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Social Worker 2023/24 School Year - Desert Thunder

Company: Avondale Elementary School District
Location: Avondale
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Certified Support Services/Social Worker
Date Posted:
Desert Thunder School
Closing Date:
Until Filled Social Worker
I. General Description:
Responsible for providing social work services to assigned school site applying the National Association of Social Workers Standards.
II. Qualifications:

  • Three years of K-12 teaching, social work or related experience.
  • Valid Arizona Department of Education Social Worker Certificate
  • Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by DPS
    III. Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Identifies and assesses the relevant factors involved in the problems of students referred because of learning, emotional, behavioral, social, physical, economic, cultural, or family difficulties.
    • Provides intervention services with children and families that may include assessment, individual short-term or crisis counseling, group instruction, support groups, and home visitation.
    • Identifies and refers students and parent to other community agencies as needed with administrator approval.
    • Interacts effectively with other agencies or professionals in order to establish and implement a referral system as a support to the children and families.
    • Provides information and consultation to teachers, administrators, family members, and significant others in regard to the intervention plan for the child receiving services.
    • Attends Child Study and school meetings as directed.
    • Maintains confidential documentation of student contacts: anecdotal records, phone calls, correspondence, conferences, staff contacts.
    • Provides consultation, training, and updated resource information to district staff on intervention issues.
    • Provide short-term counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
    • Coordinates intervention services with recommendations of treatment agencies when students return to school.
    • Works with the truancy intervention specialist in helping solve truancy issues.
    • Makes home visits with school staff, as needed, both with intervention and school issues.
    • Maintains close communication with building administration, psychologist, counselor, and exceptional student services and comprehensive health initiatives director.
    • Documents and evaluates the effectiveness of services provided.
    • Follows District policies, procedures, and directives in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Performs such other tasks as may be assigned.
      Reports to: Director of Exceptional Student Services and Comprehensive Health Initiatives & Building Principal
      Primary Location: Desert Thunder School
      Salary Range: Certified Support Salary Schedule / Per Year
      Shift Type: Full-Time

Keywords: Avondale Elementary School District, Avondale , Social Worker 2023/24 School Year - Desert Thunder, Healthcare , Avondale, Arizona

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