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Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)/Substance Abuse Intake Clinician - MAT Program 

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 9/7/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

Function as a team member while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, develop treatment plan, coordinate, and provide services to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) clients. To provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) clients to include assessment, collaborate in treatment, individual, family and group therapy, education and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant contracts and all other regulatory agencies;. To coordinate and provide delivery of MAT counseling services.


  • Monitor and respond to the dedicated MAT phone line in order to coordinate admission and assessment within 48 hours.
  • Coordinate initial medical provider visit for the MAT program.
  • Conduct SUD assessment for adults to determine diagnostic and the appropriateness of admission and level of care based on American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria 2.
  • Provide all functions of outpatient counseling to include, but not limited to outreach calls, assessment, group therapy, individual counseling, relapse prevention, family therapy, case management, and discharge planning.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing methods based on stages of change, trauma informed care, and stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate SUD and Mental Health (MH) clients for change.
  • Provide consultation services and training to Care Team and other program staff as required to assist in integration of MAT SUD services in KMHS.
  • Demonstrate ability to establish therapeutic relationship with clients while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors to self and others. Consult with supervisor, Crisis Response Team and law enforcement as appropriate. Demonstrate ability to provide crisis intervention services during assessment and treatment process. Be proficient in recognizing and facilitating care when encountering sign and symptoms of use and withdrawal and/or mental health decompensation.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of MAT/psychotropic medications their side effects and contraindications with substances of abuse and report any relevant information to care team medical providers.
  • Monitor clients for compliance with court-ordered requirements such as Least Restrictive Alternatives (LRAs) and substance related mandated clients. Provide appropriate legal documents and monthly reports as required.
  • Perform random Urine Analysis tests substance abuse when clinically indicated.
  • Use collaborative documentation and document all services thoroughly and accurately. Submit all documentations in a timely manner per agency policies and procedures, contractual and Washington Administrative Codes.
  • Demonstrate ability to work efficiently and effectively in a managed care environment, organizing workload by prioritizing and managing multiple priorities
  • In addition to the above, any responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specially listed to the job description.
Position Requirements

Current certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in the State of Washington. Significant experience working with SUD clients. Associate of Art Degree (AA). A Bachelor’s /Master’s Degree in social services discipline 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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