Supervisor - Social Work, Oncology

Job ID 2021-39257
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
Social Work
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hospital 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 2020, 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.


Seattle Children's is looking for an experienced Social Worker to be a Supervisor within our awesome Social Work team! This is a working supervisor position with 40% of the role dedicated to overseeing a team of 8-10 Social Workers and 60% of the role in a direct Social Work position. The 60% portion of the work will focus on acute and chronic medically complex patients. This Supervisor role will work within the Oncology department.


Our Social Work department is a positive and supportive group of dedicated people who have a passion for helping others navigate their healthcare experience. If you are a compassionate patient advocate and love working in a collaborative team environment, come join us!


Social Work Supervisor duties include:

  • Oversee the delivery of clinical social work services and provide supervision to social work staff within a specific program area.
  • Serve in a significant leadership role for the department and hospital.
  • As a senior clinician, provide advanced clinical social work services to children with acute and chronic illness, their families, the staff of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the community in a managed care environment.
  • Lead in the promotion of culturally appropriate family-centered care and wellness of patients and families by identifying, interpreting, and reducing psychosocial factors contributing to illness.
  • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals for staff.




Required Education/Experience:

- Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


- Five (5) years of post master’s experience, to include: experience in crisis intervention with children/families; multidisciplinary team experience; pediatric experience; experience supervising social work practice.


- Paid or internship experience in health care or a clinical setting focusing on children and families.


- Ability and flexibility to work evening, night, and weekend shifts as well as provide on-call coverage.

Required Credentials:
- Washington State Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

- Multilingual
- Multicultural
- Protective Services experience
- Mental Health experience

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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