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School Social Worker

Company: Kingman Unified School District
Location: Kingman
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Summary/Objective

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.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  1. Respond to all internal and external customers, as it relates to job, in a prompt, efficient, friendly, and patient manner.

  2. Interview students individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.

  3. Develop individualized service plans for students.

  4. Attend educational planning meetings.

  5. Counsel students regarding issues including mental health, substance abuse, physical abuse, educational, vocational and interpersonal issues.

  6. Counsel parents on available school and community resources to support their child.

  7. Serve as an advocate for resources for students and families.

  8. Report any suspected issues of child abuse and neglect.

  9. Maintain case history records and prepare reports.

  10. Provide behavior management training to certified staff.

  11. Maintain the confidentiality of all protected information even after no longer employed.

  12. Maintain knowledge of and adhere to all policies, regulations and rules.

  13. Perform related duties as assigned in a safe and prudent manner.

Other Duties

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.

Competencies

  • 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 relationships.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job primarily operates within the school environment.

Physical Demands

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.

Required Certifications/Licenses

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 Public Safety.

Shift TypeFull-TimeSalary Range$46,065.00 - $55,665.00 / Per YearLocationDistrict Office

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/14/2021

Job Contact

NameJenny BruceTitleHR CoordinatorEmailjbruce@kusd.orgPhone19287535678

Keywords: Kingman Unified School District, Henderson , School Social Worker, Other , Kingman, Nevada

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