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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

No jobs are open at ADAI at this time.

Opportunities in 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.

harborview medical center

Mental Health  and Substance Use Disorder Case Manager
This position provides initial screening, intake and brief intervention services to assigned patients with serious and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Under general supervision, the SBIRT, Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Clinical Specialist provides consultation, teaching to the multidisciplinary teams and initial screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for adults admitted to the Emergency Department and the inpatient units as well as brief therapy to individuals referred.  This position is meant to be the senior clinician and resource for the SBIRT team.

This position is responsible for implementing the goals of the program, which are to provide screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment as well as short-term case management, brief therapy, crisis intervention, and referral to services to adults seeking SUD services as well as engagement for those in pre-contemplation. They will be expected to be able to work with a wide variety of patients and professional colleagues and provide consultation re substance use disorder screening, care planning and treatment. This clinical specialist will be a resource to team members on issues of substance use disorders, motivational interviewing, and internal and external resources related to SUD.

For details and application, search for Req. 152019 at UW Hires.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Researcher, Tobacco Study
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Researcher on our newly formed Tobacco Team. The new team was created with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies and will focus on improving estimation of tobacco burden, uptake of results by tobacco partners, as well as assessment of the impact of tobacco control policies. The Researcher on the Tobacco Team will also contribute to the development and application of innovative methods in statistical analysis to produce high-quality and policy-relevant estimates related to the effects of tobacco use on health.

The Researcher will be a critical member of an agile and dynamic research team developing new approaches and producing detailed estimates that will empower policymakers and donors to make optimal decisions about allocating funds and prioritizing interventions. Specifically, the Tobacco Team will drive the intellectual content to derive burden of disease estimates related to tobacco use and evaluation of programs to eliminate tobacco-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The individual will be expected to interact successfully and describe complex concepts and materials concisely to a wide range of stakeholders, including high-level individuals in government or other organizations.

For details and application, search for Req. 147753 at UW Hires.

Psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
This position involves coordination of a variety of research projects and training/technical assistance contracts for  programs focused on integrated mental health services research as well as opioid use disorder treatment implementation research. Most of the projects are based on the behavioral health integrated care model (uwaims.org) and promote evidence-based treatment for common mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, in diverse primary care settings.

For details and application, search for Req. 147753 at UW Hires.

social development research group

Research Study Assistant (Seattle)
Social Development Research Group (SDRG) is looking for Part-Time and Full-Time Research Study Assistants (RSA’s) to serve as telephone interviewers from January through April 2018 for the Palm Beach Jewish Community Studies, as well as possible future studies. Staff will use a multitude of contact strategies (phone, web, mail) to follow up with non-responding study participants to ensure/encourage study participation and conduct interviews over the phone. Project work will be conducted in specific shifts from our offices in Northgate during the following windows: Sundays, 9am – 5pm, Monday thru Thursday 7am to 5pm, and Fridays from 7:00am – 2:00pm. When not contacting participants, RSA’s may perform additional miscellaneous tasks as needed.  Interviewers 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. 152067 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistants - Temporary (Seattle)
SDRG is looking to fill 4 part-time temporary research interviewer positions (at 50% FTE) to facilitate web interviews with participants on an upcoming longitudinal study (and other active studies, as needed). This position will require working evening and weekend shifts from our Northgate office. In conjunction with interviewing, Research Study Assistants may be asked to perform other data collection activities including data entry, preparing mailings, attending weekly meetings, and misc. admin duties.

For details and application, search for Req. 152068 at UW Hires.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

American Behavioral Health Systems

Marketing Specialist (Olympia)
Looking for a Marketing Specialist to promote ABHS services and deliver effective marketing programs to support our reputation and growth. As a Marketing Specialist, you will brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns, develop and optimize content, plan and execute promotional events, advertise our services, produce attractive materials, and analyze marketing campaign results to ensure continued success. For more information http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/Marketing_Specialist.pdf and to apply for these positions, please e-mail mpriebe@abhsinc.net or call 360-507-8026.

Mental Health Counselor (Chehalis)
As a Mental Health Professional at ABHS, you will work with clients in group and individual settings to support ongoing mental health and long term recovery. You will perform crisis intervention, counseling, and help clients define goals and gain insight. For more information http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/MH_Counselor_Chehalis.pdf and to apply for these positions, please e-mail mpriebe@abhsinc.net or call 360-507-8026.

Center for Human Services

Chemical Dependency Professional (Bothell)
The Chemical Dependency Professional is responsible for the delivery of individual counseling, group counseling and related services to adults with drug/alcohol problems. The Chemical Dependency Professional reports to the Snohomish County SUD Program Manager. This is an exempt position. Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/SA-CDP-Adult-2017-a-SA-91-Snohomish-County.pdf.

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.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with 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.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=compassh&jobId=172070&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Crisis Clinic

Crisis Line Manager (Seattle)
The Crisis Line Staff manager is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, scheduling and mentoring professional and paraprofessional staff. The Manager is responsible for communicating the missional aspect of our work and incorporates the principles of recovery into training of staff. Additionally, the Manager participates in training Crisis Line phone worker volunteers and in conducting community trainings, thus it is important that the Manager has excellent communication and training skills. The Manager needs to understand the nature of 24-hour work and be flexible to support staffing during evenings, nights and weekends. The manager is responsible for daily operations of the crisis phoneroom and is a key contact with our community partners.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions: https://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

Evergreen Recovery Centers

New Detox Unit – All Positions Available (Everett)
Immediately needed are the following;

  • RN's/LPN's - Full time/part time/on-call - All shifts (8hour days, eves and nights) Current active WA license required
  • Detox Unit Assistants - Full time/part time/on-call - 12 hour days/nights
  • Counselors- CDPT/CDP

Please visit the website at www.evergreenmanor.org for the complete job description for each available position and to download an employment application.

