Job Description

Position Type: Student Support Services
Location: Districtwide, 85031
Date Posted: 5/16/2020
Date Available: Immediately
Date Closing: Until Filled

Title IV-A Social Emotional Learning Specialist
(Social Worker/Counselor)



To seek out and provide additional interventions that support current behavioral programs to ensure the emotional and physical safety of students. To serve the students whose social and emotional challenges and/or traumatic experiences interfere with their capacity to achieve success within an educational environment.


  • Clinical Social Work (CSW), or Social Work (MSW) from an accredited college or university OR Masters in Counseling (M.A, M.S, M.Ed.) from a CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs) accredited program
  • Experience in a school or urban setting preferred
  • Possesses a clear understanding of the dynamics of poverty and its impact on children and families
  • Knowledge and awareness of trauma informed environments, restorative practices, adverse child experiences (ACEs), school climate, school mental health frameworks (PBIS, MTSS), and social emotional learning concepts
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and works effectively in a professional learning community
  • Demonstrates ability in working with diverse populations (ELL, Special Education and Gifted)
  • Participates in professional growth opportunities Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to work effectively under time constraints
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Demonstrates the ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Must demonstrate an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, common sense, good judgment, and the ability to function well under stress
  • Skill in operating a personal computer using a variety of software applications
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO: Director of Social Emotional Learning


Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Provides information and acts as a liaison between the district, school, community, and families, including, but not limited to counseling referrals, home visits, and access to community resources
  2. Establishes a line of communication between the school and the home
  3. Supports the school’s existing Tier 1 behavioral program
  4. Provides critical coaching and consultation to school staff to support the development of mindsets, systems, practices, interventions and partnerships needed to effectively develop a trauma-sensitive school
  5. Facilitates professional development for school staff and parents on social emotional learning, restorative practices, and strategies to support trauma-informed environments
  6. Provides guidance and collaborates with teachers and support staff on developing interventions to address students’ social and emotional needs
  7. Implements student interventions in collaboration with administrators, teachers, and parents
  8. Maintains student records and protects student confidentiality through complying with FERPA guidelines
  9. Works collaboratively and in partnership with the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Team (MTSS), 504, Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams, parent/teacher conferences, and student information meetings
  10. Monitors social emotional progress when it impacts academic progress in alignment with state and district standards
  11. Develops and implements a guidance program that aligns with the Arizona School Counseling Program
  12. Delivers lessons and units (to all students) that have recognizable structure, effective instructional strategies utilizing research based materials, and time allocations for learning activities.
  13. Responds appropriately to student behavior
  14. Collaborates with parents/guardians and staff regarding the educational, personal, and social emotional development of students
  15. Assists student/family transition to the next educational experience
  16. Utilizes district resources and community behavioral health agencies to provide individual and/or family support related to social/emotional needs
  17. Demonstrates knowledge of the roles/responsibilities of community agencies
  18. Exhibits sensitivity, empathy, and acceptance necessary for problem solving
  19. Functions as a credible resource by offering a variety of options and strategies to support student success
  20. Participates in professional development to enhance knowledge and pedagogical skill
  21. Assesses crisis situations and responds appropriately to school and student needs
  22. Follows appropriate district procedures in emergency situations
  23. Must meet any additional specific job requirements as indicated by the school
  24. Performs other work-related duties as assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher Salary Schedule and fringe benefits as approved by the Governing Board.


Cartwright School District #83
Haidee Ruiz, Human Resources
(623)691-3915 FAX: (623)691-4079


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