Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

TITLE: Social Worker

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To promote and enhance the overall academic mission by providing services to students and their
families which strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning.

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Master degree in social work from an accredited college or university (preferred)
- Arizona State Social Worker license (preferred)
- One (1) year of successful social work experience (preferred)
- Obtain and maintain NCI, First Aid, and CPR certifications
- Knowledge of school, district, and community resources available for children and families
- Ability to assess family and student needs and provide intervention support
- Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment with a diverse population of staff, students, and
parents
- Ability to develop and maintain required records and reports; good typing and computer literacy
skills (required)
- Must be able to maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s license and be able to drive between schools
and homes
- Bilingual (preferred)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the
following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not
a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Act as liaison between family, school, and community agencies.
- Conduct home visits to gather information, to assess family needs and/or to address attendance
problems.
- Provide assistance with the Student Support process by attending/participating in meetings;
administering questionnaires and standardized rating scales/assessments, completing parent
interviews, and obtaining needed signatures.
- Make referrals for students and parents/guardians to appropriate resources within the school
community.
- Provide or arrange transportation for patents/guardians and students to school meetings, clothing
bank, and medical/social services appointments.
- Facilitate families’ understanding of school policies and help families utilize school services.
- Maintain daily calendar and student contact log to document services.
- Consult with parents/guardians on effective intervention strategies. - Identify cultural, ethnic, financial, physical or emotional problems that might constitute a reason
for learning failure or problems in school functioning and provide support to alleviate barriers.
- Confer and work with school personnel regarding problems affecting the students’ academic
progress, behavior, and personal well-being.
- Work with families in exploring alternative school programs to meet students’ needs.
- Work with school personnel and community resources to develop and coordinate services to
meet the identified special needs of students.
- Provide intervention services to students and their families during crisis situations or as needed.
- Follow state law and district policies in cases involving child abuse and neglect.
- Maintain accurate records for compliance with district, federal, and state regulations.
- Conduct home visits to interview students and family members to assess needs, and to address
attendance problems, and assist family in accessing appropriate community resources.
- Coordinate and maintain community outreach projects/resources by participating and acting as
lead in assigned committees.
- Assist with upkeep and disbursement of clothing/shoes/hygiene items through the CWK clothing
bank to provide for students’ needs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT: Student Support

SALARY: Social Worker Schedule

WORK YEAR: Specialist Calendar

REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Student Support and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION: Social Worker Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

DATE: June 2005

REVISED: October 2019

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