CAT, Social Worker

Job | Posted a month ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Special Education


Position:              School Social Worker, CAT Program
Supervisor:       Director of Exceptional Programs
Work Site:           Districtwide            
General Job Description:
Provide school social work services for students receiving special education as a related service.  Provide counseling, case management, school staff consultation and serve on the Individual Educational Program (IEP) team member when appropriate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare social and developmental histories on students being evaluated for special education services as requested by Student Assistance or IEP teams.
  • Participate in IEP and staff meetings when school social work services are included in the IEP.
  • Work with community agencies to coordinate services for students and families.
  • Provide group and individual counseling with children and their families in accordance with their IEP’s.

  • Follow methods of school social work practice appropriate to identify concerns, including direct services and program development.
  • Provide family assessments, crisis intervention, group, individual counseling, referral services and other information.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other school staff, community agencies, students and their families.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings related to educational planning and progress of identified students in Special Education.
  • Ensure parent participation in the student’s educational placement through home visits and other outreach activities.
  • Establish and maintain communication with parents regarding student academic, social and behavioral progress.
  • Maintain contact with teachers, administrators and other school personnel.
  • Develop and provide in-service programs, as requested, for school, district staff and the community.
  • Act as a case manager and coordinate efforts, as appropriate, for the management of individual and group cases.
  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines, the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and local, state and federal laws.
  • Maintain confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports as required by law, state directive, district policy and administrative regulations.
  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.
  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
    • New Mexico Department of Education license in Social Work (601 License)
    • Current New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners license
    • Knowledge of Navajo Tribal and State Laws
    • Navajo-speaking preferred
    • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations, in-person and on the phone
    • Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable 
      Physical/Job Requirements:
      Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching,  kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, word processing, reading, researching information, effective communication skills and moving light furniture may be required.
      Safety and Health:
    • Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
    • Knowledge of district policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect.
    • Background Check 
      Equipment/Material Handled:
    • Multimedia equipment, including current technology
    • Materials relevant to job responsibilities
    • Motor vehicle if necessary and current driver’s license
    • Current defensive driving certificate 
      Work Environment:
    • Various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
    • Work interruptions
    • Flexibility
    • Self-motivated
    • Completion of job assignments without direct supervision
    • Completion of applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed
    • Weekend and after hour work may be required 
      Term of Employment:

  • 187 days annually / 7.5 hours per day
  • Exempt
  • One year contract


Posted By

Central Consolidated Schools

P.O. Box 1199 , Shiprock, NM 87420

At the following locations

Central Consolidated Administrative Complex

P.O. Box 1199 , Shiprock, NM 87420

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,258

% ELL Students


State Average: 16%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.45

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 228