Social Worker (.4)

Newtown, CT, US
May 13, 2021
Job Type
Position Type:
Student Support Services/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Reed Intermediate School

  • Date Available:



    STARTING DATE: August 2021

    REMUNERATION: Based on Teacher Contract

    • CT Certification #071
    • Demonstrated experience in school based programs with a strong psycho-educational background

    • Provide support to intermediate school in working with students who are in crisis or are at risk due to emotional, social or family needs
    • Recognize and intervene appropriately with traumatized children, their families and school staff
    • Develop collaborative relationships with local community mental health providers
    • Assist in crisis situations including completion of risk assessments of students, referral to appropriate agencies and follow-up with the student & family
    • Assist school team in developing transition plans for students in crisis as they return to school
    • Make referrals to appropriate outside agencies for families seeking services, and follow-up with families on an ongoing basis
    • Connect with parents about supporting the social and emotional development of their children
    • Help families become aware of services that are available in the community
    • Participate in discussions with building teams to identify ways of supporting families in need
    • Facilitate trusting and cooperative relationships between parents, the school, and the community
    • Empower families to effectively utilize and gain access to educational and community services
    • Counsel and/or provide social skills instruction to students with IEPs
    • Participate in the PPT Process
    • Other responsibilities as determined by supervisor

    The Newtown Public School District values the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to our students and community. We are committed to recruiting, supporting, mentoring, coaching and retaining a highly motivated, diverse, dedicated, and enthusiastic staff. We welcome your interest in joining us and look forward to meeting you!

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Please apply on line through the following link:

    The Newtown Public School District is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The Newtown Public School District does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Newtown Public School District does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.

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