Social Work Assistant

Posted on January 8, 2024
AFM 76-493
University of Washington
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled
Req #: 228569
Job Location: Seattle Campus,  UW Medical Center – Montlake
Posting Date: 01/04/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: 50% of $5,468 – $8,064 per month
Other Compensation:
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Benefits: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

UW Medical Center-Montlake – Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a  SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT 2.


  • 20 hours per week
  • Day Shift


  • Work closely with Physicians, Nursing, Social Work, other members of the medical team and the patient to arrange follow-up appointments post-discharge, transmit the treatment plan to primary care physicians and other following services.
  • Assist patients with locating community resources and understanding their benefits
  • Serve as a member of the University of Washington Social Work and Care Coordination department, primarily assisting the Social Workers with the coordination of the treatment and discharge planning process for patients


  • Assist in arranging for Skilled Nursing and other post-acute care placements post-discharge, based on information obtained from clinical staff
  • Assist in arranging home services, such as home health, home infusion, wound vacs, or in-home caregivers
  • Assist in arranging practical needs and emergency assistance, such as transportation, parking, food or local lodging. Demonstrate problem-solving skills in working with resources outside the medical center
  • Assist the social worker and the patient/family in locating non-medical housing (respite, shelter)
  • Research and update community resource information as needed
  • Assist patients and families in accessing educational resources relating to the medical and psychosocial impacts of their illness
  • Participate in the training of Social Work Students and new employees
  • Participate in practicum instruction by developing training manuals, online materials
  • Document interventions in electronic medical record


  • Bachelor of Social Work or a Bachelor’s Degree in the behavioral sciences AND two years experience as a Social Work Assistant I or equivalent.
  • Associate of Arts Degree in the behavioral sciences AND four years of work experience as a Social Work Assistant I or equivalent.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
About the employer: University of Washington

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 7 in the world on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world. For more about our impact, visit our news site, UW News.

About your union: AFM 76-493

Local 76-493 is a collective of musicians. We have been a membership organization since 1890, administered by elected officers and an elected board of directors. Our goals are to communicate to each other about workplace needs, professional desires and collective power, educate each other about our rights, responsibilities and union power, facilitate obtaining those rights in our lives, organize for collective bargaining, and raise the public’s awareness of the value of music and musicians.

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