Social Worker (Immediate Hire)

Syracuse, NY, US
Sep 15, 2018
Job Title
Social Worker (Immediate Hire)

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District Name
Syracuse City School District

School / Location Name

573 EAST GENESEE ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13202

Certification(s)/Licensure(s) required

School Social Worker

Posted on
Sep 14, 2018

Expiry Date
Until Filled

Job Description


The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all - including students who fall behind or have been considered "hard to serve" for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 80% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 19% are served by the Office of Special Education and 77% are students of color.


The School Social Worker applies theory, principles and methods to assist in the prevention, assessment, evaluation, formulation and implementation of a plan of action based on student and family needs and strengths. The School Social Worker intervenes to address the mental, social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental conditions and disabilities experienced by students and families within our school communities as outlined in the Syracuse City School District Practitioners Model for Evaluation. Due to the necessity of working with families and community based agencies to provide and/or coordinate comprehensive services for students and families, a District's school social worker's work hours may at times occur outside traditional school hours requiring a flexible work schedule.


  • Link students and families with school and community resources
  • Attend parent teacher conferences as needed.
  • Assist in school-wide attendance initiatives and report on collected data
  • Make home visits as needed
  • Encourage families to effectively participate in their child's education
  • Help families understand school policies, services, and programs
  • Provide Crisis intervention
  • Provide Suicide assessments / evaluation
  • Refer Child Protective cases and make referrals to mental health agencies
  • Provide Classroom discussions and presentations
  • Provide Individual and group counseling of students and as indicated on student IEPs
  • Collaborate with school teams to develop and monitor Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, Functional Behavioral Assessments, and behavior plans
  • Actively participate in various meetings with families, school teams, and multiple agencies as needed
  • Facilitate Student Intervention Team meetings and review data collected at regular intervals
  • District crisis team member
  • Collaborate with all school personnel to assess student's social/emotional obstacles to academic success
  • Consult with therapists, doctors, parents, child protective, law guardians, family court
  • Complete social histories as part of evaluation team and document attempts to meet with families
  • Develop/facilitate/coordinate prevention activities and intervention strategies that include Non-Violence services, programs and training
  • Is familiar with DASA - Dignity For All Act, & collaborates with various parties to report or investigate concerns
  • Work collaboratively with college/university partners on District initiatives
  • Supervise social work practicum students from local colleges or universities as approved by building administrator, Related Service Supervisor, and social worker.


  • Master's Degree in social work
  • New York State certification for School Social Worker
  • Provide own transportation throughout the community (mileage is reimbursed with submission of accurate records)
  • Training and or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!


  • The current starting salary for this position is $48,500. With proof of outside related experience and college transcripts, the salary will be increased pursuant to the Unit 1 contractual agreement.
  • Social Workers who are assigned to work at schools with extended learning time may receive an additional stipend.
  • Social Workers with experience and a deep background in Urban Education may qualify for the District's Urban Fellowship Program. For details of the program and its requirements, please please click HERE .

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