Social Worker / SEL Case Manager

Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 12, 2021
Ref
2910
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Overview

The purpose of this job is to serve as a liaison between the home, school, and community by providing casework services to address issues which impact student achievement.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains appropriate licensure and acknowledges that continued employment with the Hamilton County Department of Education is contingent upon providing required documentation to validate licensure in a timely manner.
  • Develops programs and plans to encourage regular attendance.
  • Provides individual and group counseling services in collaboration with school personnel.
  • Makes home visits as appropriate.
  • Works with families and community agencies to develop intervention plans and/or procure goods and services necessary for student success.
  • Works collaboratively with the juvenile court system to resolve student truancy, unruliness, dependency and neglect, and juvenile delinquency issues.
  • Communicates the role of the social worker and available services to students, parents, and community.
  • Conducts research and evaluation of job functions and collects data for developing new policies and programs to enhance family and community participation in education.
  • Follows established procedures to ensure assigned areas are safe.
  • Works collaboratively with administration, parents, students, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Addresses problems in a positive, respectful manner.
  • Treats students and others with respect.
  • Attends work and arrives to work on time.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Adheres to the Teacher Code of Ethics as defined by Tennessee Law.
  • Uses computers and other technology to enter and access information related to essential job functions.
  • May operate a motor vehicle to conduct various work activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and current valid TN School Social Work license OR MSW and willing to obtain TN School Social Work license
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, educators, parents, and community members.
  • Demonstrates excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, and time management skills.

Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree
Years Experience Requirement

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