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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.
Oversee the delivery of mental health evaluations and provide supervision to mental health evaluators within a specific program area. Serve in a significant leadership role for the department and hospital. As a senior clinician, provide mental health evaluations to children with, their families, 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.
We are seeking a working supervisor in the role of mental health evaluator in our Emergency Department. The mental health program within the emergency department is responsible for assessment and disposition planning for children and adolescents presenting with mental health concerns. This position would hold leadership responsibilities including managing flow of cases, prioritization of admissions, and problem-solving for challenging cases in addition to seeing cases in period of high census. Preferred candidates will have strong interest in working with youth with suicidal thinking and significant behavioral challenges, and experience assessing youth with acute mental health concerns.
- Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field
- Minimum of two years experience providing direct treatment services to children and families
- Licensed as a Mental Health Professional in Washington State, licensed in appropriate field according to degree (e.g., LICSW, LMHC)
- Minority Mental Health Specialist designation
- Experience with multi-system involved children with severe behavioral problems and/or developmental disabilities
- Experience with the King County MHP and Washington State Mental Health WACs
- Experience providing comprehensive intake evaluations with multi-axial diagnoses
- Experience with evidence based practice
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.
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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.
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