University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on July 22, 2020
Req #: 179308
Posting Date: 07/16/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $6,296 - $9,560 per month 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: 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.  

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, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (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 Department of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR, 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 direction of the Assistant Director, supervise clinical social work/counseling staff to include: assistance with hiring, disciplinary action, and clinical supervision through weekly meetings, review of case notes, CVC and other reports, observation of clinical work and performance evaluations
  • Assist with developing and maintaining social work policies and procedures for advocacy services, crisis response, and evaluation and counseling services for victims and their family members
  • Insure the provision of stable, accessible daily functioning of the HCSATS counseling program, including telephone intake coverage, in-person and telephone crisis availability, assessment and counseling appointments, social work in the medical clinic, medication clinic, and coordination of the internship/practicum instructor program
  • Provide work direction to counseling staff and interns and maintain ongoing communication with the managers regarding program issues
  • Manage other social work clinical issues as needed, including responding to requests for information for cases in which assigned social worker is absent or no longer at HATC. Assist with monitoring QA as needed, including Crime Victims Compensation, compliance with insurance billing regulations including for Medicaid and Medicare, monitoring of data regarding services provided
  • Provide counseling program oversight for all Emergency Department (ED) sexual assault cases; provide training and supervision to ED social work staff. Ensure follow-up social work follow through on patients seen in the ED
  • Plan and implement in-service professional development for counseling staff. Arrange for specialized training and schedule weekly group case consultations
  • Coordinate with other HATC managers regarding service delivery, program development, budgeting, research and other relevant issues. Assist in various accreditation reviews
  • Serve as community liaison for the purpose of educating community professionals about HATC counseling and advocacy services, providing consultation on difficult cases, problem-solving, and enhancing relationships between HATC and other community agencies
  • Teach in workshops and conferences as assigned
  • Provide direct services to patients, including telephone intake and in-person crisis, medical clinic appointments, outreach, assessment and treatment

  • Current Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) licensure in Washington State
  • Current Approved Supervisor Licensed Social Worker or meet requirements
  • A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Four years of full-time professional social work experience. Two years of this experience must have been in a health care setting or equivalent education/experience.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or