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Paradise Valley USD 69

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3941593
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Social Worker - Special Populations

Location: Title Department, DAC


FTE: 1.0

Dates: 7/28/2022-5/26/2023


Purpose Statement

The job of a Social Worker- Special Populations is done for the purpose/s of facilitating administrative processes; ensuring operation in compliance with county, state, and/or federal requirements; providing information on services available to eligible students and families, and conveying information regarding the school and/or district activities, procedures and referring families to other agencies.  The Social Worker- Special Populations acts as the district’s Homeless Liaison and ensures all McKinney Vento requirements are met regarding homeless children and youth.  Additionally, the social worker will manage all federal/state requirements regarding Foster Care Students.


This position reports to Title Programs Coordinator


Essential Functions

Assesses student and family needs (e.g. financial, medical, parenting skills, etc.) for the purpose of developing and implementing individualized plans of services to support educational objectives.


Coordinates workshops for parents and/or students (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, district programs, social skill development, etc.) for the purpose of assisting parents in maintaining a positive home environment, building trust between family and district, and supporting child’s educational program.  Provide staff training on McKinney Vento requirements.  


Assist school staff in the identification of homeless students including required paperwork and entry into the district’s student management system.


Communicate and collaborate with homeless liaisons of other school districts.  


Arrange transportation with other districts for homeless students to be transported between their residency and school of origin.  Support the transportation needs of students in Foster Care and coordinate Best Interest Determination with schools.


Understands how to remove barriers that might prevent homeless and Foster Care students from attending school.


Coordinates activities with a variety of outside service agencies, school sites, etc. (e.g. mental health, probation, medical, etc.) for the purpose of providing referrals for families and/or students.


Maintains case records for the purpose of documenting activities and complying with mandated requirements.


Mediates conflicts between parents, teachers, and/or students (e.g. parent/teacher, parent/student, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues that could impede student’s success.


Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.


Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


Responds to requests for intervention in situations that could negatively impact the student’s education plan for the purpose of addressing the needs of the student.


Responds to all inquiries for the purpose of providing information on district support services and/or educational programs.


Keep up-to-date on all federal/state requirements regarding Special Populations and all updates.


Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  applying district, state, and federal policies and regulations; operating standard office equipment; performing standard bookkeeping/accounting procedures; preparing and maintaining accurate records, and utilizing pertinent software applications. Use technology (Excel and Google Spreadsheets) for collecting and tracking, and managing student data.  Assist in the application process for all grants, for which the district is eligible, pertaining to Special Populations.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.   Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  accounting/bookkeeping principles.


ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment.   Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes, and operate equipment using defined methods.  Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data, and utilize job-related equipment.  Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.  Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation, and problem solving with equipment is limited.  Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities, and working with detailed information.



Responsibilities include:  working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions.   There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. And significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing.   This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.



Job related experience is desired.



Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)






Certificates and Licenses

Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)


Continuing Educ./ Training:               Clearances

                                              IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card/Background Clearance


FLSA Status - Exempt


Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

  • Position Type: Not provided
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Cheryl Lozier
    • 15002 N. 32nd St.
    • Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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