School Social Worker, Exempt - Sumter School District Annex

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POSITION:                School Social Worker, Exempt
QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s or higher Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution or five (5) years of clinical experience with a BSW degree and an acceptable Social Work License by the Board of Social Work Examiners.
REPORTS TO:         Executive Director of Student Support Services
JOB GOAL:              To provide quality school social work services to the students in Sumter School District.


  1. Implements social work action plans for identified students by providing individual and support group counseling interventions to improve emotional and social functioning.
  2. Consults with the schools to implement the Student Assistance Program.
  3. Assesses student social and emotional strengths and needs to collaborate with in school services to assist students that are identified as needing assistance.
  4. Collaborate with community agencies and organizations to seek in school and out of school assistance for students with mental health needs and to provide the expertise of school social work to benefit students.
  5. Implements workshops and or classroom presentations to students and parents regarding social issues.
  6. Supports parents and families to participate more fully in their children’s education through parent interventions done at the school, through home visits when needed, and through participation in expulsion hearings.
  7. Responds to crisis incidents in the district to ensure that the mental health needs of staff and students are met through planning and recovery counseling.
  8. Consults with the hearing committee to determine an option that can benefit the students’ emotional and social needs and link parents to supportive resources.
  9. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as designated.
  • Physical Requirements: Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis or routine keyboard operations. Requires mobility.

  • Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
  • Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to subordinates and receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.
  • Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of laws, policies and procedures, technical and professional studies, reference books and publications, etc. Requires the ability to prepare performance appraisals, policies, strategic plans, complex reports, schedules, correspondence, etc. with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.
  • Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, schedule or diagrammatic form; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to apply influence systems in managing a diverse staff; to learn and understand complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; to counsel and teach employees; to teach, discipline and counsel students. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational backgrounds and in a variety of technical and/or professional languages including education administration, curriculum development, budgeting, personnel, building maintenance, grant administration, public relations, etc.
  • Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals and to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of algebra and statistics.
  • Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
  • Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery; to operate motor vehicles.
  • Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
  • Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
  • Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations, volatile situations or tight deadlines. Worker may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree and to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.
  • Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
TERMS:                     190 days. The Division of Personnel will establish salary work year based upon the recommendation and approval by the Superintendent and the Sumter School District Board of Trustees.
EVALUATION:       Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation.
The District's administrative assignments are discretionary with the Superintendent.  In the event of any change in the District's organizational chart, reduction in force, or whenever it is deemed in the best interest of the District, the Superintendent may reassign the Employee.  Further, the District reserves the right to make reassignments, upon notice to and consultation with the affected employee, consistent with S.C. Code Ann. 59-24-15, as amended.
2020 Revised
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

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Sumter School District

220 Hasel Street, Sumter, SC 29150