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511 Social Worker (certified)


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:                    Director of Social Workers
                                                                  Principal of assigned school


  • Master’s Degree (M.S.W.) in Social Work and appropriate licensure as required by the IDOE.
  • Candidate must have competencies in social work theory, social work methods, group dynamics, community organization, psychology and family counseling.
  • Social worker must have ability to work well with students and adults.
  • Candidate must have three years prior social work experience with schools, private or public agency.
  • Duties may include evening and weekend work on occasion.


  • Coordinate social services to students, parents, administrators, teachers, and community agencies; liaison between school and community.
  • Provide individual and group counseling of students and parents.
  • Apply resources of the schools and community to solve student problems.
  • Serve on committees and agency boards that relate to student/family populations. Serve on school committees including Student Assistance Team.
  • Prevention/intervention, advocacy, consultation with regard to student needs.
  • Develop and facilitate various support groups, parenting classes, and in-service training for teachers.
  • Work with and coordinate 504 plans and Behavior Intervention Plans for students.
  • Submit abuse and neglect referrals to the Department of Child Services.
  • Individual assessment and intervention.
  • Support group services.
  • Classroom presentations on relevant social work topics.
  • Teacher consultation and/or in-service training.
  • Parenting classes or parent education programs.
  • Social work liaison between school and community organization.
  • Other duties as assigned by administration.



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