Jordan School District Social Worker Elementary School (#1960204)
This is a grant position for the next 18 months. This position is open to external candidates only. Under the direction of the school principal, the School Social Worker assesses student and family needs (e.g. financial, medical, behavioral, mental, physical, etc.) for the purpose of developing and implementing individualized plans of services to support educational objectives. Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel for the purpose of determining causes of and solutions for student problems. Will ensure compliance with county, state and/or federal requirements. Will provide information on services available to eligible students and families and convey information regarding the school and/or district activities and procedures. Will refer families to other agencies as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Provide Service at the Jordan Family Education Center. Service will either be short -term child-centered family counseling or facilitating a parenting class. • Assess student and family needs (e.g. financial, medical, behavioral, mental, physical, etc.) for the purpose of developing and implementing individualized plans of services to support educational objectives. • Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel for the purpose of determining causes of, and solutions for, student problems. • Coordinate workshops for parents and/or students (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, district programs, social skill development, etc.) for the purpose of assisting parents in maintaining a positive home environment, building trust between family and District and supporting child's educational program. • Coordinate activities with a variety of outside services agencies, school sites, etc. (e.g. mental health, probation, medical, etc.) for the purpose of providing referrals for families and/or students. • Counsel students for the purpose of assisting with intervention and support with behavior, school progress, and/or mental or physical disabilities. • Lead group or individual counseling sessions as assigned for the purpose of enhancing social development of individual members and providing peer support in areas such as grief, stress or chemical dependency. • Maintain a variety of electronic and print case records for the purpose of documenting activities and complying with mandated requirements. • Mediate conflicts between parents, teachers and/or students (e.g. parent/teacher, parent/parent, parent/student, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues that could impede student success. • Respond to requests for intervention in situations that could negatively impact the student's education plan for the purpose of addressing student needs and changing unproductive behavior. • Respond to inquiries for the purpose of providing information on District support services and/or educational programs. • Serve as a consultant to school personnel for the purpose of mediating and resolving issues not referred to outside agencies. • Participate in appropriate educator evaluation procedures as per State and District guidelines in accordance with DP311-Evaluation of Licensed Personnel. • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities required by the District and State, as well as self-selected professional growth activities. • Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Represent the District in a professional, ethical and positive manner. • Attend and participate in faculty/department meetings as required. • Participate in a reasonable number of faculty committees as requested. • Follow District procurement guidelines with administrative approval. • Create a clean and organized environment that is conducive to student learning. • Is responsible for understanding and adhering to all District policies and complete the annual crucial policy review. • Maintain records and required information in a secure location. Maintain confidentiality of all student information. • Adhere to contract time. • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal/administrator.