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Addiction Research & Teaching Jobs at the UW & Seattle Area

UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Case Manager/Advocate (Temporary) (Seattle)
The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP), part of the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) , is an intervention for high-risk women and their families.  We have an outstanding temporary opportunity for a Case Manager / Advocate, 37 hours per week.  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. # 117553 at UW Hires.

Also see the Research Coordinator position at Evergreen Recovery Services (below); this job is related to a research study conducted in collaboration with the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute.


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 Scientist 4 (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 QRIS initiative, Early Achievers. CQEL has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist 4. The purpose of this position is two-fold: (1) to independently conduct research that helps to define the theoretical and empirical basis of the Early Achievers Coach framework, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Early Achievers Coach Support Project and Early Education Professional Development Institutes, and (2) to design and coordinate, in collaboration with the CQEL director and the UW unit of Educational Outreach, a coaching certificate for early learning educators and caregivers. The research and evaluation components of this position will lead to innovative methods and protocols that will advance the understanding and implementation of coaching strategies in early childhood settings. The Research Scientist will synthesize findings from the research and evaluation components of the position to inform enhancements in the Early Achievers Coach framework, its associated projects, trainings, institutes, and webinars and in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the coaching certificate program.  

For details and application, search for Req. # 115380 at UW Hires.

Counseling Center

Pyschologist (Seattle)
The UW Counseling Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Psychologist to provide brief individual and group counseling as well as outreach and programming for enrolled UW students.  The Psychologist will serve as an active member of our training staff, providing training and supervision for doctoral interns in our APA-accredited internship program. They will also provide consultation and outreach to UW faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance the campus climate for student success.  Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals - on and off campus - will be required.  This position serves as counselor- on-duty for some portion of the week, requiring excellent crisis intervention skills.  The successful candidate will join a team of diverse and dedicated individuals who are committed to enhancing and maintaining a thriving multicultural organization.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117337 at UW Hires.

Harborview medical center

Medical Social Worker 1 (Harborview Medical Center)
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.

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.

Research Study Assistant (Harborview Medical Center)
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has two outstanding opportunities for a Research Study Assistant.  These individuals will assist with multiple research studies by performing a number of specific support functions. Current studies include two large randomized clinical trials of innovative suicide prevention interventions with active duty Soldiers and Marines at four installations, quality assurance research on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and smaller studies of psychotherapy training and implementation. Limited recruitment; Open to UW employees only.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117409 at UW Hires.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director - Research (Seattle)
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director-Research.  Under the direction of the Department Chair and Director, The Associate Director for Sponsored Projects will lead processes articulating the key strategic initiatives to support the research mission by leading regular planning sessions and retreats with relevant stakeholders.  The Associate Director will facilitate the implementation of these initiatives by providing expertise on formulating proposals that best match the interests of the potential sponsor.  By providing this oversight and facilitating strategic communication, the Associate Director will support effective scientific collaborations for our research community as a whole. A measure of success in this aspect of the position will be the accomplishment of identified initiatives and communication of this success to various stakeholders within and outside the Department.  Additionally, the Associate Director will work with the Chair to develop clinician scientist's funding opportunities and ensure research faculty is making appropriate progress towards the promotion goal of high-impact research.

For details and application, search for Req. # 114325 at UW Hires.

Director – Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Seattle)
The Director reports to the Department Chair and School’s Chief Financial Officer and serves as the business manager and senior administrative support representative for the Department.  As such, the Director has a comprehensive range of responsibilities, including: financial planning/management, budget development, supervision of the Department’s classified and exempt staff, personnel, payroll, purchasing, special project support, and other administrative functions for the School of Medicine.

As a UW SOM Department Director of Finance and Administration, the incumbent carries out duties prescribed by the directing, overseeing, or partnering institutions and organizations.  The critical knowledge and skills are organized into the areas of:  Financial Management and Development Activities, Operations Management, Practice Plan Management, Compliance and Risk Management, Research Management, Information Management, Human Resource Management, Facilities Management and Educational Program(s) Management.  He/she acts in an advisory capacity to the Chair and various Department committees, providing financial guidance, background information, and management advice.  In addition, the Director is the Department's primary working-level interface with the Dean's Office, the Practice Plans, and other departments in the University regarding administrative issues. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 115909 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.

Coach/Instructor Lead (Seattle)
This individual will be 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 Coach/Instructor Lead 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 solution based casework best practice; giving direct coaching/instruction to regional social workers. 

For details and application, search for Req. # 116409 at UW Hires.

Director Of Training & Clinical Programs (Seattle)
This position assumes primary oversight for the development and delivery of suicide training that falls under the legislative mandates passed by the Washington State Legislature (bill numbers 2366, 1336 and 2315).  The position also assumes oversight for Forefront’s clinical programs, including Forefront Cares, which supports newly bereaved suicide-loss survivors. 

The Director of Training and Clinical Programs will be second in the organization to the Faculty Director. This position will be charged with ensuring the success of all Forefront training and clinical activities. This will require knowledge and skill in working within the university system, the behavioral health community, with local and national experts of suicide prevention, survivors of suicide, and with behavioral health service providers across WA.

