School Social Worker

Ft Leavenworth USD 207   Fort Leavenworth, KS   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on January 27, 2023
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School Social Worker for the 2023/24 School Year

Job Description:

School Social Worker (2023/2024 School Year)

Job Description

 Purpose: The School Social Worker provides comprehensive services to students, parents, and school staff in an effort to address barriers that limit students from receiving full benefits from their educational experience. The School Social Worker serves as a link between home, school, and community by providing direct student services and assisting families in accessing appropriate community resources. Additionally, they support students' social and emotional health while fostering academic achievement through promoting lifelong resilience.

Reports To: Building Principal(s) and Director of Special Services

FLSA Status: Exempt, Salaried  

Salary: 187-day contract plus 2 additional contract days, based on Negotiated Agreement Salary Schedule

Required Qualifications:  

  • Licensed Social Worker by the Behavioral Science Regulatory Board in the State of Kansas.
  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college/university
  • Possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures that mandate and guide behavior therapy practices
  • Ability to interpret evaluation data and write comprehensive reports
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate respectively and compassionately to a child and their family
  • Ability to document in accordance with professional standards and state and local guidelines
  • A high level of professionalism and decorum.
  • Highly organized and detail orientated
  • The desire to continue career improvement by enhancing skills and job
  • Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the District Office (after an employment offer is made)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years successful experience as a School Social Worker or demonstration of qualities consistent with a Master Social Worker

Essential Functions:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Assesses student and family needs for the purpose of developing and implanting individuals plans of services to support educational objectives in the general education and special education settings
  • Provides effective counseling to students and parents
  • Administers psycho-social and behavioral assessment and diagnosis
  • Makes referrals to public or private agencies with appropriate follow-up
  • Serves as a liaison between school, family, and community resources
  • Serves as a source of information regarding community resources
  • Updates and maintains appropriate, confidential school records and provides written reports and communications
  • Understands and has knowledge of potential services available to students and parents and proper processes for requesting such services
  • Coordinates activities between school and with a variety of outside services agencies (e.g., mental health, medical, etc.) for the purpose of providing referrals for families and/or students
  • Ability to think outside the box and develop plans and identify services to best serve and meet a student’s individual needs
  • Proactively plans and prepares student supports that are utilized throughout the day
  • Organizes and provides individual and group therapy
  • Proactively schedules parent conferences, visits, and shares information pertaining to the student
  • Able to assess a student, and provide support and assistance to a student, after an incident has occurred
  • Participate in multi-tiered system of supports and restorative practices to support students’ well-being
  • Develop, participate, and deliver district-wide professional development
  • Willing to travel locally using own transportation (mileage reimbursed), which includes the ability to conduct home visits as a method to access the family and lead interviews in response to school referrals
  • Maintains case records for the purpose of documenting activities and complying with mandated reporting and requirements
  • Preforms other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the safety and well-being of students and others in the school setting
  • Regular attendance at work

General Responsibilities

  • Contributes to safe and orderly work environment
  • Works to help ensure student achievement and social/emotional health
  • Builds positive school/community relations
  • Works to develop constructive, collaborative work environments
  • Assesses and addresses the behavioral, emotional, and social needs of students and families
  • Practices responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management
  • Models positive professional attributes
  • Sees that district policies are observed during all activities
  • Keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques
  • Obtains advance approval of the Principal for all activities and expenditures
  • Adheres to all District policies and procedures including the USD207 Negotiated Agreement
  • Adheres to all District health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal or other Administrative Staff

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 this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to enter data into a computer, to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Ability to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone
  • Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height
  • Ability to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead

Terms of Employment: At will employment and Salary to be determined by the Board.

Evaluation:  Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions Negotiated Agreement.

Salary Range: $47,000. $85,000. / Per year.

Ft Leavenworth USD 207 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training or promoting on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.