Addiction Therapist (CDP) 12/14/2019

Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


One of the nation s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America s Top 500 Public Companies. Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Schick Shadel Hospital, is seeking an Addiction Therapist (CDP) with excellent organizational and communication skills. Schick Shadel Hospital, a 60 bed alcohol and substance use disorder hospital located in the outskirts of Seattle, has been providing successful chemical dependency treatment since 1935. The hospital, which claims the "#1 Success Rate" in treating alcoholism, bases its success on its unique and powerful counter conditioning treatment program. Schick Shadel Hospital provides a highly effective non-traditional medical based treatment gives patients hope and confidence in a positive atmosphere while addressing their disease. The hospital provides medical detoxification and an intense, short stay addiction treatment program for alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription opioids and heroin (smoked and snorted).

An Addiction Therapist (CDP) specializes in identifying Substance Use problems and assist individuals to overcome denial and other barriers to recovery. An Addiction Therapist works with individuals and their significant others in individual and group settings to foster recovery from Alcohol and other substance use disorders and encouraged the development of more healthful behaviors. An Addiction Therapist will coordinate with the medical and the nursing departments in developing an effective plan of treatment and continuing care to enhance the individual s recovery process and will follow the progress of individuals with respect to that plan for the required period of time.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

The Addictions Therapist position requires a Chemical Dependency Counselor License from the State of Washington. Bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology or social work is preferred. Prior experience in Substance use treatment setting is preferred. Excellent communication skills necessary to develop and to maintain a professional relationship with individuals and co-workers is needed.

All employment at UHS is with one of the subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc., including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Universal Health Services is a holding company.

UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.