Social Worker- 2607 Tucson
The social worker is part of the related services providers and collaborates with school and community resources to assist students in maintaining academic and personal success. The position exists to provide on-going and emergency counseling and social work services to assist students’ emotional stability so that they may access their education.
Additional Social Worker duties include; providing individual and group counseling to students to develop problem solving skills, awareness of own feelings, etc.; ensuring safety of students; being available on an on-call basis for crisis intervention; transporting students to medical/counseling appointments as needed, making referrals to community resources and outside agencies as needed; serving as an advocate for students on caseload and functioning as liaison for outside agencies; developing and coordinating activities to develop character education, self esteem of students, promote healthy choices around drugs, alcohol, sex, and other adolescent/child issues; designing behavioral programs (FBA/BIP) for referred students in conjunction with the IEP Team; evaluating students’ skills and abilities in regards to the student’s career/job goals; counseling and assisting students in transitioning from school to post-secondary training or direct employment; monitor students’ credits, class performance, and educational programming; working with community resources and making referrals to internal ancillary services and to outside agencies for evaluations, counseling and vocational services; providing social work support for specific students on caseload (e.g. access to social services) initiating and following through with agency procedures to address student crisis; developing and presenting in-service trainings for other ASDB staff; following policies and procedures of ASDB; maintaining records and contact/staffing summaries for students on caseload; identifying student team members and organizing staffings as needed; arranging and facilitating student staffings as needed and managing any action items; providing on going communication with parents/families/guardians regarding school, residential, medical, and behavioral concerns.
Participates in the MIPS (Medicaid in Public Schools) program as directed.
Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- Several years direct experience with deaf/hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, sensory impaired or multiply handicapped students.
- Intermediate sign language skills preferred.
- Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
- Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
- Master's Degree in Social Work or related field
- Licensure with Arizona Board of Behavioral Health (LPC or LMSW)
- AHCCCS number for Medicaid billing within four months of hire.
- Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
- Principles and practices of administration and management
- Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
- Principles, methods, and procedures for therapy and counseling
- Curriculum and training design
- Behavior management and intervention techniques
- Child development
- Federal, State, and Agency policies
DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO:
- Work under pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple and changing priorities
- Manage behavior problems
- Communicate effectively; both orally and in writing
- Counsel, resolve conflicts and problem solve
- Interpret and apply laws, regulations, codes, and policies
- Use a variety of computer-based technologies
- Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrating tact, diplomacy and patience
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance.
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program. Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment. Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments. Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs. CONTACT INFORMATION For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.