School Social Worker

New London Public Schools New London , CT 06320

Posted 3 months ago

TITLE: School Social Worker

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Connecticut certification as a School Social Worker.

  • Such additional qualifications as the Board deems advisable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual, English and Spanish

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Services, Principal/Pathway Leader or designee

JOB GOAL: To assist in providing desirable mental health concepts within the school system so that each child can have the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and emotionally to his/her full potential.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enhances the district's ability to meet its academic mission by strengthening communication and collaboration between home, school and the community.

  • Provides teachers and administrators with information within areas of expertise, including: mental health, custody/guardianship and foster care, and child abuse and neglect.

  • Participates in special education, 504, and problem-solving team meetings. Assists in the design and implementation of evidence-based practice to address emotional and behavioral concerns.

  • Participates in the development, monitoring, and implementation of IEPs for children with social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs.

  • Provides counseling and other interventions, for individuals or groups of students, that build on existing student strengths, and with the goal of removing nonacademic barriers to learning.

  • Coordinates attendance meetings at the school level. Recommends and implements interventions for students with poor attendance/truancy.

  • Facilitates, in a culturally responsive framework, activities that support parental involvement in their child's school experiences.

  • Provides information to parents about their child's developmental levels and best practices in parenting.

  • Makes referrals and supports families to gain access to community-based services and agencies.

  • Recognizes and provides intervention for students who have experienced trauma.

  • Provides clinically appropriate crisis intervention.

  • Maintains records and documentation of services.

  • Performs other related tasks assigned by administration.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary as determined by the Board of Education through negotiations.

EVALUATION: Annually by the building administrator or designee.

DATE: November, 1982

REVISED: April 30, 1992

March 9, 1995

March 15, 2016

New London Public Schools

New London, Connecticut


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