Social Worker

Geary County USD 475 • www.usd475.org

Geary County USD 475

Job Description

 

Classification:                        Certified

Division/Department:             Special Education

Job Category:                        Social Worker

FLSA:                                     Exempt

 

Title:                                       School Social Worker

 

Qualifications:                        M.S. in Social Work and Kansas License to Practice

 

Reports To:                             Executive Director of Special Education

 

BASIC FUNCTION/PURPOSE

School social workers seek to be change agents in the schools they work in by partnering with administrators, staff, and students around the areas of social/emotional functioning, behavior, and mental health. School social workers provide a variety of services for students and staff, advocate for the needs of students, and address system and environmental factors that could be contributing to negative academic outcomes. This position works cooperatively as an interdisciplinary team member to devise an appropriate individualized education plan for students with disabilities.     

 

CRITICAL SKILLS:

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

 

            The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.        

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·       Provide direct or indirect social work services as listed on the IEP. Social work services can be provided individually or in group sessions to address specific social/emotional, behavioral, and current needs of students.

·       Provide services to students who are having behavioral difficulties as they occur. 

·       Complete psychosocial assessments for initial evaluations and re-evaluations, including completing a record review, social history, interviews, classroom observations, and screeners when applicable.

·       Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team and work as a team member in making placement decisions, developing intervention plans, and planning programs to meet the needs of students.

  • Utilize knowledge about the student, their family dynamics, and identified social concerns to address the scope of the environmental problems children face and what existing community/cultural barriers inhibit effective social/educational programs.

·       Collaborate with IEP team members to complete social/emotional section on the IEP for students who receive direct social work services.

  • Assist team with completing all necessary paperwork including, but not limited to: IEP and supporting documents, data collection, Medicaid and regular logs, assessment summaries.

·       Collaborate with IEP team to determine how much social work service time each student needs based on professional judgement.

·       Use that Kansas SECD Standards, to write a social/emotional, and or behavioral goal for the IEP if providing social work services.

·       Attend IEP meetings for the students on your caseload.

·       Provide progress updates on social emotional, and behavioral goals as required, for students on caseload. 

·       Collaborate with staff to implement behavioral strategies and provide positive behavior support as needed. 

·       Assist staff with developing the Functional Behavior Assessment; interpreting behaviors functions. Aid in developing and implementing a Positive Behavior Support Plan for students who are on an IEP.

·       Provide resources and information regarding mental health and behaviors to teachers and paraprofessionals.

·       Assist and provide information and training to teachers and paraprofessionals in social/emotional, behavioral, and mental health areas.

  • Maintain communication with parents/guardians.
  • Work collaboratively with area agencies
  • Review progress toward IEP outcomes, re-evaluate and summarize progress, and revise IEP’s within required timelines.
  • A member of the school and district crisis team to provide crisis intervention to students and staff as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.

 

Term of Employment:            Teacher contract (+5 days)

 

Salary Range:                        Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule

 

Evaluation:                             Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board of Education policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

 

 

 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

Geary County USD 475

Benefits Information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Medical Reimbursement Spending Account, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule.

Salary Information

per negotiated agreement

Employer Information

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 12 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies, an 8th Grade Magnet Program, and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

We invite you to find out more about our district by viewing this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yw99Q9HleI

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 

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Job Contact Information

123 North Eisenhower Dr.
Junction City, KS 66441

Job Start Date

August-1-2022

Applications Due By

July-31-2022

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