School Social Worker

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls Student Services Primary Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

TITLE: School Social Worker
PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Assistant Principals
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Days as designated per Negotiated Contract. Works on-site according to Principal's designated schedule.

Enhances the academic mission by providing services which strengthen home, school, and community partnerships, including prevention, assessment, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, program development, and coordination of school and community services. Reports to the Building Principal and Assistant Principals.

Possess a Master's Degree in Social Work. Hold a valid Idaho Pupil Personnel Services credential endorsed for School Social Worker (K-12). Valid Idaho Master's Level Social Worker License (LMSW) issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, which requires 20 additional continuing education hours per year to maintain validity. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required. Spanish language skills or bilingualism preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
* Provides individual and group counseling of students, family/parent intervention, and consultation.
* Assesses and refers students to community agencies.
* Liaisons between home and school.
* Assists students with transition to all levels of schooling.
* Provides referral for needed resources.
* Performs crisis intervention.
* Performs casework services with identified students and families.
* Conducts and/or participates in psycho-social assessment/screening (i.e., social history, mental health screening, FBA, risk assessments).
* Provides education and training to students, parents, and staff on a variety of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and safety topics.
* Conducts assessments and screenings to identify specific areas of need to eliminate barriers to student's learning.
* Supports district and building level program development and implementation.
* Provides consultations and staff development to teachers, staff, and administration regarding behavioral, emotional, and environmental issues that impact learning (i.e., BST, MDT, and other school-based teams).
* Provides consultation to administration in relation to policies and procedures.
* Provides advocacy for students and families.
* Attends District-wide Social Worker meetings to collaborate and consults on issues related to the job.
* Coordinates duties and communicate with team members.
* Provides support for student supervision when assigned (i.e., lunch, dances, hallways, classrooms, etc.)
* Facilitates Community partner programming.
* Provides macro advocacy, development, and implementation of SEL focused curriculum.
* Performs District-wide responsibilities and Federal and State support.
* Serves as a building-specific homeless liaison, 504 coordinator, and Free/Reduced lunch liaison.
* Acts as a Harassment Investigation Team (HIT) member and school liaison for bullying/harassment.
* Participates in teams including, but not limited to, Crisis Response, Risk-Assessment, Curriculum Development, Gaggle and Stop-It alerts, and Attendance Court representative.
* Serves as Head of Counseling Scholarship funds for building.
* Participates in relevant district and community committees.
* Maintains adequate safeguards for the privacy and confidentiality of information.
* Keeps sufficient records as needed.
* Maintains documentation for participation in the teams listed above.
* Travels frequently between schools, community agencies, and students' homes in Blaine County as necessary.

Knowledge of tenets of childhood trauma and resiliency informed care to support and educate staff, parents, and students. Knowledge of school social work practices and current principles, theories, methods, techniques, research, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of K12 level students. Knowledge of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of K12 level students as well as strong socioeconomic and cultural competency and background differences within the school population. Knowledge of educational curriculum, instructional goals and objectives, and educational trends and research findings pertaining to comprehensive K12 programming. Knowledge of behavior management, behavior shaping, and conflict resolution strategies, techniques, and methods. Knowledge of current Federal and State laws and regulations related to Social Work. Ability to provide evidence based interventions. Ability to establish relationships and collaborate with administration, staff, and teachers. Ability to perform duties in accordance with the standards and ethics put forth by the National Association for Social Workers, the Board of Education policies and procedures, and State laws and guidelines. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group situations with interdisciplinary team members, parents, students, other employees of the district, community providers, and the public. Ability to demonstrative effective judgment, problem-solving, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws.

The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment under minimal temperature variations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb, balance, stand, and walk; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; use hands to hold, move, feel and manipulate objects; reach with hands and arms; sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific speaking and hearing abilities required by this job include expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and receiving detailed information through oral communication. Performs light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Education required

Master's Degree

$67,527.71 - $92,699.06

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Blaine County School District No. 61 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.