JOB TITLE: School Social Worker- Posted to create a candidate pool
REPORTS TO: Principal
DEFINITION: Utilizes specialized expertise in understanding family and community systems to link students and their families with services essential to promoting student success. Provides a variety of professional school social work services to students and their families to address social, emotional and environmental issues that impact academic performance. Provides consultation and recommendations regarding to support improved student performance. Ensures that all initiatives support the system-wide goals identified in Blueprint 2.0 and the BCPS' Master Plan. Performs other duties as assigned.
Assesses needs and provides direct interventions to students and families individually and in groups regarding the social, emotional, behavioral and mental health interventions to allow for access to learning.
Determines and implements appropriate intervention strategies including a range of therapeutic services with students and families, including support during mental health crisis.
Mobilizes and coordinates community resources for students and families to address academic, social, emotional and mental health needs.
Assesses the need for the development of community partnerships to expand resources available to students and families.
Identifies and assesses sources of academic concerns, including factors in the school environment, the home setting and community which interfere with school success. The activities could include the completion of psychosocial assessments.
Functions as a liaison between the family and the school regarding the child's educational needs and social-emotional progress. Encourages positive parental involvement in school activities.
Provides consultation, group counseling, educational workshops, and other services to parents/caretakers on topics such as parenting, mindfulness, communication with school personnel, child growth and development.
Collaborates with school staff and other educational personnel in efforts to alleviate identified factors impacting student performance. Such collaborative activities include participation in the IEP Team and Student Support Team process.
Serves on school-based and system-wide committees in an effort to address students' emotional, social, and behavioral needs, with an emphasis on the provision of evidenced-based services.
Provides crisis intervention services. Provides case management services.
Provides staff development and consultative services on pertinent issues affecting students' learning, social/emotional and behavioral health.
Develops and implements programs and strategies designed to improve situations detrimental to the learning experiences of students.
Conducts psychoeducational groups and classroom presentations on identified areas of concerns inclusive of topics emotional management, conflict resolution, decision-making, etc.
Conducts home visit to establish home-school communication and collaboration related to the identified areas of concern for the student.
Conducts risk assessments and collaborates with school personnel to support student safety.
Serves as a liaison with community organizations and agencies to foster communication between parents/guardians and schools to mobilize resources to support educational performance.
Maintains required documentation and prepares reports as required in adherence with School Social Work Services.
Attends required meetings for professional development purposes.
Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Social Worker Certificate is required. Possession of a Social Worker license issued by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles and practices of social work. Knowledge of public education. Skill in providing social work services to students and their families. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Skill in collaborating with teachers and school staff. Skill in communicating and utilization of technology.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work of this class is generally mobile and performed in a classroom and office environment. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events. This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees. Persons in this position classification will be required to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and enroll as a Maryland Medicaid Provider through the Maryland Department of Health's Provider Revalidation and Enrollment Portal (ePREP).
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $ 100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).
Contact Information Tiffany Harris Staffing Team 6901 Charles Street, E Building Towson, Maryland 21204 Phone:443-809-6009 Fax:410-296-0568 Email: