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School Social Worker

Posted on 2021-11-24 2:36:15 PM

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General Information Saint Paul Public Schools is seeking to hire 11 full time (40 hours per week) licensed school social workers to begin immediately. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (Master's Degree in Social Work strongly preferred), a current Minnesota Board of Social Work License and a valid School Social Work License, issued by PELSB. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Knowledge of positive behavioral interventions. * Knowledge of group counseling techniques with children and/or youth. * Knowledge of community resources and social services. * Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns. * Ability to provide competent social work services, crisis intervention, and referral services to students and other persons of diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. * Ability to conduct formal and informal assessments consistent with school-based practice. * Ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams. Responsibilities The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties: * Assess student functioning, both formally and informally, incorporating data from multiple sources across settings. * Provide appropriate social work services to individuals and groups and their families. * Consult with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop intervention strategies to enhance school success. * Identify, mobilize and coordinate family, school and community resources to enable children to receive maximum benefit from their educational program. * Facilitate problem-solving meetings between families and the school. * Provide crisis intervention services for students. * Provide consultation to school personnel regarding home, neighborhood and community conditions affecting student well being. * Serve as a resource to school staff regarding identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. * Serve as the school contact person for students who are homeless. * Consult and collaborate with community agencies and other mental health professionals to coordinate services. * Participate in multidisciplinary teams. * Attend and participate in individual, group and all social work staff supervision meetings, as well as, District mandated training as assigned. * Assist in resolving truancy concerns. * Maintain records in a manner consistent with District practices. * When serving students in Special Education, engage in proper due process procedures. * Uphold the ethical standards of the Social Work profession. * Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment. * Perform other related duties as assigned which may include program development, supervision of teaching assistants, management of programs for emotionally and behaviorally disordered students and resource development for students. Essential Functions Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities. Regular and reliable attendance. May be exposed to various cleaning products. Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a 10 month position working 40 hours per week. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Teacher negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spps.org%2FPage33566&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C426d7ebfdded46c6a73f08d9af8a0e46%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637733829753367699%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=69edh9navbjA8HEWTAyubwU9xj3VUouy%2FiOpELaNRK0%3D&reserved=0>. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $47,271 annually. Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Domain/13220<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spps.org%2FPage%2F13220&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C426d7ebfdded46c6a73f08d9af8a0e46%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637733829753377693%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=h2InwMvcwlxRwDyvhH%2BSYWXXdB5Z76BPJqNxBi9hTwE%3D&reserved=0>. How To Apply To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application. The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps. To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf. Other Information Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States. Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score. Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months. Equal Employment Opportunity Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment. Equity Statement SPPS is committed to eliminating racial disparities and predictability in achievement and to a workforce which embodies this commitment. <https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myalex.com%2Fspps%2F2021&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C426d7ebfdded46c6a73f08d9af8a0e46%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637733829753387690%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=60RK1CsAXBFtGc6N60aoSrS0fZEYIUcJXK%2FpGaUhuOw%3D&reserved=0> [SPPS Logo] Shannen Hafner Workforce Design Specialist Saint Paul Public Schools 360 Colborne Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 Office: 651-767-8234
General Information

Saint Paul Public Schools is seeking to hire 11 full time (40 hours per week) licensed school social workers to begin immediately. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (Master's Degree in Social Work strongly preferred), a current Minnesota Board of Social Work License and a valid School Social Work License, issued by PELSB.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of positive behavioral interventions.
  • Knowledge of group counseling techniques with children and/or youth.
  • Knowledge of community resources and social services.
  • Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns.
  • Ability to provide competent social work services, crisis intervention, and referral services to students and other persons of diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to conduct formal and informal assessments consistent with school-based practice.
  • Ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams.
Responsibilities

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

  • Assess student functioning, both formally and informally, incorporating data from multiple sources across settings.
  • Provide appropriate social work services to individuals and groups and their families.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop intervention strategies to enhance school success.
  • Identify, mobilize and coordinate family, school and community resources to enable children to receive maximum benefit from their educational program.
  • Facilitate problem-solving meetings between families and the school.
  • Provide crisis intervention services for students.
  • Provide consultation to school personnel regarding home, neighborhood and community conditions affecting student well being.
  • Serve as a resource to school staff regarding identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.
  • Serve as the school contact person for students who are homeless.
  • Consult and collaborate with community agencies and other mental health professionals to coordinate services.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Attend and participate in individual, group and all social work staff supervision meetings, as well as, District mandated training as assigned.
  • Assist in resolving truancy concerns.
  • Maintain records in a manner consistent with District practices.
  • When serving students in Special Education, engage in proper due process procedures.
  • Uphold the ethical standards of the Social Work profession.
  • Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned which may include program development, supervision of teaching assistants, management of programs for emotionally and behaviorally disordered students and resource development for students.
Essential Functions

Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities.

Regular and reliable attendance.

May be exposed to various cleaning products.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a 10 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Teacher negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $47,271 annually.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment.  Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account.  Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.  A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Domain/13220.

How To Apply

To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments.  Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

Other Information

Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire.  You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date.  Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.
 

Equity Statement

SPPS is committed to eliminating racial disparities and predictability in achievement and to a workforce which embodies this commitment.





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Shannen Hafner
Workforce Design Specialist
Saint Paul Public Schools
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102  
Office: 651-767-8234