Social Worker

New Haven Unified School District


  • 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.


  • Conducts assessment of student needs.
  • Facilitate group counseling.
  • Provide social skills, anger management, and impulse control training.
  • Substance abuse prevention and awareness.
  • Participate in the evaluation of special education placements and in the development of behavioral modification plans.
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
  • Provide short/long-term case management services to individual students.
  • Referrals to community agencies.
  • Promote parental involvement in the schools/school conferences and parental responsibility for regular school attendance.
  • Serve on the school Crisis Team to promote and maintain a safe, caring, and drug free school and learning environment/child abuse prevention/appropriate discipline.
  • Participate in referrals and case management of students/families involved in the court system.
  • Serve on community interagency teams and other task force teams relevant to School Social Work (Pupil Services, Counseling Collaborative and the School Resource Team).
  • Expand and exchange knowledge through consultation with coordinators, specialists, psychologists, counselors, and other colleagues.
  • Supervise up to 8 social worker interns.
  • Work with Colleges to maintain the number of social worker interns on staff.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate case records and documentation (log) and a statistical, demographic breakdown of current caseload.
  • Understand and practice in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and/or


  • 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


  • 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


Valid California driver’s license


  • Office environment
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work


Salary Range: 36/1-5

205 day workyear

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.