Behavioral Mental Health Specialist

Job ID 2021-39584
Area of Interest
Social Work/Behavioral Health
Location Name
Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Cent
FTE/Hours per pay period
0.8 FTE (64 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Adult Life Skills Program
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.


In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served by Seattle Children’s Hospital, Autism Center and The Alyssa Burnett Center, the Behavioral Mental Health Specialist will provide classroom instruction, training of volunteers, caregivers and instructors, and support in classroom as needed. Measuring outcomes, tracking goals and behaviors and providing guidance and support as needed in the recreation and community based setting. . Provide parent, teacher and staff training and monitor the effectiveness and implementation of behavioral treatments in community settings.

Critical features of this position are described under the headings below, but are subject to change at the discretion of SCAC and its management. This job description reflects the designation of essential job functions but does not provide an all-inclusive list of duties that may be assigned.




Required Education/Experience:
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Special Education, Behavior Analysis or other related social/behavior science field.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience providing direct treatment services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behaviors and their families.

Required Credentials:
- Nationally Licensed as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

- State of Washington registration/licensure appropriate to clinical field (Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration).
- Experience with multi-system involved children and adults with challenging behaviors and/or developmental or intellectual disabilities.
- Previous experience in the implementation of behavioral assessment and treatment programs with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including the use of functional analysis methodologies across settings
-Experience in classroom instruction, and/or training of staff and professionals.
-Safety Care Training


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

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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