Substance Use Disorder Supervisor
Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Exempt
Location: Renton, WA
$52,395 – $65,166
Based on years of applicable experience

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

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:

  • 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.

Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.

You are a passionate and dedicated individual who shares 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. 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…” If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you, 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 youth using substances and their families. The Substance Use Disorder Supervisor will work closely with the Clinical Director in the development and implementation of procedures/protocols and qualify 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.

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 recordkeeping of staff/interns, provides Quality Assurance, ensures case records are accurate and timely per all WAC, State, and King County requirements.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with all 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 ongoing 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 (EHR) system meeting required timelines.
  • Participate in ongoing 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Social Work. Associate’s degree with additional experience may be considered.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements for qualifications as a Substance Use Disorder Professional.
  • Maintains qualifications as an Approved Supervisor (has completed the required trainings for supervision required by the Department of Health and meets WAC requirements as an approved supervisor).
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of and experience in family dynamics and counseling.

We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply! In addition to position specific qualifications, preferable skills include:

  • Knowledge of King County Behavioral Health Services, including Mental Health Services, Juvenile Justice.
  • 2 years of experience as a SUDP/T working with “at-risk” youth and/or families.

Childhaven has committed to equitable compensation practices, including pre-determining what roles require and the qualities needed from the individual that will fill the role. To achieve this, Childhaven uses a grade and step approach to determine the compensation of each team member.

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a bit of what we offer our staff:

  • We believe in a fully transparent hiring process.
  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account (FSA), healthcare reimbursement account, and 403(b) savings program. A full listing of benefits is available.
  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational topics, advocacy, and more.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our antiracism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:

  • Trainings
  • Project work groups
  • Clinical and/or reflective supervision
  • Community advocacy and engagement
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)


Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.

This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.

COVID -19: “Due to the amending Proclamation (20-05) (21-14) by Governor Inslee, Childhaven employees are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for the protection of the clients we serve. Medical and religious exemptions are acceptable to the extent of the law for those entitled under the ADA, Title VII, THE WLAD and/or if there is a sincerely held religious belief accommodation to the requirements of this Order. Requests for these exemptions are required.”

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.