School Social Worker (Pre-K-12)

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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 
sociocultural measures
•     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 
ability required.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise 
qualified, to perform the essential functions.

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.

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.

01/19/2016 (Updated 7/15/19)

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.


Posted By

Charles City County Public Schools

10910 Courthouse Road , Charles City, VA 23030

At the following locations

CCPS School Board Office

10035 Courthouse Road , Charles City, VA 23030