Job Description

  • Social Worker JobID: 3109
  • Position Type:
    School-Based Support Staff/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

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    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Licensed Social Worker (Homeless/Home School Liaison)
    Base Salary: $49,500 (w/Prop monies)

    General Description:

    The Social Worker provides services to students whose social, emotional, and/or family problems interfere with his/her capacity to function adequately within the educational environment. The Social Worker professionally assesses the problem(s) in order to provide and refer for interventions or assistance that eliminate barriers to learning. The Social Worker promotes and enhances the overall academic vision and mission of the AFUHSD by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. They are a link between the home, school and community in providing direct /indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students’ academic and social success. A primary task is to empower students, families and school personnel to access available opportunities and resources to fully develop each student’s potential. Assistance may include school, family, and/or community resources. As the Homeless and Home School Liaison, the LSW coordinates the services for each student who qualifies for McKinney Vento services as well as communicating with families and schools.

    II. Qualifications:
    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. Valid Department of Public Safety IVP Fingerprint Card.
    4. Minimum of five years of experience in serving as an advocate for children and parents.
    5. Demonstrated leadership and ability to work effectively with groups and individuals; demonstrated skills in organizing ideas and presenting them with clarity and conciseness.
    6. Understands and respects the diversity of the school community’s economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds and situations.
    7. Ability to establish rapport with parents, students, community, teachers, counselors, administrators and other school personnel.
    8. Ability to work with a variety of student populations and their families.
    9. Demonstrates the ability to interpret data, prepare and present reports.
    10. Exceptional professional role model.
    11. Strong writing, literacy, listening and communication skills.
    12. Ability to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends.
    13. Exercise leadership in the support of the planning, implementation, and long-range goals of the District.
    14. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred and capable of serving as an interpreter when appropriate.
    15. Such alternatives to the above as the Governing Board and Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

    III. Duties and Responsibilities:
    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.

    III. Duties and Responsibilities (Continued):
    1. Networks with District and school staff, counselors, consultants and community agencies to create and coordinate resources and services for students and families.
    2. 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.
    3. Demonstrates professional knowledge and engages in ongoing professional development in accordance with the National Association of Social Work Standards and Code of Ethics.
    4. 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.
    5. Consults regularly with the campus guidance counselors and administration to provide recommendations as needed.
    6. Submits billing for medical reimbursement for services with designated Exceptional Student populations, as appropriate per licensure.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Participates in appropriate professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
    10. Identifies and places qualifying students in homeless programming; maintains accurate written records.
    11. Ensures transportation needs for students who are eligible for McKinney Vento services to and from school is complete.
    12. Works with counselors and coordinates ordering and distribution of necessary supplies for qualifying McKinney Vento students.
    13. Counsels with students and parents to identify and recommend to school personnel solutions for the educational needs of the target group.
    14. Creates a monthly academic update for ELL students which will be provided to site administration.
    15. Maintains an accurate log that documents services provided to ELL students and families.
    16. Attends and records PAC meetings.
    17. Creates a monthly parent newsletter highlighting the District’s Vision, school activities and celebrating students’ success.
    18. Works with site administration to organize opportunities for ELL parent involvement, school visitation and participation in school sponsored activities.
    19. Organizes time, resources, energy and workload in order to meet responsibilities.
    20. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, parents and school issues.
    21. Provides a welcoming atmosphere for students, staff, parents and community.
    22. Performs responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner.
    23. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Status: Certified/Exempt Reports to and Evaluated by the Director of Federal Programs and Community Outreach

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