Under general supervision, facilitates, participates in, and provides input for system wide, school based, and departmental program planning, evaluation, and development of policies. All program planning and evaluation activities are done in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and school board policies. Will operate as an advocate with all community populations utilizing skills that respect issues of cultural and ethnic diversity and equity for every student and family. Also, will provide specialized consultative services to school staff, community agencies and other professionals. Will develop and maintain an intern program to maximize mental health services in the district. Services are designed to assist families, students, and educational professionals in providing quality interventions, which allow students to reach their highest educational, developmental and social potential.
Reports to designated administrator.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Works closely with Restorative Justice steering committee to coordinate the district’s Restorative Justice Program.
- Helps recruit, train, and supervise interns to assist with the implementation and operation of the Restorative Justice Program, as well as other behavioral/mental health services in the
- district including case management and mental health services for students/families.
- Maintains knowledge and delivers services in accordance with law and current best practices, including evidence-based and evidence-informed practices.
- Establishes, fosters, and maintains professional, collaborative relationships with relevant governmental/social service agencies, local universities, as well as departments within the district for the purposes of inter/intra-agency collaboration and referral.
- Promotes parental involvement in the provision of all services, as relevant.
- Serves on the school Crisis Team to promote and maintain a safe, caring, and drug free school and learning environment.
- Prioritizes services for our most vulnerable youth and families, including those of low socio-economic status, without insurance, court-involved, homeless, and/or involved in the foster care system.
- Serves on community interagency teams and other task force teams relevant to School Social Work (Pupil Services, Counseling Collaborative and the School Resource Team).
- Consults, collaborates, and conducts trainings with and for coordinators, specialists, psychologists, counselors, teachers, and other colleagues.
- Supervises up to 8 social worker interns.
- Works with Colleges to maintain the number of social worker interns on staff.
- Maintains accurate and appropriate case records and documentation (log) and a statistical, demographic breakdown of current caseload.
- Ability and experience supervising graduate school interns
- Spanish fluency
- Experience with students K-12th grade
- Hold valid LCSW
- RP in schools
- teacher consultation around classroom management
- School climate experience in schools
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum Masters Degree from an accredited school
- Hold valid MSW
- Hold valid PPSC
- School based mental health experience
- Experience with restorative justice principles and practices in schools
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Valid California driver’s license
Driving a vehicle to conduct work
205 day workyear