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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

ADAI has no positions open at this time.

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/

Harborview medical center

Mental Health Specialist 2 (Harborview Medical Center; 90% part-time position)
Psychiatric Services Department has an outstanding opportunity available for a part-time (90%) Mental Health Specialist 2 (Days) to utilize a variety of clinical/psycho-therapeutic skills and contribute to the bio-psycho-social assessments of patients, to collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team members in planning, implementing and documenting care from admission to discharge. Participate in unit and departmental activities to promote delivery of quality patient care, effective problem solving and communication, and continued clinical development.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117422 at UW Hires.

Mental Health Specialist 2 (Harborview Medical Center)
Our Inpatient Psychiatric Services Department has an outstanding opportunity for a PART-TIME (60%) EVENING SHIFT, MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST 2. Under the supervision of a RN, the Mental Health Specialist II utilizes a variety of clinical/psycho-therapeutic skills to contribute to bio-psycho-social patient assessment, and to collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team members in planning, implementing and documenting care from admission to discharge for psychiatric patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Additionally, this person will participate in unit and departmental activities to promote delivery of quality patient care, effective problem solving and communication, and continued clinical development.

For details and application, search for Req. # 120219 at UW Hires.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director - Research
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director-Research.  Under the direction of the Department Chair and Director, The Associate Director for Sponsored Projects will lead processes articulating the key strategic initiatives to support the research mission by leading regular planning sessions and retreats with relevant stakeholders.  The Associate Director will facilitate the implementation of these initiatives by providing expertise on formulating proposals that best match the interests of the potential sponsor.  By providing this oversight and facilitating strategic communication, the Associate Director will support effective scientific collaborations for our research community as a whole. A measure of success in this aspect of the position will be the accomplishment of identified initiatives and communication of this success to various stakeholders within and outside the Department.  Additionally, the Associate Director will work with the Chair to develop clinician scientist's funding opportunities and ensure research faculty is making appropriate progress towards the promotion goal of high-impact research.

For details and application, search for Req. # 114325 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Administrator
School of Social Work, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (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.

Child Welfare Training Manager (Ellensburg/Yakima)
The Continuing Education Coordinator 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 University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Tacoma – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children. 

The vision of the partnership is to join as one entity to support the readiness and continued learning of foster and relative caregivers and the child welfare workforce with the intention of achieving the best possible outcomes for Washington’s children and families.   

The Continuing Education Coordinator (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.  Responsibilities also include coordination of any professional training contractors. In addition, the Continuing Education Coordinator is responsible for teaming with contracted foster parent co-trainers.

For details and application, search for Req. # 122208 at UW Hires.

Coach/Instructor (Seattle, other locations)
School of Social Work – Alliance for Child Welfare has an outstanding opportunity for a Coach/Instructor.  This position 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 University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Seattle – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Alliance for Child Welfare.  

The Continuing Education Coordinator (Coach) is a regional expert on issues/concerns related to the professional development of the child welfare workforce in the assigned area.  The coach participates in and utilizes a competency-based system to identify, plan, coordinate and provide learning opportunities for the workforce employees.

The Coach works within the partnership to accomplish its vision and values, and works within the framework set out in the partnership’s guiding principles.  The success of the partnership is realized by utilizing effective working relationships with all partners.  The Coach 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.

For details and application, search for Req. # 121468 at UW Hires.

Deputy Director (Seattle)
Partners for Our Children (POC) within the School of Social Work (SSW) at the University of Washington (UW) 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.

Founded in 2007, Partners for Our Children (POC) works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in Washington State, especially those touched by the child welfare system. As a part of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, POC works closely with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and private philanthropy to provide evidence for improvements in child welfare practice and policy. POC performs needed research and data analysis and translates its findings for key partners in the child welfare system, including policymakers, advocates, practitioners and more. POC's focus is on identifying the most promising practices, policy changes and programs that will have the most significant impact for children and families in Washington State.

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 University of Washington – School of Social Work, Department of Social and Health Services – Children’s Administration, Eastern Washington University – School of Social Work, University of Washington in Tacoma – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children.  The vision of the partnership is to join as one entity to support the readiness and continued learning of foster and relative caregivers and the child welfare workforce with the intention of achieving the best possible outcomes for Washington’s children and families. 

This individual will work within the partnership to accomplish its vision and values, and works within the framework set out in the partnership’s guiding principles.  The success of the partnership is realized by utilizing effective working relationships with all partners.  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.

