Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) in Gig Harbor, WA
Company: State of Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2022
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
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
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
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
To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following
with your online application:
* A chronological Resume outlining your relevant experience to
* 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
* 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
For additional information about the agency, please visit
* 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
* 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
* 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
* This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity
* 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
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable
accommodation in the application process, please email
Samantha.email@example.com - -
For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1
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