JobID 4794 : School Social Worker (#1846619)

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General Position Information

Position Title:                                    School Social Work Job Description
Classification:                                   Exempt
Position Department/Campus:        Supports Assigned LTS Campuses

Position Overview

The role of the school social worker, which is in alignment with the safe school personnel/ social worker guidance put forth by the Nevada Department of Education, is to support the development of a safe and respectful positive school climate according to the needs of the school and in order to address a variety of potential barriers to academic success that may exist within the child, home, school or community.
 

Essential Duties & Accountabilities

  • Participate in special education assessment alongside evaluators as deemed fit by the multidisciplinary evaluation team (MET).
  • Work on and provide strategies/ supports to students in unique living circumstances that impact their adjustment to school.
  • Develop and run counseling groups for students identified as having life circumstances that impact academic or social well-being within the educational environment.
  • Work with families to mobilize school and community resources to assist with enabling learning within the educational program. 
  • Assist school personnel with the creation and implementation of positive behavioral supports.
  • Work alongside other school mental health staff and school administration to provide crisis supports as deemed necessary.
  • Provide consultative supports to school personnel to further understand the unique factors impacting and affecting a student’s behavioral, academic and/ or social emotional functioning within the educational environment.
  • Develop and deliver staff training as needed.
  • Knowledgeable about community resources to meet the needs of students.

 

Competencies

  • Demonstrates ethical and professional behavior
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice
  • Advances human rights and social, economic, and environmental practice
  • Engages in practice informed research and research informed practice
  • Engages in policy practice
  • Engages with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • Assesses individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • Intervenes with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • Evaluates practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a quick paced environment.
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to articulate knowledge and impart professional judgment in a clear and comprehensible manner.
  • Neutrality is used when communicating with campus staff; decisions are made using data and guidance.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Immaculate organizational and time management skills.
  • Exhibit appropriate professional conduct in all professional situations.
  • Enjoys engaging in collaborative relationships and working within a strong team dynamic.  
  • Possess honesty, integrity, and a willingness to uphold the ethical standards of the professions embedded within special education teams.
  • Feedback and constructive criticism are used to fuel future behaviors that promote staff performance as well as their own performance. 
  • Engages in active listening and ask questions when information is not understood.
  • Open to new ideas and understands the importance of engaging in professional development.
  • Ability to maintain composure remain neutral while completing responsibilities.

Requirements

  • Holds an endorsement as a school social worker from the Nevada Department of Education (NAC 391.320)
  • School social work experience is preferred.
  • Hold a Valid Driver’s License
  • Travel between assigned campuses as required
  • At Least 2 years K-12 (SPED) teaching experience or School Counselor experience
  • The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.
  • Must be flexible with working environment as specific duties assigned to the position do not occur within a specific setting within the school environment; flexibility is needed. 
 

Federal Funding

  • The position is federally funded. The continuation of this position will be revisited annually based on funding.