JobID 5110 : Social Worker (#1967830)
Calendar: 185 Day (days shown for a full year)
Priority Screen Date: December 26, 2019.
Social Workers provide a continuum of programs, services and resources within the school setting to support the district educational goals and objectives to promote excellence and equity, every student, every classroom, every day. The School Social Worker will, in general:
1. Develop and maintain ongoing social work support and/or educational or social-emotional skill groups with students
2. Consult with administrators, teachers, staff and district office personnel on general and specific situations involving concerns about students
3. Respond to school referrals under the direction of administrators or their designees
4. Develop and maintain ongoing parent education groups; maintain a case load of “at-risk” students; conduct home visits/home studies
5. Serve as a school liaison for community services/resources available to students and their families
Social Worker Responsibilities Include:
(This list contains tasks that are typically associated with the job. It is not all-inclusive, and may vary depending on the circumstances.)
1. Develop and implement appropriate social work student support plans to help students develop appropriate social and academic functioning.
2. Provide counseling services and interventions with individuals and small groups
3. Prevention services: Implements Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies in school-wide/classroom/small group settings
4. Identify behavioral needs of students through assessment, intervention and planning
5. Assists in crisis intervention and conflict resolution for students, staff and families; utilize de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques
6. Facilitates a link between home, school, and community resources
7. Conduct home visits and provide case management to support families and facilitate parent and school collaboration
8. Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice and/or facilitates decisions regarding student needs
9. Provides academic and behavioral interventions in a collaborative setting
10. Develop and deliver staff training to support equal access for all students
11. Uses evidence based research data to support the development or improvement of existing programs and utilization of resources
12. Build positive understanding of cultural diversity while establishing inclusive relationships to students, families, staff and members of the community
13. Give voice to the needs of underrepresented populations
14. Continually utilize time management skills, documentation and communication skills
15. Maintain Professional NASW Code of Ethics
16. Knowledgeable about Multi-tiered system of support (MTSS); Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS); Special Education (IDEA) and 504
17. Implements processes, programs and procedures in the School Social Worker role
18. Knowledgeable about human behavior, psychological research, assessments, methods and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
19. Compose and produce reports, documents and related materials
20. Speak and write clearly, concisely and effectively in English; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally or in writing
21. Identify visual or aural information, such as facial expressions, body language, physical surroundings, noises, etc… to accurately identify potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity.
1. Professional Utah Educators license in School Social Work required, or, as an applicant, you agree that if you are the successful candidate, you will obtain such license within two years of date of employment.
2. State of Utah Social Work License, CSW or LCSW
1. Bi-lingual Spanish speaker; reads, writes and understands spoken Spanish
2. Experience creating and delivering training in related areas
3. Ability to locate, analyze and use school or student data
4. Utilize evidence based practices
5. Demonstrate professional, collegial and appropriate interactions throughout the work environment, including interactions with juveniles and their family members
6. Experience in working across diverse populations and cultures
7. Experience in public educations settings with elementary, middle and senior high school students
8. Demonstrated competencies in assessing and treating behavioral and affective disorders
Work Environment Requirements:
1. Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
2, Maintains regular and predictable attendance for the purpose of fulfilling job requirements efficiently. Will be required to attend activities, events, and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis.
3. Driving to work locations.
4. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work: however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, etc…
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