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Seattle Children’s Hospital Social Services Specialist - PBMU/ED Nights 0. 75 in Seattle, Washington

ResponsibilitiesUnder general supervision, provides assistance to mental health therapists, case managers, 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 clinical teams, 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.#LI-JS2Job Posting AddendumSocial Service Specialist roles at SCH staff work in a variety of positions on the front lines of behavioral health care. Staff are cross trained and float primarily between supporting the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine unit (PBMU) and the Emergency Department (ED). The PBMU & ED serve patients who are in crisis and present with severe behaviors like self-harm, suicidal ideation and aggression. The PBMU & ED serve patients across a wide spectrum of diagnosis and are primarily up to the age of 17.Shifts are split between each of the following roles;* Navigator for patients - In the ED team members are the Navigator for patients and families who are in mental health crisis, providing behavioral support and crisis prevention planning.* Admission Coordinator - Helping triage referrals to the PBMU and completing all necessary admissions tasks.* Parent Support role - Helping facilitate discharge planning in coordination with PBMU Case Managers and Clinical team.- Behavior Support Team - Lead aggression management situations throughout the hospitalStaff work 8-12 hour shifts depending on the assigned template and work every other weekend.RequirementsRequired Education/Experience: - Bachelors degree in a social science or a related field. - Experience working with families with medically or behaviorally complex needs. Required Credentials: - Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration in Washington State within 6 months of employment. - Registration as a Nursing Assistant in Washington State within 4 months of employment. - Basic Life Support (BLS). - Safety Care certification (internal training) required within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter. Preferred: - Experience working with children or adolescents in group settings - Working knowledge of entitlement programs, including Medicaid, Medicare Social Security Disability, WA State DSHS benefits/programs, etc.About UsHope. 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? #HOPECARECUREOur 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,

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