Social Worker I - Per Diem

Job ID 2023-49802
Area of Interest
Social Work/Behavioral Health
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
Per Diem (hours per bi-weekly pay periods varies)
Work Status
Per Diem
Social Work
Day/Evening/Night Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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Provide clinical social work services to children with acute and chronic illness, their families, the staff of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the community in a managed care environment. Assist in promotion of culturally appropriate family-centered care and wellness of patients and families by identifying, interpreting, and reducing psychosocial factors contributing to illness. Counsel and aid patients and their families to understand medical recommendations and options. Assess and assist with non-medical problems interfering with effective patient care. Interview, coordinate, and plan programs and activities to meet the social and emotional needs of patients and/or patients’ family. Provide crisis intervention and assist families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle. Individuals assigned to Dialysis and Organ Transplant programs must be able to demonstrate competencies for Medicare regulations as related to End-State Renal Disease (ESRD) and Transplant Conditions of Participation.

Job Posting Addendum

Hours/Days: Required to work 4 shifts a month. Shifts available for coverage are weekdays 7a-7:30p, 10:30a-11p, 7p-7:30a and weekends: 7a-3:30p, 9:30a-6p, 10:00a-10:30p and 7p-7:30a.


This Social Worker role is posted at the Social Worker I level. We have a Social Worker II posting that covers the same opening. The job # for the Social Worker II position is 2023-49604.


Required Education/Experience:
- Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from a school of social work accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education
- Ability and flexibility to work evening, night, weekend shifts, and holidays as well as provide on-call coverage.

Required Credentials:
- Currently Licensed in Washington State as a Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)

- Current clinical social work experience in acute healthcare settings
- Current clinical social work experience in working with children and families in acute care settings and dealing with all aspects of care including but not limited to crisis intervention, protective services, and mental health
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with multicultural/diverse patients
- Multidisciplinary team experience
- Multilingual

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$35.68 - $53.51 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$74,214.40 - $111,300.80 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.


The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW


Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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