Mental Health Therapist - Outpatient, Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Program

Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 1 week ago


Provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems in a manner which results in improvements in the child and family's functioning in multiple life domains and is cost effective.


Job Posting Addendum

We are seeking a licensed Mental Health Therapist to join our specialized Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at the Psychiatry Clinic at our Main Campus in Seattle. This responsibilities of this position will be split between providing direct mental health services and facilitating care coordination and health care system navigation for patients and families.

As part of direct patient care, the Mental Health Therapist will provide diagnostic evaluations, as well as individual, family, and group therapy. Services are primarily offered via telehealth at this time. Outside of clinic, the Mental Health Therapist will triage referrals, assist with community/mental health outreach efforts, participate in consultation groups, and assist families with case management such as coordinating with medical teams and school staff or finding community resources for families. The program will offer team members a high level of training and support, with an emphasis on providing care in a team-based approach.

This position is funded for 2 years, and efforts will be made to secure longer-term support for this position to continue beyond that.

Candidates who are fluent in sign language and have specialized training and experience in Deaf and Hard-of-hearing mental health are strongly preferred.

To help ensure equity in access to services, all team members are expected to be available at least 1 evening per week. Preferred candidates will have a commitment to learn and actively engage in anti-racist work and effort.


Required Education/Experience:

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

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

  • For staff that work in schools, prior to the start of employment, individuals are required to submit a copy of a receipt directly to Human Resources (electronically) confirming they have completed the fingerprinting process as outlined by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) - Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and 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. 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.

In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children's requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

About Us

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 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 30th year in a row.

For more than a decade, Seattle Children's has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

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, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Covid-19 Vaccination

Seattle Children's requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

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 Therapist - Outpatient, Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Program

Seattle Children's Hospital