Mental Health Evaluator Emergency Department
Area of Interest
Social Work/Behavioral Health
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Child Psych Consultation
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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-North Clinic Mental Health Urgent Care-
2 Positions - Available Shifts: Evening Shift 3pm-11pm and Weekend Shift 11am-7pm
Provides mental health assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties (and possible co-morbid chronic medical conditions) who present to the emergency department in a manner that is evidence-based, cost-effective, and results in movement toward resolution of the crisis impacting the child and family's functioning.
-Primary location Seattle Children's North Clinic.
-Secondary location Seattle Children's Main Campus.
- Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field
- Minimum of two years experience providing direct treatment services to children and families
- Licensed as a Mental Health Professional in Washington State, licensed in appropriate field according to degree (e.g., LICSW, LMHC)
- Within 90 days of employment, must obtain, and then maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year.
- Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services.
- Minority Mental Health Specialist designation
- Experience with multi-system involved children with severe behavioral problems and/or developmental disabilities
- Experience with the King County MHP and Washington State Mental Health WACs
- Experience providing comprehensive intake evaluations with multi-axial diagnoses
- Experience with evidence based practice
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