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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Research Study Assistant (2 positions)
ADAI is seeking to hire two Research Study Assistants who will be responsible for study recruitment, enrollment, and follow-up for people with opioid use disorder who have recently been released from prison. The RAs will provide treatment decision-making and navigation services over a six-month period for those receiving the intervention, maintaining an average caseload of approximately 14 participants per month.

These positions are for 16 months with possible extension, based upon additional grant funding.

The work will involve travel as needed to community corrections offices in King County, with the option to use a personal vehicle and be reimbursed for mileage, or use a UW vehicle. A valid WA State driver’s license and willingness to drive throughout King County is required.

For details and application instructions, search for Req. 137873 or 137868 at UW Hires. The two positions are identical; apply under only one Req. number, not both.

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/how-to-apply/

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

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Program Operations Specialist (Seattle)
The Program Operations Specialist is the financial and administrative manager for the Trauma Recovery Innovations (TRI), a growing program located off-campus in the 45th Street Plaza Building. TRI seeks to develop and test robust treatments for the mental health concerns that can result from trauma exposure.  Funding from the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) and USAID currently support this off-campus research program. TRI exists to develop and test accessible treatments for mental health concerns resulting from trauma exposure. TRI studies novel ways of delivering interventions and rebuilds existing interventions from the ground up to make them easier to learn and deliver. This includes treatments that are simpler, are more brief, that use modalities outside of a therapist’s office to get care, or that use task sharing to help get more people access to treatment. Our goal is to create treatments that are easier to use and sustain in real world settings across the globe.

For details and application, search for Req. 133676 at UW Hires.

Research Study Coordinator (Harborview Medical Center)
The Preventing Addiction Related Suicide Study (PARS) is a research study evaluating the effectiveness and utility of a secondary suicide prevention intervention across 15 Seattle-area chemical dependency treatment centers, using a stepped-wedge design. Participants will be assessed for 6 months of follow up, comparing treatment-as-usual (TAU) and PARS treatment outcomes.

The Research Study Coordinator will work alongside another study coordinator to provide overall coordination of the study-specific operations involving human subjects which requires the application of knowledge and skills specific to the study, direct the work of study-assigned research assistants, collaborate with clinicians and agency contacts, and work collaboratively with the research team to ensure project aims are being met in a timely matter. Under general supervision, the Research Study Coordinator's duties include:
Recruitment and retention coordination of subjects for study participation; Coordination of pre-treatment baseline assessments and follow-up assessments post-intervention; Ensuring data management and compliance with reporting requirements; Assisting with research study design and curriculum development; and performing related administrative duties as required.  
For details and application, search for Req. 141307 at UW Hires.

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Center enter for Human Services

Chemical Dependency Professional - School-Based (Shoreline)
The Chemical Dependency Professional is responsible for the delivery of screening/intakes, individual counseling, group counseling, and other related services to adolescents and young adults with drug/alcohol problems. This person will work with youth in Snohomish County Secondary Schools (Mukilteo School District). The Chemical Dependency Professional reports to the Youth Substance Abuse Program Manager. This is an exempt position

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/SA-CDP-Youth-2016-a-SA-78-Mukilteo.pdf

Clinical Supervisor (Montlake Terrace)
The Clinical Supervisor supervises clinicians working in Snohomish County, and ensures appropriate documentation and caseload analysis of each staff member. Works with Training Coordinator to develop and implement training program. Provides counseling and related services to children, youth, and families. The supervisor works with clients with either Medicaid funding or private insurance. Reports to the Mental Health 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/MH-Clinical-Supervisor-MLT-2016-a-MH-30.pdf

Mental Health Program Manager (Shoreline)
Lead a dynamic team of therapists to provide quality mental health services in the clinic and at schools within two school districts. Collaborate with school staff in order to develop ongoing relationships. Collaborate with greater Mental Health Department to support a cohesive team that provides excellent clinical services and maintains a fun and engaging work environment. This is an exempt position. Bi-lingual/Bi-Cultural candidates encouraged to apply.

Full description and application instructions: http://www.chs-nw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/MH-Mental-Health-Manager-2016-a-MH-34-1.pdf

Crisis Clinic

WA Recovery Help Line Specialist – On Call (Seattle)
The Washington Recovery Help Line Specialist is responsible for responding to calls on the Help Line, as well as providing support to phone workers responding to calls on the Recovery Helpline. S/he provides support in identifying appropriate resources and referrals, and provides support to phone workers during the call and debriefing after the call. The specialist also provides quality assurance screening for all calls.

Send cover letter and resume to rsmith@crisisclinic.org. You can also view the full listing on their website: http://crisisclinic.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.

Evergreen Recovery Centers

Outpatient Clinical Supervisor (Everett)
Evergreen Recovery Centers is looking for a qualified and experienced person who will be a strong clinical supervisor for our Outpatient program in downtown Everett. The right candidate would have their CDP with supervisory experience (CDP Approved Supervisor). A plus would be someone who additionally has mental health licensure (LMHC or LMFT) with supervisory credentials and experience as we also provide a continuum of services for persons with co-occurring disorders.

In our outpatient program we provide education and counseling to address biological, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions outlined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The goal of treatment is abstinence from all mood-altering drugs and to assist our clients to establish a plan for community support that will sustain recovery for them. Evergreen Recovery Center’s programs are certified and licensed by the State of Washington and CARF accredited.

Download complete description and contacts for application.

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

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.

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

Mental Health Intake Specialist (Auburn)
Muckleshoot Behavioral Health is looking for a contractor for an Intake Specialist position. This position will provide mental health intake assessments, therapy, triage, referrals, case management, and crisis response for Tribal members in an outpatient setting.  This provider will complete all relevant clinical documentation of work and develop forms and other intake materials as needed.

Required qualifications: Must be currently licensed and maintain licensure in a mental health profession including, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Psychology. Must have experience completing Mental Health Intake assessments.  Must complete and pass a Washington State Patrol background check and ability to get a business license and liability insurance. Preferred qualifications:  Experience working with Native American Clients. Compensation/Hours: $40 /hr, 16/hrs/week.

Submit letter of interest and resume to:  Bella Townsend at:  bella.townsend@muckleshoot-health.com

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Chemical Dependency Professional (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.

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.

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.

Sound Mental Health

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

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Scott Edwards, Job #16-183 or 16-182, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to ScottE@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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