School Social Worker

Geary County USD 475

Job Description

 

Classification:                        Certified

Division/Department:           

Job Category:                         Special Education

FLSA:                                      Exempt

Title:                                       School Social Worker

Qualifications:                        *M.S. in Social Work and Kansas License to Practice

Reports To:                             Executive Director of Special Education

BASIC FUNCITON/PURPOSE

School social workers seek to be change agents in the schools they work by partnering with administrators, staff, and students around the areas of mental health, behavior, and social/emotional functioning.  School social workers provide a variety of services for students and staff, advocate for the needs of students, and address system and environmental factors that could be contributing to negative academic outcomes. 

CRITICAL SKILLS:

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

            The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.           

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

The candidate:

  • Complete psychosocial assessments for initial IEP’s, including completing a record review, social history, interviews, classroom observations, and standardized assessments (such as the BASC-2).
  • Complete the social/emotional section on all IEP forms.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork including, but not limited to: IEP and supporting documents, data collection, Medicaid and regular logs, assessment summaries
  • Determine how much social work time each student needs upon completion of the psychosocial assessment.
  • Write a social/emotional goal for the IEP if providing social work services
  • Attend all IEP meetings for the students on your caseload.
  • Update all social/emotional goals every 9 weeks.
  • Collaborate with teachers on a daily basis to implement behavioral strategies and provide support as needed.
  • Assist/Support teachers with determining appropriate consequences based on individual student needs.
  • Assist/Support the teachers with interpreting behaviors (i.e. is the behavior a manifestation of the students disability or is it due to environmental factors or a combination of both?).
  • Engage students, through discussion, that are having behavioral difficulties as they occur.
  • Assist/Support teacher’s process with students about their behavior.
  • Provide resources and information regarding mental health and behaviors to teachers and paraprofessionals that is specific to individual students in the program.
  • Assist/Support teachers with the training of paraprofessionals in behavioral areas.
  • Provide weekly social work services as listed on the IEP.
  • Social work services can be provided in individual meetings or group sessions.
  • Each service should be individualized to address current student needs and the IEP goal as a whole.
  • Monitors progress systematically, and adjusts interventions based on data showing effectiveness/ineffectiveness of interventions with families
  • Maintain continuous communication with parents through home visits, phone calls, e-mail, parent meetings, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with area agencies.
  • Review progress toward IEP outcomes, re-evaluate and summarize progress, and revise IEP’s within required timelines
  • Demonstrate skills for accessing technology for communication and completion of job-related tasks
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Term of Employment:            Teacher contract (+10 days)

Salary Range:                         Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule

Evaluation Frequency:           Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.

Updated 4-5-18

 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Health Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule. per negotiated agreement
Job Start Date: August-31-2018
Applications Due By: August-31-2018

Job Contact Information

Mona Manley - monamanley@usd475.org -

Employer Information

Geary County USD 475 www.usd475.org

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 14 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theatre, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 


Employer Address: 123 North Eisenhower
PO Box 370
Junction City, Kansas


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