Social Worker - Special School District
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Social Worker 2019-2020 School Year
Job Location: Districtwide
Deadline: Jun 30, 2019**
District: Special School District
Town & Country, MO 63131
Telephone: 314-989-8211
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Job Description:
Summary:  Assists students in receiving maximum benefit from their school experience by identifying and attempting to eliminate social, emotional, and environmental barriers to success.
Provides services to and effectively addresses the needs of seriously emotionally disturbed students in the least restrictive environment.
 
Job Responsibilities:
(To be successful at SSD all positions must embrace the principles of – One Child-One Team, service oriented leadership, accountable management, and effective collaboration.)
 
Instruction and Learning – Student achievement/performance and staff growth
 
  1. Provides direct/group counseling services and/or case management services to address specific needs determined through the assessment process. If applicable, acts as a member of the therapeutic team which identifies and addresses the mental health needs of individual students in a specific program within the district.
  2.  Keeps records of activities and makes monthly statistical reports to social work administrator; records student interventions in a confidential and professional manner; provides a written response to services provided through IEP and/or the referral process.
  3. Continuously monitors social, emotional and environmental factors impacting student performance and, as a part of the IEP team, routinely evaluates student progress and program needs.
  4. Assists staff in the assessment and interpretation of the social, emotional and environmental needs of students within the realm of the school setting to minimize factors which inhibit learning.

Resource Utilization
 
  1. Makes referrals to community resources and provides follow-up/liaison with private or community resources as needed on the student’s benefit.
  2. In-services teachers regarding the signs of suspected abuse/neglect and procedures to follow.
  3. Helps parents understand and meet their children’s social and emotional needs; able to discuss and interpret the findings and recommendations of evaluation and/or the social work assignment process; assists parents in utilizing school and community resources effectively.
  
Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree in social work required (54 to 60 hours).  Experience in child mental health and individual/group counseling with children required.  Experience in services to children with disabilities preferred.
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Licensed Master Social Worker required
Licensed Clinical Social Worker required within 3 years from date of hire.


Interested applicants must apply online:   www.ssdmo.org/careers.html
 
The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious preference, marital status, disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.  Employees of the District are required to comply with the provisions of the Title VII of The Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.
 
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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