Job Description

Openings as of 11/12/2019
Student Support Services

  • Social Worker JobID: 671
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:
    9/12/2019

  • Location:
    District Office
    (High-Needs School)


  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled

  •   ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Works cooperatively and maintains effective relationships with students, parents, district personnel and the general public.
    • Assess needs of students through observations, social history interviews and consultations with teachers and other staff and provide direct interventions (support groups, brief psychoeducational individual sessions, mediations, behavior management plans, classroom presentations, teacher support) to help ensure the success of students.
    • Coordinate intervention strategies for Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) on various topics (Behavioral Health Team participation, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies, bully prevention, peer mediation, substance use awareness, character education).
    • Facilitate referrals to community agencies to help meet the needs of students and families.
    • Participate in crisis intervention services as requested by administration (respond in a timely manner to crisis situations, assume leadership or guidance roles as requested, facilitate referrals to appropriate agencies for needed follow up as appropriate).
    • Coordinate school programs that address the physical needs of students and their families such as food, clothing, shelter and holiday assistance.
    • Maintain adequate safeguards for the confidentiality of information as the circumstances require.
    • Participate in or lead professional growth opportunities through various means such as staff development opportunities, conferences, seminars and workshops.
    • Provide consultation to school administrator(s), teachers, staff and parents regarding assessment and intervention plans of students targeted for services.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the Social Work Code of Ethics and sensitivity to diverse cultures.
    • Serves as resource person for administration, teachers, attendance office and nurse’s office.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
    • Listen and communicate effectively in order to gather, convey or exchange information, including giving instructions, assignments or directions
    • Ability to respond appropriately to inquiries or complaints
    • Ability to read, comprehend, and prepare various kinds of communication and information including emails, correspondence, reports, articles, spreadsheets, staff development
    • Knowledge on how to plan, educational forms and data write using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style
    • Knowledge on how to apply principles of logical, critical, creative or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Demonstrate and apply common sense understanding to carry out simple instruction and to make simple decisions
    • Interpret, infer, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate materials, resources, situations and
    • Demonstrate continued professional curiosity and growth
    • Communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of settings, using appropriate terminology and by telephone and email
    • Ability to hear, speak, read, record, and explain information, communication adequately
    • Ability to maintain a collected behavior in stressful situations
    • The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with parents, students, and professional staff
    Education & Experience:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), ADE Certified School Social Worker, or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Bachelor’s in Social Work or Related Field or any combination of education and work related experience that would evidence the ability to carry out the responsibilities of this position.
    • Knowledge and awareness of Native American cultures.
    • Two years’ experience with Native American students and families preferred.
    • Bilingual – Navajo/English preferred, but not required.
    • DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card
    Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Office, Google Suite
    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 the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    This position requires the use of strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job; sit, stand and walk for required periods of time; speak and hear; use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision; communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication; reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers and/or controls.

    Work Environment:
    The position is exposed to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses; occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions; exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities; exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment; function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but that can be noisy at times.




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