Administrative/Support, Education/Training, Social Work, Staff/Administrative
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 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.Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% Full-Time Peer Support Specialist/Counselor in Emergency Department Rapid Response. Under general supervision, the Peer Support Counselor is an individual who self-identifies as a consumer of behavioral health services and is well grounded in their own recovery. They model resiliency in overcoming obstacles. This position will serve a wide diverse population of clients, including individuals experiencing homelessness; they will help persons identify goals that promote recovery and resiliency; and will assist in identifying services and activities to help them reach these goals and provide the support needed to accomplish them. The Peer Support Counselor will be sensitive to the culture, religion, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, and ability of all clients we serve. They will work within trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction modalities.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESServes as a role model demonstrating resiliency in overcomming obstacles common to those with serious mental illness and be willing to share personal lived experience as appropriate. Assist consumers with identifying goals that promote recovery and resiliency and assist practioners with identifying services and activities to help consumers reach those goals. Assist consumers with voicing interests and goals through appropriate channels.Leads and/or co-leads self-help support and education groups.Works in conjunction with all agency programs as part of the consumer's treatment team.Assists consumers in their recovery by teaching independent living skills such as shopping, budgeting, meal preporation, accessing public transportation and establishing/maintaining community based natural supports.Performs outreach services.Attends relevant meetings. Provides coverage for other Peer Support Specialists. Maintains clinical and billing records, submit daily activity reports, and chart consumer contact in the electronic medical record as needed.Establishes and maintains record keeping/filing systems in support of the prevocational recycling program and individualized one-to-one support services. Operates office equipment such as computer, calculator, and copy/fax machines. Order, receives and maintains inventory of materials and supplies for various consumer support services.Performs other related duties as required.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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.