2023-24 School Social Worker - Districtwide (Bilingual)

Caldwell School District Southwest / Boise School/Guidance Counselor Secondary Full Time Posted 11M ago

About this job

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

Qualifications:

1. Holds a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Social Worker endorsement
2. Minimum experience working with families and community health and social services agencies as determined by the Board
3. Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy governing special education
4. Relates extremely well to students
5. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills
6. Able to work under pressure and deadlines
7. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Reports to: Director of Special Services and/or Building Principal

Job Summary:

To help students resolve such personal, emotional, and social problems as interfere with their adjustment to school and their capacity to enjoy the fullest benefits of the education offered them.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Observation, Evaluation, and Assessment of Students
1. Participate in the evaluation, classification, and placement of all pupils with special needs
2. Assess students in terms of personal and family history, socio-economic, and cultural differences
3. Evaluate the configuration of factors within the home, community, and school as related to a student's current social and academic adjustment
4. Interpret the implications of significant social findings as a member of the child study team, and participate in educational planning for exceptional students
5. Observe pupils in the classroom and/or on the playground
6. Interview pupils as appropriate
7. Observe children in special education classes on an ongoing basis

Interaction with Students, Parents, School, and Community
1. Plan home visits or office interviews with family members to assess past and present history and development as well as family dynamics and interactions that are relevant to the child's adjustment
2. Maintain an ongoing relationship with families for the purposes of sharing information regarding educational planning and programming for the student, assisting the family in utilizing appropriate community resources, and providing counseling to family members and students to facilitate social adjustment
3. Initiate, facilitate, and maintain liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet students’ special needs, and refer parents and children to agencies when appropriate
4. Consult with the administration and staff regarding social adjustment factors of students in schools, at home, and in the community
5. Counsel groups of students and parents regarding social adjustment problems
6. Assist in coordinating, developing, monitoring, and evaluating the effectiveness of individualized education plans
7. Attend and participate in meetings as deemed necessary and consistent with the needs of the district
8. Perform all duties required as a member of the child study team by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy

Other
1. Serve as a case manager, as assigned, and maintain appropriate case records
2. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
3. Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information in student files
4. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
5. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
6. Adhere to the Statement of Public Policy and Code of Professional Conduct for social workers.
7. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
8. Represent the school district in a positive manner
9. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
10. Perform other duties as assigned

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the director of special services in conformance with district policy.

Terms of Employment:

By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law; administrative rules, and Board policy.

Essential Physical Abilities

• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
• Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and assessments, prepare and review documents, and organize documents and materials;
• Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office equipment, and to occasionally physically restrain a student to keep him/her from harming self or others;
• Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment, lifting or moving objects that weigh up to 25 lbs.;
• Job tasks require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and grasping;
• Must have a valid Idaho Drivers license and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job related activities.

NOTE
All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.


Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of Schools
I.C. § 33-513 Professional Personnel
I.C. § 33-515 Issuance of Renewable Contracts
I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance
I.C. § 54-3201 et seq. Social Work Licensing Act
IDAPA 02.02.120 Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders
IDAPA 08.02.02.27 Pupil Personnel Services Certificate
IDAPA 24.4.01.450 Statement of Public Policy and Code of Professional Conduct

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Caldwell School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.