Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila and Auburn). The SUD Coordinator will be responsible for consultation to program staff and other organizations regarding SUD services. The Coordinator shall supervise hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intakes, treatment plans, and referrals. The SUD Coordinator also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  A SUD Coordinator is responsible for providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for clients and for court referrals, and will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients and conduct individual and group therapy.

The program manager provides supervision of all SUD staff, CDP trainees, students and volunteers. The individual in this position will be required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The Chief Clinical Officer maintains responsibility for coordinating supervision of all clinical staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to adults, youth clients, and families.
  • Provide direct supervision of CDP’s, CDP trainees, students, and volunteers.
  • 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 treatment plans, per ASAM criteria.
  • Identify training needs of SUD treatment staff and recommend a plan.
  • Organize Rapid Access coverage and training for SUD Intakes
  • Organize curriculum, program, and content, and monitor all SUD treatment program sessions.
  • Prepare written reports, summaries and progress notes as required by agency policy to be part of clinical records.
  • Provide all required case management services, including admission, continued stay, and discharge plans.
  • 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.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has supervisory responsibilities of CDP’s, CDP trainees, students and volunteers as assigned.
  • This position supervises hourly staff and interns/volunteers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, drug courts, community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.
  • Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Masters or Bachelors degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education is required.
  • A minimum of five years clinical experience as a counselor or case manager with individuals, families and groups.
  • A minimum of five year experience as a Substance Use Disorder clinician is preferred.
  • An exception to the educational requirement can occur if an individual has an Associates degree in Substance Use Disorder counseling and 5 years of supervised clinical experience in a treatment setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing the Patient Placement Criteria – 2 of ASAM is required.
  • No drug or alcohol misuse for at least two years prior to employment, and no misuse while employed.
  • Ability to work well under supervision is required.
  • Knowledge of health care systems, including drug/alcohol and community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • GAIN I and SS experience desired.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-041, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to