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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

There are no open positions at ADAI at this time.

Opportunities in other UW Departments

Center for the Study of Health Risk Behaviors

Psychology Training in Alcohol in Alcohol Research (PTAR) Fellowship
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 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/

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation by January 11th. Please email AND mail materials to:
Trinh Vo, Postdoctoral Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300, Box 354944, Seattle, WA 98105

See below for Postdoctoral Fellowship at Group Health Research Institute, Seattle

Faculty Positions (2) Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor WOT or Research track (AA16749)
The UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking candidates for two faculty positions which may be at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Tenure (WOT) (0113), Associate Professor WOT (0112), or Professor WOT (0111) to be hired in the faculty scientist pathway. The faculty rank may also be Research Assistant Professor WOT (0143); Research Associate Professor WOT (0142), or Research Professor WOT (0141) and these would be in the research faculty pathway.

The work site for the two successful candidates will be the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors. Candidates must have an established and funded research portfolio in one or more of the following areas related to substance use: (1) etiology, prevention and treatment of substance and behavioral addictions, co-occurring risk behaviors (e.g., maladaptive diet/exercise, sexual risk taking, aggression, alcohol, marijuana, substance use, gambling) and comorbid medical and mental disorders (e.g., diabetes, PTSD) among adolescents, young adults and adults; (2) substance use policy and/or health/health care policy research relevant to addictive behaviors; (3) assessment or intervention using mobile, wireless and/or wearable technology; (4) adaptive intervention designs; (5) cognitive, neurocognitive, or biological mechanisms underlying substance use; (6) harm reduction focused Community Based Participatory Research, particularly with traditionally underserved populations; (7) mindfulness-based relapse prevention; and/or (8) advanced methodological design and/or statistical methods in psychiatric and social epidemiology.

The two positions are full-time and require the PhD or foreign equivalent. Further desired qualifications include experience with development or philanthropic/advancement activities, development and execution of service contracts, experience with foundation, NIH, NSF, SAMHSA, or DOE funding. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Please submit CV and cover letter to the attention of Tanya Eng-Aquino at pbfac@uw.edu. For additional information about this position, please contact pbfac@uw.edu.

Counseling Center

Psychologist (Seattle)
This position provides counseling services and outreach to enrolled UW students to enhance their personal and academic success and ameliorate barriers to that success.  This position also provides professional consultation to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance the campus climate for student success.

This position involves daily intense contact with UW students in psychological or academic distress.  Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required. This position may serve as counselor-on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills. This position will provide clinical supervision for doctoral level interns in clinical or counseling psychology, requiring expertise in supervision models, a good understanding of risk management issues, and competence in intercultural counseling.  This person will provide consultation to a variety of departments and constituents on campus.

For details and application, search for Req. #131693 at UW Hires.

Group Health Research Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Seattle)
Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to begin in Summer/Fall 2016. Funding is available for one two-year fellowship in one of the following areas:

  • Health behavior change, especially: smoking cessation &/or mHealth interventions (Dr. Jennifer McClure, mentor)
  • Infectious diseases, especially: vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety, and mathematical/simulation modeling of infectious disease dynamics (Dr. Mike Jackson, mentor)
  • Clinical and health services research in mental health, especially: mood disorder treatment, suicide prevention, personalized treatment, and health informatics (Dr. Greg Simon, mentor)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology, especially: treatment of hypertension in pregnancy and methods for analyzing complex longitudinal data including marginal structural models (Drs. Sascha Dublin & Susan Shortreed, mentors)
  • Addictions, especially: evaluating patient-centered approaches to addressing alcohol, marijuana and other drug use in medical settings (Dr. Kathy Bradley, mentor)

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

harborview medical center

Mental Health Practiticioner (Seattle)
This person provides case management for assigned patients with serious and persistent mental illness. As a member of the Recovery Case management team, this case manager provides engagement, outreach and linkage with resources as well as counseling services.

The goal of the program is to promote community stability of patients through engagement in mental health services and treatment planning as well as assistance in securing and maintaining housing, benefits and culturally relevant treatment to meet their needs, and to assist patients in developing meaningful and productive activities. The Mental Health Case Manager works with a wide variety of patients.

For details and application, search for Req. #133779 at UW Hires.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Data Manager (Seattle)
He/she will have strong analytical skills to contribute to health services and evaluation research by managing complex and diverse data activities, including managing large disease registry and complex claims datasets for processing in statistical software. Most of the projects are based on the Integrated Care Model and promote evidence-based treatment for common mental health problems, like depression, in general medical settings (e.g. primary care, disease management).

