Seeking Chemical Dependency Professionals (CDP certification required)

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We’ve expanded our services! Ryther is a recognized leader in behavioral health services for children, youth and their families facing complex challenges. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments. We guide, coach and teach so that every child/youth and family we work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships, and realize a better life.

Ryther seeks to create a work environment that reflects the diverse community that it serves. People of color, LGBTQI, and multi-lingual individuals encouraged to apply. Our diversity is our strength!

Below are 3 possibilities for your future career! Choose your own adventure!

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Specialist

Ryther is seeking a Substance Use Disorder professional to work with youth and families who are involved with the juvenile justice system. As part of the SUD Enhancement team, you will provide case management/referrals, brief screening interventions, sober support opportunities, psycho-education, and family and individual counseling when necessary. You will work with King County’s Juvenile Justice Assessment Team and coordinate care with treatment facilities, probation officers and other community support services. Candidates should have the ability to quickly and creatively engage high risk youth and be comfortable out in the community with clients. This is not a desk job!

Substance Abuse Therapist

Ryther is in search of qualified, chemical dependency professional (CDP or CDPT) to join our expanding team of multi-disciplinary professionals! Job duties would include providing comprehensive and culturally responsive SUD services and SUD assessments for children, youth and their families. It is strongly preferred that applicants are trained in administering the GAIN-I SUD assessment (but we are of course willing to train). SUD therapists have access to training and frequent clinical supervision. Therapists also participate in consultations with a team of Co-Occurring therapists.This position would start as part-time and build to full-time as your caseload/referrals grow.

Co-Occurring Therapist- Best Starts for Kids (Federal Way)

Ryther is in search of qualified, co-occurring therapists to join our expanding team of multi-disciplinary professionals! The position is within our partnership with Federal Way Public Schools alternative school through the Best Starts for Kids grant with King County. The position includes funding for coursework toward earning your CDP. Supervision and consultation are available from a variety of experts in the field.

In this position, you’ll provide youth and young adults who face multiple barriers to successfully transition to adulthood with behavioral health services that allow them to persist in secondary education. You’ll provide co-occurring therapeutic services including engagement, assessment, treatment, and linkage.

Candidates should have a master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field as well as certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional certification (Trainees are also accepted)

No matter which path you follow, you’ll have the following benefits:

Medical/Dental Benefits (Premium covered up to 94% by Ryther, depending on plan)
Provided a budget toward professional development trainings and licensing fees
15 Days Paid Vacation, 10 Sick Days, and 1 Personal Day (Vacation and Sick time rollover)
Credentialing for Insurance Agencies
10 Paid Holidays
Loan Forgiveness Plan
18% Off Your Verizon Bill
40% Off Aflac Supplemental Insurances (Free Aflac Identity Theft Protection)
403b Tax Deferred Retirement Plan
401a Profit Sharing
Life Insurance ($50,000.00)

We hope you decide to come join our team! For a full job description on any of these opportunities (and more) please visit our website at

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