Substance Use Disorder Supervisor


Regular status, full-time, FLSA exempt, fully benefitted



Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!


For over 110 years Childhaven has been a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. In the past few years, we have been adding services and locations, becoming more community-based, and forming partnerships to increase our impact. In June 2020, Childhaven consolidated with Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Art with Heart, which further expanded our capacity to better serve more children, families, and communities. By combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of our new partners, Childhaven is building a continuum of care model that is unlike any other in the Puget Sound Region.

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values are the compass we use to get us there. They guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. Values are the touchstones to chart and guide our behavior, and reflect our commitment to:


  • TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.


Going forward, we are embarking on a new and very ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation. In the next five years our goals are to double the number of locations and quadruple the number of children and families we are serving - all while developing and strengthening partnerships with other community-based organizations, referral sources, government agencies, and universities. In so doing, we are opening doors to a host of new roles and opportunities within the organization. And that’s where you come in.


You are a passionate, driven, and dedicated Substance Use Disorder Professional Supervisor who is excited by this opportunity to bring your superpowers and diverse mix of skills and experience to advance our work. You share our vision to help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community. You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo, embrace continuous improvement, and heed the call to better serve more. You are equal parts learner, leader, and mentor… and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if” with a reply of “Why not”.

You proactively break down silos and nurture a cohesive and collaborative team that prioritizes “we” and “ours” over “I” and “my”. You foster an environment of belonging, healing, and relationship-building - and recognize that feelings matter. You take initiative, participate fully, and engage deeply, all while maintaining a sense of humor and having fun. You whole-heartedly embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture. You are curious, courageous, and reflective – and willing to bring your humanity to work.

If this sounds like you – we need to meet - and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.


Childhaven is seeking a dynamic Substance Use Disorder Supervisor to support us in achieving our mission, vision, goals, and values. This is a hands-on role that provides administrative and clinical supervision to prevention, outreach, and treatment staff, while also providing appropriate, professional counseling for substance using youth and their families.  The Substance Use Disorder Supervisor will work closely with the Clinical Director in the development and implementation of procedures/protocols and quality assurance, assist with internship programming and oversight, as well as program development. Offering services in assisting adolescents in gaining and maintaining sobriety and help them develop adequate community-based support systems.  Providing a multi-culturally sensitive environment which will address the needs of racially diverse youth and parents to discuss issues of recovery from substance dependency/abuse, and development of healthy emotionally supportive living situations which promote and support sobriety and recovery.

Above all, the selected candidate will bring enthusiasm for helping us build a dynamic Substance Use Disorder Team that passionately works to support youth, families, and communities in recovery.  This position is primarily based out of the Renton Location and will report to the Clinical Director.

Primary Job Duties:

Provide Substance Use Disorder Counseling

  • Ensure that performance standards and reporting requirements are met
  • Assess and identify program needs, suggest strategies for solutions, develop program plans, schedule work, conduct assessments and develop procedures for the program as needed.
  • Oversees and monitors clinical record keeping of staff/interns, provides Quality Assurance, ensure case records are accurate and timely manner per all WAC, State and King County requirements.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with community referral sources.
  • Meet with Clinical Director on a regular basis and attend required meetings, consultations, and trainings.
  • Provide assessments and carry a caseload of clients for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Monitor client progress towards goals, modify plans and refer clients to appropriate services as necessary
  • Provide on-going group, individual and family counseling to clients who require substance use disorder treatment or have maintained abstinence for a sufficient length of time to benefit from aftercare services as appropriate.
  • Provide ‘best-practice’ treatment modalities which encourage self-sufficiency, improve cultural awareness, and assist in participation in the community. 
  • Collect demographic, treatment retention and treatment outcome data and provide timely reports.
  • Enter client information into the Electronic Health Record (HER) system meeting required timelines.
  • Participate in on-going professional development, in-service trainings and continuing education with a primary focus on substance use, adolescent development and family dynamics. 
  • Provide outreach services to clients as needed in community and school settings

What we offer:

  • A mission-driven workforce in a 110-year-old organization committed to continuous quality improvement.
  • Competitive total compensation package based on applicable years of experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending account; healthcare reimbursement account; education reimbursement; and a 403(b) savings program with employer contributions.
  • A learning environment with opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Dedication to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that is relevant to them and their values.


  • B.A. /B.S. Degree in Social Sciences or Social Work preferred.  (A.A. with additional experience may be considered).
  • Must meet the minimum standards for qualifications as a Substance Use Disorder Professional
  • Maintains qualifications as an Approved Supervisor (has completed the required trainings for supervision approved by the Department of Health and meets WAC requirements as an approved supervisor.)
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of and experience in working with adolescent substance use.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge and experience in family dynamics and counseling.


  • Knowledge of King County Behavioral Health Services, including Mental Health Services, Juvenile Justice.
  • Two years’ experience as a SUDP/T working as with “at risk” youth and/or families.
  • Multi-Lingual

We invite qualified applicants to submit the following to

  1. Cover letter explaining your qualifications for this job.
  2. Resume

Annual compensation $52,395-$65,166 based on years of applicable experience.



Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.