Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence Social Worker in Ridgeland, South Carolina
Social Worker JobID: 7267
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BATTERY CREEK HIGH
POSITION PURPOSE: Provides the necessary professional skills to assist students, parents, teachers and communities in problem solving and conflict resolution in a safe and healthy manner.
Consults with school staff members and parents to identify at-risk students; conducts surveys to assess school and/or community needs.
Develops short- and long-term intervention strategies consistent with curriculum, student need, strengths, diversity and life experience to maximize educational opportunities and abilities.
Implements school-wide programs and promotes parental responsibility for attendance improvement. Facilitates development of dropout prevention programs.
Assists families with the interpretation of school policies and procedures.
Collaborates with support personnel within the school, district and community.
Advocates for appropriate services for students and their families.
Conducts home visits as needed.
Assumes responsibility for professional development, for keeping current with literature, new research findings, and improved techniques in specialized areas. Attends appropriate professional, committee, and/or team meetings as directed or assigned.
Adheres to relevant federal, state and local mandates, guidelines and requirements.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Superintendent or other district office administrator as designated by the Superintendent. QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in social services.
Current SC Social Worker license.
Working knowledge of Social Work theory and practice
Ability to conduct assessments and provide intervention options
Ability to collaborate with mental health professionals, student support staff, parents, students and community groups
Ability to facilitate training and workshops for small groups
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job. Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:
Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.
Speak and hear.
Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, technology equipment, computers, and/or controls.
WORK PLACE EXPECTATIONS:
Work effectively with and respond to diverse cultures or backgrounds.
Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean and professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
Have regular and punctual attendance.
Follow all District policies, work procedures, and reasonable requests by the proper authorities.
REPORTS TO: Principal DAYS PER YEAR: 200 SALARY CLASSIFICATION: Paid on the Social Worker's Salary Schedule EMPLOYEE GROUP: Classified APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Must apply online by completing a "Classified" application and adding this specific job to your online application. FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt EMPLOYEE'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT: 1. I have reviewed the above position description and understand its contents. 2. I am aware that my position description may be revised or updated at any time and once notified of changes, I remain responsible for knowledge of its contents. 3. I hereby certify that I possess the physical and mental ability to fulfill the essential functions of the above position with or without reasonable accommodation(s). If I require accommodation(s) in order to fulfill any or all of these functions, I agree to provide information to the District regarding the requested accommodation(s). Employee's Name (Print): __________ Employee's Signature: __________ Date: ________
THE BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER