School Social Worker

LAFOURCHE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD   Thibodaux, LA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on July 21, 2022
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Lafourche Parish School Superintendent is presently accepting applications for the following position:

School Social Worker

District Wide

(182 Days)


  • Certified by State Department of Education as a Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Qualifications should not be established for the individual but rather for the position

Performance Responsibilities:

The school social worker shall, in the area of

The School Social Worker
1. enables students to derive the fullest possible educational experience from school by providing or arranging necessary social work services for referred children;
2. assists teachers and other school personnel in the design and implementation of educational and behavioral interventions for referred students;
3. functions as evaluation coordinator for designated referred students; and
4. functions as a member of a multidisciplinary pupil appraisal team in the conduct
of evaluations of referred children when social, developmental, adaptive behavior,
and/or family assessments are determined necessary.

The School Social Worker
1. maintains confidentiality of all student records in compliance with state and federal laws; and
2. performs such tasks and duties as assigned by the superintendent and/or his designee.

The School Social Worker
1. provides consultative services to the families of and, when necessary, counseling services to students who are experiencing problems in social and behavioral functioning at school which result from circumstances or events present in the home.

The School Social Worker
1. explains and interprets school social work services to parents, teachers, principal and other members of the parish school system;
2. facilitates communication between the home and the school, seeking to involve families in the educational process of their children and providing feedback to the school on family situations and problems; and
3. serves as liaison between the school and community agencies, collaborating on cases and providing assistance to families in obtaining and utilizing local resources.


1. The School Social Worker grows and develops through professional development as assigned and voluntarily to improve teaching and learning.
• Attends and constructively participates in meetings and professional development activities.
• Uses active listening skills.
• Accepts and recognizes the value of the contribution of others.
2. The School Social Worker grows professionalism in attitude and conduct
• Develops leadership and responsibility in colleagues and students if applicable.
• Demonstrates skills to receive and give constructive feedback.
• Identifies problems and issues and works collaboratively to contribute ideas and find solutions.
• Maintains communication with immediate supervisor, keeping him/her informed of problems, concerns, and significant developments.
• Uses verbal and non-verbal communication in a respectful manner.
• Writes and speaks clearly and concisely for understanding.

• Develops and maintains a safe and caring environment for students.

• Represents the schools and district in a positive manner.
• Adheres to Lafourche Parish School Board employee dress code.
• Treats all stakeholders in a respectful and helpful manner.
• Cooperates with administration in the performance of additional duties.
• Cooperates with building and district staff in planning and evaluation.
• Completes tasks, reports, and documents accurately according to specified timelines and expectations.
• Minimizes bias in self and others and accepts responsibility for his/her own actions.
• Adheres to Board policies and procedures and administrative rules, guidelines, and regulations.
• Adheres to district guidelines relative to attendance. Regularly reports to work on time and works additional hours when deemed necessary.
• Adheres to ethical, legal and professional standards.
• Applies laws, policies, regulations, and procedures fairly, consistently, wisely, and compassionately.
• Follows directives as assigned by supervisor.
• Refrains from revealing confidential information.
• Uses proper administrative procedures for making requests and resolving conflicts.
**Domain V denotes non-instructional indicators. Deficiencies in these areas shall not be subject to a plan of intensive assistance.

The combination of the applicable measure of growth in student learning and the qualitative assessment of performance competencies and standards shall result in a composite score used to distinguish levels of overall effectiveness.

Other duties may be assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative ofthose that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, speak, hear and sometimes sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described here is representative of which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to a noise level in the work environment which is moderate to loud.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Deadline for the receipt of applications is 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

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Lafourche Parish School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or qualified disability.