New Haven Unified School District

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Social Worker

School Social Worker

A. PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Under general supervision, facilitates, participates in, and provides input for system wide, school based, and departmental program planning, evaluation, and development of policies. All program planning and evaluation activities are done in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and school board policies. Will operate as an advocate with all community populations utilizing skills that respect issues of cultural and ethnic diversity and equity for every student and family. Also, will provide specialized consultative services to school staff, community agencies and other professionals. Services are designed to assist families, students, and educational professionals in providing quality interventions, which allow students to reach their highest educational, developmental and social potential.

B. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to designated administrator.

C. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Works closely with District Health and Wellness Committee to coordinate and implement school climate initiatives.
  • Assesses the social-emotional service needs of students, coordinates existing mental health services and resources and works with external providers to expand, enhance and improve services.
  • Consistent with the New Haven model, serves as an internship field supervisor for Masters of Social Work students, which includes providing training and supervision as required by the placement education institution, participate in intern recruitment, placement, and completion of all paperwork required by educational institutions. May also serve as the site supervisor for Alameda County Interns and maintain appropriate communication between their internship field supervisors.
  • Maintains knowledge and delivers support services in accordance with law and current best practices, including evidence-based and evidence-informed practices.
  • Establishes, fosters, and maintains professional, collaborative relationships with relevant governmental/social service agencies, local universities, as well as departments within the district for the purposes of inter/intra-agency collaboration and referral.
  • Promotes parental involvement in the provision of all services, as relevant.
  • Develops, improves and coordinates the facilitation of a Coordination of Services Team (COST) in collaboration with local community based service providers, guidance counselors, administrators and other school staff
  • Serves on the school Crisis Team to promote and maintain a safe, caring, and drug free school and learning environment.
  • Prioritizes services for our most vulnerable youth and families, including those of low socio-economic status, without insurance, court-involved, homeless, and/or involved in the foster care system.
  • Serves on community interagency teams and other task force teams relevant to School Social Work (Pupil Services, Counseling Collaborative and the School Resource Team).
  • Consults, collaborates, and conducts trainings with and for coordinators, specialists, psychologists, counselors, teachers, and other colleagues.
  • Maintains accurate and appropriate case records and documentation (log) and a statistical, demographic breakdown of current caseload.
 
D. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Social Work
  • Holds valid License with the California Board of Behavioral Science, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Ability to supervise Master’s of Social Work intern(s)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural
  • Experience with students & families from a diverse background, K-12th grade
  • Experience coordinating and knowledge of comprehensive support systems in schools
  • Experience with Teacher consultation around behavior/social emotional concerns

 

E. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Valid Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • School-based mental health experience
  • Experience with school climate initiatives such as restorative practices, trauma-informed schools, and/or PBIS
F. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Valid Pupil Personnel Services Credential
 
G. WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT
Office environment
Driving a vehicle to conduct work

 

H. COMPENSATION
Range 31
205 Day Workyear