Date Posted:  January 11, 2021

Position Title: School Social Worker

Assignment: Related Services assigned to White Bear Lake School District

FTE: 1.0  (0.6 Matoska International IB World School (Monday – Wednesday), 0.4 Early Childhood Programs (Thursday – Friday)

Expected Starting Date: ASAP

Nature of Work:

Incumbents provide support services to current and prospective students. Responsibilities may include educating staff in trauma informed strategies; responding to student behavioral crises; monitoring student progress toward IEP goals; performing assessments; and developing restorative plans.
Typical Class Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and implements behavioral and crisis interventions; administers and analyzes student needs assessments; conducts interviews with students, family, and school staff; conducts observations; creates related plans of action to meet the individual needs of students; collaborates with staff, families, outside agencies, and others in the management and support of interventions and IEP goals; and monitors plans.
  • Plans and conducts individualized sessions with students to develop, teach, and implement social and emotional support tools; discuss prevention, problem solving techniques, academics, peer relations, and issues creating barriers for their academic success; and reviews progress.
  • Evaluates and makes referrals to outside providers, community resources, social services, and other programs; and collaborates and communicates with school staff, students, families, and outside resources.
  • Collaborates, facilitates, and attends meetings with administrators, teachers, staff, related service providers, families, and others to coordinate and provide services; and educates and trains staff on related topics including trauma informed strategies.
  • Prepares documentation, reports, and/or other correspondence including assessments, evaluation reports, progress reports, and other related paperwork; and ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Monitors attendance and truancy issues; communicates truancy issues to guardians; and contacts applicable external agencies and resources as necessary.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training and Experience Requirements: 

Master’s Degree in Social Service or related field; five years related experience.  Certification as a LGSW, LISW, LICSW, or LSW, and licensed or able to obtain a license from the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board as a School Social Worker.

Knowledge Requirements: 

  • Social work principles and techniques;
  • Human behavior in the social environment;
  • Crisis intervention strategies and techniques;
  • Problem solving techniques;
  • Community resources;
  • Case management principles and practices;
  • Child development and learning;
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.

Skill Requirements: 

  • Conducting interventions and assessments;
  • Providing counseling services;
  • Managing crises;
  • Identifying and resolving problems;
  • Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Preparing and maintaining records and reports;
  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements: 

Positions in this class typically require:  climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

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