Social Workers

USD 480 District Parent & Family Liaison/Social Worker Reports To: Director of Federal Programs Position Purpose: Children are affected by many social forces that impact their role as students. Families can be in a state of change, or be experiencing economic and employment pressures; personal safety may be at risk due to drug/alcohol abuse, violence, or poor nutrition and health. Unmet physical and emotional needs of children affect their ability to learn and adjust in school. A social worker employed by USD 480 will be a mental health professionals who provides direct and indirect therapeutic services with, or on behalf of, students and their families. Qualifications: Required to hold a current and valid license to practice social work in the state of Kansas, issued by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Performance Responsibilities: Working together with administration, building parent coordinators, and teachers to ensure the access of all children to a free and appropriate education, and to clinical social work services as needed. Identifying those factors in the life of a student (home, school, and community) that may impact his/her education. Applying knowledge and skills when working with students and families, individually or in groups, for the purpose of enhancing positive educational experiences. Collaborating with family, school, and community agencies to enable a student to receive maximum benefit from his/her educational program. Consulting to the building Student Intervention Teams (SIT) in the general education problem-solving process. (This includes providing time-limited services to students on general education intervention plans.) Special assignments are available to those if interested or as assigned. These may include representing the district in community service organizations, being on district-level steering committees, and providing training in programs such as CPI. Any other responsibilities deemed necessary as assigned by the Director of Federal Programs.Liberal USD 480

Job Start Date: August-12-2019
Applications Due By: August-12-2019

Job Contact Information

Sheri King - - (620)604-1010

Employer Information

Liberal USD 480

Unified School District #480

401 N. Kansas Avenue     Liberal, Kansas 620-604-1010

USD 480 is a school district with 130 years of history, pride and tradition, including state championships in numerous sports, award-winning“That” Liberal Band, an AVID National Demonstration School, a Spanish/English dual language program, a community early learning m center, and a strong collaboration with Seward County Community College.  But in 2018, we began a new era. As an original member of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Redesign initiative, we emphasize #everylearnereveryday.  

Through a strong community presence and numerous partnerships with local businesses and organizations, our schools focus on personalized learning, project-based learning, and giving back to the community what they have so graciously given us with the construction of new facilities.  In 2014, the Liberal voters overwhelming supported a $127.8 million school bond that resulted in five brand new schools and major renovations to existing buildings across the community- the largest bond project in Kansas at the time! The addition of these schools helped us address overcrowding at neighborhood schools and created state-of-the-art learning environments that students, staff, parents, and community are proud of!

The campuses of USD 480 include:

Central Office (401 N Kansas) - Superintendent and other district-level personnel

Education Service Center (624 N Grant) - BOE, Newcomer’s Center, SPED, warehouse

Bright Start Early Learning Center (preK) - 836 S Jordan Ave

Meadowlark Elementary (grades K-5) - 1200 N Calvert

MacArthur Elementary (grades K-5) - 925 S Holly Drive

Prairie View Elementary (grades K-5) - 615 Warren Ave

Cottonwood Elementary (grades K-5) - 1100 W 11th Street

Sunflower Elementary (grades K-5) - 310 W Pine

Seymour Rogers Middle School (grades 6-8) - 721 Griffith

Eisenhower Middle School (grades 6-8) - 2000 N Western Ave

Liberal High School (grades 9-12) - 1611 W 2nd St

Employer Address: 401 N. Kansas Ave. Liberal, Kansas

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