Social Worker - Interim

Job | Posted 17 days ago
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School Social Worker - Interim
Nature of Position Responsible for case management of all students referred, including linkage and referral to other appropriate services. Makes contact with parents as needed and provides school and community mental health education.
11-Month Position
Education and Certification
  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Tennessee state licensure as a School Social Worker
Hard-to-Fill Bonus
  • A signing bonus will be provided to credentialed SBMH professionals as determined by the critical shortage of school-based mental health professionals in TN and nationwide. 
  • In addition to being credentialed, SBMH professionals must commit to work in our district for at least three years to be eligible for the bonus and must repay a portion of the bonus if they leave before the 3-year period ends.
Required Knowledge, Experience, and Skills
  • Experience working with youth and families.
  • Knowledge of “best practices” in the field of social work/counseling, as well as the target high-need population, area, and cultures to be served.
  • Effective communication and organization skills.
  • Experience in program planning.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting involving teachers, students, administrators, parents, and community stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively implement a student education program addressing mental health issues in schools.
  • Ability to assess an individual’s current and potential strengths, resources, and basic needs through formal and informal evaluation.
  • Ability to effectively develop service plans for youth.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides individual, group counseling, and family counseling.
  • Coordinates support groups.
  • Provides mental health education to all students.
  • Implements student treatment plans and monitors their progress.
  • Monitors aftercare compliance for students on medication. 
  • Connects families with community resources and services.
  • Assists parents/guardians in communicating with school personnel.
  • Refers students to appropriate mental health and/or substance abuse services and to other community service delivery systems as appropriate.
  • Provides prompt, appropriate, legible documentation for the participant record and communication with team members and referral sources.
  • Regularly attends treatment team meetings as assigned.
  • Actively participates as part of monthly Linkage Team meetings.
  • Serves as a resource and consultant on mental health and child psychology and conducts in-service programs as requested.
  • Travels and works flexible hours as required by the program.

FLSA Status:       Exempt

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Bradley County Schools

800 South Lee Highway , Cleveland, TN 37311

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Accounts Payable Bradley Co School District 800 S Lee Hwy , Cleveland, TN 37311