Purpose: The changes provide a revision in the field experience requirement from 600 hours overall, with a minimum of 300 in a school setting, to a minimum of 300 hours in a school setting.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-78A-319 Program approval requirements.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-08-038 on March 30, 2005.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: June 17, 2005.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-038, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)
WAC 180-78A-319 Program approval requirement -- Field experience for school social workers. Approved school social worker preparation programs shall require all ((
candidates to complete a supervised, advanced level internship
that (( includes 600 hours,)) is in compliance with the most
current accreditation standards of the Council of Social Work
Education, with a minimum of 300 (( of which must be)) hours in
(( the)) a school(( s)) setting, (( of)) providing on-the-job
professional service (( and one hour per week of individual)).
Supervision shall be provided by a site supervisor(( . Site))
or faculty field supervisor(( s must be fully certificated))
who holds current Washington state certification as a school
social worker(( s)) and (( have)) has a minimum of three years
of professional experience in (( the)) this role (( of school
social worker. Faculty)). Supervision (( including)), which
may include on-site visits, will be provided (( on an ongoing
basis. Prior to the internship, the student will complete a
faculty-supervised practicum (a distinctly defined clinical
experience intended to enable the student to develop basic
school social work skills and integrate professional
knowledge))) for a minimum of one hour per week until the
internship is completed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, § 180-78A-319, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04.]