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Gwinnett Daily Post

License and Certification Qualifications: Certification by state of Georgia as a school social worker required.

Education Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required.

Experience Qualifications: Two years successful social work experience post master's level preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of early childhood development and family dynamics; ability to effectively and appropriately assess the academic, emotional, and social needs of students; ability to provide crisis intervention services to students, families, and schools; skills in direct case service delivery; ability to effectively advocate for students, families, and schools; ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal; ability to work collaboratively with district staff, local school staff and community partners; and ability to act as a representative of Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for promoting and enhancing the overall academic mission by alleviating learning barriers and assessing the needs of students, families, and schools and implementing direct case services, crisis intervention services, and advocacy support.

1. Assist in the planning implementation and evaluation of programs identified to promote academic achievement.

2. Conduct student, family, and school needs assessment.
a. Develop long-term and short-term intervention plans consistent with needs assessment.

3. Provide direct case services to address academic, social, and emotional concerns.
a. Direct case services include individual /group counseling, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, home visits and community service coordination.

4. Conduct home visits after consultation with administration and /or upon school social worker assessment to establish effective communication between the parent/guardian and school.

5. Provide crisis intervention support to students, families, and local schools for situations affecting attendance, social /emotional health, and school environment.

6. Serve as the liaison between families and schools concerning compliance with state compulsory attendance law.

7. Collaborate with local schools to address student social emotional issues impacting regular school attendance.

8. Advocate for appropriate services on behalf of students families and schools.

9. Coordinate student/family utilization of community resources and facilities access of applicable services through school social services delivery.

10. Provide student centered services to assist with adjustment, attendance, academic achievement, and mental health issuesand social emotional learning.

11. Consult with local schools and the Department of Family and Children Services concerning all forms of suspected child abuse and neglect.

12. Serve as a liaison between the district and community services agencies.

13. Maintain accurate case records and documentation of services provided to students, families and schools.

14. Complete and submit monthly reports in accordance with departmental standards to the Director of Health and Social Services.

15. Maintain documentation of provided student services, case files, and all other student information in accordance with GCPS policy and procedure.

16. Actively participate in appropriate professional development and monthly staff meetings to enhance knowledge and skills.

17. Support the integration of school wide social and emotional learning education for assigned schools

18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
This is an itinerant position and requires travel between schools. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Jul 21, 2021. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from Gwinnett Daily Post

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