Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee - SUPT

Why Work For Us?

Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness.

If you want to make a difference that matters then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.

Some of What You'll Do:

The SUDPT is responsible for providing chemical dependency diagnosis and treatment and behavioral health services in a professional, positive, consumer-friendly, and recovery-focused manner.  The SUDPT is a core member of a collaborative care team that includes the patient's primary care provider; a consulting psychiatric provider; other behavioral health staff; and other primary care support and care coordination and behavioral health staff. The SUDPT is also responsible for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services both within and outside the primary care clinic (e.g., social services, mental health specialty care, inpatient substance abuse treatment, housing, employment, peer support). 

What We Require:

  • Must have a SUDPT certification
  • Follow direction of Supervisor SUDPT for addictions treatment services is required
  • Must be knowledgeable of Washington Administration Codes and the Revised Code of Washington, to ensue Unit compliance with all requirements
  • Must have working knowledge of ASAM Patient Placement Criteria as well as DSM IV
  • Must be knowledgeable of Washington Administration Codes and the Revised Code of Washington, to ensue Unit compliance with all requirements.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in accordance with 42 CFR, 45 CFR, and RCW 70.96A.
  • Ability to effectively engage clients in a therapeutic relationship.
  • Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for common mental disorders.
  • Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation).
  • Experience working with underserved, transient populations.
  • Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and physical health problems.
  • Experience working with safety net providers within the community and knowledge of community resources.
  • Prefer experience with evidence-based counseling techniques (12-Step).

Salary: $13.25 per hour

This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)

We are proud to be able to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our employees love.

We offer all permanent full time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for the employee and their family
  • Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
  • 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
  • 9 paid holidays and 1 paid floater per year.
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment, 4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
  • 3 pay increases within the first year of employment

*NO Phone Calls Please!

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!