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Addiction Research & Teaching Jobs at the UW & Seattle Area

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Parent Child Assistance Program

Case Manager/Advocate (Seattle)
The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP), part of the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Case Manager / Advocate at 92.5% FTE. This individual will be responsible for providing direct outreach, home visitation case management, and advocacy services to high-risk mothers who have used alcohol and/or drugs heavily during pregnancy, and to their children, partners, and extended families when needed.  This position reports directly to the Seattle PCAP Clinical Director.

For details and application, search for Req. # 115322 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/

Health Services

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
The Department of Health Services has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50-75% FTE) Research Coordinator to work on a new NIH-funded study.  The study is an evaluation of an intervention to reduce unhealthy drinking among Latino day laborers.  Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day research activities necessary for the development and implementation of study timelines and protocols. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day research activities necessary for implementation of study timelines and protocols.

For details and application, search for Req. # 115138 at UW Hires.

Psych Emergency Svcs

Mental Health Specialist 1 (Downtown Seattle)
Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity available for a part-time (75%) Mental Health Specialist (MHS 1) to provide mental health treatment for patients in the Edward Thomas House Medical Respite Program.  The Respite Program offers temporary housing for homeless people who need a safe place to heal after being treated and discharged from local hospitals.  The MHS uses a variety of clinical/therapeutic skills to contribute to patient assessment and care, provides direction in crisis situations, problem solving and training of staff, assists in managing the patient milieu. The MHS participates with an interdisciplinary team to deliver quality patient care, effective problem solving and communication.

For details and application, search for Req. # 115013 at UW Hires.

Mental Health Specialist 2 (Harborview Medical Center)
The INPATIENT PSYCHIATRY UNIT has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (80%) MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST 2 (Evenings). Under the supervision of a RN, the Mental Health Specialist II utilizes a variety of clinical/psycho-therapeutic skills to contribute to bio-psycho-social patient assessment, and to collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team members in planning, implementing and documenting care from admission to discharge for psychiatric patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Additionally, this person participates in unit and departmental activities to promote delivery of quality patient care, effective problem solving and communication, and continued clinical development.

For details and application, search for Req. # 115240 at UW Hires.

Mental Health Specialist 2 (Harborview Medical Center)
The INPATIENT PSYCHIATRY UNIT has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (90%) MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST 2 (Days). Under the supervision of a RN, the Mental Health Specialist II utilizes a variety of clinical/psycho-therapeutic skills to contribute to bio-psycho-social patient assessment, and to collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team members in planning, implementing and documenting care from admission to discharge for psychiatric patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Additionally, this person participates in unit and departmental activities to promote delivery of quality patient care, effective problem solving and communication, and continued clinical development.

For details and application, search for Req. # 115241 at UW Hires.

School of Social Work

Child Welfare Trainer (South Bend, Shelton, Long Beach, and Aberdeen)
The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, 50%, Child Welfare Trainer for Washington State Department of Social and Health Services' Region 3.  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 Tacoma – Social Work Program, and the University of Washington – School of Social Work – Partners for Our Children. 

The Continuing Education Coordinator (Child Welfare Trainer-CWT) provides training to foster, adoptive, and/or relative caregivers.  This position is responsible for scheduling and providing caregiver core or pre-service training and post licensing training for foster parents and relative caregivers.  Responsibilities also include coordination of any professional training contractors. In addition, the Continuing Education Coordinator is responsible for teaming with contracted foster parent co-trainers.

For details and application, search for Req. # 115068 at UW Hires.

Child Welfare Trainer (Bremerton, Port Angeles, Forks, and Port Townsend)
The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, 50% Child Welfare Trainer for the DSHS Children's Administration Region 3 - North Peninsula Region.  

The Continuing Education Coordinator (Child Welfare Trainer-CWT) provides training to foster, adoptive, and/or relative caregivers.  This position is responsible for scheduling and providing caregiver core or pre-service training and post licensing training for foster parents and relative caregivers.  Responsibilities also include coordination of any professional training contractors. In addition, the Continuing Education Coordinator is responsible for teaming with contracted foster parent co-trainers. This is a part time position that will provide training and be located in the Upper Peninsula area of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services' Region 3. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 115069 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.

Research Coordinator (Seattle)
Tribal College and Universities, has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator. The overall goal of the "Tribal College and Universities Behavioral Wellness Epidemiology Study" (TCU BeWell-EPI) is to develop, implement, and improve accessibility to successful culturally tailored prevention and treatment services for substance abuse within TCU.  This will be one of the largest; most comprehensive epidemiology studies conducted with tribal college students. The primary purpose of this Research Coordinator position is to provide research coordination and support for a research team across UW departments and tribal college community partners to achieve the aims of the epidemiology study. The Research Coordinator manages the study operations including developing and reviewing research tools, data collection methods, and strategies for data management.

For details and application, search for Req. # 113201 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)

Aburn Youth Resources

Chemical Dependency Professional Director (Auburn)
Auburn Youth Resources is currently seeking a F/T Chemical Dependency Professional Director to manage our youth outpatient treatment and intervention prevention services (TIPS) in King/Pierce County. This position requires experience with managing funds, budgeting, staffing of programs and supervision of staff and overall direction of the department. A key component will be community networking and building relationships to expand services. A successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree along with CDP credentials and three years experience working in an outpatient treatment facility for youth. Salary is based on a combination of education and experience and provides an excellent benefits package.

Please send resume and cover letter to Attn: Human Resources Manager, 816 F St SE, Auburn, WA 98002 or email DelethaWr@ayr4kids.org.   You can also view the full listing on our website: www.ayr4kids.org/employment/openings 

Prevention Intervention Specialist (Auburn)
Auburn Youth Resources is actively seeking a school based Prevention Intervention Specialist to work with Middle School and High School age youth in Pierce County. This person will conduct early intervention/insight programs for students experimenting with alcohol/drug use or suspended for alcohol/drug use with the intent of reducing and/or mitigating substance abuse and improving health and learning. They will provide standardized screening and referral information to students and their parents participating in the prevention/intervention program. 

This is a contracted position based on a school year with the anticipation of renewal each school year. It requires that the candidate have current CDP, CDPT or CPP credentials, preferably with school based prevention experience.Salary DOQ/DOE. Please send resume with cover letter to Attn: Human Resources Manager, 816 F St SE, Auburn, WA 98002 or email to DelethaWr@ayr4kids.org. You can also view the full listing on our website: www.ayr4kids.org/employment/openings.

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

Evergreen Treatment Services

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

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Seattle)
ETS has an immediate opening for a full time Chemical Dependency Counselor in Seattle. Academic training in the social service field and in the area of chemical dependency treatment is required in accordance with the qualifications for a Department of Health licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (C.D.P.) as stipulated in the WAC. The counselor is required to maintain this status and complete continuing education requirements throughout their employment. The Counselor must also provide the agency with ongoing documentation of their current Washington Department of Health C.D.P. license credential throughout their employment. 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.

Ryther

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.

Sound Mental Health

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

Full time with full benefits in Seattle.  Works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency diagnosis in resolving their legal issues as a barrier to becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are court ordered to CCAP and involved in multi systems and through the provision of a full range of group treatment, individual treatment, educational groups, case management services and service coordination.  Assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  Serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  There must be good communication with the criminal justice system in working with their clients.  Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of two years related clinical experience required.  MHP and CDP with criminal justice experience preferred, must be willing to become CDPT upon hire.  WDL & excellent driving record necessary. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Milena Stott, Job #14-193, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to MilenaC@smh.org.

Click here for more employment details from Sound Mental Health.

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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