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Summary Information:
Employer: Round Rock Independent School District
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Social Worker
School / Org: Old Town Elementary
Location: Round Rock, Texas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN1521-2
Posting Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 25 May 2018

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Round Rock Independent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Social Worker

Location: Old Town Elementary

Special Requirements/Notes:
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Job Title: Counselor, Secondary

Evaluation Type: Counselor

Pay Grade: Licensed Professional Salary Schedule

FLSA: Exempt

Supervisor: Designated Principal

Basic Function & Responsibility: Counsel students to remove barriers to each studentís personal, social, career and academic, development. School social workers will have a major role in dropout prevention including but not limited to group, individual and family services.

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

Instructional Management:
- Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.
- Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.

Student Management:
- Provide individual and group sessions, educational, and health and safety guidance (emphasis on at-risk students); provide family casework services (e.g. support groups, parent support groups, family enrichment programs); consult with and serve as liaison/mediator between teachers, principal and parents; and organize and facilitate student support groups.
- Identify students who are most at risk for non completion by analyzing their attendance, failure rates, discipline reports and the lack of participation in school activities and provide group counseling according to the needs of the students.
- Provide a minimum of three 45 minute group counseling sessions for a total of 30 students daily.
- Monitor the grades and attendance of identified at-risk students who have been placed in group counseling on a weekly basis submitting group case notes and time log to supervisor on a weekly basis.
- Maintain bi-weekly contact with the parents who are currently in group counseling.
- Submit data to supervisor on a weekly basis regarding the progress of students who are in group counseling by tracking grade improvement, core course failures, attendance, and discipline referrals.
- Assist all students to develop and apply skills for maximum educational, career, personal, and social growth during school years and beyond.
- Intervene with students whose developmental needs, personal concerns, or problems affect their continued educational, career, personal or social development.
- Provide group counseling for students who are at risk of dropping out of school, becoming substance abusers, participating in gang activity, or committing suicide.
- Consult with a studentís parent or guardian and make referrals as appropriate in consultation with the studentís parent or guardian.
- Consult with school staff, parents, and other community members to help them increase the effectiveness of student education and promote student success.
- Coordinate people and resources in the school, home, and community to support achievement.
- Guide individuals, groups of students and parents to plan, monitor, and manage the studentís social development and educational development including provision of information regarding post-secondary opportunities and career development accurately and without bias.
- Use accepted theories and effective techniques to provide individual and or group developmental, preventive, remedial, and/or crisis counseling.
- Forge partnerships with community agencies, businesses, and universities to better serve the needs and interest of all students.
- Advocate for all students and provides professional expertise to help faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and other community members understand individual behavior and human relationships.
- Work with students and parents in understanding career, college and financial aid opportunities using department and district resources.
- Support improving student achievement and school functioning as a critical role.
- Maintain collaborative inter-professional relationships.
- Commit to current professional standards of competence and practice.
- Consult with school staff, parents, and other community members to help them increase the effectiveness of student education and promote student success.
- Assist campuses in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
- Assist in managing student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:
- Adhere to legal standards including school board policies.
- Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.
- Follow District and department policies and procedures.

Organization Improvement:
- Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.

Professional Growth and Development:
- Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.

Academic Excellence Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:
- Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.

School/Community Relations:
- Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the Districtís initiatives.

Organization Morale:
- Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
- Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.

Other Responsibilities:
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised: None.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of counseling procedures, intervention skills, and student appraisal skills.
- Knowledge of academic programs, policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of effective drop-out recovery and prevention practices.
- Knowledge of community based organizations and resources.
- Knowledge of related district rules and regulations.
- Skill in interaction with parents and community partners.
- Skill in facilitating campus level teams.
- Skill in making written and oral presentations.
- Skill in analyzing complex information and data.
- Skill in implementing long-range and immediate plans.
- Skill in communication and collaboration between and among various areas of the organization to support healthy students, high student achievement and customer satisfaction.
- Skill in operating standard computer and software applications, including but not limited to electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.

Entry Qualifications: Masterís Degree from an accredited college or university, two years of experience, and a valid Texas Social Worker license.

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