Social Worker 50006339

Posted 3 months ago


Reports To:          Director of Mental Health
FSLA Status:        Exempt
Compensation:     912 (Salary determined by experience)
Work Days:          181
FTE:                     100


Social Worker

Position Summary:

Position performs specialized social work in an educational setting to enable students to achieve optimal learning by collecting, interpreting, and synthesizing information about a student’s development, medical history,
educational history, adaptive functioning, community environment, family dynamics, economic differences, and significant crises that influence academic and behavioral functioning.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides casework services to students in the schools that require assistance due to family, financial, or educational issues.
  • Develops, plans, and seeks resources to address the issues which are causing difficulty for the student and his/her family.
  • Provides direct counseling services to students, as needed.

  • Provides therapeutic intervention services to individuals, groups, parents and families.

  • Facilitates group counseling.
  • Collaborates with community agencies to coordinate services for students.
  • Promotes regular school attendance and parental responsibility for attendance.
  • Provides crisis intervention services.

  • Provides case management services in combination with other Special Services staff.

  • Provides prevention programs in areas such as substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and school drop-out.

  • Provides consultation on behalf of children to families, Special Services staff, school personnel, and community agencies as appropriate.
  • Serves as a member of a diagnostic team and/or educational planning and placement committee.

  • Communicates case findings and recommendations to teachers and other school personnel as needed.
  • Serves as a liaison between the school/family/community.

  • Works in partnership with parents, schools, and community to assist in the individual child's adjustment to school.
  • Makes home visits when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • To ensure continuity of services, remote work may be necessary in the event of a health crisis or disruptive situation that requires the closing of school and/or office buildings. An employee’s eligibility for remote work will be determined by the superintendent of schools. Expectations and guidelines for remote work will be distributed by the employee’s supervisor, based on his/her role and responsibilities.
Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required):

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field required.
  • Oklahoma licensure for one of the following:
    • Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW)
    • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • One year of graduate practicum experience in school setting or at least two years of post-Master’s degree experience working with families and children.
  • Knowledge of the needs of special education students. This may include at least one three-hour graduate course in special education or at least one year post-MSW experience working with children with special needs.
  • Knowledge of the needs of parents. This may include at least one three-hour graduate course in parent education or parent counseling or at least one year post-MSW experience working with parents and children.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

The working conditions and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time,
  • Exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer,
  • Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids,
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Physical agility, able to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 25 pounds

Posted By

Oklahoma City School District

12201 N Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73120