School Social Worker

Category:  Support
Job Function:  Certified Support Staff
Department:  Social Work

Summary

Assists the schools in identifying students in need of School Social Worker services

Essential Duties

  • Serves as the agency designated reporter of child abuse/neglect for the District; Assesses child abuse/neglect allegations by individuals that include, but are not limited to, parents, guardians, relatives, family friends, and District employees
  • Conducts required training for mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Provides casework assessment and services to students and their families
  • Works with schools to implement attendance programs and support compliance of the compulsory attendance law; Prepares and files educational neglect and truancy petitions with Fulton County Juvenile Court once a student has accumulated excessive unexcused absences; Attends all court hearings on petitions filed
  • Conducts home visits to assess the social environment, emotional, physical, and safety needs of a student and to verify residency as requested by schools Assists schools in determining guardianship, placement and/or residence of students
  • Assists parents and students with referrals to community agencies and resources
  • Maintains case records and related statistical data, demonstrating knowledge of various student information and software programs
  • Submits accurate monthly reports electronically on School Social Work Services provided at each assigned school Solicits the aid of community agencies and resources to provide tangible needs to the individual student and his/her family
  • Works with parents and children in a confidential and caring manner and assists the family, school, and community in any way required to bridge gaps between family and school
  • Complies with the Code of Ethics for Educators adopted by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Code of Ethics for Social Workers adopted by the National Association of Social Workers, both of which are required by the Fulton County School System Participates in District-level and school-based professional learning activities for continued professional growth
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Social Work

Certification/Licensure

Must hold or be eligible for certification as a School Social Worker

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 2 years of experience in the school social work field preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of norms of behavior at stages in a child's growth and development as affected by chronological age
  • Knowledge of laws which affect children such as child labor, guardianship, custody, and compulsory school attendance
  • Must be willing to take legal action if necessary to help a student and his/her family
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with community agencies
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects and responsibilities
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with District personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working Conditions

  • Normal office and school environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office and school environment

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Gonzalo LaCava, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135.

Posting ID:  21000

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.  If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta