Social Worker I/II - Craniofacial

Job ID 2021-41135
Area of Interest
Social Work/Behavioral Health
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
0.8 FTE (64 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Social Work
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 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.


The Seattle Children’s Social Work Department is seeking an experienced social worker to join the Craniofacial Center.  This busy, multidisciplinary clinic serves patients from birth to 21 with a wide variety of craniofacial conditions.  As a social worker in this busy outpatient clinic you would have an opportunity to develop relationships with patients and families that span multiple appointments and surgeries over several years.  Your work will include psychosocial assessment, supportive counseling, brief interventions for behavioral health, resource coordination and navigation, and advocacy support.  There are additional opportunities for program development, research, and participation in a wide variety of activities as a member of the Social Work Department. 


This is a 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week), 8 hour shift position on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Fridays.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide 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.
  • Assist in promotion of culturally appropriate family-centered care and wellness of patients and families by identifying, interpreting, and reducing psychosocial factors contributing to illness.
  • Counsel and aid patients and their families to understand medical recommendations and options.
  • Assess and assist with non-medical problems interfering with effective patient care.
  • Interview, coordinate, and plan programs and activities to meet the social and emotional needs of patients and/or patients’ family.
  • Provide crisis intervention and assist families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle




Social Worker I:


Required Education/Experience:

- Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from a school of social work accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education

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


Required Credentials:

- Currently Licensed in Washington State as a Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)




Required Education/Experience:

- Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from a school of social work accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education

- A minimum of 4 years of current clinical social work experience in an acute care setting (may include internship hours)

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


Required Credentials:

- Currently licensed in Washington State as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)


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.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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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