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Addiction Research & Teaching Jobs at the UW & Seattle Area

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Project Director (50% FTE)
ADAI has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 50% Project Director for.a study of the “Being Safe in Treatment” (BEST) sexual risk assessment and feedback tool. The BEST uses the audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) method of assessment to determine sexual risk and then provides a written report for the patient and the patient’s counselor that both summarizes the assessment and offers suggestions for reducing sexual risk. The primary goal of the BEST tool is to assist patients in reducing sexual risk behavior or maintaining low risk behavior. The Project Director will oversee the day to day operations of the study under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.  The project director will direct the implementation of each study component, complete IRB applications and correspondence, and supervise the research coordinator.  The project director will be responsible for the overall management and scientific and fiscal integrity of the project.  The project director will coordinate with three drug and alcohol community treatment agencies and assist with counselor training. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 113491 at UW Hires.

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/

College of Education - CQEL

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Training (CQEL) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and provides training and research on the quality of child care and early learning in Washington State.  Currently, CQEL is involved in the Washington State Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) standards initiative, Early Achievers.

CQEL has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Collector. The Data Collector will be a member of a CQEL regional team and reports to the Data Collector Supervisor. Data Collectors work closely with Community Liaisons from their assigned region, and will visit early learning providers who are participating in Early Achievers to collect data informing the Washington QRIS Early Achievers standards.

For details and application, search for Req. # 113448 at UW Hires.

Child Outcomes Assessment Lead - CQEL (Seattle)
The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Training currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Child Outcomes Assessment Lead.  The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Training (CQEL) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and provides training and research on the quality of child care and early learning in WA state. Currently, CQEL is involved in the Washington State QRIS initiative, Early Achievers.

Reporting to the PI of CQEL, the Child Outcomes Assessment Lead serves as an important point of contact and support for regionally based CQEL Data Collectors and providers involved in Early Achievers and with other members of the CQEL Evaluation Team. Assessments Leads are integral to ensuring that data collection procedures are followed and that data is coded and scored in a valid and reliable manner.

For details and application, search for Req. # 114396 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Program Coordinator (Seattle)
Our School of Social Work (SSW) has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, 50% FTE Program Coordinator for the Northwest Leaders in Behavioral Health Program (NLBHP). The NLBHP is a federally funded training grant (HRSA –Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant) to recruit and train social workers for careers in behavioral health with children, youth and young adults. The NLBHP Program Coordinator supports the Program Directors in the administration of the grant and implementation of the program.

For details and application, search for Req. # 113860 at UW Hires.

Medical Social Worker 1 (Harborview Medical Center, Seattle)
Department of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY, HOURLY MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER 1 (nights, evenings, weekends) in the EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. The individual in this position will provide direct social work services to Psychiatric and Medical Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery, the Operating Room and observation status patients and their families located in Emergency Services unit.  They will implement the full range of social work clinical protocols for patients ranging from infancy through adulthood. Social work interventions include crisis intervention, social work assessment and discharge planning. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 107346 at UW Hires.

Social Development Research Group

Tacoma Research Study Assistant (TEMP) (Tacoma)
The Stepping Up to High School Study is looking for part-time staff to coordinate and conduct interviews with families in the Tacoma area. The study is investigating a prevention program involving 8th grade students and their adult caregivers.  Staff will work closely with participating families to schedule and conduct one on one interviews with parents and youth in the home. Staff will be responsible for traveling to and from the interview site, transporting all interview materials and collecting data in a secure and consistent manner.

For details and application, search for Req. # 107998 at UW Hires

VA Puget Sound

Post-Doctoral Fellowships -- 11 positions (Seattle)
VA Puget Sound has 11 positions in its Postdoctoral Fellowship program, beginning in August/September 2015. All fellows participate in advanced training in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in one of eight areas: PTSD, Substance Use, Couple and Family Care, Primary Care, Rehabilitation Care, Telehealth, Hepatitis C & HIV, and Neuropsychology. The program is APA accredited in Clinical Psychology as a single, integrated program.

