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Addiction Jobs at the UW & Washington State

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

There are no positions open 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/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.

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.

Region 1 Coach Continuing Education Specialist (Seattle)
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 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 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.

For details and application, search for Req. 142355 at UW Hires.

Social services, UW Medical Center

Director of the Social Work & Care Coordination Department (Seattle)
This individual provides the vision, leadership, and administrative direction to the department, emphasizing service excellence, patient safety, staff safety, financial responsibility  and organizational integration.  The Director will oversee the Social Work and Care Coordination Department with its 67 staff members, to assure alignment with and adherence to the organization’s mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and business strategies, leading the department in overall program development and service priority planning, implementation, supervision, and service evaluation.

For details and application, search for Req. 142068 at UW Hires.


Jobs in the Community - Seattle & Washington

Center 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

Community Youth Services

Substance Use Disorder Supervisor (Olympia)
The primary role will be to support therapists in obtaining dual-licensure through the WA DOH as a CDP and license in the Mental Health Field through. This position will also ensure program outcomes and compliance of SUD services through training, supervision, consultation, and tracking. This position works closely with the Clinical Supervisors and the Clinical Director to create a high-performing team that adapts services to best meet the needs of Transitional Age Youth utilizing Evidence-Based and Research-Informed Practices. The SUD Supervisor will receive specialized training in serving Transitional Age Youth and in the youth-driven/family guided program model.

You can also view the full listing on their website along with application instructions:
http://www.communityyouthservices.org/employment.shtml.

Cowlitz Tribal Health Seattle

Chemical Dependency Professional/Trainee (Longview)
Primary function is to provide Chemical Dependency Services in an Intensive Out-Patient setting providing services to American Indian/Alaska Native clients and the general public.

You can also view the full listing on their website: http://www.cowlitz.org/index.php/jobs.

Crisis Clinic

On-Call Crisis Intervention Specialist (Seattle)
The Crisis Intervention Specialist provides assistance to the 24-Hour Crisis Line Volunteer Phone Workers. S/He assists them in assessing, developing and implementing, and resolving emergent and non-emergent calls. The Specialist provides feedback and debriefing following calls, and assists the Crisis Supervisor in the evaluations of the Phone Workers. S/He completes Case Reviews and accurately and timely reviews log-sheets and screening guides. The Specialist participates in program meetings and attends training and in-services. The Specialist will be crossed trained as Patient Placement Coordinator.

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/.

Youth Services Manager (Seattle)
The Youth Services Manager is responsible for the development and operation of services oriented to youth. This includes, at a minimum, the Teen Link help line and youth suicide prevention presentations. The Manager is responsible for maintaining effective operations that produce excellent outcomes, managing the budget, assessing community needs, and building community collaborations to better address the behavioral health needs of youth. The Manager represents the Crisis Clinic in the community and conducts trainings, as needed.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to mreading@crisisclinic.org.

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 
  • Cooks - Must make tasty meals and treats

Please visit our 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.

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

Residential Youth Counselor (Kirkland/Renton)
Friends of Youth has exciting new openings for Relief (Part-Time) Residential Youth Counselors in Kirkland and Renton. The Youth Haven shelter in Kirkland provides housing for homeless youth ages 7 – 17, and the New Roads programs, in both Kirkland and Renton, provide housing for unaccompanied refugee youth ages 16 – 20.

Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@friendsofyouth.org.

Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor (Snoqualmie)
Friends of Youth is looking to hire a 32 hour Chemical Dependency Professional to provide individual and group counseling as well as family support service at our Snoqualmie office. In addiction this position currently provides 3 hours of school based support services in the Snoqualmie School District.

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 (Aberdeen)
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 #17-003. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Mental Health Professional (Aberdeen)
The Mental Health Counselor works under the supervision of the Program Director.  This position provides mental health services to both adults and children.  In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently: working with the client in the development of an individual services plan that is strength based and meets their unique needs, and providing individual therapy, group therapy and case management services to consumer/patients assigned to them in accordance with the individual service plan and evaluation recommendations, etc.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-001. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Chemical Dependency Professional (Raymond)
The CDP(T) provides counseling and case management services for both adults and children. 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 in 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 follow-up care; Documents relevant clinical information including treatment plans, treatment reviews, progress notes, and discharge summaries, etc.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-004. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Mental Health Professional (Raymond)
The Mental Health Counselor works under the supervision of the Program Director.  This position provides mental health services to both adults and children.  In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently: working with the client in the development of an individual services plan that is strength based and meets their unique needs, and providing individual therapy, group therapy and case management services to consumer/patients assigned to them in accordance with the individual service plan and evaluation recommendations, etc.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: Lifeline Connections. Posting #17-002. To apply, please send resume to employment@lifelineconnections.org.

Muckleshoot Behavioral Health

Chemical Dependency Supervisor (Auburn)
Under general supervision, supervises assigned staff and oversees client care to ensure service standards are met. Supervises and coordinates a chemical dependency treatment program, identifies operational issues and develops solutions; expands program availability. Assists Behavioral Health Managers in developing  program manuals, policies and procedures; organizes schedules and facility workspaces; evaluates program performance; ensures program meets Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) regulations. Provides daily staff supervision; effectively selects and hires staff; delegates work assignments; promotes teamwork; evaluates staff; develops training curriculum. Provides clinical supervision of staff; coaches and develops counselors; determines staff competency.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: https://careers-muckleshootgov.icims.com/jobs/3086/chemical-dependency-program-supervisor/job.

Mental Health Therapist (Auburn)
Provides mental health services to individuals, families, couples, and groups at the Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program. Services will be located at a mental health outpatient clinic and also include outreach to various community settings.

Detailed job descriptions and other job opportunities: https://careers-muckleshootgov.icims.com/jobs/3084/mental-health-therapist/job

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Counselor - Youth Residentital (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.

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.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Chemical Dependency Professional (Ollala)
Seeking licensed, experienced CDP for our residential program, Olalla Guest Lodge.  Candidate should have experience with case management, group facilitation, MI/CBT/DBT, assessments, insurance authorization & utilization reviews. Minimum of bachelor’s degree or extensive clinical experience.  MH background/credentialed a plus.

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

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

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Clinician – SUD Services (multi-site, including Seattle, Bellevue, Auburn & Tukwila)
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.

To apply, sSend letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: John-Paul Sharp, Job #17-016, 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 South (2 positions in Auburn)
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.  CDP/T 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 Licensure preferred. WA Dept. of Health credential required immediately following hire. Addiction Studies knowledge and dual diagnosis experience with CDP/T and DV populations strongly desired. Bilingual experience preferred.

To apply, sSend letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Cheri Smith, Job #17-015 or #17-014, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to CheriS@smh.org

CCAP Clinician – Chemical Dependency/CCAP (Community Center for Alternative Programs) (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.

To apply, send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Scott Edwards, Job #16-183, 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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