School Social Worker

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Summary Information:
Employer: Chesapeake Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Social Worker
School / Org: Chesapeake Public Schools
Location Chesapeake, Virginia
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN42
Posting Date: 10 January 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Chesapeake Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Applicant Pool - School Social Worker

Calendar Days: Full Time

Educational Requirements:
* Bachelor's Degree
* Master's Degree

Education specialization:
* Social Work

Education equivalent experience:
* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Masters degree in social work and considerable social work experience

Performs difficult professional work appraising and meeting the sociological and special education needs of students; coordinates attendance and other student services; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

- Assesses the home and neighborhood environments of students to determine eligibility for special education services; presents findings to eligibility committees; participates in meetings of the school Child Study Team.
- Conducts interviews to obtain social history information;
- Prepares reports about assessment interviews;
- Attends and participates in Child Study Team meetings;
- Investigates issues which surface through School Referral Forms;
- Conducts home visits as necessary during assessments and investigations;
- Reviews student records;
- Maintains copies of all reports in an orderly fashion;
- Submits monthly activity and travel reports;
- Serves on school crisis team;
- Refers students to, and serves as liaison with, outside agencies such as the social services bureau, juvenile probation, juvenile detention and the juvenile court;
- Counsels with students and parents concerning living and learning environments;
- Assists in diagnosing students' special needs;
- Performs related tasks as required.

Other Information:
Thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures relating to special education placements; thorough knowledge of special education programs; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, teachers and administrators. Considerable social work experience.

Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s), and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board.

Working Conditions:
* Exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
* Work requires walking.
* Work requires using fingers.
* Vocal communication required to convey instructions.
* Spoken word required for expressing/exchanging ideas.
* Hearing required to perceive info at normal levels
* Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing data.
* Visual acuity is required for peripheral vision.
* Visual acuity is required for operation of machines.
* Visual acuity required for operation of motor vehicles/equip
* Subject to atmospheric conditions.
* Subject to inside environmental conditions.
* Subject to outside environmental conditions.

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