Social Services Specialist - Cancer & Blood Disorders Center

Job ID 2022-44283
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
Regular
Department
CBDC Program
Shift
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA
Hot Job
No

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 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

 

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 SCH Social Workers 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 social workers, 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.

 

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Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelors degree in a social science from an accredited university.
- At least five (5) years of experience, preferably in a medical or social work setting, and to include: customer service experience, experience working with computers.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, detail oriented.

Required Credentials:
- N/A

Preferred:
- Bachelors degree in social work.
- Bilingual in Spanish or other language.
- Working knowledge of entitlement programs, including Medicaid, Medicare Social Security Disability, WA State DSHS benefits/programs, etc.

 

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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