This is a leadership position that will be required to use independent judgment to manage large, complex data sets on a wide variety of research projects related to mental and behavioral health.  The position will function independently managing and assessing integrity of databases, in addition to evaluating, selecting and apply standardized statistical methodologies. 

For details and application, search for Req. #133637 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistant (Seattle)
Under the direction of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center Program Director and Research Study Coordinator Lead, the BASIS-OASIS Research Study Assistant assists with school-based research studies including data collection and data management, qualitative and quantitative data analysis tasks; interfaces with consumers, clinicians and students in school and community settings; and assists with other study-related tasks.

For details and application, search for Req. #133312 at UW Hires.

Wraparound Technical Specialist (Seattle)
The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy (PBHJP), and the Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team (WERT),  currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Wraparound Technical Specialist.  The person in this position will be a leader in a national effort by the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) and the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC; see www.nwic.org) to build states’ and communities’ capacity to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of their care coordination services for children with serious and complex needs and their families.   The person in this position will lead WERT in providing comprehensive specialized technical support to Wraparound implementing entities.  The overall goal of the position will be to support providers as well as state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices that are designed to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families.  

This position is responsible for ensuring design, development, and delivery of this training and technical support through use of fidelity and quality assurance measures, data-informed coaching and supervision platforms, and information technology systems.  They will assess information needs, design evaluation protocols, manage data collection, and create feedback loops between all stakeholder groups to ensure the data is used to inform service delivery effectiveness and achieve the intended goal of improving outcomes for children and families across the U.S.   The person will proactively provide technical guidance regarding assessing information needs, designing evaluation protocols to meet those needs, collecting and managing data, and creating feedback loops to ensure the data is used to inform service delivery improvements.

For details and application, search for Req. #133646 at UW Hires.

School of Social work

Coach/Instructor (Seattle)
The Continuing Education Specialist (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 best practice; giving direct coaching/instruction to regional social workers.

For details and application, search for Req. #133084 at UW Hires.

Forefront Communications & Journalism Programs Manager (Seattle)
The Manager will generate and develop a wide variety of internally and externally published materials in different media that build awareness, enhance the reputation of, communicate the mission and accomplishments of, and help generate increased private support for Forefront and its mission for suicide prevention.  Communications include but are not limited to: project descriptions and stories; educational essays or stories related to suicide prevention; fact sheets, newsletters, brochures, media releases, talking points, scripts, messages and annual reports.  Published materials can take the form of hard copy, web content, videos and more.  The Forefront Communications & Journalism Programs Manager will use social media, as appropriate, to convey important and/or time-sensitive facts and information.   

Forefront Communications & Journalism Programs Manager will work collaboratively within the University of Washington to ensure seamless use of University and Forefront systems.  Many of the communications provided by Forefront, and which this position will deliver, help medical and school professionals across Washington State and ultimately the nation in bringing awareness to suicide and suicide prevention.  Additionally, all communications and publications by this position are high-profile for both UW and its School of Social Work and thus require strong communication skills and good judgment.

For details and application, search for Req. #135151 at UW Hires.

Research Consultant (Seattle)
School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children, has an outstanding opportunity for an Research Consultant. This position is established to own and coordinate various evaluation activities regarding child welfare social work education, professional development, and caregiver training in Washington. The target populations include Title IV-E social work students, public child welfare agency staff, and foster parents and relatives who provide out-of-home care for children. This position provides an opportunity to design and implement evaluation strategies in support of continuous quality improvement efforts.  

The Research Consultant contributes to the development and evaluation of a competency based workforce development system for the state child welfare agency. This position leverages research and knowledge from the University for training of public employees who work with vulnerable children and families.

For details and application, search for Req. #134023 at UW Hires.

Research Study Assistant (Seattle)
This Research Study Assistant position will assist the Research Project Manager of The National Health, Aging and Sexuality Study (NHAS): Caring and Aging with Pride over Time. NHAS extends the first federally- funded and largest study to date of the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) mid-life and older adults, an under investigated population. The research provides the information necessary to develop effective interventions that are sustainable within community-based agency settings to reduce health disparities and improve health in at-risk communities. The primary goal of supporting the development of these innovative projects and activities are to understand the risk and protective factors that impact the health and well-being of mid-life and older adults and their families and other cross- generational relations and their communities. This study is funded through the National Institute on Aging (R01).

