A Positive Alternative
4649 SUNNYSIDE AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98103
Master’s Level Clinician Position
A Positive Alternative is a long-established outpatient treatment program for Substance Use Disorder treatment, located in Seattle, Washington. (Please visit our web site for more in-depth information regarding our treatment philosophy at www.apositvealternative.com).
We offer our clients gender specific groups that are not based on a 12-Step model of treatment, but provide a client-centered experience using Motivational Enhancement, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and emotion regulation skills and strategies. Our clients learn the importance of self-care and self-respect as the foundation of their recovery from their problematic behavior with substances. We would like to find someone whose philosophy of addiction is largely aligned with that of our agency and who would enjoy working in a small organization with professionals who are open to new ideas, supportive and collaborative with each other, while also demonstrating an ability to work independently.
Responsibilities of position include:
A strong candidate will:
Because we have a unique approach to treatment, we find new staff benefit greatly from an extended training period with our clinicians. This can last 1-3 months and could consist of 8-10 hours per week. Following training, it is possible for a person to begin working with clients individually and in groups 10-12 hours a week with increasing hours over time to accommodate a range of clinician availability and needs. Most groups are held in the evening for 2-3 hours and individual sessions are scheduled in accordance with personal schedules. If you have an interest in this opening please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
* Master’s degree in counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy or other related field in human health/science.
* Be willing to acquire an SUDPT with an intent to complete SUDP requirements in a timely manner. Licensure as SUDP upon application would be ideal.
Contact Martha Layzer
Call or email us for more information. (206) 535-8860