As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.Harborview Medical Center's Social Work department has an outstanding opportunity available for a full-time, day shift, SOCIAL WORKER through the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). HCSATS provides medical care and counseling services to sexual assault and trauma victims. HCSATS is a Community Sexual Assault Program and is a member of the King County Criminal Justice Center. The Social Worker performs a variety of duties exercising independent decision making based on practice experience in the clinic. REPSONSIBILITIES:Provides crisis intervention to victims or other clients both over the phone and in person Provides psychosocial assessments to victims or suspected victims and their families Provides individual, family and group therapy utilizing an abuse/trauma specific clinical orientation Provides evaluations of young children regarding sexual behavior problems May provide PCIT, AF-CBT or other parenting interventions to families Provide other clinical services as needed to include telephone intake and medical social worker coverage for initial medical exams, telephone outreach, and follow-up appointments Perform related duties as assigned Performs a variety of tasks designed to assist clients/families involved in the various legal systems to ensure their interests and rights are represented Provides access to medical resources for clients as appropriate either independently or with medical consultation as needed Works collaboratively with the Social Work Assistant in providing medical advocacy with selected clients Plans and implements formal and informal education and training for a variety of audiences including other professionals, community groups, students, funders, conferences, and other forumsProvides consultation, information and referral to client families, other professionals, and the community at large Provides crisis intervention to victims or others, both over the phone and in person Provides psychosocial assessments to assault//trauma victims or suspected victims and their familiesProvides individual, family and group therapy utilizing evidence based clinical interventions Provides evaluations of young children regarding sexual behavior problems Performs a variety of tasks designed to assist clients/families involved in the various legal systems to ensure their interests and rights are representedProvides access to medical resources for clients as appropriate either independently or with medical consultation as neededWorks collaboratively with the medical team in providing medical advocacy with selected clients Works with community systems to provide comprehensive services to patients and family members This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work EducationAND One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.LEGAL REQUIREMENT:Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with the Washington State Department of Health.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.