For details and application, search for Req. #134644 at UW Hires.

Social Development Research Group

Research Study Supervisor (Northgate)
The Social Development Research Group (SDRG) is looking for two part-time to full-time (50%-100% FTE) Data Collection Supervisors for work on multiple projects. This position will be asked coordinate and oversee project specific data collection activities for SDRG researchers and/or external research partners. The role will enable the employee to work across several areas and/or projects.

For details and application, search for Req. #134157 at UW Hires.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Auburn Youth Resources

Drop-in Support Specialist (Auburn)
The Arcadia Drop in Center provides referral information, crisis intervention, behavior management and mentoring to youth in the community who might not otherwise access services. This position spends significant time in a drop in facility tracking and responding to client needs while maintaining healthy boundaries and consistency. With the assistance of the Community Programs Manager, the Drop in Support Lead will identify and establish a regular presence and support various programmatic functions within the Arcadia Drop in Center. This position will be responsible for a range of duties from janitorial support to youth mentorship. This position requires Saturday and Sunday shifts, as well as other duties during the week. The position has guaranteed funding through 12/31/2016.

Please send resume with cover letter to Attn: Human Resources Manager, Auburn Youth Resources, , Attn: Human Resources Department,1000 Auburn Way South, Auburn, WA 98002. or email to DelethaWr@ayr4kids.org. You can also view the full listing on their website: www.ayr4kids.org/employment/openings.

Crisis Clinic

Information & Referral Specialist (Northgate)
As part of King County 2-1-1, you will work within a supportive, team focused environment that provides a unique opportunity for learning, as well as personal growth and professional development. They are a busy contact center 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.

To apply send resume with a cover letter to sbarlet@crisisclinic.org. Include in your cover letter a short example of your problem solving experience in your current or past position. You can also view the full listing on their website: http://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

DSHS - Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

General Prevention Systems Manager (Lacey)
The Prevention System Manager position is responsible for contract monitoring and compliance with state and Federal contracts and related documentation. The Prevention System Manager provides culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive technical assistance and training that disseminates the latest substance abuse prevention science research for service providers, community based organizations and coalitions. The Prevention System Manager implements statewide evidence-based prevention initiatives based on comprehensive knowledge of effective planning processes, program facilitation, and evaluation through a minimum of one statewide project. This PSM position focuses on tribal and community-based prevention services and block grant state projects.

For details and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/24901.

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.

LEAD Case Manager (Seattle)
The REACH Program of Evergreen Treatment Services works with homeless, addicted individuals to help them achieve stability and access important social resources such as housing, health care, entitlements and treatment. The LEAD project is a newly funded effort designed to help Seattle Police/King County Sherriff’s Department divert appropriately identified newly arrested individuals and/or social contacts. These clients will be provided goods and social services that are hoped to help cut down on their legal recidivism. This project is focused on the Belltown community of downtown Seattle and the Skyway neighborhood.

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.

friends of youth

Group Care Enhancement Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor (Kirkland)
Provide crisis Intervention, Individual, Group and Referral services to Substance Abuse Services clients in Homeless Youth Service programs. CDP certification required. They are a team that works together to meet the needs of their clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities.

Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor (Issaquah)
Provide individual and group services to Substance Abuse Services clients. Job responsibilities include outpatient groups at one or more Friends of Youth locations and/or in the community, outpatient services to individuals and families, assessments, maintaining client confidentiality, maintain client case file records to meet all WAC, King County and COA requirements, etc.

Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to Jerry Blackburn at jerry@friendsofyouth.org.
To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our web site at www.friendsofyouth.org

Kitsap Mental Health Services

Residential Counselor (Bremerton)
Provide clinical treatment and management for Residential Services clients in need of services due to symptoms of mental illness, and to their families as necessary and appropriate.  Coordinate and monitor all shift activities, including making staff and program assignments and implementing treatment plans per guidelines set by clinical management. 

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

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers

Lakeside-Miliam is seeking Chemical Dependency Counselor Trainees and Associate Counselors. Students in addiction programs with or without a CDPT license are invited to become part of the team at Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, providing treatment adolescents and adults. If interested, send your resume to talleym@lakesidemilam.com, or fax to Monica Talley at 425-823-3132.  At Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers we believe “Underlying all of our actions is our fundamental belief that at Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers we provide the finest addiction treatment available anywhere, that the work we do is of social and material value to our clients and the community, and that people, both those we work with and those we serve, are our greatest and most precious asset.”

