HUMAN RESOURCES
Social Worker
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services or administrator, to provide
social/emotional/behavioral supports and or consultation to maximize the students' learning experience.
Essential Functions
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Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic evaluations of students for the purpose of identifying
learning or social interaction issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to
overcome issues and maximize learning.
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Provides individualized and group counseling for students with social/emotional/behavioral problems.
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Provides crisis intervention as needed.
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Collaborates with the family when necessary to identify additional supports.
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Performs case management to insure compliance with student plans, IEP services including preparing
progress reports, reviews progress of treatment plans, participation as a members of a multidisciplinary
team.
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Conducts risk assessments and Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and develops Behavior
Intervention Plans (BIPs) in collaboration with other team members.
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Liaison between school and families and additional community supports as needed. Encourages parental
involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
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Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' behavior management plans.
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Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as
needed.
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Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities
and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.
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Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete records in accordance with accreditation
standards.
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Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training and guidance.
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Practices in accordance with the Standards for School Social Work Practice in Connecticut, as developed
by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106Phone: 860-509-3606Fax: 860-548-9830www.crec.org
HUMAN RESOURCES
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by
the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of
every task or responsibility.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
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Knowledge of Social Work principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven behavior
management methods.
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Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
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Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
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Ability to organize and coordinate work.
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Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
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Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
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Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of
work.
Certification/License:
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Minimally a Masters in Social Work in accordance with Connecticut State Certification Education:
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Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching
assignment.
111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106Phone: 860-509-3606Fax: 860-548-9830www.crec.org