School Social Worker

Job | Posted 4 days ago
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Granite School District

Job Title School Social Worker - Multiple Positions 
Department/Location College & Career Readiness
Supervisor Director of College & Career Readiness
Salary Schedule Teacher Salary Schedule
Lane Placement A-G (based on qualifications)
Contract Length 9.5 months (200 days)
FTE 1.0 FTE, .5 FTE, and Hourly
FLSA Classification Exempt
Special Designations None

If you have questions regarding this position please contact Sherrie Sanchez at (385) 646-4410 or email 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, abilities; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required.  Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Summary:

School Social Workers provide a continuum of programs, services and resources within the school setting to support the district educational goals and objectives through Social Emotional Learning.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide mental health counseling services and interventions with individuals and small groups, within general education and special education settings.
  • Teach Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies in school wide, classroom, small group settings, and/or special education settings.
  • Provide support services to meet student IEP goals.
  • Provide opportunities for education and career awareness, exploration, and planning.
  • Identify behavioral needs of students through assessment, intervention, and planning.
  • Participate in crisis management and intervention for students due to behavior, suicide, loss, and trauma.
  • Assist and support staff and families with student crisis situations.
  • Facilitate a link between home, school, and community resources.
  • Provide behavioral interventions in a collaborative setting.
  • Build positive understanding of cultural diversity while establishing inclusive relationships with students, families, staff and members of the community.
  • Advocate for the needs of underrepresented populations.
  • Attend and participate in meetings involving all tiered levels of support.
  • Document and analyze data to track student progress on behavioral goals.
  • Adhere to the National Association of Social Workers Professional Code of Ethics.

Non-essential Functions:
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong computer and educational technological skills.
  • Works independently with little direct supervision.
  • Works as part of a team.
  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated.
  • Display effective multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Understanding of the school social worker role in the following systems:
    • Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)
    • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
    • Special Education (IDEA)

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Requires a Utah State Board of Education (USBE) cleared criminal background check.
  • Requires one of the following:
    • a valid Professional Educator License issued by the Utah State Board of Education with a School Social Worker License Area of Concentration;
    • a valid license issued by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Certified Social Worker (CSW);
    • an equivalent license in another state or country; or
    • verification of enrollment or completion of an accredited Masters of Social Work program prior to the date of hire that will result in one of the licenses listed above.

New program graduates who have not yet received their license may upload a conferral letter from their university program in lieu of their license.  This letter must include the anticipated date of graduation and the specific areas in which the applicant will be licensed.

Working Environment:
  • Work takes place in a typical school environment.
  • Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities (e.g. recess duty, gymnasium activities, etc.) in all types of weather and air quality.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Physical Demands:
This list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Posted By

Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

At the following locations