School Social Worker - Special Education, Early Childhood

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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Position Purpose:

Children are affected by many social forces that impact their role as students.  Families can be in a state of change- or be experiencing economic and employment pressures; Unmet physical and emotional needs of children affect their ability to learn and adjust in school.


Performance Responsibilities:


·       Working together with teachers to ensure the access of all children to a free and appropriate education- and to clinical social work services as needed.


·       Participating in comprehensive evaluations to identify family- health- developmental- emotional- and community elements that may affect a student`s ability to learn. 


·       Identifying those factors in the life of an exceptional student (home- school- and community) that may impact his/her education.


·       Applying knowledge and skills when working with exceptional students and families- individually or in groups- for the purpose of enhancing positive educational experiences.


·       Collaborating with family- school- and community agencies to enable an exceptional student to receive maximum benefit from his/her educational program.


·       Providing direct IEP services to students with disabilities- and billing insurance for services to those students who are both disabled and eligible for Medicaid.


·       Consulting to the building in the special education problem-solving process. (This includes providing time-limited services to students on individual education plans.)


·       Engaging actively in building the tiered structure of support at their schools. This is especially true of the positive behavior intervention supports effort- as well as the anti-bullying and social-emotional character development programs.


·       Special assignments are available to those if interested or as assigned. These may include representing the district in community service organizations- being on district-level steering committees- and providing training in programs such as MANDT.



·       Required to hold a current and valid license to practice social work in the state of Kansas- issued by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.


*       Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field.

*       License highly preffered.


Posted By

SCKSEC-South Central KS Sp.Ed.Coop

412 Sandy Lane, Pratt, KS 67124
Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $12,231

% ELL Students

State Average: 11%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 12.39

% IEP Students

State Average: 14%



State Average: 231