Job Description

  • School Social Worker JobID: 433
  • Position Type:
    32 Student Services Support/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:
    2/9/2021

  • Location:
    All Locations

  • Date Available:
    immediate need

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title: School Social Worker
    Employment: FLSA Exempt
    Reports to: Principal / Director of Student Services
    Supervises: No Supervisory Responsibilities

    Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree
    • Licensed Master Social Worker.
    • Three (3) years experience working in a school setting or social services.(preferred)
    Required Skills:
    • Able to provide a developmental, preventative and/or crisis management approach to school social work so that identified students who manifest overt behavioral problems are given an opportunity for development of positive feelings and attitudes toward self and others.
    Essential Functions:
    • Act as liaison between family, school, and community agencies.
    • Conduct home visits to gather information, to assess family needs and/or to address attendance problems.
    • Provide assistance with the Student Support process by attending/participating in meetings;administering questionnaires and standardized rating scales/assessments, completing parent interviews, and obtaining needed signatures.
    • Make referrals for students and parents/guardians to appropriate resources within the school community.
    • Provide or arrange transportation for patents/guardians and students to school meetings, clothing bank, and medical/social services appointments.
    • Facilitate families’ understanding of school policies and help families utilize school services.
    • Maintain daily calendar and student contact log to document services.
    • Consult with parents/guardians on effective intervention strategies.
    • Identify, financial, physical or emotional problems that might constitute a reason for learning failure or problems in school functioning and provide support to alleviate barriers.
    • Confer and work with school personnel regarding problems affecting the students’ academic progress, behavior, and personal well-being.
    • Work with families in exploring alternative school programs to meet students’ needs.
    • Work with school personnel and community resources to develop and coordinate services to meet the identified special needs of students.
    • Provide intervention services to students and their families during crisis situations or as needed.
    • Follow state law and district policies in cases involving child abuse and neglect.
    • Maintain accurate records for compliance with district, federal, and state regulations.
    • Conduct home visits to interview students and family members to assess needs, and to address attendance problems, and assist family in accessing appropriate community resources.
    • Coordinate and maintain community outreach projects/resources by participating and acting as lead in assigned committees.
    • Assist with upkeep and disbursement of clothing/shoes/hygiene items through the CWK clothing bank to provide for students’ needs.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    How to Apply:
    Applications can be obtained from the Balsz School District office via a website at www.balsz.org. District employees applying for this position are required to submit an application on the website.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and isn’t an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Balsz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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