For details and application, search for Req. # 115436 at UW Hires.

Social Development Research Group - SDRG

Assistant to the Director (Northgate)
Opportunity for a part-time, 50%, Assistant to the Director.
This position provides executive level support as assistant to the Director of the Social Development Research Group.  Responsibilities include planning for, coordinating, and implementing organizational functions of the Director, including staff meetings, annual strategic planning; membership obligations and logistics associated with international, national, and local committees and meetings. The position advises and represents the Director and is in regular contact with department staff, University and other national and international partners. This position manages the complex daily schedule of the Director and the major flow of activities, work, and communication to and from the Director, ensuring all obligations and deadlines are met.  This includes managing logistics and planning meetings, securing documents and information, developing agendas and representing the Director at meetings as needed. This individual plans and arranges for discussions or presentations as needed; researches projects; tracks progress of activities. The position will initially be at 50% effort with the possibility of 100% in the future.

For details and application, search for Req. # 117069 at UW Hires.


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

Aburn Youth Resources

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.

Evergreen Recovery Services

Research Coordinator (Everett)
Evergreen Recovery Services, a Community Treatment Program in Everett, WA and part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Clinical Trials Network, is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator. The individual will coordinate Evergreen Recovery Service's participation in a large NICHD-funded multi-site study for reducing sexual/HIV risk behavior in substance abusing men and women. The primary purpose of the Research Coordinator position is to represent the "front line" of this research study and to supervise and carry out the day to day activities of this study. The Research Coordinator will work in collaboration with agency counseling staff and staff from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington to implement this study protocol.

For the full job description and application instructions, see Job # 4878915144 on Craigslist.com.

Evergreen Treatment Services

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

Chemical Dependency Counselor (Olympia)
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.

HCHN Chemical Dependency Specialist (Seattle)
This position will be available to the entire HCH Network of care to provide consultation and training on issues related to substance use disorders and treatment resources. This position will provide direct substance use disorder assessment, intervention, and linkage to treatment services for HCHN clients. This position will provide consultation to staff and services to patients during regular on-site hours at Downtown Public Health. Services will be provided from a harm reduction and motivational interviewing perspective.The CD Specialist must develop and maintain productive relationships with other HCHN providers, public health clinic staff, CD treatment providers, etc. The nature of this position is extremely independent, requiring self motivation and time management skills, creative thinking, multitasking, excellent interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills.

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. 

Kitsap Mental Health Services

Co-Occurring Disorder Clinician (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 and mental health treatment for KMHS clients to include: assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Kitsap County Chemical Dependency Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies.

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

Navos Mental Health Solutions

Recovery Support Specialist (CDP) (Seattle)
The Recovery Support Specialist will organize and lead daily recovery support groups, assist with recruitment and enrollment of students, provide individual counseling and support, and work with families, community partners, and other school staff to make sure students have the support, services, and resources they need to succeed at school and to continue to actively work on their recovery. The Recovery Support Specialist will work closely with other team members to monitor student progress and to intervene as needed to support students as they face challenges to their recovery, and to maintain a drug free environment for all students.

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 By fax: (206) 933-7005.

Olalla Recovery Centers

Chemical Dependency Professional (Olalla)
Seeking licensed, experienced CDP to provide direct clinical/case management services at our inpatient/residential program in Olalla.  Candidate should have experience with assessments, utilization reviews, knowledge of insurance practices, case management, group facilitation, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral treatment, and 12-step programs.  Dual diagnosis preferred.  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and extensive clinical experience preferred.  Pay DOE. 

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

Sound Mental Health

CD Clinician – Chemical Dependency (Seattle)
Provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendation for adult clients applying for outpatient chemical dependency treatment and for court referrals.  Carries a caseload of chemical dependency treatment clients and conducts group therapy sessions.  Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum AA degree required. Preferred candidate will have CDP Certification and 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. WDL & excellent driving record necessary. Full time w/full benefits. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Arden James, Job #15-025, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to ArdenJ@smh.org

CDP – Chemical Dependency (Tukwila)
Provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendation for adult clients applying for outpatient chemical dependency treatment and for court referrals.  Carries a caseload of chemical dependency treatment clients and conducts group therapy sessions.  Must have Masters or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education; and two years’ clinical experience in counseling or case management. WA State Chemical Dependency Professional License required. WDL & excellent driving record necessary.  Full time w/full benefits. Salary = DOQ
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Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Arden James, Job #15-022, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to ArdenJ@smh.org

Clinician/Case Manager – Adult Services (Seattle)
Responsible for providing a range of outpatient services including assessment, individual therapy, group treatment, and case management services to adult mental health clients aged 18 years and older. Participate actively in the treatment planning and review process, including supporting documentation of the clinical services performed.  Master’s degree in related field and one year of experience; or Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years of experience required. CD experience preferred. Excellent diagnostic and case management skills strongly desired. Full time w/ full benefits. Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Jim Nielson, Job #15-011, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JimN@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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