Full time position, with full time benefits (Flex – to all locations to cover staff’s vacations, sick time or leave).  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 SUD Clinician provides assessment and services with referral to treatment if needed.  The SUD Clinician will perform diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients for outpatient SUD treatment; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; and will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned.  The SUD Clinician is required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager.

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 intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to client and families.
  • Provide direct supervision of trainees, students, and volunteers as assigned.
  • Assist with updating the clinical manual.
  • Coordinate assignments concerning intake assessment, individual counseling, group sessions, and educational programs.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various frames of reference.
  • Develop and implement recovery plans, per ASAM criteria.
  • Identify training needs of chemical dependency trainees and recommend a plan.
  • Organize curriculum program and content.
  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries and progress notes as dictated by agency policy to be part of clinical records.
  • Provide all required case management services, including admission, continued stay, and discharge plans.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 65% productivity level.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community agencies related to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Develop working relationships with potential referral sources.
  • Maintain professional standards and follow the treatment policies of the agency, and of federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
  • Understand, apply and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • It is essential that the applicant have skill, experience and knowledge of adult treatment of substance use disorders, including treatment services, community services and counseling techniques
  • This individual will have a sincere interest in helping adults with substance use disorders and will maintain a professional attitude as demonstrated by respect for clients and their rights, and with regard to other professionals

Qualifications:

  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum AA degree required.
  • Requires a minimum of two years’ clinical experience as a counselor or case manager with individuals, families and groups. A minimum of one year of experience as a SUD Clinician is preferred
  • 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 30 days of hire.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-119, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to