Social Work Assistant (2018-2019)

Syracuse, NY, US
Sep 15, 2018
Job Title
Social Work Assistant (2018-2019)

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District Name
Syracuse City School District

School / Location Name

741 PARK AVE, SYRACUSE, New York, 13204

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 the Superintendent of Schools 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 21,878 students Pre-K-12 of whom 77% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% are served by the Office of Special Education and 78% are students of color.


The School Social Worker Assistant applies theory, principles and methods to prevent, assess, evaluate, formulate and implement a plan of action based on student and family needs and strengths. The School Social Worker Assistant 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
  • Refer Child Protective cases and make referrals to mental health agencies
  • Provide Classroom discussions and presentations
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assist the School Social Worker and other related service providers


This position will work 32.5 hours per week*, 10 months per year. This position is full-time.

*Some positions may be required to work additional hours, if working at an extended-day school. An additional stipend will be added to the salary of those working extended-day schedules.


  • Frazer PK-8 School
  • Office of Family Engagement


The current new hire salary for this position is $40,000 annually, per the Unit 8 contractual agreement. A stipend will be added to the salary of those working at extended-day schools, which varies by location.


  • In order to be considered, all candidates must be on the current Onondaga County Civil Service eligibility list for this title as a current city resident and be reachable on the list.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check, at the cost of $99.00 to the candidate.

To view the full Onondaga County Civil Service job description for this position, please click on the paperclip icon.

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