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SCPDA Seeks Entry-level Social work Case Manager
July 2, 2021 | Alison Pagan

Seeking an Entry-level Case Manager to join our Social Worker Unit

Snohomish County Public Defender Association (SCPDA) case managers work in collaboration with social workers and attorneys to provide advocacy, support, referral services, and release planning.

Snohomish County Public Defender Association provides high-quality legal representation to indigent clients facing loss of liberty.  The SCPDA values of Brave Advocacy, No Judgement and Fierce Connections guide our practice as we work as a team of defenders. We are engaged in work to become an anti-racist organization and aggressively oppose systemic oppression.

Essential Functions:

  • Interview clients to conduct needs assessment.
  • Maintain knowledge of alternative courts programs and their requirements.
  • Maintain knowledge of current benefits eligibility and application process, community resources and housing providers.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships for the purpose of supporting our clients.
  • Interact with all participants of the criminal justice system in a professional manner that promotes respect and inclusion.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices and procedures.
  • Support the work of SCPDA MSW Social workers.
  • Participate in ongoing professional education and training.
  • Comply with Rules of Professional Conduct and maintain confidentiality requirements.


  • BA in social work or equivalent education or experience.
  • Awareness of national and state policy issues impacting system involved persons.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize a busy caseload.
  • Knowledge of the past and present impacts of the criminal legal system on Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color.
  • Familiarity with court proceedings and progression of criminal and civil cases through the court system preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with city, county and regional resources and funding sources.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to issues of race, culture, gender, and socioeconomic class.
  • Practice of Trauma informed care.
  • Broad experience with chemical dependency and serious mental health issues.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Experience with data collection methods and keeping accurate records.
  • Working vehicle, valid Washington state driver’s license and insurance required.

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