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SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

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SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
361G
Category: Social Services

Definition

At the Washington State School for the Deaf, provides specialized case management for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families and coordinates a statewide outreach program.

Typical Work

  • Crisis management team member;
  • Corroboration and consultation with school and state-related agencies;
  • Liaison between WSD, parents, social service, law enforcement medical, judicial and educational agencies;
  • Assists in development and implementation of behavioral objectives;
  • Provides support and assistance to school counselors;
  • Develops and conducts individual case study activities in cooperation with academic personnel;
  • Maintain accurate records;
  • May be asked to participate in IEP and/or staff meetings;
  • Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: attitudes and problems of the deaf; deaf community, and hearing families of deaf children; factors affecting adjustment; counseling, sociology, psychology and guidance; principles of group living; principles and practices of institutional administration.

Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relations with students, staff, parents and families; obtain confidence and operations of students; assist individuals to develop acceptable patterns of conduct; express oneself effectively both orally and in writing.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Master's degree in Social Work; and eligibility for an Educational Staff Associate (E.S.A.) certification from the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (O.S.P.I); and proficiency in American Sign Language

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 9-14-01
New class code: (formerly 21580) effective July 1, 2007

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