Job Title: School Social Worker
- Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited
school of Social Work.
- Type 73 certificate in School Social Work issued
by the Ilinois State Board of Education.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent
for Student Services and Special
Education and Building
ROLE OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER: The basic
focus of the school social worker is the link
the school, the home, and the
community. The social worker
must be able to relate to and work with
all aspects of the student's
environment. The school social worker
brings to the school setting
a systems approach to assessing needs
and organizing appropriate
services for students and their
families. This perspective provides
a comprehensive view for assessing a
student within the context of
the family, the school, and the
community. Building on this
assessment, the social worker develops
a plan to assist teachers,
students, and parents to work together
to support the student in
the successful completion of his/her
priorities of school social workers include:
. The physical and emotional safety of
students and staff.
. Consultation with educational staff
to encourage an
understanding of diversity and how it
impacts students' ability
to function in the school setting.
. Participation in building problem
early identification of high-risk
early intervention with students
assisting in building a support system
struggling with emotional/behavioral
. Assists in the completion of
functional assessments and the
development of behavior intervention
. Conducts formal and informal student
. Provides consultation in the
selection and implementation of
programs relating to building climate
safety (i.e. violence prevention, anger
suicide prevention and conflict
. Collaborates with community agencies
on behalf of students
and their families.
. Provides referral information
regarding community agencies
and private therapists to students and
. Participates on Building Response
Teams to address crisis
situations within the schools.
· Provides individual and group
. Participates in IEP meetings to
determine eligibilty, appropriate
planning and re-evaluation for students
who require special
education services and programs.
. Provides written social developmental
studies and adaptive
behavior assessments when needed.
· Provides parent and teacher
consultation when needed.
· Participates in staff development and
. Reports-or assists other staff in the
reporting of suspected
child abuse or neglect to the Illinois
Department of Children and
· Supervision of school social work
EVALUATION: Performance evaluated in
accordance with the District's procedure.