Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Shift - variable 80%FTE
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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Recognizing the need to address the enormous problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse, the University of Washington established the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) in October of 1973 as an interdisciplinary research center. From its beginning, the mission of the Institute has been to conduct and support substance abuse research at the University of Washington, and disseminate research findings in substance abuse.
The SAMHSA funded National Addiction Technology Transfer Network consists of ten regional centers, including the Pacific Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PNATTC), serving the four state region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, with operations beginning October 1, 2017. The work of the PNATTC will seek to increase awareness and implementation of empirically supported treatment and recovery practices among the regional healthcare workforce. This will occur via information dissemination, training and technical assistance (i.e., consultative coaching), and systems change consultation.
The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute has an outstanding opportunity for Part-Time 80% FTE, Continuing Education Specialist.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Continuing Education Specialist will be responsible for representing the PNATTC at workgroups and consortia within states of Washington and Alaska, and will organize PNATTC events in these states. Coordinate and offer training, technical assistance, and consultation services for a full range of empirically supported treatment and recovery practices to PNATTC partners and sub-contractors in Washington and Alaska. Training, technical assistance, and consultation services may be provided via online or live events, occurring in a variety of formats (i.e., webinar, multi-day workshop, iterative meetings.) Will develop agreements with contract trainers who provide training services at PNATTC events commensurate with the established fee schedule, and will negotiate contracts with community treatment programs receiving educational and consultative services from PNATTC. Help maintain an interstate, multi-disciplinary network of project collaborators, and establish relationships with other regional training and technical assistance efforts. Assist in the development of PNATTC sponsored training and technical assistance programs, and disseminate information about them to the regional workforce. Maintain relationships and collaborates, negotiates, and implements priority projects with each state alcohol and drug authority in the region. Revise content of programs based on continual PNATTC evaluation of their effectiveness. Meet regularly with Washington and Alaska Single State Authorities (SSAs) and other key stakeholders to develop state specific work plans. Represent the PNATTC at local meetings and conferences (i.e., WA Co-Occurring Disorders & Treatment Conference, Alaska Annual School on Addictions). Development and distribution of basic advertising brochures and other promotion of PNATTC events and services to SSAs and key stakeholders are primary functions of attending the meetings and conferences.
Under general direction of the Project Director and Co-Director, this position exercises independent judgement and may supervise other staff.
Master's degree in a health related field (i.e., education, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, social work, other). 2-3 years' experience in professional level work related to substance use treatment. Experience should include project development and implementation, short- and long-term goals, program evaluation, and budget preparation. The position requires familiarity with planning, coordinating and delivering educational training events. Experience as an educator, trainer and/or organizational consultant preferred, particularly in work related to the healthcare workforce that serves substance users.
Skills and Knowledge Required
Familiarity with states and partner institutions in the PNATTC region. Skills in implementing complex projects, consultation, strategies for facilitating health service dissemination, provision of technical assistance, both oral and written communication and report preparation. Knowledge of processes for the cultural adaptation of health services. Experience working with individuals from diverse and varied backgrounds.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Travel and Special Conditions Frequent travel within the state, region and nation. Operates both independently and within an office environment. Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.