Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Individuals who hold a master's degree in social work, but have not completed a school social work certification program, will need to complete 300 hours of volunteer experience in school social work in a K-12 setting under the guidance of a certified school social worker.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-78A-319.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-16-053 on July 25, 2007.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 13, 2007.
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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-02-051, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06)
WAC 181-78A-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 is in compliance with the most current accreditation standards of the Council of Social Work Education, with a minimum of 300 hours in a school setting, providing on-the-job professional service. Supervision shall be provided by a site supervisor or faculty field supervisor who holds current Washington state certification as a school social worker and has a minimum of three years of professional experience in this role. Supervision, which may include on-site visits, will be provided for a minimum of one hour per week until the internship is completed.
If an individual has not completed an approved school social worker program, the individual must hold a master's degree in social work from a regionally accredited university which has a council on social work education (CSWE) accredited program and complete 300 hours of experience with a certified school social worker in a P-12 school setting. When the individual has obtained verification of that experience signed by a school district administrator, the individual shall complete the required course in social work and school law through a regionally accredited university approved to offer a school social work certification program. Upon completion of all requirements, the individual may be recommended by the university for certification.
[06-02-051, recodified as § 181-78A-319, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-15-022, § 180-78A-319, filed 7/7/05, effective 8/7/05; 04-21-038, § 180-78A-319, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04.]