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Kaiser Permanente Therapist - Substance Use Disorder ($5000 Sign-On Bonus) in Federal Way, Washington

Provide urgent and routine alcohol and substance abuse diagnostic, clinical, educational and consultation services to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington members and providers. Provide emergent, urgent and routine mental health services such as assessment, treatment and referral of problems determined to be medically necessary. Coordinate care with primary care practitioners.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform individual, family and/or group alcohol or substance abuse assessment and counseling to include intensive outpatient treatment. Work within multi-disciplinary department to provide effective treatment. Provide on-call (crisis) services within and outside Behavioral Health Services. Assess the need for psychotropic medication consultation and make appropriate referrals to primary care/psychiatry. Provide case management services and linkage of patients to appropriate resources within the Health Care Center District and community.

  • Provide alcohol and drug abuse consultation to other practitioners, including medical practitioners. Maintain clinical files, including progress notes, intakes, correspondence etc. per requirements set forth in the Chemical Dependency Program Manual and by BHS.

  • Provide DWI/Deferred Prosecution/SAP evaluations.

  • Coordinate referrals, as needed to outside inpatient/outpatient agencies assuring care is appropriate. Provide utilization management for chemical assessment and treatment plans in conjunction with the chemical dependency program manager.

    Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of direct client services in an approved facility.


  • Masters degree from an accredited university.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Washington) OR Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington) OR Mental Health Counselor License (Washington)

  • Substance Use Disorder Professional required at hire OR Chemical Dependency Professional Certificate (Washington) required at hire

    Additional Requirements:

  • Intense outpatient treatment and DUI/DP evaluation experience post certification.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of additional work experience.

  • Able to obtain additional state certification in mental health therapy, social work or family therapy shortly after hire/transfer.

  • NAADAC certified.


TITLE: Therapist - Substance Use Disorder ($5000 Sign-On Bonus)

LOCATION: Federal Way, Washington


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.