School Social Worker (MSW and Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, or willingness to obtain, preferred)

POSITION GOAL:
To identify and make special provisions for students who are at risk of failing to meet educational expectations and assist staff members in fulfillment of a belief that success in meeting universally high and reasonable expectations, eventual graduation, and continued education and/or future employment are attainable goals for all students.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Personal qualifications suitable for working with at-risk student populations and their parents.
2. Special preparation in social work, mental health, counseling, special needs, special education and at-risk youth programs is desirable. MSW and Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, or willingness to obtain, preferred.
3. Willing to work with students with behavioral, emotional, or home problems and to go into homes of such students in order to work with parents.
4. Ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, administrators, support personnel, parents and other specialists.

Performance Responsibilities:
1. Accept referrals and discusses problem situations with administrators, counselors and teachers concerning students who are not able to function in school because of behavioral, emotional, or home difficulties.
2. Provide individual and/or group counseling as appropriate for the students referred.
3. Help staff provide for, monitor and adjust learning experiences so as to accelerate each student’s learning progress beyond the rate apparently experienced to the date of identification for the program.
4. Help staff provide the extra time, attention and care needed to counsel and help students and their families to become involved in the education process and to have access to basic care normally expected of families.
5. Promote a relationship of trust and mutual respect between school and home, and between the school and other agencies concerned with the welfare of students.  Coordinate school efforts with the efforts of other agencies.
6. Find solutions to individual student problem situations which will maximize that student’s chances for success in school, home, community, and life.             7. Establish continuous communication with the various agencies within the community which provide services for students.  Evaluate the need to refer individuals to other agencies for assistance.
8. Make home visits, as needed, to the parents of referred students in order to discuss experiences and seek solutions.
9. Bring parents and school personnel together to discuss mutually beneficial solutions.
10.  Help staff and students recognize and establish links between basic school curriculum, further education opportunities, and occupational expectations.
11.  Develop/select final instruments for base-data collection and subsequent evaluation.  Collect and record data from assessments, teachers, parents and others in regard to the behavioral, social, academic and career objectives.
12.  Coordinate and cooperate with building-level teams for the identification of student needs, target performance goals and developing education plans.
13.  Keep records of involvement with students and share information with appropriate individuals.
14.  Report to principals with respect to building program coordination and provide such other building program coordination as deemed necessary.
15.  Participate in activities which contribute to the effective operation of the school.
16.  Assume such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the principal or Superintendent.

Zone 6

Grades

K–4

Additional Information

Plattsmouth is a rural community and has schools within 10 min. of Bellevue and 20 min. of Omaha. Visit us at http://www.pcsd.org/” data-cke-saved-href=”www.pcsd.org” target=”_blank” title=”http://www.pcsd.org/”>www.pcsd.org“>http://www.pcsd.org/”>www.pcsd.org, Facebook, and Twitter. Base salary for 2019-2020 is $34,700 plus full family health insurance.

Contact Information

Plattsmouth Community Schools
1912 Old Hwy. 34
Plattsmouth, Nebraska 68048
https://www.pcsd.org

Dr. Richard E. Hasty
(p) (402) 296-3361 2813

How to Apply

Apply online at www.pcsd.org. Go to Departments>Human Resources>Job Opportunities. Submit an online application, cover letter, resume, transcripts, and at least three reference letters. Thank you. EOE.