Social Worker - Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Social Worker
Job Location: Early Childhood Special Education
Beginning: Aug 01, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District
Florissant, MO 63033
Telephone: 314-506-9158
Job Description:
Position Purpose:

The social worker will work under the general supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Special Education.  Key position responsibilities include providing students, parents, and guardians with individually-tailored consultation, resources, and referrals to maximize the student experience, address student social/emotional needs, and help students overcome barriers.  The social worker should conform to the standards established by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s in Social Work preferred, or other similar Master’s degree.
  • Practicum experience or on-the-job experience in providing social services or counseling assistance
 Essential Functions: 
  • Conducts assessments and evaluations to determine the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students in order to provide effective intervention strategies leading to academic success.  
  • Performs casework services with students and parents to encourage parental understanding of, and participation in, overcoming challenges to maximize the educational experience of students. 
  • Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations, and institutions. 
  • Serves as a resource to students and parents to counseling services that will lead to increased student personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management.
  • Serves as a liaison between home and school. 
  • Acquires professional knowledge of current developments in the field by attending seminars, workshops, professional meetings, and/or by conducting research.
  • Provides crisis intervention services.
  • Organizes and maintains systems for accurate and complete record-keeping as required by district/department procedures and applicable laws. 
  • Supports parental/guardian involvement in their child's education and facilitates effective communication between school and home.  
Additional Duties: 
  • Performs other related tasks/duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Development and facilitate social skills groups 
  • Participating member of Tier II committee
Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 
Travel Requirements: 
  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.  
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of social work principles, theories, methods, assessments, etc.
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles. 
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans. 
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. 
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work with others. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents/guardians. 
Competitive salary and benefits
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Education Level
2020-2021 School Year ONLY

Complete an online application at  Attach the following:  letter of interest, resume, copy of current certification and list of five names of references, including addresses, day and evening phone numbers, and email addresses, (including current supervisor).  Once your online application is complete, please follow the directions on the website to indicate your interest for this position.  

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