Thursday, April 25, 2013

Montebello Unified School District School Social Worker Posting

This is an Open Competitive Requirement for fulltime employment with MUSD as a classified School Social Worker (10 month calendar year).  This position is a limited term due to it being based on grant funding.  
Unsolicited resumes and/or other materials will not be accepted.  No additional information will be accepted after thefinal filing date stated above. Please be sure to attach all required documents and answer all supplemental questions. Proof of education (copy of degree or trancripts), as well as copies of Driver's License and auto liability insurnace, must be attached with your application. Your training and experience along with your responses to the supplemental questionnaire will be part of the examination and selection process. 

After an in-depth evaluation of training and experience, only those that most closely meet the needs of the district will be invited to participate in Oral Technical Appraisal. The tentative date for the Oral Technical Appraisal is TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013.  


Under general supervision, the School Social Worker will provide school-based mental health services at school sites, as part of ESSC Grant, Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant. The School Social Worker will work directly with students who experience difficulties in educational achievement due to social, emotional, adjustment and/or attendance issues.  Also, the School Social Worker will provide direct clinical and case management services to students and parents, and provide consultation and in-service training to school site personal.  In addition, the School Social Worker must be able to develop plans to improve students’ well-being that will include follow-up procedures and evaluation targets.


The School Social Worker will interact directly with students, parents and other identified parties of interest.  The School Social Worker will handle, maintain and organize confidential records and information regarding minors and their families.  Also, successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work within a school environment. 
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that maybe performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties doe not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. 
  1. Works in close connection with counselors and psychologists to create intervention plans.
  2. Evaluates social welfare and mental wellbeing of students.
  3. Collects, gathers, sorts and analyze data about students, parents and the communities served by the District.
  4. Refers students to professionals and community organizations for help or consultation.
  5. Promotes and educates students on life skills, coping skills and relationship building.
  6. Counsels students on social problems affecting their academic performance and/or lifestyle.
  7. Plans, prepares and conduct outreach projects to increase students’ and parents’ awareness regarding available social services, through the District, other public agencies and private organizations.
  8. Conducts on-site presentations to address common social problems and patterns.

Other duties:

  • Serves as liaison between school, student, home and community.
  • Provides direct and indirect services to all students, and their families.
  • Serves as a resource for crisis intervention.
  • Assists families in their pursuit of community services.
  • Participates in assessment processes.
  • Engages a broad network of partners, committed to improving the future of all members of the community.
  • Serve as an advocate for the best interest of the student and family.
  • Assist in the integration of physical and mental health, parent education, social services and resource components for students and families.
  • Maintains adequate, timely and appropriate records, memos and reports.
  • Participates in ongoing professional growth opportunities to keep current with trends and practices.
  • Participates in a variety of assigned meetings.
  • Works cooperatively with staff, students, parents, partners and community.
  • Attends meetings, training and program activities as requested.
  • Simplifies and summarizes statistical and research findings to a wide variety of audience.
  • Works within program schedules.
  • Directs the work of programs impacting recreation, social, familial and academic activities.
  • Performs other function as directed by Project Coordinator.

Knowledge of:
  • Assessment processes including, but not limited to, Individual Education Plans (I.E.P), Student Study Teams, District Attendance Review Team (DART), School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
  • Integrated physical and mental health, parent education, social services and resource components for students and families with an emphasis on leadership development.
  • Early intervention strategies at all levels.
  • Effective engagement strategies at all levels – individuals, family, group, community, partners, etc.
  • Policies, procedures and practices which directly affect the welfare of students and community.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to issues facing children, youth, families and the community.
  • Record keeping and reporting requirements needed for evaluation and ongoing program development.
  • Recruitment strategies that attract individuals to activities and the qualities that make activities engaging to motivate participants to attend regularly.
  • Public presentations using visual aid.
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Documents, Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer, Windows based Operating systems, and Apple products.
  • Report writing, and research methods.   

Ability to:
  • Engage a broad network of partners committed to improving the future of all members of the community.
  • Make informed recommendations based on sound strategies, practices and collaborative planning.
  • Draft, compose, track and file correspondences.
  • Conduct interviews and obtain information.
  • Manipulate and configure data to form statistical analysis.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Plan and organize; utilize time management and organization skills.
  • See for purposes or reading printed matter and observing students.
  • Hear and understand speech at normal levels.
  • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation.
  • Work individually or as part of a team.
  • Supervise and monitor interns.

Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation with a Bachelor’s degree in social work, or a related field, accredited by Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) or California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (CA BPPE); or, possession of a valid professional license or certification in a related field issued by the State of California or an independent professional organization; and, one to two years of professional or volunteer experience performing functions and duties similar to School Social Worker; or, some combination of education, training and experience that produces the requisite knowledge and ability.
A Master’s degree in a closely related field is desirable.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

A valid driving license issued by a state authority and proof of valid auto liability insurance.  Some assignments may require the ability to speak and write in a designated second language.


The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions:
  • Lift, carry, push, pull, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, walk, run, and crawl.
  • Perform light physical exertion.
  • Lift 25 pounds.
  • Carry 15 pounds.
  • Reach in all directions.
  • Stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.
  • Read, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.
Due to the nature of this classification, the examination for this School Social Worker consists of:

Evaluation of academic qualifications and work experience – Qualifying

Oral Technical Appraisal – 100%

All required documents and proofs must be submitted with the application.  No other material, including materials posted on the applicant’s master application, will be accepted. 

Montebello Unified School District, Classified Human Resources reserves the right to change or alter the examination plan at any time. 

This is a full-time limited position, with only five (5) vacancies. The eligibility list may be used to fill additional vacancies that occur within twelve months (the term of the list). Positions in this class normally work eight (8) hours per day, five (5) days per week and ten (10) months per year.  Additionally, this position is funded through a grant, which is subject to change and is limited in duration. 


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