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School Social Worker

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POSITION GOAL: Provide services to and on behalf of students whose educational or behavioral development is restricted due to social or emotional consideration, family circumstances or problems of the environment.

•Provide the social developmental study for case study evaluation and participate in the identification of those children who require social work intervention.
•Participate in multi-disciplinary staff conferences concerning individual cases and recommend placement in programs of Special Education and/or other appropriate programs.
•Prepare local and state reports as needed.
•Serve as a direct link between school, family, and community to address and support students’ educational and social emotional needs.
•Be familiar with community resources, connect families as needed and serve as liaison between school, community, and home.
•Consult with teachers, principals and other school personnel on individual cases, sharing appropriate information with them and utilizing their knowledge and skills.
•Conduct home visits and collect diagnostic data relevant to a student’s school, home and community adjustment.
•Assist students directly toward optimal school adjustment.
•Partner with parents toward improving home and school situations whereby more favorable conditions will be attained in regard to schoolwork, behavior, attendance and interest.
•Provide direct services to children through counseling and performing social work remedial measures as appropriate to the needs of students, individually or in groups.
•Attend departmental, inter-departmental, professional and inter-agency meetings.
•Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities within the scope of the profession as may be assigned by the Special Services Coordinator, Principal, and/or administrative designee.

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