King County Washington Social Worker in Seattle, Washington


The responsibilities of this classification include providing professional social work services for clients referred to the Step-Up and the Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS) programs. The incumbent provides direct counseling services and crisis intervention, and coordinates other public services and resources to meet client needs.

Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants. Applications may be placed on an eligibility list for future recruitments.

Work location: King County Juvenile Court located at 1211 E. Alder in Seattle.

Work schedule: This full-time position is hourly. Hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., three days per week, and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. two days per week. The workweek will vary, but will be 40 hours per week.

Additional materials required: Please include a resume and cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position. These materials are supplemental to your application. _ You must still completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience_. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.

Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. Your options are: 1) Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application. 2) Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Job Duties

The following duties are not intended to represent the entire functional capacity of the position at the task level:

  • Conduct comprehensive, culturally sensitive assessments, emphasizing family violence, with youth and parent/guardian(s) referred to FIRS and/or Step-Up program.
  • Conduct Youth Violence Risk and Safety Assessment with parent/guardian.
  • Discuss intervention/service options for the youth, provide education and support to the parent/guardian(s) regarding the issue of youth family violence.
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning to families in FIRS and Step-Up programs.
  • Collaborate with youth, parent/guardian(s), JPC, and other stakeholders in determining service needs and discharge planning. Engage youth and parent in safety planning.
  • Provide ongoing engagement and support for families in Step-Up and/or the FIRS program.
  • Facilitate weekly multi-family youth and parent/guardian groups utilizing the Step-Up curriculum, designed to reduce youth's use of violence and abuse toward family members, and build respectful family relationships.
  • Maintain working knowledge of appropriate community resources.
  • Collect, maintain and record pertinent data.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

A Master's degree in social work or related field and two years' experience. Bachelor's degree in social work, behavioral science, or related field and four years' experience in related field or clinical area of assignment.

Experience in case management, domestic violence, chemical dependency, mental health, and community resources. General expertise in family dynamics, counseling, evaluation and assessment technique is desirable. Must be able to work with diverse populations with cultural sensitivity, and work with emotional situations and potentially violent parties. Skills in crisis intervention and client advocacy. Experience with Microsoft Office and other computer software applications required.

Supplemental Information

Special requirements: Finalists must have successfully passed a criminal background investigation, including a polygraph examination and reference check. A valid Washington State Driver's license or be able to travel throughout the County by alternate means.

Selection process: Application materials will be screened for qualifications and the most competitive candidates will be invited for interviews.

Union membership: Positions in this classification are represented by Local 2084SC of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees.

If you have questions regarding this position, please call King County Superior Court Human Resources at 206-477-1536.

Salary: $30.75 - $38.98 Hourly

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Type: Regular, Full time, 40 hrs/week

Department: King County Superior Court

Job Number: 2018-08751

Closing: 10/25/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: King County

Address: King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104

Phone: 206-477-3404