Social Workers - Several openings REPORTS TO: Director of Federal Projects FLSA STATUS: Exempt SUPERVISES: N/A GRADE/JOB FAMILY: Certified/Licensed/Instructional Support FTE: 1.0 WORK CALENDAR: 197 HOURS/DAY: 8 SUMMARY: Incumbents provide one-on-one and group facilitation and coaching to support student success in academic and personal/social areas. Incumbents also plan and implement interventions and support when required. As assigned, work may include assisting parents, students, and staff to identify needs that interfere with learning. They will work with students, staff, and their families to address social, emotional and behavioral concerns in an effort to help students be as successful as possible. This will be done using a layered approach of skills lessons, infused into the curricula and classroom practices, and in an environment of safety, respect, and caring which models Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) values. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Facilitate responsive services through effective use of small group and individual support (i.e. grief and loss, family changes, self-management, peer mediation social skills, academic/organizational skills, emotion management/stress management). Facilitate and/or coordinate training for staff and families for the purpose of recognizing risk factors, strategies to support student socioemotional development, and relevant topics to increase student success and well-being. Promote the integration of social and emotional learning education throughout school. Facilitate transitions for students and families during the school year. Provides information and acts as a liaison between the District, School, Community, and families including, but not limited to, counseling referrals, home visits and access to community resources. As needed, serves as a support member of school teams to support academic success and social emotional wellbeing including, but not limited to, PBIS Team, Threat Management Team, RTI, and PLC. Facilitate and/or coordinate prevention and intervention education programs on various topics. Demonstrates knowledge of the roles/responsibilities of community agencies and develops partnerships to provide appropriate services. Facilitate transitions for students and families during the school year. Pursues professional growth opportunities, i.e., participates in staff development opportunities, attends conferences, meetings, seminars, reads professional literature, and implements the learning from these experiences. Maintain documentation of supports provided, training facilitated/coordinated, family services, and collection of data analysis for program implementation. This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the District. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in social work, and two years of experience working with students with behavior-related issues, and comprehensive knowledge, understanding of and commitment to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Experience in school setting, and current in non-Violent Crisis Intervention training is preferred. LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS: Valid Arizona Standard School Social Worker, Prekindergarten-12 Certificate or Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavior Health Examiners as a LMSW or LCSW. Must obtain and maintain valid Arizona Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (AZ IVP FPCC). KNOWLEDGE OF: Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others. Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, monitoring work. Principles and practices of program administration and management. Best practices, trends and emerging technologies. Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research. Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis. Principles and practices of group facilitation and building consensus. Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment). Customer service principles. Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment. Modern office technology. SKILL IN: Coordinating deadlines, establishing priorities and monitoring plan progress. Providing consultation and serving as a liaison and subject matter expert. Evaluating and assessing student development needs for academic and personal and social development success. Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices. Researching issues and articulating recommendations. Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy. Gathering and analyzing data to monitor program goal achievement. Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment). Providing customer service. Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications. Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. ADA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work. Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The Dysart Unified School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Dysart Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.