SOCIAL WORKER - ANTICIPATED

Center #58 School District

Kansas City , Missouri ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2874184
  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
  • Posted : December 8, 2017
  • Starting Date: May 1, 2018

Job Description

POSITION: Social Worker

FLSA: Exempt Professional

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s degree in Social Work and Licensure in Missouri
2. Effective verbal and written skills
3. Effective relationships with local and state agencies
4. Effective organizational skills.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent or designee

JOB GOAL: To provide students opportunities to resolve problems and classroom behaviors that interfere with their adjustment to school and academic success.

Responsibility: Working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating other; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.

ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Counsel with parents to obtain necessary background information and work toward improving conditions that reflect on schoolwork, behavior and interest.
2. Serve as a liaison between the school and outside agencies, such as the Division of Family Services and Juvenile Court, as well as psychological and substance abuse counselors, physicians, and other professionals.
3. Assist teachers and administrators with possible child abuse and neglect referrals and follow-up on these referrals.
4. Help families make appropriate social agency contacts, when needed.
5. Assist in the development of group instruction on social skills, anger management and other topics as the need is identified.
6. Consult and collaborate with other school professionals in gathering and giving information on a case and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student’s behavior and necessary related services.
7. Provide parent education as an integral part of the task of helping students become more successful, to increase parents’ understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child’s problems and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available.
8. Attend Student Service Team (SST), Special Education and 504 meetings to participate in multidisciplinary staffings. Facilitate meetings, as assigned.
9. Complete assessments, rating scales, in-depth social histories, and behavioral observations as part of the SST process, the special education evaluation process, and/or 504 evaluation process. Make recommendations to school teams based upon these assessments.
10. Perform casework services with individual students to assist with those personal, social or emotional problems which affect their education and social progress.
11. Make home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student’s family background, as needed.

OTHER PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Maintain documentation of services provided to students and families
2. Participate in District and DFS training, and provide in-services to teachers, as needed, on these and related issues.
3. Provide an annual program evaluation of service.
4. Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or designee.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 190 contract days

EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
  • Welcome TO Center #58 School District!

    Every child in our schools today is, in fact, an American dream waiting to come true. While most citizens probably don't think about the purposes of education in such idealistic terms, we believe that Center's goal for the 21st century should be to create schools where dreams can come true for all children and families. Any community can have outstanding schools when educators, parents, young people and community leaders share a passionate belief in this kind of vision - a vision of excellence which can never be completely defined by test scores and graduation statistics."

    Adapted from "Meeting the Challenge, Providing Superior Public Education for All Missouri Students - 1998"


    Welcome to the Center School District. Center School District is a fully accredited pre-kindergarten through 12th grade district located in the southern part of Kansas City. The District has a full range of academic programs designed to prepare students for continued education at colleges, universities, and technical schools as well as post high school employment. The district embraces the cultural diversity of its student population as a way of enriching their experiences and better preparing them for success in the world in which they will live and work. Although the district is located in Kansas City, its student population of 2500 and the small class sizes provide an urban environment with many of the advantages of a small community. The updated class rooms of the Center District all include SMART Board technology. This 21st century instructional tool provides our talented teaching staff with exciting possibilities to enhance students’ educational experiences. Almost 60% of Center teachers hold a Master's degree or higher. Center High School carries an A+ designation by the state providing Center graduates who choose to attend community colleges with some financial resources.

    The Center School District continues to be committed to working closely with parents and the community to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Center #58 School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Jennifer Hamilton , Administrative Assistant
    • 8701 Holmes Road
    • Kansas City, Missouri 64131

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