Lifeline connections

Chemical Dependency Professional (Vancouver)
The CDP(T) provides counseling and case management services for outpatient clients. The CDP(T) supports daily management of treatment activities, in providing these services; the incumbent performs the following duties independently: Collaborates with the supervisory staff and Program Director, other senior staff members, and other counselors, building and maintaining an engaging treatment environment that motivates clients to focus on problematic behaviors, and teaches clients more productive coping strategies; 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; Leads treatment groups according to agency treatment guidelines; Develops discharge/aftercare plans and makes appropriate referrals for followup care; etc.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #16-030.

Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program

Mental Health Therapist (Auburn)
Looking for a full-time Mental Health Therapist to provide comprehensive treatment services for adults, couples, and families. This position requires a broad range of clinical and case management skills. Qualifications:  A current WA State License as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist is required, as well as a minimum of three years post-graduate experience. Preferred: Experience working within a Native American community is preferred.  Compensations/Hours:  Full-time 40hrs/per week, $33.49 per hour, excellent benefit package.

To apply go online:
1) Go to www.muckleshoot.nsn.us.
2) Select the Human Resources tab
3) Under  the Employment tab select ‘List of Current Jobs’  and select ‘All’ to view this position

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Youth Residential Counselor (Burien)
Provide direct care and supervision for children and youth with emotional & behavioral challenges in a therapeutic residential treatment environment. Successful candidates will possess an understanding of trauma-informed as well as family-centered care and have experience working with children and youth with complex needs. This position works in a milieu setting using the engagement model of care.

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 or by fax: (206) 933-7005.

North Sound Behavioral Health Organization

Substance Use Disorders Services Quality Specialist (Mt. Vernon)
North Sound BHO (formerly named NSMHA) currently operates as a Regional Support Network (RSN) for publicly funded behavioral health services in a five county region in northwestern Washington. The five counties include: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom North Sound BHO is responsible for the Medicaid funding for behavioral health, and our goal is to ensure eligible individuals and families receive appropriate, person centered and timely services.

Develop and promote a culture and structure within North Sound BHO and its network of providers that supports integration of mental health and substance use treatment services. Participate in the development and implementation of substance use disorder and co-occurring services across the region.Conduct utilization reviews and utilization management. Conduct and/ or participate in focused reviews to assure quality of care including the development of review tools, clinical records review, performance analysis, and written reports.

To apply visit their website at www.nsmha.org/jobs for full job description and application. Send cover letter, resume and application to hr@northsoundbho.org.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Support Coordinator - Treatment Assistant / Treatment Aide (Olalla)
Seeking enthusiastic, competent indivuals to join our clinical team.  Support Coordinators work closely with the clinical team and assist the clinical staff of Olalla Recovery Centers by maintaining safety and security of the patients.  Coordinators are also responsible for facilitating group activities, discussions, and completing initial intake/orientation to the treatment program & services. This position is at our residential site Olalla Guest Lodge. 

Please send resume and letter of intent to: mail@olalla.org. No phone calls.Olalla Recovery Centers is an EOE.  www.olalla.org.

Olympia School District Student Assistance & Treatment Program

Olympia School District is a DBHR Certified Outpatient Chemical Dependency program serving youth K-12, seeking a fully licensed Chemical Dependency Professional to provide substance abuse prevention, early intervention, assessments, outpatient treatment, and after care support counseling.  This position is 7.5 hours per day 180 days per year (school calender) with 9 paid holidays.  

To apply, please send initial letters of interest and resume to Cindy Mitchell: cmitchell@osd.wednet.edu

Sound Mental Health

CD Clinician – Substance Use Disorder Program (SUDS) (Seattle)
Full time with full benefits.  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. Must be able to obtain credential from WA Dept. of Health upon hire. WDL & excellent driving record necessary. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: John-Paul Sharp, Job #16-131, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JohnS@smh.org

Clinician – Child and Family Services (Seattle)
Full time (Monday-Friday, including some evenings) with full benefits.  The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders.  Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.).  The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.  A Master's degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.  A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.  Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required.  Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.  WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation necessary.  Mental Health Professional status and CDP preferred. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Terry Richardson, Job #16-098, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to TerryR@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.

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