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Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Social Worker JobID: 60172
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Certified Professional/Social Worker
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Special Education
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  • Social Worker - HM0151, HM0152, HM0153, HM0154, HM0155 HM015H Title 1: HM0185, HM0187, HM0189

CONTRACT LENGTH: 10M/ 10.5M/ 11M/ 11.5M/ 12M Hrly

DATE: 04/30/09

DATE OF LAST REVISION: 08/22/2014 Job Code: HM0151, HM0152, HM0153, HM0154, HM0155 HM015H
Title 1: HM0185, HM0187, HM0189



Job Family – Health, Medical & Social Services

JOB SUMMARY: Provides services to students and families to help students attain maximum benefits from their educational programs. Collaborates with the educational team, parents, and community agencies to facilitate the students' academic, emotional, and social potential. Works toward enhancing and fostering positive relations between the school, community, and parents.


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1. Develops and implements direct intervention strategies for students, teachers, and families to resolve stressors and remove barriers that interfere with student success.
2. Mobilizes and coordinates community resources for students and families to address academic, behavioral, emotional, and social needs.
3. Assesses needs and counsels students and families individually, in groups, or during home visits regarding needed social, emotional, or developmental adjustments.
4. Develops and creates strategies for parents, teachers, and students on instructional and behavioral issues.
5. Develops and builds community agency partnerships with service providers to expand resources available to students and families.
6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; Master’s Degree preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office, Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier), Licensed as a social worker (LMSW-requires Master’s Degree), or Provisional LMSW-requires Bachelor’s degree

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an "as needed" basis.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Regularly assesses and diffuses complex, and escalated customer issues. Takes personal responsibility and accountability for solving systemic customer service problems. Regularly explores alternative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer within HISD's policies and guidelines.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions. Ability to carry and/or lift up to 44 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Social Worker, Social Services, Service

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