Social Worker - Futures Elementary School (2019-20)

Location
Oakland, CA, US
Salary
$46,570.26 - $83,745.12 / Per Year
Posted
Apr 23, 2019
Ref
3334
Grade Level
Elementary School
Ref: PCN6205

BASIC FUNCTION: Under general direction of assigned supervisor provide case management; conduct individual and family assessments; make referrals, provide crisis intervention counseling, and facilitate education groups for students, parents, and school staff.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Aligned with State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Specialization in School Social Work

Assess home, school, personal, and community factors that may affect a students' learning. E

Interview students to provide skill assessment and identification of needs. E

Consult with teachers, administrators, and other staff regarding social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students to evaluate and make recommendations in developing and implementing an appropriate plan for students. E

Identify and provide intervention strategies for students and their families, including counseling, case management, and crisis intervention counseling. E

Determine which students need immediate assessment and prioritize services. E

Participate in Individualized Education Program Meetings; coordinate Service Team Meetings, Student Study Team Meetings, and Student Attendance Review Team/ Board Meetings as appropriate; facilitate teams as necessary to accomplish proper results. E

Identify problems contributing to students' attendance issues; develop and implement programs to provide students opportunities to improve their attendance. E

Prepare written materials about the available agencies; makes presentations to students, families, and staff. E

Provide outreach casework and support services including home visits, individual and group short-term counseling, family intervention and student group. E

Assist students and their families in obtaining necessary services, monitor progress toward successful utilization and completion of services. E

Serve as District liaison among students and their families, group home personnel, community agencies, county probation departments, and the Department of Social Services. E

Develop and maintain necessary tracking mechanisms and records to manage casework, including follow-up information. E

Advocate for students and their families who experience difficulties in obtaining necessary services. E

Participate with staff in education such as mental health, diversity, growth and development, self-esteem, sexuality, and drug/alcohol. E

Coordinate and facilitate inter-agency services for students including students' educational and social background, high school completion plan, vocational assessment, and emancipation plan. E

Maintain confidentiality. E

Attend all required meetings and trainings. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology or a closely related field.

A Master's degree in social work.

Experience working with children or in an educational setting.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Social Work authorization

Valid California Driver's License

Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures governing workscope

Principles and practices of social casework, including group work and community organizations

Current instructional materials and techniques governing workscope

Diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of District students

Psychosocial, emotional interviewing techniques for students and families

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Record-keeping and report preparation techniques

ABILITY TO:

Interpret and implement applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures, and District regulations governing workscope

Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations and new developments and research in the field governing workscope

Communicate effectively in English orally and in writing

Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action

Maintain accurate and confidential records

Work independently

Meet schedules and timelines

Establish and maintain effective working relationship among students, parents, District staff, and the community

Plan and organize work

Follow oral and written instructions

Compile and analyze information and prepare reports

Operate personal computer, related software, and other office equipment

WORKING CONDITIONS

ENVIRONMENT:

Office environment, school site, home visits; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions; potential exposure to violent and emotional students and dissatisfied adults

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Consistent mental alertness; standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time; properly restrain individuals to ensure safety; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling moderate weight objects; bending and twisting at waist and neck; kneeling and bending at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both arms and hands, and fingers while performing duties, seeing to read, write, and use a computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone and make presentations.



Primary Location: Futures Elementary
Salary Range: $46,570.26 - $83,745.12 / Per Year
Shift Type: per FTE

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