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District Level Social Worker

Reynolds School District

Job Title: District Level Social Worker

Reports to: Student Services Program Admin. of School Climate & Culture/Student Support Services

Exemption Status: Exempt

Term of Employment: 186 Day

Classification: Licensed

Dept./School: Student and Family Services

Primary Purpose:
District Level Social Workers within the Student Family Services Department work towards building capacity to School Social Workers who directly with students who experience systemic barriers in achieving their academic potential such as social/emotional, home insecurity, and various adverse experiences. They are members of the Student Family Services Team of the Reynolds School District. District Level Social Workers are child welfare advocates who utilize a three-tiered model (prevention, early intervention, and intensive intervention) to improve individual and system-wide student attendance, engagement, achievement, and graduation.

Education/Licensure/ Testing Required/Bonding

An earned Master’s or advanced degree of at least equivalent standard from an accredited college or university in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, educational psychology, education, or other related field.

An Oregon School Social Worker license authorizing K-12 service in Child Welfare and Attendance must be in force and on file with the TSPC or an Oregon (LCSW or LMSW) Social Worker certification issued by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers. TSPC licensure is preferred.


Demonstrated success in working both with teams and individually in a variety of settings.
Experience building programs and systems at large scale.
One year of supervised field experience, as verified by an approved institution, in social work, school counseling, school psychology – or - One year of successful full-time service in a certificated position which requires a school social worker license.
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required

Skills to: Work in a fast-paced, flexible environment; maintain flexibility with changing priorities and staff and student needs; communicate effectively in both oral and written form using strong analytical writing when applicable; compile and analyze data, make recommendations, and design/develop/implement appropriate professional development based on findings; make formal, public presentations. Cultivate and maintain positive professional District and interagency relationships. Maintain strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from a variety of backgrounds.

Knowledge of: Oregon Codes (Education, Welfare and Institutions, Labor, Penal, etc.) and District policies and procedures related to the welfare and attendance of students; equitable practices and racial equity preferred; of MTSS, Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RTI), Restorative Practices, as well as academic, behavioral, and social-emotional components within the MTSS framework; understanding of inclusive, culturally responsive practices and educational equity; knowledge of the needs of diverse learners and under-represented students; knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice; Understanding of human development and stages; leadership skills in facilitating group processes, including consensus building, mediation, and conflict resolution; online document sharing programs and how to effectively use them to share documents and reports and communicate information with others.

Ability to: Utilize effective group and individual counseling techniques; use technology for presentations and display of data; use Synergy for data extraction and analysis; perform as a positive, reflective, collaborative and pro-active member of the Student and Family Services team; to cultivate and maintain positive professional District and interagency relationships; perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, building staff, and other district personnel; meet schedules and deadlines.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including district assigned technology and peripherals

Motion: Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching

Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 25 pounds)

Sensory: Talking/hearing conversations and other sounds; near visual acuity/depth perception with or without visual accommodation

Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; frequent district-wide travel; occasional statewide travel and out-of-state travel

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions, maintain emotional control under stress; frequent prolonged and irregular hours

Salary Range $48,929.00 - $95,729.00 / Annual
Shift Type Full Time