsibility include; 1) Prevention, 2) Children's mental health, and 3) Federal block grants. Salary range: $77,148.00 - $108,036.00.
Full description and application instructions, see: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2114391

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 (Mt. Vernon)
The Chemical Dependency Professional provides counseling and case management for clients of the agency. The work includes assisting supervisory staff and Program Director in program review, daily management of treatment activities, and training/orientation of junior staff and trainees. The CDP(T) is responsible for the daily treatment activities for clients on their caseload.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #18-050. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Clinical Supervisor (Aberdeen)
The Clinical Supervisor works closely with the Program Director and Chief Clinical Officer and is responsible for the provision of clinical services to clients enrolled in Lifeline services in general and in their specific unit in particular. The Clinical Supervisor provides program oversight and clinical supervision for all designated staff on their assigned unit including clinical service delivery, maintenance of client records, contract compliance, public relations, and liaison with various government and private agencies and officials and other duties assigned by the Program Director.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #18-052. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Adolescent Prevention/Intervention Therapist (Burien)
Navos’ Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Program is seeking a full-time Adolescent Prevention/Intervention Therapist to work in the Burien area. This position is split between school and agency that includes substance use/mental health assessments and treatment, prevention and intervention services.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: https://navos.bamboohr.com/jobs/.

Youth Residential Counselor - Overnight (Burien)
The Youth Residential Counselor will work in the Children’s Long Term Inpatient Program (CLIP). In this role you will take a caring, personal approach to meeting youth’s basic needs while providing physical and emotional safety. CLIP serves youth ages 12-17 in an intensive inpatient mental health treatment program provided in a secure setting. CLIP is a treatment program for youth who present a risk to themselves or others or are gravely disabled due to mental health conditions. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in youth development, school or residential treatment settings.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: https://navos.bamboohr.com/jobs/.

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

Outpatient Substance Abuse Therapist (Seattle)
Provide targeted, comprehensive and culturally responsive treatment for adolescents with substance use disorders.

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.


SUD Clinician (Seattle) 
Full Time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). 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. Monday – Friday 8:30 to 5pm.
Full description and application instructions:  https://www.sound.health/job-listings/.

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

Washington Health Professional Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Tri-Cities)
Washington Health Professional Services (WHPS) is looking for a CDP to open a Peer Support Group in the Tri-Cities Area.  WHPS is a program within the state Department of Health and provides substance use monitoring services to the nursing professions.  They operate peer support groups throughout the state that are attended by WHPS and Washington Recovery and Monitoring Program (WRAMP) participants.  WHPS and WRAMP participants are required to attend weekly  peer support groups during their usually 5 years of program participation. The Washington Health Professional Service website is: www.doh.wa.gov/whps. For more information email  John.Furman@doh.wa.gov. or contact him at 360-236-2882.

Outside Washington:

Hawaii: Community Clinic of Maui Dba Malama I Ke Ola Health Center

Addiction Counselor
The Addictions Counselor is a vitThe Addictions Counselor is a vital member of the Integrated Health Team and works closely with other behavioral health professionals and medical staff. This position is primarily responsible for screening, evaluating, and treating patients for problematic substance use and addiction. CCM’s addictions treatment program is ASAM level I program including individual and group therapy, with access to primary care psychologists, tobacco cessation specialist, dietician, and psychiatrist. We work collaboratively with community addictions IOP, Residential Treatment, Drug Court, and Parole/Probation. CCM’s outpatient treatment program is embedded in a primary care setting in accordance with the applicable professional and ethical standards. Within the health center, patients can access adult medicine, OB/GYN, and dental services, and support from Women, Infant, and Child (WIC).

Full description and application instructions: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/HawaiiAddictionCounselor.pdf

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