Status: Full-time position
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Job Summary: The School Social Worker will be responsible for substantially and effectively assisting the principal/director in the task of ensuring coordination of all school social work programs and services. Duties will include coordinating all school site activities and programs pertaining to social work services. The School Social Worker cooperatively plans, implements, administers, and monitors school social work programs, and services. This person will provide training and inservice, resources, and support to school staff, parents, and students to ensure that all students are provided with an appropriate educational experience.
Qualifications: Must hold a Master’s Degree from an accredited graduate school of social work.
3 years experience in school social work (preferred)
Possess broad knowledge regarding child development, learning and family systems.
Bilingual skills preferred but not required
Duties: Implement school social work programs such as counseling, case management, crisis intervention, community outreach and involvement, and student/family advocacy.
Work effectively with other professional disciplines in the schools and community agencies.
Knowledgeable regarding community resources and referral procedures.
Knowledgeable of district programs.
Monitor completion of social history of referred students in the computerized special education software.
Facilitate social and development histories for students in need of academic, behavioral, and social emotional support.
Coordinate services for critical/crisis situations at schools.
Confer effectively with appropriate school personnel, parents, and community agencies.
Integral member of the threat management and RTI team.
LCSW will bill for Medicaid.
Keep current in the professional literature on school social work.
Effectively utilizes district technologies appropriate to the position and assumes responsibility for attending district trainings needed to successfully perform designated responsibilities.
Maintain communications and all necessary records relative to program operations.
Attend monthly meeting with school social workers to ensure effective departmental operations.
Coordinate school inservice, as needed, to parents and community groups.
Assess the need for new programs and services at school sites.
Attend to additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.