JOB TITLE: Social Worker
REPORTS TO: Principal
Masters in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.
Certificate or license by State of Wyoming as a School Social Worker OR a license from the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board.
Show the ability to use charts, tables, books, or other facts to develop decisions.
Demonstrate the ability to work with others and/or help them.
Good attendance record.
Be able to change tasks quickly.
JOB GOALS/OBJECTIVES: To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.
Identify students and families in need of assistance through active engagement with students in the classroom and in individual settings, and with families through regular communication as necessary and appropriate.
Work with students (especially students at-risk of educational failure) to assess needs, situations, strengths, and support networks. Develop student success plans as required by the Wyoming Alternative School Accountability Model in collaboration with other teachers and staff.
Facilitate the connection of students and families with community resources such as food assistance, childcare, healthcare.
Support student development of social and emotional skills through planning and leading individual, small and large group instructional activities.
Respond to crisis situations such as mental health emergencies and child abuse.
Provide career information and assist in vocational planning for all students.
Arrange parenting classes and parent support groups.
Acts as an advocate for children in regards to child protection issues.
When appropriate, provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community which may include a structured guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services (individual and small group counseling), and support systems (referrals, consultation and collaboration such as providing resources for classroom teachers in any and all areas that concern human behavior)
Plan and implement small group activities to provide support and knowledge to students with common problems.
Support and assist all students, including students on an I.E.P./504 with social, emotional, and personal problems that may hinder their learning and/or the learning of others.
Provide crisis intervention services and follow-up as needed.
Provide support for families through educational programs and counseling.
Develop counseling I.E.P. goals and objectives for Special Education students.
Implement counseling or therapeutic plan to attain I.E.P. goal completion.
Assist in planning and monitoring leading social and emotional growth programs
Consult with school staff in matters dealing with student behavior.
Assist in the development of individual management or socialization plans.
Consult with parents and/or guardians of students.
When appropriate, make home visits to support and assist students in their academic and in-school related programming.
Represent the district in meetings with other agencies concerned with the student's welfare.
Coordinate situational behavior strategies for students
Plan and conduct needed and appropriate classroom presentations for any given student population.
Serve on evaluation team(s) as requested.
participate in referral/child study committee meetings as requested.
Serve on district and/or building level committees in order to improve educational services to children.
Work cooperatively and professionally with students, parents, and staff.
Schedule daily activities and provide written evidence of such scheduling as requested.
Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Special Services/Principal.
Attend parent conferences and staff meetings.
Keep informed by reading current professional information.
Respond to requests for information in a timely manner.
Performs other duties as requested by the Director of Special Services/Building Principal.