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.
The Foster Care Assessment Program (FCAP) is looking for a Full-Time Social Worker. The Foster Care Assessment Program (FCAP) Social Worker provides assessment and follow-up services to parents, children and families served by the child welfare system. The primary goals of the FCAP are to: 1) assess the health and well being of children in out-of-home care and ensure that their needs have been met, 2) identify and help remove obstacles to permanency planning, and 3) determine whether children can be returned to their home safely.
Under the supervision of the FCAP supervisor, with the clinical oversight by the FCAP Clinical Director:
Conducts structured interviews with key people such as the DCFS caseworker, birth parents, caregivers, GAL/CASA volunteers, teachers and service providers.
Administers and interprets the results of standardized tests, such as the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-17), the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), the Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI), the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), the ASSIST, and Parenting Stress Index (PSI).
Reviews existing child welfare, health and education records for referred children and parents.
Prepares timely Brief or Comprehensive Service and Permanency Assessment Reports (SPAR) for DCFS. These reports demand significant writing skill and ability to offer sophisticated analysis of complex permanency dilemmas.
Provides consultations as needed for Children's Administration staff.
Uses clinical skills to promote problem recognition and motivation to change, barriers to change, assessment of key clinical factors associated with child safety such as depression, substance abuse, parenting stress, child abuse potential, and child developmental or emotional/behavioral problems. Utilizes comprehensive understanding of evidence based programs and treatments to identify appropriate services.
Coordinates and facilitates service planning with DCFS to meet identified treatment and permanency needs for referred children. Provides follow-up assistance and monitoring on an as needed basis after assessment.
Completes all measures and interviews in the data system (Pi).
Educates DCFS and community agencies about FCAP. Participates in HCSATS presentations and training about FCAP services, as requested.
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.
Legal Requirement: Registration as Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical by the State of Washington within 30 days of employment.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.