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dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the
UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department
within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members,
280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department
faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care
locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to
telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington
and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the
five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana,
Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training
program is largely responsible for developing the mental health
workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust
research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per
year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment
development to health policy and population health. The Department
is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing,
and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model
increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health
care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High
Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is
developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health,
Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and
Targeted Intervention Development.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is
recruiting for a full-time Mental Health Practitioner Clinical
Specialist. This individual will provide mental health triage,
crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and stabilization services to
detained youth with developmental, neurological, psychiatric,
emotional and behavioral disorders that impair a youth's ability to
function or cope, thereby placing the youth or others at risk while
- Develop treatment plans in conjunction with the Department of
Adult and Juvenile Detention's staff.
- Evaluate youth who are at risk of self-harm.
- Act as liaison with community providers for detained
- Perform related duties as required.
- A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences, such as psychology,
social work, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, or
vocational or educational counseling AND two years as a Mental
Health Practitioner or equivalent, one of which must be in a
clinical specialty area.
- Eligibility for recognition by the State of Washington as a
clinical specialist, under the community mental health regulations
may be required. May be required to be eligible for a clinical
- Experience with multi-system involved children with severe
behavioral problems and/or developmental disabilities
- Experience with King County PHP, Washington State Mental Health
and Substance Use WAC/RCWs, and JCAHO standards
Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
Conditions of Employment:
This position requires on-call, evening, and weekend work
(regular weekly schedule includes one weekend day).
The application process for UW positions may include completion
of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information
that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may
include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any
assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as
soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an
assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not
complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time
you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it
will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.
Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you
will not be considered for this position until all required
assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the
University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives
and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and
maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,
equitable and welcoming.