Social Development Research Group

Programmer (Project Appointment) (Seattle)
The Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Programmer (Project Appointment). The individual in this position will build databases using Microsoft Access and SQL Server and work on web & computer based surveys using the SPSS Dimensions integrated development environment (IDE). The IDE enables you to create, edit, run, and debug Dimensions script using mrScriptBasic. mrScriptBasic is based on Visual Basic and Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript). The position will be 50-75% for 6 months to one year.

For details and application, search for Req. # 123112 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
(& sometimes more)

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.

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 (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.

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.

MDC -- Making A Difference in Community

Chemical Dependency Professional - Temporary (Tacoma)
MDC has a temporary opportunity for a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in our outpatient substance use treatment services at our Tacoma location. The temporary position entails providing clinical assessments to adults and youth who are seeking services. The CDP may also provide group counseling services on an intermittent basis when providing coverage for staff who are out of the office. Our services in both our Tacoma and Lakewood location are growing, thus this position may result in a permanent fully benefitted position in the near future

View full job details and application instructions PDF or visit MDC website: http://mdc-hope.org/how-to-engage/jobs.

SBIRT Chemical Dependency Professional (Tacoma, non-traditional hours)

MDC is recruiting for a professional to support its Chemical Dependency division. This position will work in an Emergency Room setting during non-traditional work hours. This position directly works with clients providing face to face screening and brief intervention and
referral. Coordinates care with social workers, doctors, nurses, and other hosptial staff. MDC is looking for someone who combines that special combination of excellent technical skills communications, computer skills (excel, databases, word, electronic health record), motivational interviewing, case management, advocacy and the ability to work with clients, community partners and other MDC employees to create solutions that directly positively impact our clients. Previous experience working with individual and families experiencing substance addiction and the challenges faced is a highly desirable quality.

View full job details and application instructions PDF or visit MDC website: http://mdc-hope.org/how-to-engage/jobs.

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

CCAP Clinician – Chemical Dependency/CCAP (Community Center for Alternative Programs) (Seattle)
Full time with full benefits.  Works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency diagnosis in resolving their legal issues as a barrier to becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are court ordered to CCAP and involved in multi systems and through the provision of a full range of group treatment, individual treatment, educational groups, case management services and service coordination.  Assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  Serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  There must be good communication with the criminal justice system in working with their clients.  Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of two years related clinical experience required.  MHP and CDP with criminal justice experience preferred; CDPT required.  WDL & excellent driving record necessary.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Milena Stott, Job #15-146, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to MilenaC@smh.org

CCAP (Community Center for Alternative Programs) Liaison – Court Transitions (Seattle)
Full time with full benefits.  Serves as the point of contact for adjudicated and pre-trial individuals.  Target population are those who have a mental illness/drug dependency or co-occurring disorder and/or are homeless and court-ordered to CCAP.  Function as a team lead to coordinate wrap around services for clients to reduce recidivism.  Additional duties include screening and assessing persons needing to be connected to services on-site and off-site.  Once identified, will proceed to work with the justice systems and community agencies to ensure connection.  Will review treatment recommendations and work closely with the DSHS, Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) at CCAP, Work Release, Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Probation, and Department of Corrections to ensure compliance and follow through.  Master’s Degree in a social services field, related experience and MHP required.  WDL & excellent driving record necessary.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Ethan Seracka, Job #15-144, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to EthanS@smh.org

CD Clinician – Chemical Dependency
Two positions, both full time with full benefits (Auburn or Seattle).  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.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Arden James, Job #15-143 (Auburn) or #15-113 (Seattle), 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.

Suquamish Tribe

Chemical Dependency Professional
The Suquamish Tribe is seeking a Chemical Dependency Professional tp provide individual, group, and family counseling on issues related to substance abuse to the diverse clients of the Wellness Program, according to the policy and procedures manual for the Intensive Outpatient Program.   

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

For a complete list of jobs available with the Suquamish Tribe, visit: http://www.suquamish.nsn.us/Employment.aspx.

Volunteers of America Western Washington

Care Crisis Mental Health Counselor (Everett)
VOA is recruiting for master’s level counselors (CDP a plus) to provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and brief supportive counseling to clients who are in emotional distress and/or seeking information on available mental health services. Counselors work in a call center and all interactions with clients are by telephone. Counselors also provide professional assessment to determine if a face-to-face mental health evaluation is indicated and then contact and dispatch the appropriate teams to conduct the assessment.  Full-time, fully benefited positions for day, swing and graveyard shifts.

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 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

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.

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