Social Services Specialist (College Station)

Compensation

: $47,195.00 - $82,930.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Social Services/Counseling



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JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:



The primarily role of a Social Service Specialist is to identify and assist students, families, and school systems in overcoming barriers that interfere with learning through the use of assessment, counseling, consultation, and coordination of school and community resources. The Social Service Specialist utilizes knowledge of human behavior, social, emotional, and community systems to guide service delivery. The incumbent must have general knowledge of, and function within, the district Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, and structure interventions accordingly.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Conducts assessments of individuals and families with the goal of improving student social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes.
  • Conducts reliable and valid assessments of students and families to inform the design of interventions to remove barriers to learning.
  • Completes assessment of campus needs to prioritize service delivery.
  • Provides consultation to school personnel, parents/guardians, and community partners for the purpose of enhancing their understanding of student needs, developing effective interventions, and building school capacity.
  • Collaborates with the Child Study Systems to increase accessibility and effectiveness of services.
  • Acts as a liaison with community agencies to ensure continuity of services.
  • Facilitates crisis response at designated vertical team campuses, as well as providing support as needed during district wide crises.
  • Demonstrate the understanding and use of evidence-informed practices in their interventions.
  • Utilizes data in assessing needs of, and planning interventions for individual students, groups, and/or whole school population.
  • Designs and provides professional development and workshops to administrators, faculty, and community members to support the understanding of social and emotional barriers to learning.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and punctual records, as well as safeguards the privacy and confidentiality of information as required by law, District policy, and licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the values and ethics of the individuals professional code of ethics.
  • Meets the minimum professional development requirements as set forth by the licensing board.
  • Adheres to state and District mandated reporting requirements as they pertain to safety concerns.
  • Ensure that students and their families are provided services within the context of multicultural understanding and competence.
  • Utilizes evidence-informed practices, skills, and techniques that reflect the understanding of the role of culture in the helping process.
  • Empowers students and families to gain access to and effectively utilize school and community resources.

  • OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    This position involves working in a normal office setting, several school campuses, and the community. Services provided involve local travel to visit homes and other locations; therefore, a Texas Drivers License is required. Regular attendance is required for this position. This position may involve rare exposure to blood and bodily fluids.

    PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    This position reports directly to the Administrative Supervisor for Parent Programs under the Department of Communications and Community Engagement.



    Associated topics: addiction, civil service, client service, community, community service, guest, meter reader, parking, service, violence * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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