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Mental Health Clinician-SW MB I
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MultiCare Entity: Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Location: Tacoma, WA
Job ID #: 99931 Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Job Category: Social Work FTE: 1
Department: Mental Health Services MBH Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Day Shifts Specialty: Not Applicable
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Position Summary:
The Mary Bridge Mental Health Clinician-SW I is a trainee designated position for individuals who are in the process (LSWAIC) of obtaining clinical licensure (LICSW). All job duties and accountabilities outlined in this job description will be supervised by a Mary Bridge Mental Health Clinician – Social Work II or III.  Responsible for assisting pediatric patients and their families in addressing the social, psychological, developmental and economic impacts of illness, injury and chronic disease. As part of an interdisciplinary team, and to promote optimal health outcomes, the MHC-SW completes comprehensive assessment and provides support and resources to identify and intervene regarding patient/family needs related to: mental health, trauma, environmental and caregiver safety; child abuse and neglect; trauma; grief and loss; adjustment to injury/illness; food, shelter and other basic needs; education and developmental needs, and parenting resource needs. The MHC-SW joins with patients and their families in identifying solutions to problems that serve barriers as to disease management. The PHP-SW partners with physicians, schools, law enforcement, Children’s Administration, community mental health providers and other service providers in the community to ensure well-coordinated care across the health care continuum.

Minimum Requirements:
3 years post MSW Hospital. Other equivalent and position relevant experience will be considered.
Health industry knowledge preferred
Leadership experience preferred

Education/Licenses/Certifications:
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Licensed in the state of Washington Licensed Social Worker Associate & Independent Clinical (LSWAIC).



These positions are part of our Youth Engagement Services (YES) Program and will be working directly with he Sumner-Bonney Lake School District. Mary Bridge Youth Engagement Services Sumner-Bonney Lake (YES Sumner-Bonney Lake), an addition to the emergency department which will provide intensive support services to SBL families when their children are at risk of harm to self/others, incarceration, inpatient psychiatric treatment or foster care due to underlying behavioral or mental health concerns.

YES Sumner-Bonney Lake will include a team of 3 mental health professionals. Members of this team will provide screening and assessment, brief counseling/therapy, intensive case management services, and therapeutic support services to include monthly staffing with a community Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and Sumner-Bonney Lakes’ MTSS Team to review progress and clinical recommendations for services and support.

A three-tiered approach will help identify students who are at risk of interrupted learning due to severe behavioral health risk factors by early identification and access to community stabilization services.

Linked representation from the Mary Bridge emergency department, community crisis services, and community mental health agencies fosters fluidity and responsiveness in connecting children to existing crisis support and then back to community resources. YES-Sumner Bonney Lake enhances the navigational and case management capacity of KMHPC, increasing access to community-based multidisciplinary staffing and increasing the availability of virtual community resources. It is anticipated that this broadened and deepened response to the presenting needs of SBL youth will enhance the educator and community ability to identify challenges earlier, get children into required services sooner, respond to needs more intensively, and ultimately enhance each child’s receptivity and readiness for learning.

The positions will be remote with school-based, community and hospital response.

MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or age. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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