Job Description



Make yourself at home in our town, located at the edge of the Olympic National Forest in Clallam County, Washington. With a population of under 4,500 residents in the city, Forks is home to many FCH team members and patients. 

Accessible by car or bus, Forks is a scenic four-hour drive from Seattle or a five-hour drive from Portland. In town, you’ll find find a diverse population of residents working together to support one another and the local schools, small businesses, and organizations that make up our community. Just beyond the city limits, you can venture into the wilderness and explore the lush expanse of rainforest surrounding Forks or the protected Olympic Peninsula beaches.


The area surrounding Forks is truly an outdoor paradise, ideal for a number of recreation pursuits that many of your future coworkers and neighbors enjoy. Forks Community Hospital offers flexible scheduling and grants time off requests whenever possible so our employees can get out for fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and even surfing.


The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Professional is responsible for providing multifaceted alcoholism and other drug abuse services within his/her credentialed area of expertise. This encompasses detox, information and referral, counseling, court services, patient and family follow-up, community education and all related clinical records and reporting requirements. The counselor is responsible to the SUD Program Coordinator and may supervise clinical activities of SUD Intern staff. Clinical supervision is provided by the SUD Program Coordinator, Director and/or staff Psychiatrist.

SUD Professional Trainee is responsible for providing assistance to SUD Professional staff in offering alcohol or drug related counseling services.  This may encompass assisting in detox, information and referral, supervised counseling, court based services, follow-up and community education.  Specific duties to be assigned on an as needed basis. 


  1. Education
    1. A two year degree in human services related field from an accredited college or university. The course work shall include all WAC 246-811-030 academic requirements or successful completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits meeting requirements of WAC 246-811-030.
    2. Must maintain current certification with State of Washington Department of Health as SUD Professional per Chapter 18.205 RCW (WAC 246-811).
  2. Experience:.
    1. Minimum of two years supervised work experience in the direct treatment of substance abuse problems in an approved alcoholism agency or facility or state approved drug abuse treatment facility. A B. A. Degree may be substituted for one year of work experience.
    2. Must demonstrate knowledge and competence of alcoholism and drug abuse issues in accordance with WAC 246-811-010(9).
    3. Shall have completed an HIV/ADIS training approved by DOH

Full Time, Non-union hourly, $23.31-$36.39 DOE for SUD Professional, $18.54-$28.70 for SUD Professional Trainee

Benefits Include the following for full-time and part-time employees: Medical, Dental and Vision, 414(h) plan Mandated Retirement Contribution, 414(h) Employer Mandated Pension Contributions part time & full time employees eligible after 6 months of service & 520 hours, Optional 457 (b) retirement contributions, Employer paid life insurance, Employer paid long term disability, EAP, PTO accrual (0.09231/hr) increasing after first year, Extended Illness Insurance accrual (0.031/hr).