Regardless of the focus area chosen, all fellows attain advanced skills and knowledge in a common core of professional domains, including ethics and professional standards, research strategies, teaching and supervision, cultural diversity and individual differences, assessment and intervention, professional development, and interprofessional consultation. Training occurs within a Scientist-Practitioner framework, within a University-affiliated and academically-oriented healthcare environment

A full description of the fellowship program, including instructions for application, is available at: www.psychologytraining.va.gov/Seattle/.

Deadline: Applications for all positions are due January 1, 2015.  

Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington
(& sometimes more)

Crisis Clinic

Washington Recovery Help Line Clinical Supervisor (Seattle)
The Clinical Supervisor will oversee the delivery of services via phone, e-mail and website and will assure that callers receive appropriate referrals to prevention, intervention and treatment services. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for 1) training, supervision and supporting of Recovery/Crisis Clinic staff and volunteers, 2) scheduling of 24/7 phone coverage and providing back up support as needed, 3) ensure that information on multiple media sites is relevant and current, 4) share in networking with behavioral health providers statewide. 

Send resume and cover letter to Robyn Smith, MSW, CDP, Recovery and Crisis Text Services Manager Crisis Clinic, 9725 – 3rd Ave. NE, Ste 300 Seattle, WA  98115 or, rsmith@crisisclinic.org.

Washington Recovery Help Line Specialist (On Call) (Seattle)
The Washington Recovery Help Line Specialist is responsible for 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 responds to calls on the Help Line and emails, as well as does quality assurance screening for all calls handled. Salary: $14.25/hour. On-call positions are available for morning, afternoon, evening or late evening shifts. A CDP is required.

Send resume and cover letter to: Robyn Smith, MSW, CDP, Recovery Help Line Manager, Crisis Clinic, 9725 – 3rd Ave. NE, Ste 300, Seattle, WA  98115, or rsmith@crisisclinic.org

Department of Social and Health Services

Certification Specialist (10383) (Lacey)
The Certification Specialist will conduct on-site surveys and compliant/incident investigations of chemical dependency and mental health treatment providers statewide to evaluate compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and best practice guidelines for quality patient care, and program effectiveness.  

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Interview patients and review clinical record documentation.
  • Observe and evaluate the quality of individual and group chemical or mental health counseling and education sessions.
  • Identify and document conditions that are deficient and make decisions and recommendations as to initial or continued certification by the division .
  • Compare current and past compliance findings and analyze trends.
  • Prepare and present verbal, written, electronic and hard copy reports documenting and detailing all technical assistance survey or compliant/incident investigations findings and Certification/Licensing Section decisions and recommendations.
  • Evaluate and approve or deny corrective actions proposed or implemented by treatment providers.

For more information and instructions for applying.

Evergreen Treatment Services

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

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Hoquiam)
ETS has an immediate opening for a full time Chemical Dependency Counselor in Hoquiam. CDPT licensure is required, CDP licensure. ETS provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical and dental coverage, 403B and paid time off. 

To view the complete job description and apply please click here and fill out the online applicaiton. Please be sure to include a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in working at ETS. 

nystrom & Associates, ltd.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Seattle)
Full time position. Must be willing to work three evenings a week. In this role you would complete CD evaluations and comprehensive assessments, and implement treatment plans reflective of identified clients need, teaching and lecturing, maintaining client records in accordance with policy requirements, and attending all staff meetings.

Details and application: Nystrom & Associates Job Opportunities Page or click here.


Chemical Dependency Specialist (Seattle)
Ryther is seeking Chemical Dependency Professional to provide chemical dependency training, technical and consultation services for host site staff, provides chemical dependency services (i.e., education, prevention, COA, recovery groups, assessment and treatment planning) to children/adolescents and their families. MUST have a CDP credential.

This is a full time, benefited position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ryther.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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