Job Posting Description, Social Worker Substittue for remainder of 2020/2021 school year
Contact Information
Danny Lackey, Executive Director Student Support Services

Job Locations
Fieler Elementary
Merrillville Intermediate
Application Open: 10/15/2020, Filing Deadline: 01/19/2021
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
300 Social Worker Substitute
POSITION:                   Substitute School Social Worker for 2020/2021 school year
                                     Fieler/Merrillville Intermediate Elementary Schools

SALARY RANGE: Dependent upon experience and degree

REPORTS TO:              Building Principal and Executive Director of Student Support  Services

Job Summary

To serve both general & special education students, and to assist students and their families with social, emotional, academic, environmental, or cultural issues which interfere with or limit the student’s adjustment or achievement in school.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work required
  • Social Work License preferred
  • School Social Work License preferred
  • Demonstrates effective verbal  and written communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use a personal computer and word processing software
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with educators, administrators, building employees, parents, students, and the public


Provides short-term therapeutic counseling services to student re: academic, personal or family issues based upon referrals received from staff, student, or parent

  • Conducts assessments of student and school community needs
  • Develops and implements a plan of intervention based on the assessments conducted
  • Facilitates various support groups & preventive program as needed to help students cope with personal and social concerns
  • Serves as a consulting member of a school multidisciplinary team when needed
  • Consults and/or collaborates with school staff, and with parents, regarding strategies to help students cope with personal and social concerns
  • Serves as a member of the School Crisis Response Team and provides crisis intervention services as needed
  • Maintains a familiarization with local community service organizations for use as referral sources
  • Provides referrals to local community service organizations for specialized services
  • Provides classroom-based interventions/presentations as appropriate (within the area of competence) as needed
  • If qualified may supervise Social Work interns (Bachelors or Master’s level) as needed
  • Participates in scheduled social work and school administration meetings
  • Prepares various written reports, documents, and files relevant to the planning &management of services provided
  • Maintains all records ensuring appropriate confidentiality and security
  • Performs all duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Student Support Services &  Building Principal
  • Performs all duties in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics

EFFECTIVE: 2020 - 2021 school year 

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Corporation’s policy on staff evaluation.

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