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 part-time (60% FTE / 24 hours per week), day shift, EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST (MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER).
Harborview Mental Health and Addiction Services serves a widely diverse population of clients, all of whom have clear and persistent mental illness. The goals of the program are to promote community stability by securing housing, benefits and culturally relevant treatment to meet their needs, and to assist clients in developing meaningful and productive life roles.
An Employment Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner will be expected to be able to work with a wide variety of clients and be sensitive to the culture, religion, language, age, gender and sexual orientation of those we serve. The Vocational Specialist will focus on assisting clients choose, get, and keep jobs while working with the rest of the treatment team to minimize the effects of symptoms of mental illness. Their primary focus will be to develop community based jobs for clients and all the preparation and supportive services associated with this activity.
Maintains a caseload, size to be determined by team.
Provides employment and advocacy services.
Assists clients in identifying employment strengths and ways of overcoming barriers.
Works with potential employers, current employers and co-workers of clients.
Works with clients’ families and social networks.
Works with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and other allied agencies.
Assesses employment challenges and determine interventions.
Consults with case managers and medical staff regarding effects of vocational activities and treatment.
Assists other teams and programs as needed.
Maintains clinical and billing records.
Submits daily billing logs to Data Systems.
Charts client contact in the medical record.
Develops referral information for DVR, negotiate plans and produce timely reports.
Assists in orientation of new staff.
REQUIREMENTS A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences, such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work OR Bachelor's Degree in nursing or a behavioral science AND three years' of experience in the direct delivery of professional mental health care.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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.