Job Description

Openings as of 9/23/2020
Student Support Services

  • 20/21 SY - Social Worker JobID: 1933
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    John R. Davis Elementary

  • Closing Date:

    TITLE: School Social Worker


    REPORTS TO: Director of Social and Emotional Learning

    SUMMARY: Under general supervision and work direction of the Director of Social and Emotional Learning, the Social Worker should
    be knowledgeable in the role and duty of a social worker, child development, learning theory, and special education
    procedures and services.

    1. Participates in multidisciplinary team evaluations and conferences, i.e., attends all scheduled student conferences and provides
      appropriate follow-up on MDC recommendations
    2. Completes assessments and gathers data for multidisciplinary evaluations to include parental consents, developmental histories, adaptive behavior scales, classroom observations, i.e., completes data collection within the appropriate timelines, prepares reports and other written documentation according to professional standards, submits documentation in a timely manner
    3. Provides short-term counseling to students, i.e., maintains professional documentation, facilitates referrals to appropriate agencies, responds to requests for counseling in a timely manner
    4. Participates in crisis intervention services as requested by site administrators, i.e., responds in a timely manner to crisis situations, assumes leadership or guidance roles as requested, facilitates referrals to appropriate agencies for needed follow-up as appropriate.
    5. Provides direct social work assistance to children and their families, i.e., is available to meet with parents and schools staff as to determine student/family needs, make contacts with appropriate agencies/resources to address needs follows through with parents and/or agencies to ensure services received, maintains documentation of services provided for students/families
    6. Provides technical assistance to school staff in areas such as child development, community resources, social/behavioral management, i.e., provides services as needed and requested, serves as a consultant role to school and administrative staff, is readily available to assist school staff members as requested
    7. Complies with State statutes, Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules and regulations, i.e., carries out school and District policies and designated regulations, follows adopted procedures when trying to make changes
    8. Conducts self appropriately toward staff and parents, i.e., exhibits self-control and good judgment, responds to problems in a constructive manner, demonstrates respect for the ideas and feelings of others, maintains a professional demeanor, dresses in an appropriate manner, exhibits pride in personal appearance, uses correct oral and written communication skills
    9. Adheres to school day according to current Board policy and procedures, i.e., arrives at school at the designated hour, departs from school at the designated hour, adheres to approved daily schedule
    10. Pursues professional growth opportunities, i.e., participates in staff development opportunities, attends conferences, meetings, seminars, attends workshops, reads professional literature
    11. Maintains responsible attendance patterns, i.e., adheres to absence reporting procedures, absence patterns is not disruptive to services for students
    12. Submits an annual and monthly report as requested by Director of Special Needs, i.e., submits documentation in a timely manner, follows adopted procedures and standards
    13. Performance of other related duties as assigned by the Director of Social and Emotional Learning.
    Master's degree in social work (M.S.W.) required

    Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners or National Association of Social Work license/certification required.
    L.C.S.W. required

    Minimum of one (1) year experience in social work or a related field working with families and children
    Experience working with an ethnically diverse urban population

    Ability to work effectively with district and school site administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and community agencies.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: nine-month, Social Worker Salary Schedule, employee benefits in accordance with Board policies.

    EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of certified staff.

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