Social Worker - Taos Municipal Schools
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Social Worker
Job Location: District Wide
Beginning: Nov 11, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Taos Municipal Schools
Taos, NM 87571
Telephone: 575-758-5205
Job Description:
  • Performs casework service with individual students to correct those personal, social, or emotional maladjustment’s related to their educational and social progress, as assigned
  • Coordinate or serve as a member of diagnostic teams and educational planning and placement committees and provide psychological and sociological assessment information related to planning for children with adjustment problems
  • Consults and collaborates with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case, and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student’s behavior
  • Performs casework service with parents as an integral part of the task of helping students, to increase the parent’s understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child’s problems and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available
  • Makes home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student’s background
  • Assists students directly toward adjustment to school
  • Provides the following:
  1. Individual and group counseling for students with special needs
  2. Support groups for students and parents
  3. Crisis prevention and intervention
  4. Home visits
  5. Social-development assessments
  6. Functional behavioral assessments
  7. Behavioral intervention plans
  8. Parent education and training
  9. Professional case management
  10. information and referral
  11. collaboration with community agencies and organizations
  12. advocacy for students, parents, and the school system
  13. Administration and supervision of pupil services program
  14. Mentoring, school-to-work, and peer counseling
  15. staff development
  16. Policy development such as discipline and attendance policies
  • Prepares social and developmental histories on children with disabilities
  • Provides group and individual counseling to children and their families
  • Works with problems in children’s living situation (home, school, and community) that affect their adjustment in school
  • Mobilize school and community resources to optimize student’s potential to learn in their educational programs
  • Design and implement behavior management plans, consult with mainstream and special education teachers, and provide case management for students and families requiring multiple services
  • Participate in Manifestation Determination issues of students with disabilities
  • Participates in the Medicaid in the schools’ program as a licensed provider
  • Shall work 182 days at 6.5 hours daily
  • Shall be entitles to all fringe benefits as accrued by all nine-month employees.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Supervises students

Master’s in Social Work (MSW) preferred

New Mexico Public Education Department Social Worker License and New Mexico Social Worker’s Board License

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT: The working conditions and physical efforts 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.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • No or very limited physical effort required
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by idle individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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