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Social Services Coordinator - On-Call

Job Details

Job ID: 93332
Location: Seattle, WA
Entity: Behavioral Health -Navos
Category: Social Work
Specialty: Not Applicable
Department: Admin BHS
Employment Type: On-Call/Per-Diem
Primary Shift: Variable
Work Schedule: Variable - On-Call
About the Company
The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos.

About the Position
The Social Services Coordinator completes social service assessments, provides continuous psychosocial assessment and is actively involved in the interdisciplinary treatment planning process. The Social Services Coordinator will work as part of a multidisciplinary team serving adults in an involuntary inpatient psychiatric hospital located in West Seattle.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
• Active in evaluating medical necessity criteria for treatment and legal criteria for involuntary treatment holds.
• Complete social service assessments, provides continuous psychosocial assessment and to be actively involved in the interdisciplinary treatment planning process.
• Evaluate patient needs for shelter, funding and outpatient treatment and provides active discharge planning in conjunction with the treatment team and existing community providers.
• Provide patient and family education regarding the patient’s treatment and discharge planning needs.
• May provide individual and group treatment; Active in evaluating medical necessity criteria for treatment and legal criteria for involuntary treatment holds.
• Follows organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
• Performs other job duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Has professional interest and commitment to the mentally ill/chemical dependent individual and to the development of systems of care for the mentally ill.
• Also requires organizational and computer skills.
• Commitment to the interdisciplinary team approach in the treatment and care of patients.
• Able to interact with team members in a collaborative manner.
• Ability to interact with patients with sensitivity, tact and respect; as well as firmness when necessary.
• Solid knowledge of theories of human behavior, personality development and psychological and physical causes of mental disorders.
• Knowledge of principles and techniques of group and individual therapy and experience providing same; understanding of principles and methods of intervention.
• Able to represent the facility to the community in a professional manner; able to communicate with families and outside agencies with clarity, sensitivity and tact.
• Familiar with the Washington Administrative Code and professional standards governing the treatment of mentally ill patients.

Skills, Education, & Experience:
• M.S.W. Required
• Active WA State licensure or Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (or ability to obtain before hire).
• Experience in inpatient settings preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Excellent writing and computer skills required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee / patient interaction may involve lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to fifty pounds may be required without assistance.

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Additional Information:
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Navos believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

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