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University of Washington SOCIAL WORKER, ABUSE AND TRAUMA CENTER (FULL-TIME, DAY SHIFTS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 197670


Posting Date: 10/20/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,487 to $8,587 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORKER (Day Shifts) in support of the HARBORVIEW ABUSE AND TRAUMA CENTER. The Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center (HATC) is accountable to a variety of community funding and governmental entities, as well as to HMC. The combined programs have medical, counseling, prevention, training, research and evaluation, and Foster Care Assessment (FCAP) services, with 65 staff including physician faculty, SANE nurses, social work/counseling, prevention, training, and support positions. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director Health Services / Clinical Supervisor, the Social Worker performs a variety of duties exercising independent decision making based on practice experience in the unit. RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical:

  • Provides consultation and information and referral to client families, other professionals, and the community at large

  • 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

  • May provide 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 mobile advocacy and outreach. Advocacy:

  • 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

  • Provides mobile advocacy at the place of the victim’s choosing, based on appropriateness and availability. Teaching/Training:

  • Plans and implements formal and informal education and training for a variety of audiences including other professionals, community groups, students, funders, conferences, and other forums. Other Duties:

  • Attends and participates in social work department and unit staff, consultation and other meetings as designated by the supervisor

  • Participates in clinical research protocols as directed

  • Participates in departmental and program Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities as directed

  • Attends professional workshops and conferences relevant to the agency's clinical mission as approved by the supervisor

  • Represent the program in various community meetings and initiatives related to the program’s mission

  • Coordinate special projects and program initiatives that enhance program services

  • Other duties as assigned

    DESIRED: Two years of full-time social work experience in a health care setting, mental health setting, or equivalent

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.