School Social Worker (Pre-K-12)
School Social Worker (PreK-12)
The School Social Worker (SSW) works collaboratively with students, families, community agencies
and available support services to provide division-wide student support services across PK-12. The
SSW is a vital link between home, school and community, connecting families and students with
opportunities and community resources and coordinating available resources for assistance. The
individual in this position will assess, intervene, advocate, consult and support students and
families, working with team members to plan and determine the best course of action for student
success and well-being.
• Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and licensure or eligibility for licensure in
School Social Work
• Ability to interact with a variety of community service personnel and public
• Ability to communicate and interact effectively with parents, building personnel,
students, and individuals from a variety of populations and backgrounds
• Knowledge of child development (0-22 years of age)
• Understanding and knowledge of various development screening assessments and
• Adherence to all professional Code of Ethics, ethical and professional standards and
values, as well as knowledge of federal and state law, including IDEA, ADA, Code of Virginia
(compulsory attendance), McKinney-Vento Acts, Foster Care, etc.
• Partners with parents and others to determine issues in a child’s living situation
(work, home, community) that adversely affect a child’s success at school. Provides outreach
services and assistance to school personnel with families who may be difficult to contact
• School Division advocate and liaison for all families and students determined to be
homeless under the guidelines of the McKinney-Vento Act and prepares all state- and
federally-mandated reports related to homelessness
• Prepares, completes and presents/interprets data for sociocultural assessments for
students with identified or suspected disabilities
• Attends and participates in child study, attendance improvement, manifestation
determination review, IEP, Section 504 and eligibility meetings as appropriate
• Provides group and individual counseling, as appropriate, with students and their
• Conducts home visits with students and families, as appropriate, to assess the
family and conduct interview in response to school referrals
• Participates as a member of attendance improvement meetings for students, documents attendance interventions and serves as the court services liaison for the school division
• Provides support, training and consultation services to faculty and staff, community
members and groups regarding homelessness, child protective services (CPS), attendance residency
laws, custody and other topics as needed
• Provides crisis intervention services for students, responds to critical needs and
serves as school division reporter for suspected cases of child abuse. SSW will also serve as one
legal reporting source for suspected student suicide cases, along with the principal, school
psychologist and school nurse.
• Serves as a member of school crisis teams to provide individual and group counseling
in the event of any school-wide crises
• Collaborates with local social services, CSB, community agencies, health
departments, and other agencies, as appropriate to assist with outreach services and developing
positive behavioral intervention strategies for students
• Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all
drills and training and being prepared to take action should a health or safety emergency occur
• Performs other related duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise
qualified, to perform the essential functions.
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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 accommodation may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit
for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a
computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision
aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so
that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; ability to understand and follow
oral and written instructions; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are
normally performed in an office environment.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
11 month contact/220 days. Salary according to School Board Pay Plan.
Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative
regulations on evaluation of non-licensed personnel.
APPROVED BY SUPERINTENDENT
01/19/2016 (Updated 7/15/19)
JOB DESCRIPTION PREPARED BY
Director of Human Resources
The preceding job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work
performed by employees within this classification. This job description is not designed to contain
or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
required of employees to this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
The Charles City County School Board (“School Board”) is an equal opportunity employer, committed
to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other
personnel actions affecting employees or candidates for employment. Therefore, discrimination in
employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, genetic information or
disability is prohibited. Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the
essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The Charles City County Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this position iption and related
duties at any time.