Social Worker - Ruidoso Municipal Schools
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Social Worker @ Ruidoso Middle School
Job Location: Ruidoso Middle School, Ruidoso, NM
Beginning: Aug 09, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Ruidoso Municipal Schools
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Telephone: 575-630-7002
Job Description:
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Minimum Qualifications:
  • Valid New Mexico Clinical Social Worker license (LCSW previously known as LISW);
  • or Master Social Worker license (LMSW) with a master’s degree from an accredited school;
  • LMSW must obtain LCSW provisional license prior to start of fourth contract year of employment.
  • LMSW holding Provisional LCSW License must obtain full LCSW license prior to final day of fourth contract year.
  • The District may consider a modification to this timeline to accommodate special circumstances.
  • Public Education Department approval required for Programs outside of New Mexico.
  • Current New Mexico Department of Education license appropriate to the assignment or ability to obtain proper licensure within 90 days of hire.
  • High degree of knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to middle school.
  • High degree of knowledge about program offerings.
  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).
  • Successful social work experience pertaining to middle school students.
  • Performs casework service with individual students and their families, to develop skills in the areas of personal, social, behavioral, or emotional maladjustment which directly impact their educational success and social progress;
  • Performs casework service with parents to ensure their understanding of decisions, procedures and meetings which affect their children, to elicit their constructive participation in resolving their child’s difficulties, and to enhance their knowledge and use of appropriate community and school based resources;
  • Consults with school personnel on current mental health practices and concepts; works collaboratively with personnel to develop and maintain effective interactions and interventions;
  • Assists in planning for student transitions to ensure continuity of services and refers students to, and serves as liaison with, such outside agencies as may be appropriate;
  • Makes home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student’s background, or to verify safety;
  • Serves as liaison between home, school and community in all aspects of intervention and also when considerable follow-up and support are needed;
  • Provides students and their families with individual, group or family interventions to assist with pro-social skill development;
  • Prepares and interprets social histories and screens. Documents all services provided to student and family. Prepares FBA’s, BIP’s to assist students with developing positive replacement behaviors. Maintains a confidential working file on all students;
  • Possible CPI endorsed non-violent physical restraints;
  • Level 3 LCSW provides Level 1 and 2 LMSW clinical supervision according to B.4 (j) NMAC.
  • Supervising LCSW complies with A. NMAC.
  • May volunteer to provide clinical educational practicum opportunities for students in Masters of Social Work program;
  • Complies with the approved code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers and upholds and enforces school district policies and procedures;
  • Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team consisting of administrators, school personnel, students, and families, and engages in the following activities:
  • Aids in the identification of students’ needs in the school setting;
  • Provides consultation, observation and a Social Work Needs Assessment when determined appropriate by the EDT/IEP team;
  • Attends and participates in Individual Educational Planning Committee meetings;
  • Aids and contributes to the development and implementation of an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) that reflects the student’s needs and facilitates the student’s ability to access and to make progress with the general education curriculum and to make progress with their IEP goals;
  • Assists the EDT/IEP team in Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP) when determined appropriate by the EDT/IEP team;
  • Formulates measurable goals and if required, objectives, for individual students;
  • Conducts, prepares and interprets social histories with an IEP.
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