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 and Clinical Supervisor, the Social Worker performs a variety of duties exercising independent decision making based on practice experience in the unit. Please note, this position has two workstations. It is located at the UWNC-Factoria Clinic on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and the main Seattle location on Tuesday.
RESPONSIBILITIES Direct Clinical:
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
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.
Teaching / Training:
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.
Provides work direction to other counseling staff and/or graduate interns as requested by the supervisor. In this capacity is responsible for problem solving, crisis intervention, reviewing and assigning new cases, reviewing intake write-ups, and handling situations requiring immediate attention.
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.
Represents the program in various community meetings and initiatives related to the program’s mission.
Coordinates 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 REQUIREMENTS Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington.
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.