SUD Clinician – Substance Abuse Disorder Bellevue, WA


posted on January 11, 2019


Two full time positions, both with full time benefits (Bellevue). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Clinician – Lead will provide leadership, support and functional administrative supervision to their assigned site. The Clinician –Lead shall assist in consulting with hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intake and treatment plans. This individual will also continue primary functions of the Clinician/Case Manager role for their assigned caseload. The Clinician –Lead also provides resources, leadership, and sets an example to other team members.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult SUD clients, to include:
    • developing and updating comprehensive, insightful treatment plans with long and short term goals based on level of functioning, outcome measures and client needs;
    • coordinating care with all facets of SMH;
    • teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills,
    • providing counseling, individual treatment services and family involvement as necessary;
    • providing crisis intervention services as necessary;
    • assisting clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services;
    • determining and authorizing service level and service package per treatment plan for each client;
    • monitoring utilization of services and the success of outcome measures; and
    • providing skills in group, individual, and family therapy, knowledge of and skill in a range of treatment modalities.
  • Perform reviews of documentation to ensure quality and timeliness of the assigned site. This includes:
    •  reviewing diagnosis formulation at intake and reauthorization;
    •  developing, reviewing and overseeing implementation of treatment plans;
    •  collecting and monitoring completion of reviews and reports; and
    •  overseeing follow-up and management of incident reports related to their sites.
  • Advocate for clients, coordinate and refer for services with other community agencies.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Meet agency productivity standards (50%) for a Lead Clinician position.
  • Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Assist with training of other staff, as directed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Supervise and participate in the orientation and training of all interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  •  Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Site and administrative responsibilities to include providing consultation to hourly staff and interns/volunteers


  • Skill and experience in working with
    • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults;
    • communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the individual and/or the family; and
    • early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary. Knowledge of community mental health systems, SUD systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.  Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.


  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum AA degree required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment; direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing the Patient Placement Criteria – 2 of ASAM is highly desirable.
  • No drug or alcohol misuse for at least two years prior to employment, and no misuse while employed
  • A valid Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee Certification is required and must be maintained.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.


Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-225 or #18-217, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to