Social Worker
Posting # 3855

Columbia Heights Public Schools is looking to hire a full-time Social Worker to work at Highland Elementary School.

Position is a 1.0 FTE (benefit eligible).
Position begins August 2022

Internal posting dates: 8/15/22 – 8/17/22
External posting dates: 8/18/22 – until filled

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Sarah Godfrey, Director of Special Education, 763-528-4540,

Interested applicants should apply online
Interviews will be scheduled at the request of the School District

Major Responsibilities: 
Performs difficult professional work appraising and meeting sociological needs of individual students; supporting and assisting families, providers and school staff in this area; coordinating attendance and other student services, and related work as apparent or assigned.  


Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of social, economic and health problems; general knowledge of social institutions and the methods of the helping process; thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior; thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, methods and techniques used for assessing sociological needs of individual students; thorough knowledge of federal and state mandates and local procedures and regulations relating to social and community support programs;  general knowledge of standard computer equipment and applicable hardware and software; comprehensive skill communicating both orally and in writing; ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, teachers and administrators; ability to plan and organize work and to understand and interpret laws, policies and regulations; ability to identify social problems and needs to assess the ability of individuals and families to utilize services in problem-solving; ability to work with and through other school personnel, parents and community agencies; ability to prepare reports and maintain records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, other professional and technical staff, social agencies and the general public.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in social work, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work frequently sitting, speaking or hearing and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and exposure to bodily fluids; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).