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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT 2

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SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT 2
343I
Category: Social Services

Definition

As a member of the social services team, provide direct task-oriented social work services to clients/patients, families, and others; and/or participate in the practicum instruction of social work assistant students.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, provide direct task-oriented social work services and/or participate in the practicum instruction of social work assistant students.

Typical Work

Assists clients/patients, families, and others with discharge planning; coordinates with other staff members; explains program requirements (such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Disability) to potential participants and referrers;

Participates in practicum instruction of social work assistant students;

Teaches clients/patients, families, and staff task-focused aspects of discharge planning;

Performs the work of Social Work Assistant 1's;

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work or a Bachelor's Degree in the behavioral sciences

AND

Two years experience as a Social Work Assistant 1 or equivalent. 

OR

Associate of Arts Degree in the behavioral sciences

AND

Four years of work experience as a Social Work Assistant 1 or equivalent. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 18, 1988.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6112); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revise desirable qualifications effective July 1, 2009

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