Please forward your cover letter, resume and job application to sjohnson@evergreenrc.org or dren@evergreenrc.org.

Evergreen Treatment Services

Click here to view all job openings at Evergreen Treatment Services.

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Seattle)
The counselor shall serve as the primary contact person with their assigned agency patients. It is through the counselor’s ongoing individual contracts with his/her patients that the major objectives of treatment are attained. S/He shall provide assigned patients with necessary program information and scheduling referrals to internal and external resources, individual counseling, and guidance in developing their treatment plans and goals. The nature of this position is fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions.

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.

Program Manager - Flex Care (SKCC)
The Flex Care Program Manager provides administrative support to the Flex Care team of Nurse Care Manager and prescribing physicians.  This position assures that the Flex Care protocol is carried out accurately throughout assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation, state and program reporting requirements.  Ensures that initial screenings of potential patients are completed, assists with assessing insurance coverage, program requests for data, manages Flex Care provider meetings, and collaborates with outside agencies as needed.   

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

Youth Residential Counselor (Kirkland)
Friends of Youth provides residential services and programming in a small group home setting for up to five unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth at the New Roads Kingsgate program. We are currently hiring for a residential youth counselor to work in this program. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish and English are preferred, although applicants with relevant experience that do not speak Spanish will also be considered. All applicants should have a passion for working with youth and young adults. Previous experience working with refugee and immigrant youth is highly desired.

Send cover letter and resume to Bailee Bryant at bailee@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 - Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD)

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.

Prevention/Intervention Specialist Adolescent (Burien)
Seeking a full-time Prevention/Intervention Specialist to work in an alternative school-based setting. The role of this position is to provide effective prevention and intervention strategies for high school-age youth and to increase youth access to chemical-dependency treatment. The staff member works in collaboration with school case managers for a team approach to identifying and addressing student needs. In addition, the candidate should be able to deliver public presentations in a group, individual, classroom or assembly settings.

Detailed job description: 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.

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.  Other team members have stated that being a Support Coordinator at Olalla Recovery Centers is very rewarding position, so we hope you will consider joining our team! 

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.

Ryther Center for Children and Youth

Outpatient Substance Abuse Therapist
Ryther is seeking a qualified, chemical dependency professional (CDP or CDPT) to join our expanding team of multi-disciplinary professionals! Job duties would include; Provide comprehensive and culturally responsive SUD services and SUD assessments for children, youth and their families. Applicants must possess a CDP or CDPT. It is strongly preferred that applicants are trained in administering the GAIN-I SUD assessment. SUD therapists have access to training and frequent clinical supervision. Therapists also participate in consultations with a team of Co-occurring therapists. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience working with children and youth. CDP/T is required. This position would start at part-time and build to full-time as caseload/referrals grow.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Heather Wagonblast, HR Manager: <HeatherW@ryther.org>

Read the full description for this job and others at Ryther: http://www.ryther.org/employment/

Seattle Children's

Mental Health Therapist - Outpatient Chemical Dependency (Seattle)
Provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems in a manner which results in improvements in the child and family’s functioning in multiple life domains. Provides substance abuse counseling and treatment services to patients and their families. 

Based at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle to develop and implement substance use prevention strategies and programs with students. Works with students individually and in groups around substance use prevention.  Teaches evidence-based models/curriculum to students to prevent substance use.

To apply for this position, please click Apply Now/Create Profile at: https://www3.apply2jobs.com/seattlechildrens/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=15611&CurrentPage=1

Sound Mental Health

Lead Clinician - Substance Use Disorders (Bellevue)
Full time position, with full time benefits. The Clinician – Lead will provide leadership, support and functional administrative supervision to their assigned site. The Clinician –Lead shall assist in consulting with hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intake and treatment plans. This individual will also continue primary functions of the Clinician/Case Manager role for their assigned caseload. The Clinician –Lead also provides resources, leadership, and sets an example to other team members. Full description: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/SMH Lead Clinician-SUD.pdf

To apply, send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Arden James or Alexis Owens, Job #17-223, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to AlexisO@smh.org

Substance Use Disorder Clinician (Tukwila)
Two full time positions, both with full time benefits (Tukwila). The SUD Clinician provides assessment and services with referral to treatment if needed.  The SUD Clinician will perform diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients for outpatient SUD treatment; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; and will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned.  The SUD Clinician is required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager. Full description: http://adai.uw.edu/jobs/SMH SUD Clinician-tuk.pdf

To apply, send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: John Paul Sharp or Alexis Owens, Job #17-233 or #17-204, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JohnS@smh.org or AlexisO@smh.org

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

The Strengthening Families Division seeks a Full-time (1.0 FTE) Program Manager for our Substance Abuse Services program. Experience leading or supervising other professionals is required. First priority will be given to applications received by January 2, 2018.

This position is responsible for leading a staff of 40+ to provide chemical dependency 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 State University Health Sciences (Spokane)

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 (https://nursing.wsu.edu/research/pear/) at WSU Spokane. For more information.

Western Psychological & Counseling Services

Adult Intensive Outpatient Counselor (Vancouver, WA)
Western Psychological and Counseling Services is seeking an Adult Intensive Outpatient counselor for the Vancouver, WA location. Requirements include: CDP in the State of Washington; BA or BS in related field; 2 years experience providing group facilitation, assessments structured by DSM-V and ASAMppc3r, caseload management, and discharge planning. Additional consideration for: MA, MS, or MSW in related field; Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural. This position offers a $2500.00 sign on bonus for qualified individuals

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Roberta Morgan LPC, CADC III, CDP (Substance Use Disorder Program Director), robertam@westernpsychservices.com

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