Social Worker - Special School District
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Social Worker - Ackerman School
Job Location: Ackerman School
Deadline: Jul 04, 2022**
District: Special School District
Town & Country, MO 63131
Telephone: 314-989-8211
Job Description:
Social Worker
REPORTS TO: Special Education Coordinator/Principal
DEPARTMENT: Student Services

The primary responsibility of the Social Worker is to assist 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide education and support for Trauma Informed framework and will provide direct support and resources in the event of a specific student/staff or community crisis in the district(s) which they serve.  
Education and 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.
The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. Please visit our website at for  job description and salary schedule information.  

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Starting at $49,350 to $71,550 based on education and experience. 
  • Group benefits plans for medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Enrollment in Missouri public school retirement systems
  • Paid holidays
  • 13 PTO days per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Healthcare spending account

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