Group Life Counselor IV/CDPT or CDP: Posting #20071
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
 Seattle, WA

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Position Summary:

Full-time Group Life Counselor or CDP(Substance Abuse Disorder Professional) position available immediately for Renacer, our Youth Treatment Center in Seattle. The person hired will either be working as a GLC/CDPT or CDP(SUD) (depending on experience). This inpatient rehabilitation center is designed to provide culturally sensitive chemical dependency services to patients who are at high-risk and require constant care and empathy to help in dealing with their substance use disorder. Services are provided to out-of-control, high-risk, chronic runaway youth. These youth/adult have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and may also have mental health problems. The person in this position must be of good character and able to maintain the understanding, physical health, emotional stability, and personality suited to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of the adolescent population served. A mid-level person is expected to have a, “moderate to complete” understanding of how to provide the direct services listed above.

The Group Life Counselor IV is a CDPT or Substance Abuse Disorder Professional position that is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Direct services may include a combination or all of the following: group care, intake procedures, evaluation, individual and group counseling, milieu management, evaluation, and supervision of patients. A GLC IV is expected to be proficient in their understanding on how to provide the direct services listed above.

Education and/or Experience for a GLC:

  • Must hold an Associate’s degree or be enrolled in a program to complete in Psychology, Sociology and Human Services, Addictions or related field; Bachelors’ preferred.
  • Must be registered with DOH as a CDPT.

Chemical Dependency Professional/CDP (SUD): The Substance Abuse Disorder Professional will be responsible for organizing and providing direct counseling services to patients. The counselor/trainee is the agent for providing services to individuals whether on a one-to-one basis or group basis. Also performs assessments, evaluations and intakes. These services are given to adults, youth and their families.

Requirements for a CDP/SUD:

  • Must have an AA degree and DASA Certification.
  • Must hold an active CDP license from the WA State Department.
  • Computer skills are a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred but not required.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career; a career that allows you to grow in your own specialty. Employees working 30 or more hours receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employment Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24-27 days per year plus 10 paid Holidays. We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Kristen Prentice, Program Manager at

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 02/25/2020

External candidates considered after 02/28/2020

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).