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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
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Recognizing a need to address the enormous societal problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse, UW established the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) in 1973 as an interdisciplinary research center. From its beginning, the mission of ADAI has been to conduct and support substance use research at UW, and disseminate corresponding research findings. In recent years, this mission has expanded to emphasize the translation of empirically-supported health services for persons with substance use disorders, via scientific and educational efforts to evaluate and disseminate such health services to community-based settings and the addiction workforce members they employ.
Located at ADAI since 2017, the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC) is part of a national Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network consisting of ten regional centers. These regional centers, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), share a mission to increase awareness of empirically-supported treatment and recovery practices, and to accelerate adoption and implementation of such practices by the addiction workforce via provision of universal, targeted, and intensive technical assistance. As the network representative for Health and Human Services Region 10. Northwest ATTC serves a four-state catchment area: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
The Northwest ATTC has an exciting opportunity for a project-dedicated specialist in behavioral health and technology transfer to lead regional ORN technical assistance efforts. In a supplemental SAMHSA-funded project (TI-20-008, State Opioid Response – Technical Assistance), the Northwest ATTC—along with the nine other regional centers of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center network—has partnered with the Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and a coalition of 27 other national professional organizations to form the Opioid Response Network (ORN). The ORN project is a nationally-coordinated effort in which regional centers, including Northwest ATTC, leverage their accumulated expertise, experience, and relationships to deliver technical assistance in empirically-supported practices to combat the opioid epidemic. The ORN utilizes vetted experts and materials from across the country, and does so to address locally-identified needs in prevention, treatment, and recovery in response to requests from State Opioid Response grantees and other community members. As part of this effort, the Northwest ATTC utilizes this rubric of resources to improve access to prevention, treatment, and recovery supports that address opioid and stimulant misuse and thereby increase access to care for those struggling with these challenges.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Northwest ATTC co-director, the successful applicant will be responsible for technical assistance teams created to inform and support varied projects under auspices of the Opioid State Targeted Response awards for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. The successful applicant will: •Participate in extensive orientation training as well as ongoing learning opportunities on the required activities of the ORN project. •Review existing State Opioid Response grantees’ needs assessments, and assist an ORN leadership team in conducting additional needs assessments with these grantees as needed. •Receive and process technical assistance requests via a centralized system to enable the recruitment of appropriate prevention, treatment, and/or recovery consultants to provide technical assistance; track progress of technical assistance requests; adhere to appropriate evaluation protocols; and ensure that technical assistance requests are satisfactorily closed. •Lead teams comprised of the technical assistance requester and consultants with appropriate experience and competency to match evidence-based interventions (e.g., medications for OUDs, evidence-based prevention/early detection programs, community-based recovery supports) to technical assistance requests. •Link technical assistance requesters and team members to existing training materials and resources from the ORN repository of vetted materials that may be used during TA delivery, and to participate as needed in tailoring such technical assistance to local needs. •Serve in a project manager role for technical assistance requests, scheduling regular meetings with requesters and consultants, maintaining communication channels, and ensuring technical assistance requests are appropriately staffed •Facilitate use of best practices in technical assistance and technology transfer, as informed by implementation science frameworks and appropriate technical assistance strategies, and serve in a coaching role to improve the quality of technical assistance provided. •Assist an ORN evaluation team in collecting evaluation documents to monitor continuous quality improvement. •Participate in an ORN learning community to share lessons learned, identify needs or barriers to provision of useful practices, and discuss broader workforce issues. •Contribute to local, regional, or national promotional efforts to increase public awareness of the ORN to assist State Opioid Response grantees and other community members in addressing stimulant or opioid use
REQUIREMENTS: •Master’s degree in a health field + three years professional experience in health education and/or clinical experience in work related to substance use disorder services. •Experience must have included project development and implementation, long-term and short-range goals, and project evaluation. •The position requires a familiarity with regional health services for opiate use disorder. •Experience as a health educator, trainer, and/or organization consultant preferred, particularly in subject areas related to substance misuse. •Familiarity with states and partner institutions in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington; capability to implement complex projects and provide consultation; knowledge of technical assistance strategies; skill in meeting facilitation, and in oral and written communication and report preparation; experience working with persons from diverse populations and varied backgrounds.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Supervisory Relationships This position reports to the Northwest ATTC Director and Co-director.
Travel and Special Conditions Infrequent travel may be required within the states of Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. There is opportunity to operate independently and/or within an office environment.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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 undergraduate 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.