Job Description

Position Type: Student Support Services
Location: Academy for Success, 85033
Date Posted: 11/18/2020

Cartwright Elementary School District
Classified Social Worker                                                 

Work Year: Teacher work calendar               Department: Administrative Services

Location: Academy for Success                    Salary Schedule: Teachers 


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a LMSW or LCSW (preferred) or LMSW
  • Experience in a school or urban setting preferred
  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Possesses a clear understanding of the dynamics of poverty and its impact on children and families
  • Experience in working with students with special needs
  • Experience in working with diverse and multi-cultural populations

Performance Responsibilities:

The Social Worker serves the student whose social, emotional and/or family problems interfere with his/her capacity to function adequately within an educational environment. The Social Worker professionally assesses the problem(s) in order to provide and refer for interventions that help eliminate barriers to learning. The interventions may involve the school, the family, and/or community resources. This professional relationship is dependent upon its confidential nature and may consist of initial assessment interviews, consultation with staff and family, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, community referrals, and/or school based support groups.

Major Duties:

  • 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
  • When necessary, provides direct services to Exceptional Students/General Education Students and their families, within a multi-cultural framework, by providing therapeutic interventions, counseling, crisis intervention (i.e.: self-injury, suicide ideation, child abuse, grief/loss), and support groups
  • Provides documentation by generating and completing accurate and comprehensive reports
  • Participates in school and District based meetings, including Exceptional Student Services, Social Work, and other staff meetings
  • Assists in coordinating and facilitating the placement and return of students to District schools from private placement or any alternative program, as appropriate
  • Demonstrates professional knowledge and engages in ongoing professional development in accordance with the National Association of Social Work Standards
  • Engages in on-going professional development including the most recent best practices related to ethics and values for School Social Workers
  • Serves as a member of multidisciplinary teams to support academic success and social emotional wellbeing including, but not limited to, Child Abuse Coordinator, Discipline Team, Threat Management Team, Support Services Team, Intervention Team, and Crisis Team
  • Consults with the campus administration to provide Diagnostic Substance Abuse Evaluations and recommendations as needed
  • Submits billing for medical reimbursement for services (MIPS) with designated Exceptional Student populations, as appropriate per licensure
  • Performs other Social Work duties as assigned by Principal of assigned school


Supervision: Will be directly responsible to the Principal/Administrative Designee/Director of Safe Schools

Reports to: Director of Special Services and Director of Academy for Success

Term:  Teacher work calendar

Beginning Salary Range: Teacher’s Salary Schedule

Benefits: As approved by the Governing Board

Deadline for Application:  Open until Filled

Contact Person:   
Haidee Ruiz,  Human Resources
(623) 691-3915    Fax: (623) 691-5930

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