Mental Health Evaluator - Emergency Department, Per Diem

Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago


Hope. 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? #HOPECARECURE


Our 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 2018, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals for the 26th 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, 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, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it is delivering frontline care to our patients and families, or the day-to-day interactions with our colleagues, our values are the fabric of our culture and community.

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.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field

  • Minimum of two years experience providing direct treatment services to children and families Required Credentials: - Licensed as a Mental Health Professional in Washington State, licensed in appropriate field according to degree (e.g., LICSW, LMHC) Preferred:

  • 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

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Mental Health Evaluator - Emergency Department, Per Diem

Seattle Children's Hospital