UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

SOCIAL WORKER 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8943 (1199NW-HMC Social Workers)

BASIC FUNCTION

As a member of a health care team, perform basic professional social work services and/or teach and consult with relevant staff regarding specific client/patient care and/or conduct research projects or studies.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, provide social work services to clients/patients or client/patient families and/or others; and/or participate in health sciences research; and/or participate in teaching activities.

TYPICAL WORK

Consult with assigned health care teams regarding psychosocially focused aspects of client/patient care;

Represent the Social Work Department with hospital, university, and community groups;

Perform the duties of Social Work Resident;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education AND six months of experience in a health care delivery system OR equivalent education/experience. Health care experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.

Legal Requirement

Registration as either an 1) Agency Affiliated Counselor, 2) Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced, or Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical by the State of Washington within 90 days of employment. 

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class: 12-14-73
Revise Title & Class: 5-1-82
Revise Title/Class: 1-18-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise MQ: 3-15-02

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05

Revise legal requirements:  07-01-09