School Social Worker

New London, CT, US
May 04, 2021
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/ Social Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Winthrop Magnet (STEM) Elementary School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    TITLE: School Social Worker

  • Connecticut certification as a School Social Worker.
  • Such additional qualifications as the Board deems advisable.

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual, English and Spanish

    REPORTS TO: Director of Special Services, Principal/Pathway Leader or designee

    JOB GOAL: To assist in providing desirable mental health concepts within the school system so that each child can have the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and emotionally to his/her full potential.

  • Enhances the district's ability to meet its academic mission by strengthening communication and collaboration between home, school and the community.
  • Provides teachers and administrators with information within areas of expertise, including: mental health, custody/guardianship and foster care, and child abuse and neglect.
  • Participates in special education, 504, and problem-solving team meetings. Assists in the design and implementation of evidence-based practice to address emotional and behavioral concerns.
  • Participates in the development, monitoring, and implementation of IEPs for children with social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs.
  • Provides counseling and other interventions, for individuals or groups of students, that build on existing student strengths, and with the goal of removing nonacademic barriers to learning.
  • Coordinates attendance meetings at the school level. Recommends and implements interventions for students with poor attendance/truancy.
  • Facilitates, in a culturally responsive framework, activities that support parental involvement in their child's school experiences.
  • Provides information to parents about their child's developmental levels and best practices in parenting.
  • Makes referrals and supports families to gain access to community-based services and agencies.
  • Recognizes and provides intervention for students who have experienced trauma.
  • Provides clinically appropriate crisis intervention.
  • Maintains records and documentation of services.
  • Performs other related tasks assigned by administration.

  • TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary as determined by the Board of Education through negotiations.

    EVALUATION: Annually by the building administrator or designee.

    DATE: November, 1982

    REVISED: April 30, 1992
    March 9, 1995
    March 15, 2016

    New London Public Schools
    New London, Connecticut