Job Description

Social Worker

Location: Indian Bend Elementary School

9 months, 1.0 FTE

Interim Position due to Funding

Start Date: 7/26/18

 

Purpose Statement

The job of Social Worker is done for the purpose/s of facilitating administrative processes; ensuring operation in compliance with county, state and/or federal requirements; providing information on services available to eligible students and families and conveying information regarding school and/or district activities, procedures and referring families to other agencies.

Essential Functions

Assesses student and family needs (e.g. financial, medical, parenting skills, etc.) for the purpose of developing and implementing individualized plans of services to support educational objectives.

Coordinates workshops for parents and/or students (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, district programs, social skill development, etc.) for the purpose of assisting parents in maintaining a positive home environment, building trust between family and district and supporting child’s educational program.

Coordinates activities with a variety of outside service agencies, school sites, etc. (e.g. mental health, probation, medical, etc.) for the purpose of providing referrals for families and/or students.

Maintains case records for the purpose of documenting activities and complying with mandated requirements.

Mediates conflicts between parents, teachers and/or students (e.g. parent/teacher, parent/student, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues that could impede student’s success.

Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Responds to requests for intervention in situation that could negatively impact the student’s education plan for the purpose of addressing needs of the student.

Responds to all inquiries for the purpose of providing information on district support services and/or educational programs.

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  applying district, state and federal policies and regulations; operating standard office equipment; performing standard bookkeeping/accounting procedures; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and utilizing pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.   Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  accounting/bookkeeping principles.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment.   Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.  Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment.  Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.  Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited.  Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with detailed information.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include:  working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions.   There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. And significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing.   This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Experience:   Job related experience is desired.

Education:    Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW)

Equivalency: 

RequiredTesting:                         Certificates and Licenses:                                                                           Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW)

  

Continuing Educ./ Training:               Clearances:

                                         Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status - Exempt



Primary Location: Indian Bend ES

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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