DW Social Worker

Zuni, NM, US
Apr 16, 2021
Position Type:
Student Support Services/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Zuni Public School District

  • Closing Date:

  • Position: Social Worker
    Reports to: Director of Special Education
    Site: Central Office
    Contract Length: 9 months/188 days
    Salary: $65,928.00 to $83,796.00

    Purpose: Provide a safe, supportive learning environment for students. This includes promoting/addressing the social and emotional health and wellness of students, ensure access to appropriate behavioral health services.

    This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing company and department
    objectives and only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no
    way to be construed as an all-encompassing list of duties.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    A Master's degree in Social Work or related field;
    Licensed Social Worker with NM Social Worker Examiners Board or the ability to attain one;
    Five years of experience in Social Work;
    Verifiable demonstrated progressive leadership experience;
    Knowledge of Regular Education Federal Medicaid Billing processes;
    Must have strong verbal and written communication, technology and budget management skills;
    Ability to build effective relationships with students, community, parents, staff and general public.

    Essential Duties:
    • Assess students for support systems, barriers to academic performance, physical and emotional functioning, substance abuse, peer issues, suicidal ideation and other issues;
    • Provide therapeutic services such as group, individual, or family counseling to facilitate aligned approaches to students support;
    • Develop and implementing treatment plans that support student self-determination;
    • Provide crisis intervention, ongoing intervention strategies, and conflict resolution and anger management skills for students;
    • Participate in special education assessment meetings, preparing a social or developmental history on a student with disabilities, and assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies;
    • Contribute to a multi-disciplinary team such as a Student Assistant Team, School Safety Committee, District of School Crisis Response Team, or School Health Advisory Council;
    • Conducts home visits;
    • Performs casework services with individual students to correct those personal, social, or emotional maladjustments related to their educational and social progress;
    • Consults and collaborates with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case, and in establishing a planning for respective roles in the modification of the student's behavior;
    • Performs casework service with parent(s) as an integral part of the task of helping students to collaborates with others (e.g. district superintendent, teachers, building principals, other professional staff, parent groups, community organizations, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services in accordance with programmatic and regulatory requirements;
    • Develops long and short range plans in relation to assigned administrative responsibilities (e.g. policies, procedures, staffing, materials, equipment, space requirements, etc.) for the purpose of implanting special education programs/services and complying with local, state, and federal regulations;
    • Develops proposals, new programs and grant opportunities for the purposes of ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations and meeting district goals.
    • Directs the implementation of existing and new programs/services through a combination of delegation and personal involvement for the purpose of ensuring new programs/services are provided within established timeframes in conformance with all related requirements.
    • Facilitates meetings that may frequently involve a range of issues for the purpose of evaluating situations, identifying appropriate actions, developing recommendations and/or implementing desired program changes;
    • Manages assigned programs and/or services for the purpose of achieving outcomes in relation to program objectives and ensuring conformance with legal, financial and districts' requirements;
    • Monitors a variety of administrative processes for the purpose of preparing reports, etc., authorizing financial transactions, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations;
    • Monitors assigned program/services for the purpose of ensuring stated outcomes are achieved, relevant policies and procedures are addressed, and services are efficiently provided within budgetary guidelines and federal/state regulatory guidelines;
    • Participates in a variety of meetings as required (e.g. workshops, inter and intra district committees, community and public agencies, seminars, conferences, etc.)
    • Prepares a wide variety of often complex materials (e.g. plans, funding requests, reports analyses, recommendations, procedures. Etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, providing audit references, making presentations, and/or providing supporting materials for requested actions;
    • Responds to inquiries of staff, district personnel, other professional organizations, etc. for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.
    • Responds to issues involving staff, conflicts in policies and regulations, community concerns, parental requests that may result in some negative impact and/or liability if not appropriately addressed for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending or implementing a plan of action that will efficiently resolve the issue.
    • Serves as a resource to district personnel and as a liaison to various agencies (e.g. district committees, interagency boards) for the purpose of explaining procedures conveying and/or receiving information as needed for the purpose of explaining procedures conveying services related to special education.
    • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of sporting them in the completion of their work activities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned;
    Physical Functions:
    • Ability to sit, talk and hear for long periods of time;
    • Ability to use repetitive hand, arm and finger motions;
    • Ability to attend meetings during the day and in the evening at various locations in and out of the District;
    • Travel as necessary to conferences, seminars, trainings and meetings;
    • Ability to read information in various formats, research information and present information in oral and written form;
    • Ability to speak publically to groups of different sizes and discuss issues at hand;
    • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently; May lift up to 150 pounds with the assistance of another employee, some carrying;
    • Ability to push and pull individuals in wheel chairs;
    • Ability to walk for short distances on even and uneven surfaces;
    • Ability to work in an office environment with varying temperatures and noises;
    • Ability to operate equipment with finger and eye coordination;
    • Ability to disperse medications according to doctor's orders;
    • May be exposed to human fluids and fecal material;
    Mental Functions:
    • Ability to handle stress;
    • Ability to handle difficult people and difficult situations; work on conflict resolution and problem solving;
    • Ability to lead people in creating, brainstorming, team building and project management;
    • Ability to access situations, make decisions and provide direction;
    • Ability to utilize mathematical strategies and analysis;
    • Ability to organize data, tests, information and disseminate to appropriate venue;
    • Ability to monitor projects, assignments, and date to ensure work is being completed correctly and meets timelines;
    • Ability to analyze data, provide input and articulate the need for changes;
    • Ability to connect with people with disabilities;
    Essential Equipment:
    • Ability to operate phone, fax, computer, scanner, printer, calculator, smart board, etc.;
    • Ability to operate a vehicle;
    • Ability to operate wheel chairs, walking apparatus, and various medical equipment;