Social Worker I LSSW

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted November 17, 2020
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
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Revised By:

Cheryl Winters

Pay Grade:

Must be paid at MA+ level at minimum (see license section)

Comp Reviewed By:

Cheryl Winters

EEO Category:

Other Professionals

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Work Location:

(1) Primarily works at Bransford Office Campus

Duration; # of months
10 months

Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): The Social Worker works collaboratively through Cluster Support Teams with other Social Workers, MSAC (Metro Student Attendance Center), and Court Liaison, local Schools, Parents, Students, Principals and others to provide services to individuals, student groups and families to assist in reducing student truancy, improving student discipline and removing social barriers that impede learning.

Reports to: Director Social Services

Department Name: School Social Work

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job.

Job Duty/Resp. 1:

Provide clinical counseling to individuals, student groups and their families.

Job Duty/Resp. 2:

Provide case management/wrap-around services to students and their families.

Job Duty/Resp. 3:

Works collaboratively through Cluster Support Teams to reduce student truancy, improve student discipline and remove social barriers that impede learning.

Job Duty/Resp. 4:

Develop and assist in the implementation of plans for interventions with students that may include Crisis Intervention and Threat Assessments while working with District Crisis Teams.

Job Duty/Resp. 5:

Uses the Data Warehouse and SMS programs to assess the needs of students to enhance their school performance by providing optimal Social Work Services to students that show improved indicators in the areas of academics, attendance and discipline.

Job Duty/Resp. 6:

Provides Mental Health and Psychosocial assessments and evaluations of students referred and offer professional recommendations to multidisciplinary teams (schools, administrators, nurses, special education, etc.)

Job Duty/Resp. 7:

Coordinates joint conferences with Parents/School Personnel to integrate new and returning students who may be experiencing social problems.

Job Duty/Resp. 8:

Make home visits with other school personnel

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Education and Experience Requirements

Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Applicant must possess a Master’s degree in Social Work.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Must be licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education in School Social Work or be eligible for that license. Since Master School Social Work Certification required pay grade set at MA+ as minimum grade.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience working with children in a related field preferred but not required.

Skills Required: Case management assessment and documentation abilities; effective verbal and written communication; ability to collaborate with internal and external partners and clients; analytical abilities

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Level 5: Coordinates or determines time, place, or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data and possibly executes determinations or reports on events.

People Responsibility:

Level 4: Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by scientific or other professional principles.

Assets Responsibility:

Level 3: Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, tools, and vehicles.

Mathematical Requirements:

Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Level 6: Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports/analysis; speaks to large groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:

Level 7: Performs work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results

Impact of Decisions:

Level 5: Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.

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Safety of Others:

Level 2: Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands:

Level 4: Requires light to medium work involving standing or walking most of the time, (exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis.)

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Unavoidable Hazards:

Level 8: The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, traffic, disease/pathogens, and violence.

Sensory Requirements:

Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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