2021-2022 Social Worker
Job Title: School Social Worker
Department: Student Services/Special Education
Reports To: Director of Student Services
Hours and Days:
Desired Start Date: August 5, 2021
School Social Worker
FTE: 1.00000 , Hours/Day: 8.000 , Days/Year: 185
Assists with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy. Provide services based on a combination of problem-solving, consultative, and direct service models. This position provides support at multiple locations within North Platte Public School District (9 elementary schools).
Essential Functions: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develop individual, group or system level interventions which improve identified problems or concerns, including academic, social/emotional/behavioral/mental health needs as they relate to educational progress.
Uses research-based and technically sound practices to drive decision-making and interventions; and collaborates with school personnel and parents in order to develop and modify student intervention strategies.
Designs/implements and progress monitors intervention plans.
Participates in team-based follow-up activities to review student progress, analyze data, and modify individual interventions.
Reviews school-wide assessment data to assist building staff(s) in interpreting and designing school-wide interventions.
Serve as liaison among district building(s), families and community and collaborates with various teams to assure positive outcomes for all learners.
Participate in interdisciplinary staffing’s to determine the eligibility, appropriate planning, and re-evaluation for students who require special education services/programs.
Masters in Social Worker (MSW) and licensed to practice clinical social work in the state of Nebraska.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT: Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships and function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with others and independently as appropriate. Willingness to be flexible and respond to the changing needs of clients and the district. Ability to integrate educational theory, research and expertise into appropriate practices for local contexts, in a style that facilitates positive change and continuous improvement. Must have effective group facilitation skills. Ability to use data to make educationally sound decisions. Knowledge of best practices in curriculum, instruction and assessment; and of applicable rules and laws that govern educational decisions. Ability to read and interpret documents, write reports and correspondence, and apply appropriate mathematical concepts; and to use and integrate technology appropriately in daily work which includes, but is not limited to, efficient voice mail systems, application of basic computer skills to effectively use e-mail, internet, and word processing.
August 5, 2021
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