Job Description

    Certified: Licensed Social Worker JobID: 3888
  • Position Type:
    School-Based Support Staff/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Desert Edge High School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

    TITLE: Licensed Social Worker FTE: 1.0

    FLSA STATUS: Exempt WORK CALENDAR: 198 days

    COMPENSATION: Certified School-Based Support Staff Compensation Guide (Starting $50,455)


    1. Provides information and acts as a liaison between the District, school, community, and families including, but not limited to, counseling referrals, home visits, access to community resources and McKinney Vento services

    2. Provides direct services to Exceptional Students/General Education Students and their families, within a multi-cultural framework, by providing therapeutic interventions, counseling, and crisis intervention (i.e.: self-injury, suicide ideation, child abuse, grief/loss)

    3. Provides documentation by generating and completing accurate and comprehensive reports including a weekly log to document activities and contacts

    4. Networks with District and school staff, counselors, consultants and community agencies to create and coordinate resources and services for students and families

    5. Assists in coordinating and facilitating the placements and return of students to District schools from private placement, alternative programs, and homeless/migrant situations as appropriate.

    6. Demonstrates professional knowledge and engages in ongoing professional development in accordance with the National Association of Social Work Standards and Code of Ethics

    7. Consults with multidisciplinary teams to support academic success and social emotional wellbeing, regarding but not limited to, crisis intervention, child abuse/neglect, ethnicity and diversity, mental health, behavior management, threat management, etc

    8. Consults regularly with the campus guidance counselors and administration to provide recommendations as needed

    9. Submits billing for medical reimbursement for services with designated Exceptional Student populations, as appropriate per licensure

    10. Complies with legal mandates/laws and ethical standards that influence professional responsibilities including but not limited to Federal, state, county and city statues, rules, regulations, ordinances and AFUHSD policies and procedures

    11. Provides professional learning for staff, parents, community groups and/or students to enhance understanding of and services for the education and social/emotional development of at-risk students

    12. Participates in appropriate professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills

    13. Identifies and places qualifying students in homeless programming; maintains accurate written records

    14. Ensures transportation needs for students who are eligible for McKinney Vento services to and from school is complete

    15. Works with counselors and coordinates ordering and distribution of necessary supplies for qualifying McKinney Vento students

    16. Counsels with students and parents to identify and recommend to school personnel solutions for the educational needs of the target group

    17. Creates a monthly academic update for ELL students which will be provided to site administration

    18. Maintains an accurate log that documents services provided to ELL students and families

    19. Attends and records PAC meetings

    20. Creates a monthly parent newsletter highlighting the District’s Vision, school activities and celebrating students’ success

    21. Works with site administration to organize opportunities for ELL parent involvement, school visitation and participation in school sponsored activities

    22. Organizes time, resources, energy and workload in order to meet responsibilities

    23. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, parents and school issues

    24. Provides a welcoming atmosphere for students, staff, parents and community

    25. Performs responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner

    26. Performs other duties as assigned


    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

    Education / Certificate
    1. Minimum of an earned Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution
    2. Valid Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners LMSW or LCSW license

    3. Must be able to obtain Arizona Department of Education School Social Work certification

    4. Current and valid IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card


    1. Minimum of five years of experience in serving as an advocate for children and parents

    2. Demonstrated leadership and ability to work effectively with groups and individuals; demonstrated skills in organizing ideas and presenting them with clarity and conciseness

    3. Understands and respects the diversity of the school community’s economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds and situations

    4. Ability to establish rapport with parents, students, community, teachers, counselors, administrators and other school personnel

    5. Ability to work with a variety of student populations and their families

    6. Demonstrates the ability to interpret data, prepare and present reports

    7. Exceptional professional role model

    8. Ability to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends

    9. Exercise leadership in the support of the planning, implementation, and long-range goals of the District

    Communication Skills

    1.Strong writing, literacy, and communication skills; uses effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences

    2. Bilingual communication is beneficial

    Computer Skills

    1. Knowledge of Google Suite

    2. Technical experience with Excel and PowerPoint


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to lift and carry materials and packages weighing up to 15 pounds

    2. Ability to travel throughout school sites as required


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to tolerate a semi-private, high paced working environment

    2. Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and computer work

    3. Must be able to multitask

    4. Must be able to obtain District certificate for driving a District vehicle

    5. Must be able to be flexible with work hours


    The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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