Social Worker - Norwich Public Schools
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Social Worker
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Norwich Public Schools
Norwich, CT 06360
Telephone: 860-823-6284 EXT 2019
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Please apply at www.norwichpublicschools.org/employment

NORWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JOB DESCRIPTION:   SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
 
Qualifications:             Certified by CT State Dept of Education as a School Social Worker
 
Reports To:                 Director of Special Education
 
General Description:   The School Social Worker works with students, families and school staff around issues of behavioral, social and emotional concerns.  They maintain a working relationship with collateral and community resources.  They provide a safe environment that promotes social, emotional and behavioral health so students are better able to learn.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1          Assess students who are having social/emotional difficulties and develops an
                         appropriate treatment plan using school and community resources
 
2           Provides crisis intervention services for students, their families and staff
 
3           Serves as a liaison between the school, home, and community agencies for the
                         purpose of helping students both directly and indirectly with their academic
                         achievement and social and emotional adjustment
 
4           Provides community outreach activities to assist students and families in need

5          Compiles social work notes on students and their families as appropriate
 
6           Demonstrates oral and written communication skills in an effective and
                         responsible manner
 
7           Provides consultative services to school personnel and to families of students
                         experiencing social, emotional and/or academic problems
 
  1. Provides developmental and interpersonal skill building activities for students
 
           9           Initiates, facilitates and/or provides follow-up with Family With Service Needs
                        referrals and DCF inquiries/referrals
 
           10         Assists school personnel and parents in dealing with attendance concerns
 
  1. Provides individual and/or group therapy
 
  1. Attends and participates in educational planning including Planning and Placement Team and Section 504 meetings
 
  1. Participates in personnel development activities which lead to improved job performance
 
  1. Participates on the Child Study Team and accepts Case Management assignments
 
  1. Adheres to the NASW professional code of ethics
 
  1. Knowledgeable of DSM diagnosis and how it affects student behavior
 
  1. Possesses a basic knowledge of psychotropic medications and their effects
 
  1. Performs other duties and responsibilities as directed or assigned
 

 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be physically able to complete successfully PMT training
  
Terms of Employment:  Norwich Teachers’ League Agreement
 
Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of support services.
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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