Social Services Specialist

Job ID 2021-39550
Area of Interest
Social Work/Behavioral Health
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
0.6 FTE (48 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Regular
Department
Psychiatric Unit
Shift
Night Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA

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.

Overview

Under general supervision, provides assistance to mental health therapists, case managers, and other hospital personnel in provision of direct services to patients. Plays a key role in assessing patient’s post hospital care / continuity of care needs and connecting patients/families with community resources. In collaboration with clinical teams, assumes responsibility for the provision of concrete resources such as housing, transportation, food assistance, etc. Acts as a content expert in community resources and services to support patients, families, and the larger organization.

 

This is a 0.6 FTE position (48 hours per bi-weekly pay period). Orientation and training will be completed on Day and Evening shifts for approximately 5 weeks prior to switching permanently to Night shift.

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Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelors degree in a social science or a related field
- Experience working with families with medically or behaviorally complex needs

Required Credentials:
- Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration in Washington State within 6 months of employment
- Registration as a Nursing Assistant in Washington State within 4 months of employment
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Code Purple certification (internal training) required within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter

Preferred:
- Experience working with children or adolescents in group settings
- Working knowledge of entitlement programs, including Medicaid, Medicare Social Security Disability, WA State DSHS benefits/programs, etc.

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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