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SUPERVISOR, SOCIAL WORK SERVICES

Employer
Broward County Public Schools
Location
Ft Lauderdale, FL, US
Salary
Competitive
POSITION GOAL

To develop a comprehensive delivery model of school social work services to support the academic success, educational advocacy, and social emotional well-being of students. To provide leadership, direction, and supervision to District staff in adhering to social work ethics and evidence based practices. To develop protocols to measure the effectiveness and fidelity of the service model. To advise on the continuous improvement of mental health services to students and families in Broward County Schools. To partner with the District, schools, community agencies, and national professional groups to ensure the
collaborative delivery of services.

ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Supervisor, School Social Work Services shall carry out the essential performance responsibilities listed below.

• Supervise staff as assigned in the performance of job duties.

• Develop an infrastructure to monitor and ensure that Broward County Public Schools remain compliant with Federal and State regulations legislating educational services and mental health services for all students.

• Serve as the District representative as it relates to school social work services.

• Serve as a member of various District level, local, state, and national committees, to support the provision of mental health and school social work services.

• Support academic, social, and interpersonal student development by supporting and implementing Student Support, Recovery, and Student Services Department initiatives.

• Provide essential communication to District leadership and staff, on all applicable school social work programs.

• Ensure that school social work assignments and specific responsibilities meet the needs of the District, schools, and students.

• Provide supervision and performance evaluation according to BCPS policies, FLDOE requirements and NASW ethics.

• Serve as the District point of contact for managing, assembling, and deploying the Crisis Response Team.

• Assist the Director Student Services in the recruitment and hiring of appropriate staff.

• Review sensitive reports/documents to ensure the timely dissemination and/or communication of information to staff, school, and/or district staff, as applicable.

• Provide guidance and consultation with the School Principal, District and community leaders on educational planning for students/families in support of improved academic and mental health outcomes.

• Direct staff in the review and interpretation of student records relative to educational programs monitoring, and tracking of student promotion, and graduation rates.

• Serve as the liaison between and among the District's offices, departments, school sites, the local and state agencies pertaining to the provision of school social work services for all students.

• Conduct annual staff performance evaluations, as required by state and BCPS guidelines.

• Ensure compliance in assessing, identifying, and recommending services for students with disabilities.

• Ensure that staff provide adequate direct services, case management, and follow-up procedures.

• Oversee staff utilization and access to confidential data, ensuring compliance with rules relating to the transfer and dissemination of information between schools, District offices and approved governmental agencies, in compliance with FERPA and HIPPA.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
  • An earned master's degree from an accredited institution in social work, guidance, psychology or a related field of study.
  • A minimum of five (5) years, within the last ten (10) years, of related experience including, but not limited to, serving at-risk children, youth and families in a formal education or social services setting.
  • Valid Florida Certification in School Social Work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community initiatives to address population needs.
  • Effective time-management skills, including demonstrated ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • An understanding of the roles and functions of school social workers within the Department of Student Services, the school system and the community.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer skills as required for the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
  • Prior experience in an educational setting as a teacher, ESE specialist, guidance counselor, school social worker or related position.
  • Knowledge of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Work ethics.
  • Knowledge of Individual Educational Plans and placement process.
  • Bilingual skills.
SIGNIFICANT CONTACTS-frequency, contact, purpose

Work collaboratively with parents, school, and district staff at all levels to ensure appropriate programs and services are delivered

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as needed to move objects.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District's approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the School Board.

LINK TO JOB DESCRIPTION

To review the complete job description for this position, access the following website: https://www.browardschools.com/Page/36072 and search by Job Code. The Job Code for this position is: B-012

Advertisement Window: DATE - May 15 - May 24, 2024

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Classification: Exempt (Verify on JD)

Compensation:

Educational Support Management Association of Broward, INC. (ESMAB)

PAY BAND C -$74,407 - $133,882

Please Note:

All candidates offered a position at the School Board of Broward County are subject to a national pre-employment background check. Employment is contingent upon the completion and review of a successful background check.

All Applications are Subject to Florida Public Records Law.

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