As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, SOCIAL WORKER in support of the HARBORVIEW ABUSE AND TRAUMA CENTER.
The Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center (HATC) is accountable to a variety of community funding and governmental entities, as well as to HMC. The combined programs have medical, counseling, prevention, training, research and evaluation, and Foster Care Assessment (FCAP) services, with 65 staff including physician faculty, SANE nurses, social work/counseling, prevention, training, and support positions. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director Health Services / Clinical Supervisor, the Social Worker performs a variety of duties exercising independent decision making based on practice experience in the unit.
Provides consultation and information and referral to client families, other professionals, and the community at large
Provides crisis intervention to victims or other clients both over the phone and in person
Provides psychosocial assessments to victims or suspected victims and their families
Provides individual, family and group therapy utilizing an abuse/trauma specific clinical orientation
May provide specialized forensic evaluations regarding suspected abuse of children and adolescents
May provide evaluations of young children regarding sexual behavior problems
May provide PCIT, AF-CBT or other parenting interventions to families
Provide other clinical services as needed to include telephone intake and medical social worker coverage for initial medical exams, telephone outreach, and follow-up appointments
Performs a variety of tasks designed to assist clients/families involved in the various legal systems to ensure their interests and rights are represented
Provides access to medical resources for clients as appropriate either independently or with medical consultation as needed. Works collaboratively with the Social Work Assistant in providing medical advocacy with selected clients
Plans and implements formal and informal education and training for a variety of audiences including other professionals, community groups, students, funders, conferences, and other forums
Provides practicum instruction and supervision for graduate interns
Attends and participates in social work department and unit staff, consultation and other meetings as designated by the supervisor
Participates in clinical research protocols as directed
Participates in departmental and program Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities as directed
Attends professional workshops and conferences relevant to the agency's clinical mission as approved by the supervisor
Represent the program in various community meetings and initiatives related to the program’s mission
Coordinate special projects and program initiatives that enhance program services
Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
DESIRED: Two years of full-time social work experience in a health care setting, mental health setting, or equivalent
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.