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School Social Worker (Columbus)

Focus Learning Academy SW, East and Focus NHS

compensation: $50,000 annual
employment type: full-time
job title: School Social Worker
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
BA or master’s degree in social work from a CSW (Council on Social Work) accredited University.

POINTS OF INTEREST
• Four- day work week: Focus is open Monday through Thursday;
• Stable, successful school environment with over 12 years of successful academic offerings
• Professional, effective, friendly staff and administration
• Administrative staff members are former teachers
Full-time with excellent retirement benefits (STRS), health, dental, life, and vision insurance

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:
Promotes maximum development of all students by prevention/alleviation of problems that interfere with the tasks of learning through knowledge of human behavior, social systems and social work skills.

POSITION SUMMARY
The School Social Worker is a full-time, non-supervisory position. The School Social Worker works to reduce barriers to education. The School Social Worker will work with the faculty, staff, community, and family to assist students with social, emotional, behavioral, and academic concerns. The School Social Worker will provide various individual and group services to meet the needs of the student population. The School Social Worker will also serve on the Administrative Team of the school and bring expertise to the educational process with an in-depth understanding of the psychosocial development of students and how the influences of family, community, and cultural differences. The School Social Worker reports to the Supervisor of Support Services and the School Director.

A School Social Worker, or Licensed School Social Worker, is responsible for supporting students and advocating for their emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Their duties include counseling students, connecting at-risk youth with helpful resources, assisting in the development and maintenance of the 504. and conducting home visits to provide additional support.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

-Uses assessment skills to determine the special needs of students.
-Provides input for program planning and evaluation and contributes to the development of departmental and system-wide policies.
-Employs appropriate social work methods in situations affecting the student’s educational progress.
-Maintains an advocacy role to ensure that the student’s educational, social, emotional,
and material needs are met by established laws, rules, and regulations.
-Provides consultation and in-service experiences for teachers and staff and engages in the mutual exchange of information with community agencies.
-Serves as a liaison between home-school communities and promotes effective resource utilization and positive relations with various publics.
-Organizes time, resources, and workload to meet responsibilities and maintains accurate case records and documentation.
-Shows evidence of professional growth and development and adheres to a professional code of ethics.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Member of the administrative team
• Conduct an assessment of student needs and issues
• Duties include promoting regular school attendance, conducting home visits when needed, advocating for students
• Provide culturally competent services
• Conduct groups as needed for topics such as self-esteem, anger management, impulse control, social skills, pregnancy prevention, parenting, and substance abuse
• Provide crisis intervention services as needed
• Provide short/long-term case management services to individual students, documenting as appropriate
• Resource person and refer to community agencies as appropriate, coordinating of services
• Assist in developing and implementing maternity plans for appropriate students
• Report suspected child abuse/neglect to appropriate authorities
• Oversee and intervene in issues of attendance for students; assisting as needed to ensure daily attendance
• Promote parental involvement in the schools
• Serve as a liaison between the school/family/community
• Participate in referrals and case management of students/families involved in the court system
• Identification of barriers to educational achievement

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7755912556

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