UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT 1
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8693 (WFSE HMC)
CLASS SERIES CONCEPT
Provide task-oriented social work services to clients/patients, families, and others.
As a member of the social services team, assist Social Worker(s) in providing task-oriented social work services, such as arranging nursing home placement and ordering patient equipment for clients/patients, families, and others.
Under direct supervision, assist in providing direct task-oriented social work services to clients/patients, families, and others.
Assist a social worker in providing discharge planning for clients/patients and client/patient families;
Provide client/patient advocacy; act as liaison with community agencies/resources;
Provide task-oriented assessment for purpose of limited intervention;
Model task-oriented training for students and new employees; assist with educational activities provided to clients/patients and the community;
Assist clients/patients, families, and others with specific planning needs; coordinate with other staff members;
Assist in information gathering from clients/patients, groups, and agencies;
Promote optimal use of social service and health care resources;
Assist clients/patients and their families with the completion of forms, such as Medicaid, SSI, Victim's Compensation, or social service eligibility;
Participate in activities of and coordinate task-related committees of the department;
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral science OR Associate of Arts Degree AND two years of experience in the social work field.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
New Class: 12-14-73
Revise Title & Class: 5/1/82
Revise Title/Class: 1-18-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05