Social Worker

Social Worker

Under the supervision of Middle School Division Director, the Social Worker will work directly with students and families to access MWA and external services to support them in addressing socio-emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges.  The Social Worker will take the lead in developing relationships and networks that allow MWA to provide and refer a myriad of services for MWA students and families. In addition to direct work with students and families, the Social Worker will educate and collaborate with the MWA community and advocate for programs and policies to support the progress of students with socio-emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health challenges.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Program Planning and Service Delivery
  • Analyze and utilize available school data on social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of students to  develop and implement a school social work plan
  • Coordinate and implement evidence-based socio-emotional prevention, assessment, and intervention services and strategies
  • Monitor effectiveness of interventions with students and families
  • Utilize school social work skills to engage, collaborate, and problem-solve with students/families to support success in school
  • Respond immediately to mental health crises and adhere to MWA crisis procedures
Consultation and Collaboration
  • Collaborate with Deans of Students, Special Education Coordinator, Intervention Services Coordinator, and mental health care partners to respond to student socio-emotional and mental health needs and to ensure that they receive relevant and appropriate services
  • Develop partnerships and refer students/families to appropriate community resources
  • Participate and contribute to Student Attendance Review Team (SART) and provide mental health and/or case management services to students and families in the SARB process
  • Participate on Crisis Response Team
  • Provide consultation and workshops to MWA staff, faculty, and families
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with various internal & external stakeholders including MWA staff and faculty, families, and community members
  • Advocate for policies, programs, and services that respect diversity, address individual needs, and support the inherent dignity and worth of all students and families
Professional Responsibilities and Accountability
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal, state and local laws as well as district policies and procedures that guide school social work practice
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities to improve knowledge/skills and to maintain credential and/or license
  • Manage special projects as assigned by the Division Directors and CEO
Experience
  • Providing case management, counseling, and consultation in a school setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to prioritize and respond to diverse student and family needs
  • Spanish language proficiency desired but not required
Education
  • MSW or BSW with M.Ed. or Master’s in a related field
  • Valid or working towards earning CA Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC)
Salary and Benefits
  • Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
How to Apply
  • Please send cover letter and résumé to apply@mwacademy.org