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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3946848
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 27, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

School Social Worker - Intervention and Support



This position performs specialized support in an educational setting to enable students to achieve optimal learning using expertise in trauma-informed care, mental health, and counseling. The position collects, interprets, synthesizes and assesses information about student’s disengagement/chronic absenteeism using attendance data, community and school environment, family dynamics, economic differences, individual and systematic barriers and significant crises that influence academic, behavioral, social and emotional success to create intervention and support plans.


Essential Duties




  1. Creates a student/family engagement/attendance program to reduce truancy and chronic absenteeism, prevent dropout and increase graduation outcomes by providing interventions and supports to students, families and teachers
  2. Works collaboratively with students, families and school staff to identify, address and remove barriers to student and family engagement as well as school attendance 
  3. Provides and monitors student interventions and communicates progress to the school team.
  4. Implements age appropriate interventions and materials to address student needs from plans including counseling.
  5. Trains staff in chronic absenteeism/truancy/attendance-related prevention strategies, trauma awareness and supports, and parent/school connections.
  6. Serves as a resource to teachers and staff regarding family engagement, trauma support and the academic/social needs of students, including recommendation of interventions
  7. Conferences and provides information and support to families/guardians of students.
  8. Conducts specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students
  9. Serves as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities and community resources such as social services, court services, and family service agencies.
  10. Provides follow-up support and periodic re-evaluation services as necessary.
  11. Makes court appearances to present data and performs court-requested evaluations.
  12. Maintains accurate case records.
  13. Creates student attendance/family engagement programs that reduce truancy, prevents dropouts and increases graduation outcomes by providing primarily tier 2 and 3 interventions and supports to students, teachers/staff and families. Other Duties Performs any other related duties as assigned by the school principal.
  14. May be asked to gather background information on the student’s social history by conducting behavioral observations, making home visits, conducting interviews, and reviewing school records.



Job Specifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions. Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required) Possess or be eligible for a Pupil Personnel License or other relevant licensure.  Possess a Master’s degree in Social Work. Must possess the ability to collect, interpret, and synthesize information about a student’s social history, community environment, family dynamics, economic differences, and significant crises that influence academic and behavioral functioning. Must have demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as an interdisciplinary team member and devise an appropriate service plan for referred students and their families. Must possess the ability to synthesize and interpret diagnostic and assessment data. Must possess excellent communication and time management skills. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, students, families, team members, and others.


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed materials with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an office and school environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Charlottesville City Schools 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Carole Nelson
    • 1562 Dairy Road
    • Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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