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CDP Substance Use Disorder Clinician 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 1/31/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

Function as a member across teams while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide services to KMHS clients.  Provide integrated substance use disorder services for KMHS clients to include: assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy, education and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant contracts and all other regulatory agencies.


  • Conduct SUD assessments for youth and adults to determine diagnosis and the appropriateness of admission and levels of care. 
  • Provide individual, group and family therapy services in an outpatient treatment milieu.
  • KMHS medical services is newly providing Medication Assisted Treatment, and the CDP will provide group support to participants, three times weekly
  • Assist KMHS staff in further assessing and treating substance use of KMHS Clients.  Request, gather, and coordinate information from all sources to facilitate appropriate treatment decisions. 
  • Help individuals maintain stability upon discharge from residential treatment
  • Offer transition groups for child and adult inpatient units and residential treatment facility to support clients in staying involved in the appropriate level of SA services after leaving these facilities.
  • Provide relapse prevention support groups, and trauma and recovery groups.
  • Provide individual treatment planning sessions with clients 
  • Provide direct services for clients using substances, utilizing recommended substance use treatment practices.  Services may include individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational workshops, recovery skill building groups, family counseling, and crisis intervention.  
  • Utilize motivational interviewing, stages of change theory, and stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate SUD/MH clients for change.  
  • Conduct a total of two community education sessions regarding co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders targeting families of individuals using substances who may be seeking more information regarding the relationship to mental health and available resources.
  • Offer on-site family sessions monthly to educate families on how they can support recovery
  • Provide aftercare groups two times weekly, for up to one year in order to avoid client relapse.
  • Provide consultation services and training to Care Team staff, and other program staff as requested, to assist in integration of substance use 
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners 
  • Demonstrate ability to establish therapeutic relationships with clients while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others.  Consult with Supervisor, Crisis Response Team and law enforcement as appropriate. 
  • Provide crisis intervention services as indicated by client need during assessment and treatment process, recognizing and intervening appropriately given signs and symptoms of use and withdrawal and/or mental health decompensation. 
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of psychotropic medications and their side effects and contraindications with drugs of abuse and report any relevant observations to care team medical personnel.  Demonstrate working knowledge of adjunctive medications used for addictions recovery and resources for obtaining funding for those allowed through county drug contract. 
  • Monitor assigned clients for compliance with court-ordered requirements such as LRAs and substance related mandates. Follow all WACs and RCAs required of mandated clients. Provide appropriate legal documents and monthly reports as required.
  • Perform random UAs and test for substance use as clinically indicated.
  • Use collaborative documentation and document all clinical services thoroughly and accurately and submit all documentation in a timely manner per agency policy and contractual/WAC requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to work efficiently and effectively in a managed care environment, organizing workload by prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.  Maintain acceptable productivity standards as determined by supervisor. 
  • Pursue professional growth and development by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practices.  Maintain working knowledge of current Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health treatment recommendations, trends in community mental health, including health care reform, electronic medical record and computer technology.
  • Work in a cooperative and collaborative manner as a team member.  Assist in building positive working relationships with staff of all agency departments. 
  • In addition to the above, any responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

Current licensure as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in WA State required, an Associate’s Degree in a social services discipline; significant experience working with clients with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders; a valid WA State Driver License and reliable, insured transportation are required.  A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.


Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

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