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School Social Worker

Scappoose School District

Scappoose School District seeks a dynamic and student-centered social worker to provide high quality instruction for elementary school students. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Portland, Scappoose School District is a place where you can get to know everyone personally and make a difference in the life of each student. At least one, and possibly two, positions are available.

Job Goals: Ensure the provision of mental health service coordination for children and families identified within the public education system as presenting with potential mental health disorders; determine eligibility for services; assist school personnel in procuring needed treatment or other services and monitor client progress; coordinate the delivery of appropriate services; maintain applicable caseload records and prepare reports.

Performance Responsibilities:

Coordinate mental health serviced within Scappoose School District
Develop care coordination plans for identified children and families
Effectively engage diverse families in the care coordination process
Provide technical assistance, consultation, and training to school regarding community resources and other mental health issues, as necessary
Provide complex case or exceptional needs consultation and care coordination
Provide clinical consultation to schools, as necessary
Supervise crisis response teams and lead suicide prevention/intervention efforts throughout the school district
Perform resource coordination, information and referral
Act as liaison to provide coordination with system of care/community partners, chemical dependency and physical health care providers involuntary commitment, local acute and State hospitals, Extended Care Management, corrections, SPD, Self-Sufficiency, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Oregon Your Authority, school, and others as needed.
Provide training in school system
Provide training to meet system needs
Supervise the monitoring of client progress by school personnel; visit school facilities, attend school meetings; provide for additional services as new needs arise
Work with other county agencies and community organizations to coordinate effective mental health service provision to clients
Provide information on, and referrals to, specialty services; arrange for a variety of goods and services related to mental health treatment
Coordinate investigations of abuse with other responsible agencies and develop and implement protective service plans

Essential Qualifications: Valid Oregon Social Worker License or Limited Student Services License or qualifications to apply for. Must hold a bachelor's degree or higher together with an equally valid masters degree or other specialized prepartion related to the intended service role.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of Master’s Degree, with three or more years of experience
Be a Qualified Mental Health Specialist
Experience and expertise in the mental health field
Ability to provide leadership to staff in areas of specialization
Excellent interpersonal skills to consult effectively with teachers, administrators and parents in a variety of settings
Valid Oregon driver’s license and reliable transportation for on-the-job travel
Physical ability to train and/or assist staff in physical management of students in crisis
Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish or other languages related to the job
Ability to work harmoniously with others
Knowledge and skills to provide culturally competent services.
Working knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations and procedures.
Ability to compose and produce concise professional documents.
Technology skills sufficient to perform the essential functions.
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid first aid card.
Written and oral communication skills sufficient to perform essential functions.
Physical and mental attributes sufficient to perform essential functions.
SIOP training/certification
Knowledge of PBIS

Work Place Expectations:

Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds
Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech and dress in a neat, clean and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting
Have regular and punctual attendance
Confer regularly with immediate supervisor
Follow all District policies, work procedures and reasonable requests by proper authority
Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff or District patrons

Scappoose School District is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Veterans must submit DD Form 214 or 215 to establish veterans’ preference eligibility. See policy GBA-AR for details.

Please call 971-200-8000 or e-mail if you have any questions or need assistance. Apply online with TalentEd at