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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3722078
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 24, 2021
  • Starting Date: January 28, 2022

Job Description





TITLE:                          SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER  



Job Goal

To provide our students with the knowledge, skllls, and atittudes to become life-long learners and responsible citizens by providing services to students and families which strengthen home/school/community relationships and alleviate barriers to learning.   


Desired Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) desired or equivalent professional social work degree from an accredited school   
  • Arizona State School Social Work Certification and/or Arizona Social Work License
  • One year of successful social work experience or one year of field instruction in a school system, or six semester hours of acceptable coursework
  • Knowledge of school, district and community resources available for students and families
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Social Work Code of Ethics and School Social Work Standards and sensitivity to diverse cultures


Core Job Function

  • Serve as a site-based liaison, facilitating referrals to community agencies to meet the needs of students and families
  • Conduct school wide needs assessment to identify programing, groups and individuals in need of additional support.
  • Provide direct intervention such as individual, group counseling, classroom lessons based on data collection
  • Use data to guide service delivery and to evaluate school social worker practice regularly to improve and expand services.
  • Assist in implementing site level educational programs including Social Emotional Learning and professional development for school personnel
  • Identify cultural, ethnic, financial, physical and emotional challenges which might be negatively impacting students’ success and provide support to mitigate barriers
  • Active member of school/district assigned subcommittees and crisis response team
  • Participate in department planning, and trainings regarding school related issues
  • Implement evidence informed, prevention programs and practices that teach positive behaviors, promote social emotional development, and ensure school climates conducive to learning.
  • In collaboration with school counseling staff, plan and conduct school activities related to mental health topics such as suicide prevention, self-harm and mental illness, substance abuse and other timely topics
  • Consult with school personnel regarding problems affecting students’ academic progress, behavior, and personal well-being as well as provide appropriate intervention and follow up
  • Provide direct services to students to address mental health concerns, conflict resolution, anger management and coping skills
  • Facilitate interventions to students and their families during crisis
  • Continue professional growth to maintain knowledge of skills related to job functions and timely topics
  • Maintain secure record keeping
  • Attend and participate in meetings which may occur beyond the staff’s normally scheduled work day
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Perform all duties in a safe and prudent manner as directed


Core Values/Professional Qualities


·         Excellence in all we do.  No matter how large or small, we value excellence in all parts of this organization.  Excellence is a value, a quality and our most important product.

·         Equity and fairness in all things.  Education is the great leveler in our country and we intend for all our students, staff and patrons to have the opportunity, tools and ability to succeed and excel.

·         Collaboration is an effective decision making model as well as an effective morale enhancing model. 

·         Integrity is simply non-negotiable.  Honesty, integrity and reliability are the foundations of our organization.

·         Efficiency is the essence of being a good steward of public trust.  We are supported by our community because we continually demonstrate our ability to produce the very best by carefully using the resources available.


Physical Requirements – Office

Positions in this classification typically require:  stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, sitting, finger or manual dexterity, repetitive finger motion, speaking, hearing, seeing (with correction), focusing ability, or other factors applicable for the job.    Employees may be subject to travel, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, workspace restrictions, and loud noises.  Employees may be required to lift or exert up to 20 pounds of force to move objects occasionally, and up to 10 pounds of force to move objects frequently.   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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Kathleen Jett, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Onboarding
    • 1525 W Frye Rd
    • Chandler, Arizona 852246178
    • Phone: 480-812-7623
    • Fax: 480-224-9059
    • Email: click here

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