Social Worker I - Health & Social Services
License and Certification Qualifications: Certification by state of Georgia as a school social worker required.
Education Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required.
Experience Qualifications: Two years successful social work experience post master's level required.
Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of early childhood development, family dynamics, and crisis intervention; sensitive interviewing skills; ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal; ability to act as a representative of Gwinnett County Public Schools; and ability to work successfully with colleagues.
Primary Responsibilities: Provide direct casework, service coordination, and crisis intervention services to students, families, and local school staff.
1. Provide casework and service coordination to students, families, and local school staff.
a. Perform crisis intervention support to students, families, and local schools for situations impacting attendance, adjustment, or school environment.
b. Serve as the primary agent of the district for enforcing the state compulsory attendance law and collaborate with local schools to assist in maintaining and improving student attendance.
c. Coordinate student/family utilization of appropriate community resources and facilitate applicable services through school social services delivery.
d. Support local schools as part of the interdisciplinary team through student interventions for situations impacting their attendance or adjustment.
2. Provide consultation, documentation, and reporting for students, families, and local school staff.
a. Consult with local school staff concerning specific complex student/family situations which impact their school attendance or adjustment.
b. Serve as a consultant and resource for local school SST and IEP processes.
c. Serve as a consultant and resource to local schools concerning issues and problems relating to school attendance, adjustment, or school environment.
d. Serve as a liaison between the district and key community service agencies.
e. Complete monthly and annual written reports and assignments and submit them in accordance with departmental standards to the Director of Health and Social Services.
f. Complete documentation of provided services and appropriate maintenance of student information.
3. Perform other duties as assigned.