School Social Worker

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Summary Information:
Employer: Milwaukee Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Social Worker
School / Org: Milwaukee Public Schools
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN1006991
Posting Date: 26 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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

School Social Worker

Location: Central Services Building

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary:
Milwaukee Public Schools has School Social Workers whose responsibility is to assist in modifying social, emotional and environmental factors affecting children’s education.

Salary: Salary ranges is $52,093 - 81,364.

Other Information

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct services to children and parents:
Provides social casework services to children and parents in finding solutions to problems that interfere with learning and school adjustment. The casework process involves psychosocial study, diagnosis, formulation and implementation of treatment plans.

Provides group work services to children and parents including educational counseling and support groups as appropriate.

Liaison services between home, school and community:
Visits parents/guardians in home to share information related to educational goals.

Maintains communication with legal, medical and social service agencies regarding school related issues.

Advocates for families in need of community resources.

Consultation and problem-solving with school personnel, families and community agencies regarding the needs and school adjustment problems of children.

Child Abuse and Neglect:
Complies with State law in reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.

Maintains records pertaining to child abuse and neglect cases within each school.

Provides yearly in-service training to school personnel and on an as-needed basis thereafter.

Special Education Evaluation, Diagnosis and Programming:
Provides social work diagnostic services as a member of Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams.

Implements recommendations for social work services by the IEP team.

Provides services regarding students with attendance/truancy issues.

Provides direct service to children and parents as well as liaison services between school, home and community.

Transmits referrals and school reports to community and law enforcement agencies concerning truancy, e.g. District Attorney, Children’s Court, McKinney Vento cases, abuse & neglect and attendance.

Supportive services to school administration in locating children who are assigned but not attending school.

Reports and Records:
Prepares electronic/written feedback to the school in response to referrals.

Maintains student case records related to social work services.

Prepares statistics and reports as required by MPS School Board policy, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Departments of Special Services and Student Services.

Planning and Implementation of Preventive Strategies:
Provides in-services for school personnel, e.g. child abuse/neglect, suicide prevention, mandates of No Child Left Behind Act and McKinney Vento Act.

Provides services for parents and students such as effective parenting, human growth and development, drug and alcohol abuse and family living.

Provides screening for depression, suicide and ATODA issues as needed.

Crisis Prevention and Intervention:
Supports students who have experienced trauma.

Collaborates with community agencies to provide services for students and families in crisis.

Provides in-services for school personnel, e.g. child abuse/neglect, suicide prevention, mandates of No Child Left Behind, the Department of Public Instruction, district truancy plan and State Statutes.

Maintains necessary licensure as required by State law and District Policy and Procedures.

Keeps abreast of all federal, state and local mandates in order to maintain professional standards and competencies necessary for social work practice in the school settings.

Supervises and evaluates undergraduate/graduate social work students in field work placements.

Supervises social work aide, providing input for evaluations.

Performs such research responsibilities as are consistent with the requirements of the position under the direction of the Coordinator Office of School Social Work, School to Work Transition and Community Services.

Performs other related duties as assigned

Applicants must be licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Master's Degree in School Social Work.

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