Social Worker

Job | Posted 14 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services



Social Worker

Job Summary:The Social Worker is responsible for promoting and enhancing the overall
academic mission by alleviating learning barriers and assessing the needs of students, families,
and schools and implementing direct case services, crisis intervention services, and advocacy

FLSA Status:Exempt
Work Year: 12months
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Reports to:Director of Special Education& Student Services
Salary: Determined byeducation and experience

Education and Experience:
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a school social worker, required
Master’s degree in related field, required
Two years successful social work experience post master’s level, preferred
Required Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of early childhood development and family dynamics
Ability to effectively and appropriately assess the academic, emotional and social needs of
Ability to provide crisis intervention services to students, families and schools
Skilledin direct case service delivery
Ability to effectively advocate for students, familiesand schools
Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal
Ability to work collaboratively with district staff, local school staff and community

Assistsin the planning,implementation and evaluation of programs identified to promote
academic achievement.
Conductsstudent, familyand school needs assessment and develop long-term and short-
term intervention plans consistent with needs assessment.
Providesdirect case services to address academic, social and emotional concerns.
Conductshome visits after consultation with administration and /or upon school social
worker assessment to establish effective communication between the parent/guardian and
Providescrisis intervention support to students, familiesand local schools for situations
affecting attendance, social /emotional health, and school environment.Servesas the liaison between families and schools concerning compliance with state
compulsory attendance law.
Collaborateswith local schools to address student social emotional issues impacting regular
school attendance.
Advocatesfor appropriate services on behalf of students families and schools.
Coordinatesstudent/family utilization of community resources.
Providesstudent centered services to assist with adjustment, attendance, academic
achievementand mental health issues and social emotional learning.
Consultswith local schools and the Department of Family and Children Services concerning
all forms of suspected child abuse and neglect.
Servesas a liaison between the district and community services agencies.
Maintainsaccurate case records and documentation of services provided to students,
families and schools.
Completesand submit monthly reports in accordance with departmental standards to the
Director of Special Education& Student Services.
Maintainsdocumentation of provided student services, case filesand all other student
information in accordance with SCPS policy and procedure.
Actively participatesin appropriate professional development and monthly staff meetings to
enhance knowledge and skills.
Supportsthe integration of school wide social and emotional learning education for assigned
Maintains professional relationships, attitudes and work ethic.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Evaluation:Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the
Southampton County School Board’s policy manual.

Physical Requirements: This is an itinerant position and requires travel between schools.While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and
arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee
must have the ability tolift and/or move10 to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to
50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

To apply electronically, please visit

Southampton County Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to
diversity and inclusion in theworkplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind
based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic
information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or
local laws in employment or any of its programs or activities. The Compliance Officer for
Southampton County Public Schools for the above statues is the Director of Human Resources.
P.O. Box 96,21308 Plank Road, Courtland, VA23837, (757) 653-2692.


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Southampton County Schools

P.O. Box 96 , Courtland, VA 23837

At the following locations

School Board Office (Central Office)

21308 Plank Road , Courtland, VA 23837