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Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee

Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care Seattle ,WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The SUDPT clinician will function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing recovery-oriented, person-centered care at Recovery Place Seattle Inpatient Services. This clinician will deliver SUD treatment services to inpatient residents, utilizing a harm-reduction approach and evidence-based practices in accordance with ASAM criteria and Valley Cities’ policies and practices. They will provide CD assessments, individual and group treatment, education groups, crisis services and relapse prevention along with treatment and case management services to patients who have a chemical dependency diagnosis. The SUDPT will ensure a strong recovery environment, person-centered wellness, and integrated care to meet the person’s individual needs while assuring that appropriate treatment services are provided. The SUDPT will work with program managers to assure quality clinical service and contract performance through direct clinical work.

Essential Job Functions ( This is not the job in its entirety):

  • Work with Managers to implement evidence-based SUD practices; including patient centered care, harm reduction and abstinence-based practices.
  • Conduct assessments, referrals, urinalysis, groups, and individual treatment.
  • Facilitate treatment groups, relapse prevention groups, and harm reduction groups in accordance with WAC’s and RCW’s.
  • Be comfortable working with individuals who suffer from a Chemical dependency and Mental illness by providing education and empowering clients to meet SUD treatment goals.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary care team members, including mental health and medical providers, as part of a comprehensive therapeutic environment, to assess and address patient issues throughout the workday.
  • Collaborate with clinical and residential staff to identify and support residents’ goals.
  • Provide feedback to clinical staff regarding residents’ policy adherence and progress toward goals.
  • Mediate and/or de-escalate resident conflict as needed.
  • Assist residents in safety planning.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Current certification by Washington State Department of Health as a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT)


  • Understanding of and familiarity with addiction, withdrawal, and treatment resources for recovery.
  • Pass required background checks.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Willing to work evenings
  • If recovering from alcohol/chemical dependency, the person must have been clean and sober for at least two years and be working a personal recovery program that is verifiable and documented at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with issues related to homelessness
  • Ability to maintain strong professional boundaries
  • Understanding of Trauma-Informed Care principles and service provision
  • Good communication skills, teamwork, and attitude
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Ability to adapt; flexibility
  • Available to work shifts on short notice


  • Pass required background checks
  • Must have a valid Washington state driver’s license and reliable transportation with current insurance


Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, retirement, paid time off, and 10 paid holidays. Please send resume & cover letter to our Human Resources Department: Email: or FAX 253-661- 8644 or directly to Valley Cities/HR, 325 W Gowe St, Kent, WA 98032

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Company Description
Valley Cities is a community behavioral health center established by the people of South King County in 1965. Today, we operate comprehensive outpatient clinics in Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Meridian (Northgate), Midway (Des Moines), Rainier Beach, and Renton.

Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care

Valley Cities is a community behavioral health center established by the people of South King County in 1965. Today, we operate comprehensive outpatient clinics in Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Meridian (Northgate), Midway (Des Moines), Rainier Beach, and Renton.


Seattle, WA