PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Facilitate the provision of services to students and families regarding social, behavioral, emotional, and academic challenges.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the primary job elements.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Evaluates student social-emotional functioning to determine need for the implementation of or continuation of specialized services including transition from alternative education and/or placement in special classes.
- Gathers information through psychosocial assessments and standardized measurement tools to establish diagnostic formulations, appropriate goals and related objectives
- Identifies factors in the student’s home, school, and community environments that may negatively or positively impact the students education.
- Collaborates with school psychologists, teachers, parents, and others to develop behavioral management plans, facilitate students’ learning, track progress, and promote social-emotional adjustment through direct or indirect intervention strategies.
- Provides individual and group counseling of students and family counseling as appropriate; conducts group sessions on topics such as problem solving, communications, anger management, leisure sills development, self-esteem, job development skills and relax.
- A Master’s Degree in social work, school psychology or other related field
- Two (2) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, training, or experience is required.
- Licensure as a school social worker by the Tennessee Department of Education or equivalent and a valid Tennessee Driver’s license.
- Licensed Clinical Social Work credential through the State of Tennessee (Preferred).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts of school, counseling, and social work
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Skill in providing therapeutic and consultative services
- Skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural economic and educational backgrounds for the purpose of providing services
- Ability to gather information through psychosocial assessments and standardized measurement tools to establish diagnostic formulations, appropriate goals and related objectives
- Ability to coordinate services with teachers, parents and others
- Ability to drive
FCS does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, or age (40 or older).