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[ Philadelphia School Social Worker ] Job Information
Category School Sub Category
Job Type Temporary Full-time Job Status Sourcing
Minimum Education College - Graduate Degree Title
Minimum Experience No of Jobs 1
Duration Start Publishing 11/01/2019
Stop Publishing 03/01/2020

School social worker needed for full-time, temporary position in Philadelphia. 

The Social Worker is responsible for improving the academic performance and behavioral functioning of the school’s at-risk students through counseling, home visits, direct intervention, and teacher consultation. The Social Worker is also responsible for providing services for students in need of immediate crisis intervention. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with students and families to support students’ behavioral and academic success. Setting ambitious goals for improvement for students and implementing whatever interventions are necessary to help students meet those goals.
  • Handling behavioral health crises that take place in the school.
  • Managing child abuse reporting for the school and communication with the Department of Human Services.
  • Serving as the school’s primary liaison with outside agencies and providers.
  • Serving students who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
  • Serving students who are pregnant or parenting. Identifying social support services for parenting students including Department of Public Welfare, WIC and parenting classes.
  • Serving homeless students.
  • Conducting home visits that support parents and families.
  • Coordinating the school’s student assistance program and other school-wide student supports.
  • Tracking data on student supports, crisis situations, and pregnant students.
  • Conducting specialized individual and group counseling services to address specific emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students and improves their outcomes in the classroom.
  • Being a visible resource to at-risk students throughout the day.
  • Maintaining professional documentation of services and referrals provided to students and families.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the duties/responsibilities/grade of the post

PA LSW with at least two years of experience serving as a child or adolescent social worker. Ability to work well on a multidisciplinary team. Strong leadership skills. Excels in problem solving, has a sense of humor, and has a desire to provide only the highest quality services.

Preferred Skills
Posted 11/01/2019 09:24:28