Friday, January 21, 2022

School Social Worker

  

JOB DESCRIPTION

CONTRACTUAL POSITION

JOB TITLE: School Social Worker

JOB SUMMARY:

The School Social Worker assists students with academic learning by providing strategic services that identify and address the social-emotional-environmental issues that interfere with the educational process.  Works with parents/guardians, teachers, school Principal/Principal’s designee, and community based resources.  Further, the incumbent implements strategies that promote students’ positive school adjustment.

REPORTS TO:

 

Senior School Social Worker

 

SUPERVISION GIVEN TO:

 

N/A

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Identifies and assesses academic problems through analysis of factors impinging on student adjustment including factors in the home, school and community.

·         Serves as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaborative processes in educational planning for students by encouraging parent/guardian participation in the school setting.

·         Completes psychosocial assessments to assist in the determination of special education services.

·         Determines and implements appropriate therapeutic strategies to effect changes in behavioural – social interactions of students and their families.

·         Provides parent/guardian educational workshops on identified issues related to child development, stress reduction, discipline and safety, and teacher/parent/student communication.

·         Collaborates with school staff and other school system personnel in implementing strategies to promote student learning.

·         Participate as members of multi-disciplinary teams, and other school based teams to develop interventions for promoting student’ academic success.

·         Serves on both school based and system-wide committees to address educational issues, adjustment problems, safety issues, and program development for students.

·         Provides crisis intervention services.

·         Provides social work case management for students and families.

·         Provides staff consultation on behavioral-emotional-environmental issues affecting student participation in the learning process.

·         Conducts staff development on issues related to social-emotional-environmental factors that impact learning.

·         Develops programs to address parent/guardian participation in the school and student engagement in the educational process.

·         Conducts classroom meetings, psycho-educational social skills groups, and classroom presentations on identified areas of concern for the students.

·         Maintains required clinical records and submits appropriate documents for statistical reports with adherence to program standards in school social work.

·         Conducts home visits related to establishing communication and positive connections between the parent/guardian and school setting around identified issues.

·         Conducts risk assessments on referred students.

·         Conducts functional behavior assessments on identified students.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE:

 

 

  • Required knowledge and skills
  • Have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of Social Work.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Possess the ability to work collaboratively with people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

·         A Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from an accredited University.

·         Experience in the education system

·         At least two (2) years and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience.