Mental Health Therapist, Co-Occurring Disorders

Job ID 2020-35745
Area of Interest
Social Work/Behavioral Health
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
SF - Child Psych 18120
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.




Provides assessment, consultation and referrals to adolescents with mental health and substance use issues and their families. Provides consultation and training to medical and mental health providers in ambulatory, inpatient, and emergency department settings.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

Provide consultations, intake assessments, treatment and case management services for patients and families served in the Department of Psychiatry.

- Participate in program development and evaluation activities designed to meet clinical needs of the population.

- Use department clinical guidelines in service delivery to patients.

- Provide training and consultation to ambulatory, inpatient, and emergency department providers on working with adolescents with substance use and mental health disorders.

- Other duties as assigned.



Required Education/Experience:
- Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field
- Minimum two (2) years experience providing direct professional mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services to children and families. Or two (2) years experience in a dual co-occurring disorders (substance use disorder and mental health/behavioral diagnosis) position providing direct treatment services to adolescents.

Required Credentials:
- Department of Health certification as a Substance Use Disorder Professional
- Licensed as a Mental Health Professional in Washington State in appropriate field according to degree (e.g., LMHC, LICSW, LMFT)
- Within 90 days of employment, must obtain, and then maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year.
- Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children’s as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services.

- Experience providing comprehensive intake evaluations using ASAM and DSM 5 criteria.
- Experience with evidence based practice
- Minority Mental Health Specialist designation
- Experience with multi-system involved children and adolescents with severe behavioral problems and/or developmental disabilities

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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