Website South St. Paul Public Schools
Effective immediately, the Human Resources Department will accept online applications for the position of School Social Worker at South St. Paul Schools for the 2023-24 school year. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary placement is based on education and experience as indicated in Teachers’ Collectively Bargained Agreement.
Implement or assist in implementing a safe school climate that results in academic and personal success for each student.
Intervenes in problematic student behaviors at the earliest stages possible and contributes to the District’s development of proactive preventative strategies intended to help address and alleviate such behaviors.
Establishes, facilitates and/or delivers social work services for students and their families who are experiencing social/emotional/behavioral challenges, attendance issues, homelessness and/or resource disparities.
Assists in developing and coordinating the student attendance operation to ensure staff compliance and family/student support. As needed, work with the students/parents and staff to correct student attendance and/or behavioral problems both within and outside of school.
Assist with accessing outside resources needed to help students become personally and academically successful.
Assist with the consultation of teachers as it relates to student behavior concerns.
Develops positive and collaborative working relationships with parents and caregivers to encourage parent-teacher-administrator communication
Ensures compliance and accurate documentation of social work case notes, homeless and highly mobile forms, attendance letters, and Dakota County truancy and child protection reporting.
Ensure timely and accurate documentation in student information system
Adhere to all district policies and procedures.
Support the district’s mission, vision and values.
Provide guidance to help students cope effectively to personal, social, academic, and family concerns.
Support the total need of each student (educational, personal and social), encourage maximum growth and development.
Design and lead professional development for staff
Attend student, staff and parent meetings as deemed appropriate.
Assist in implementing on-site crisis intervention/management plans.
Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
Ensures alignment of practice decisions with District policies so that work responsibilities can be performed purposefully, confidently and independently.
Establishes and maintains effective communication with school and district-wide social work departments.
Other duties as assigned by building administrators
Current Minnesota School Social Work Licensure, LICSW preferred
Prior experience as a School Social Worker or Teacher preferred.
Knowledge and experience with trauma informed approaches to student and parent engagement
Knowledge and experience with implementing MTSS systems and supports
Knowledge and experience with restorative practices
Knowledge of principles of effective leadership
Ability to develop rapport with students, parents, and colleagues
Knowledge of protocols and procedures related to ensuring child safety (e.g. suicidality, self-harm, and child protective services)
Commitment to working effectively with culturally, economically and socially diverse students and families.
Ability to create and implement academic and behavioral interventions
Knowledge of the law as pertaining to schools.
Knowledge of at-risk behaviors and intervention strategies.
Requires significant confidentiality responsibilities.
Excellent technology skills.
Demonstrate prompt, regular and reliable attendance.
Per Master Agreement
District Application Guidelines
To be considered for the position, submit online application at www.sspps.org. Posting will remain open until filled.
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