School Social Worker
Must hold a certificate issued by Arizona State Department of Education.
The certificate must be in School Social Worker Certificate; PreK-12.
The certificate position area must be in Counselor/Guidance.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The certificate status must be active.
This opening is for the 2023/24 School Year.
To work with school-aged children, their parents, teachers, and school administrators to help students cope with a wide range of issues and perform well academically. The school social worker will perform duties that may include, but are not limited to: conducting assessments of children's welfare, education experiences, and family and community settings to make plans to meet their individual needs and plan interventions as necessary in coordination with a whole support team of educators, family, and community members; helping students resolve issues like bullying, school absences, and other conflicts; supporting students in coping with disabilities, behavior management, and mental health issues; and, counseling students on issues they may be experiencing.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
1. Respond to all internal and external customers, as it relates to job, in a prompt, efficient, friendly, and patient manner.
2. Interview students individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
3. Develop individualized service plans for students.
4. Attend educational planning meetings.
5. Counsel students regarding issues including mental health, substance abuse, physical abuse, educational, vocational and interpersonal issues.
6. Counsel parents on available school and community resources to support their child.
7. Serve as an advocate for resources for students and families.
8. Report any suspected issues of child abuse and neglect.
9. Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
10. Provide behavior management training to certified staff.
11. Maintain the confidentiality of all protected information even after no longer employed.
12. Maintain knowledge of and adhere to all policies, regulations and rules.
13. Perform related duties as assigned in a safe and prudent manner.
This job description is not a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Ability to effectively communicate with others. Ability to actively listen. Ability to empathize, be sensitive to others’ needs and feelings, and be understanding and helpful. Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships. Ability to organize and maintain records. Ability to be culturally sensitive. Ability to work collaboratively with others to address issues affecting the well-being of students and families. Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job primarily operates within the school environment.
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.
Regularly required to see, talk and hear Regularly required to sit, type, and focus on a computer screen for long periods of time Regularly required to move from one location to another Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, contracted for 162 days between July and May. Employee will work ten hours per day Monday through Thursday. Employee may need to work extended hours.