To work with school-aged children, their parents, teachers, and
school administrators to help students cope with a wide range of
issues and perform well academically. The school social worker will
perform duties that may include, but are not limited to: conducting
assessments of children's welfare, education experiences, and
family and community settings to make plans to meet their
individual needs and plan interventions as necessary in
coordination with a whole support team of educators, family, and
community members; helping students resolve issues like bullying,
school absences, and other conflicts; supporting students in coping
with disabilities, behavior management, and mental health issues;
and, counseling students on issues they may be experiencing.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Respond to all internal and external customers, as it relates to
job, in a prompt, efficient, friendly, and patient manner.
Interview students individually, in families, or in groups,
assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine
what services are required to meet their needs.
Develop individualized service plans for students.
Attend educational planning meetings.
Counsel students regarding issues including mental health,
substance abuse, physical abuse, educational, vocational and
Counsel parents on available school and community resources to
support their child.
Serve as an advocate for resources for students and
Report any suspected issues of child abuse and neglect.
Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
Provide behavior management training to certified staff.
Maintain the confidentiality of all protected information even
after no longer employed.
Maintain knowledge of and adhere to all policies, regulations
- Perform related duties as assigned in a safe and prudent
This job description is not a comprehensive listing of duties,
responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee
for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change
at any time with or without notice.
- Ability to effectively communicate with others.
- Ability to actively listen.
- Ability to empathize, be sensitive to others' needs and
feelings, and be understanding and helpful.
- Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal
- Ability to organize and maintain records.
- Ability to be culturally sensitive.
- Ability to work collaboratively with others to address issues
affecting the well-being of students and families.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job primarily operates within the school environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
- Regularly required to see, talk and hear
- Regularly required to sit, type, and focus on a computer screen
for long periods of time
- Regularly required to move from one location to another
- Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, contracted for 162 days between
July and May. Employee will work ten hours per day Monday through
Thursday. Employee may need to work extended hours.
Required Education and Experience
Master's or more advanced degree in Social Work from an
accredited institution or completion of a Board approved school
social worker program.
Preferred Education and Experience
Experience as a social worker in a setting which primarily
serves students in preschool through grade 12.
Standard School Social Worker, PreKindergarten-12 Certificate
issued by the Arizona Department of Education.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain an
IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of
Shift TypeFull-TimeSalary Range$46,065.00 - $55,665.00 / Per