JobID 2509 : Social Worker - SS Grant Job #20-269 (#2093567)

Job | Posted 13 days ago
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Full-time

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POSITION SUMMARY

Promotes and enhances the overall academic success by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. Significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of youth and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student successes and by implementing effective intervention strategies.
 
The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of primary duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional position specific duties.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works collaboratively with all levels of staff to reach selected goals;
  • Makes home visits or contact with families to verify needs, provide support, and communicate expectations and student progress;
  • Confidentially collects and reports data regarding student’s needs;
  • Maintains appropriate documentation and records and submits reports as requested;
  • Provides parent and community trainings;
  • Assists parents in creating PBIS home behavior matrix using similar language as school expectations;
  • Participates in school and district committee and attends school and district meetings;
  • Facilitate positive, appropriate, and healthy connections between students and adults within the school setting and the community for the purpose of social, emotional, and academic growth;
  • Establish a professional rapport with students;
  • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents/guardians, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school;
  • Research, evaluate, and present best practices aligned with the current social/emotional learning curriculum for the purpose of promoting student engagement;
  • Provide a developmental, preventative and/or crisis management approach to school social work so that identifying students who manifest behavioral problems are given the opportunity for development of positive feelings and attitudes toward self and other;
  • Initiate and implement individual and/or group counseling to identified student;
  • Provide classroom support and intervention when needed;
  • Responsible for specialized problem-orientation assessment, specialized project or case-oriented planning, specialized intervention, and evaluation of activities and interventions;
  • Convey to parents/guardians and staff information concerning specific student needs in physical, intellectual, social/emotional, and educational areas;
  • Implement social service support throughout the school and/or district that will impact student’s attendance, behavior, and grades;
  • Assist students in increasing their self-esteem, communication skills, social interactions, and conflict-resolution management;
  • Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive climate that encourages student responsibility through active reflective learning, whole person advocacy, and other positive behavior intervention systems;
  • Work with students, staff, parents/guardians, and community for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems, resolving conflicts, referring to appropriate professionals, and enhancing student success;
  • Provide and/or assist in providing students, parents/guardians, and staff with programs and skills in decision-making, problem solving, and realistic goal-setting, utilizing such channels as study groups, newsletters, parent-teacher groups, and professional development;
  • Build partnerships with community agencies for the purpose of meeting student and family needs;
  • Work collaboratively with Student Services Department and programs to align resources for maximum impact;
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required
 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Required
  • Master’s or advanced degree in Social Work
  • Arizona Department of Education School Social Worker Certificate  
  • One year of successful social work experience or one year of field instruction in a school system, or six semester hours of acceptable coursework
  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License
  • Must be able to provide own transportation
  • Proof of insurance on vehicle using for work
  • Experience working with at-risk youth and families
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to flex hours as needed
Preferred:
  • 3 years school social work experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Experience with PBIS
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Social Work Code of Ethics and School Social Work Standards and sensitivity to diverse cultures
Salary:
$34,659.00 - 39,502.00  "ASRS Retirees will have a lower salary due to the Alternate Contribution Rate"

***9 Month Exempt Position - 8 hours per day (while funding continues)

Contact Infomation: Cynthia Ruich, Director of Student Services (520) 616-3013

 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.
 

Posted By

Marana Unified District

11279 W Grier Rd, Marana, AZ 85653
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,365 (USD)

State Average: $8,651 (USD)

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

18.84

State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 12%

FTE

1,510

State Average: 143