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Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) in Gig Harbor, WA

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) /Program Specialist 4 - -

Washington Corrections Center for Women


The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified professional to serve as a Program Specialist/ -Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) -at the Washington Correction Center for Women located in Gig Harbor, Washington. This is a permanent full time position working Mon-Fri from 0730am to 4:00pm.

The Program Specialist 4 is critical to the SARU program, providing individualized assessments /case management to persons under DOC supervision that have been identified as having Substance Use Disorder. -


If you are an experienced Substance Use Disorder Professional, with dynamic interpersonal skills, outstanding critical thinking, and have a heart for public service, you are strongly encouraged to apply!


NOTE: The recruiting efforts for this position will continue until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.


To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

* A chronological Resume outlining your relevant experience to date,
* A Letter of Interest detailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and,
* A minimum three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job competencies. (Please see the "Supplemental Information" section for more information about professional references.)

Among the varied range of tasks and responsibilities associated with these roles, the Program Specialist 4 will:

* Independently conduct substance use disorder assessments for individuals identified as having a current or past history of substance use, identifying the correct level of care placement.
* Facilitate education and process groups, case management, individual counseling, treatment plan development and maintenance, evaluate treatment effectiveness and client outcomes (writing discharge summaries), expert level record keeping and documentation, participate in multidisciplinary teams, present and participate in clinical staffings, and maintain a caseload.
* Utilizes critical thinking and subject matter expertise to accurately, reliably and consistently provide evidence based treatment services.
* Use ASAM Criteria for continued stay reviews, Individual Service Plan reviews and discharge planning and all other aspects of clinical and notation duties.
* Serves as a statewide substance abuse treatment program expert in the use of the DOC 14-040 Substance use Disorder Assessment and enters the assessment results in OMNI and maintains documentation of the scoring decisions and rational.


* Associates Degree with a Social Service or Criminal Justice focus from an accredited college whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent. -
* Ability to work independently and within a team while exercising good judgment and promoting positive working relationships with incarcerated individuals, staff and stakeholders.
* Certification as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (initial and continuous unencumbered licensure in Washington State).

COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement -

-Pursuant to Emergency Proclamation 21-14, all Washington State executive branch employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. -As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process for all positions within our agency.


* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent.
* Professional experience and understanding of evidenced-based treatment delivery practices
* Professional experience using OMNI, SharePoint, OnBase, and other offender tracking systems.
* Experience with the Department of Corrections environment.

The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.


* Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. -If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

Phone number -AND -email address are required for all professional references.

* Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. -Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
* Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
* We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and -applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
* Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
* Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
* Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. -When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
* This position may be represented by a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

* Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
* Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
* Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
* Promote inclusiveness.
* Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
* Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.


DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.


For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email Samantha.chacon@doc.wa.gov - -

For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) in Gig Harbor, WA, Other , Olympia, Washington

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