Social Work and Criminal Justice, University of Washington Tacoma

Position ID:UWT-Social Work and Criminal Justice-SWTA [#9141]
Position Title: Social Work – Teaching Associate
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Social Work
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/05/03, finished 2017/11/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


The University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) Social Work AND Criminal Justice Program invites applications for a Field Instructor position at the rank of Teaching Associate to provide direct supervision and instruction of a unit of social work graduate students in their practicums at one or more Washington State Children’s Administration (CA) offices within Region 3 (Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood, Tumwater, Bremerton and/or Shelton). This position will mainly be located in the Puyallup CA field office however work may occur in one or more of the other designated CA offices. This is a full-time position with a 12-month service period. 

The Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) provides graduate level social work education to public child welfare employees and prospective employees through collaboration with the UWT Social Work and Criminal Justice Program and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.

The UWT CWTAP Field Instructor supports the direct practice focus in child welfare in the UWT Social Work and Criminal Justice Program. This position will assure the development of professional social work skills in students committed to careers in public child welfare. Primary duties include:

∙ Supervising and evaluating CWTAP non-employee and CA employee students’ field experiences

∙ Providing one on one and/or group supervision for each student

∙ Developing curriculum to be used for integrative educational seminars and/or any child welfare courses offered through CWTAP

∙ Developing quarterly practicum guides for foundation and advanced field placement practicums

∙ Facilitate learning experiences and teach students on a variety of child welfare topics

∙ Prepare quarterly UWT practicum evaluations for assigned CWTAP students

∙ Assisting students with the integration of theoretical knowledge, classroom experience, and current best practice

∙ Providing an educational climate that challenges students to expand professional skills, knowledge, and values; including culturally competent services for a diverse client base

∙ Documenting Title IV-E case forms, student supervisions, correspondence, and plans regarding each student’s progress

∙ Selecting, assigning and supporting CA social workers as CWTAP student mentors

∙ Collaborating with CWTAP students and mentors to develop skills and activities that reflect the objectives of each student’s learning contract

∙ Ensure that each student’s conduct and training follows the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) competencies

∙ Participate in local and statewide CWTAP meetings, including the annual CWTAP Student Institute

∙ Actively participate in program and campus wide events and understand that occasionally work may occur outside of regular work day hours

∙ Other duties as assigned by the UWT Director of CWTAP

This position is supervised by the UWT Director of CWTAP. The CWTAP Field Instructor will work closely with other UWT CWTAP Field Instructors, UWT CWTAP Program Coordinator and the UWT Director of CWTAP.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is a metropolitan university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For information about UW Tacoma, see our website at To learn more about CWTAP, see our webpage at


We seek applicants with a CSWE professionally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) degree (or foreign equivalent), with a minimum of 36 months of post-MSW practice in public child welfare, preferably with the Washington State Children’s Administration. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to work independently and professionally; have familiarity with, and be committed to the goals of the CWTAP program; demonstrate experience and history of culturally competent work with diverse communities and possess strong writing skills including the ability to produce correspondence and reports.

This position requires travel and the successful candidate will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Successful candidate will also need to submit to Background Checks.

To apply, submit a statement discussing the applicant’s fit with the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for four professional references. Screening of applicants will begin May 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to CWTAP Director, Rick Butt at:

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials.

 “University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.”

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
University of Washington Tacoma
Social Work and Criminal Justice Program
Box 358425
1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

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