Addictions Program Director
Tacoma, WA Treatment Center
Job Type

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking an Addictions Program Director.

“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”

We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 18+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Responsible for the overall administration, management, and long range planning of the Puyallup Tribal Treatment Center. This position provides program management and oversight of the Addictions Department which includes substance use disorder (SUD), co-occurring, problem gambling, prevention, and treatment and relapse prevention services in response to needs. This position will also provide counseling services to Native clients individually and in group settings, as well as develop programs for expanded Addictions services that are culturally relevant. Supervise Addiction Program staff.


  • Work in collaboration with PTHA Administration to ensure effective practices and alignment to organization mission and values.
  • Direct supervision of all department staff. Conduct annual employee performance evaluations on all Addictions Program staff in collaboration with Clinical Supervisor, working collaboratively with them on setting and reaching goals for the department.
  • Identify Addictions department staffing needs and requirements, including position development, training and evaluation of Addictions staff, as well as recruitment of specific staff within department.
  • Ensure individual and group treatment interventions are delivered with clinical excellence. The focus will be on outcomes and improving patient experience, while also ensuring the environment for patients and staff is welcoming, friendly and positive. .
  • Ensure continued quality improvement, research assessment, and development of best practices for the addictions program Identifying community needs and assisting in the development of substance abuse programs utilizing standards of practice, creativity and local resources
  • Supervise maintenance of patient clinical records for all addictions programs to ensure compliance with relative regulations and contracts.
  • Maintain and develop program policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring staff cultural competency and understanding is addressed through open communication and ongoing education.
  • Maintain program contract compliance for grant awards: budget, scope of work, close-out documentation, funding agencies modifications and timely submission of reports. As well as meeting and maintaining compliance with WA state certification, credentialing, and other accreditation standards (i.e. AAAHC).
  • Identify and coordinate continuing education of direct service staff related to competency and implementing clinical standards of treatment.
  • Responsible for budget development, compliance, variance analysis and corrective action plans as needed to ensure the department operates in a financially sustainable manner.
  • Serve as an Addictions Program liaison within PTHA, as well as outside agencies (i.e.: Tribe, State, Local) to establish and improve internal and external involvement and collaboration of service delivery across all service categories.
  • Provide monthly status report on department challenges and highlights to supervisor.
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, or a related behavioral health science discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Ten (10) years direct clinical experience including intake, assessment, and counseling
  • Five (5) years of out-patient management experience
  • Five (5) years supervisory experience,
  • Must hold a valid Washington State Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) license and/or be a current Washington State licensed Mental Health Professional
Salary Description
$127,000 - $175,000 per year DOE