Collaborates with special education student support network (e.g., educational team, parents, and community agencies) to address the students’ academic, emotional, and social needs. Works toward enhancing and fostering positive relations among the student, school, community, and parents. Support students and families that are dealing with homelessness, mental health needs and chemical health needs. Support staff learn more about community resources and connect families to local/community resources. Support students and families that are accessing treatment facilities with communication, educational re-entry into district, questions, etc
Master's Degree, three to five years of work experience, certification as a LGSW, LISW, LICSW, or LSW, and licensed or able to obtain a license from the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board as a School Social Worker.
Experience connecting families and students to local/community resources
Experience facilitating and navigating difficult situations
Knowledge of all due process requirements and strong computer skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to interact with and maintain cooperative relationship with all levels of staff and the public
Experience or familiarity with the following agencies/resources: ACP, NAMI, PACER, MN Assoc for Children’s Mental Health, MOFAS, Courage Center, MN Disability Law Center, Lifeworks, Dakota County Mental Health, 360 Communities
Ability to maintain confidentiality, understand and follow data privacy rules and regulations related to learners, staff, community members.
District Application Guidelines
1.0 FTE SpEd Social worker
Start date: October 20, 2023
Mobilizes and coordinates community resources for students and families to address academic, behavioral, emotional, mental health and social needs. Develops and builds community agency partnerships with service providers to expand resources available to students and families. Communicates information to teachers and related service staff as needed to support student learning.
Support student mental health and chemical health by helping with local/community/school resources
Support and serve District and County initiatives/committees such as
Local Advisory Council (LAC) for Dakota County Children’s Mental Health
Pacer’s Anti-Bullying campaign
Resource for staff learning about mental health and supporting kids
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