Chester-Upland School District

Future School Social Worker (K-12) Vacancy (66)

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TitleFuture School Social Worker (K-12) Vacancy
Posting ID66

This posting will be used to create a pool of potential candidates for future vacancies


Chester Upland School District is in a historic period of change.  We are uniquely poised to re-focus and transform into a student-focused district where each child is ensured the academic and personal skills to succeed in the college or career of his/her choice.

The senior leadership team is building a talented and committed team to ensure all students are prepared to graduate Chester Upland schools career and college ready!

Screening Procedures:

  1. Receipt of a completed application, resume and cover letter
  2. A minimum of three current written letters of reference from previous or current directors, principal, and supervisors
  3. Personal interview

Minimum Requirement:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  2. Appropriate Social Work Licensure 
  3. Preferred experience in an urban school setting
  4. The following are required:
    • PA Criminal clearances
    • PA Child Abuse clearances
    • FBI clearances
    • Physical including TB Test
  5. Proof of U. S. citizenship or legal resident alien status  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Serve on student support teams and special education committees at assigned schools in the division.
  • Review student records to identify previous barriers and/or interventions.
  • Conduct parent interviews to acquire socio-developmental information as needed for special education referrals.
  • Analyze information gained through record reviews and interviews to determine environmental impacts and appropriate resource needs; integrate gained information into a written report and oral presentation.
  • Attend and participate in Manifestation meetings.
  • Interview students and parents to discuss issues related to non-attendance and develop a plan of action.
  • Assist the school in following school board regulations for excessive absences and truancy; attend student support team meetings and court intervention.
  • Develop and implement professional development training for educational staff and parents, as requested.
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling in response to school-wide crises.
  • Respond to referrals requesting verification of residence.
  • Participate in professional development activities aimed at current trends and best practices for the provision of comprehensive school social work services.
  • Conduct home visits as a method to access the family and conduct interviews in response to school referrals.
  • Maintain an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet student needs; refers parents and student to agencies when appropriate.
  • Perform related work as required.


Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Counseling on an individual, group, or family basis; consulting with administrators, teachers, parents, and other professionals about student problems and appropriate change strategies
  • Networking with school programs and community agencies to provide essential services for families and children
  • Understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes for effective casework practice
  • Understanding of the school social work profession including associated laws (IDEA, ADA, compulsory attendance, etc.), ethical issues, professional issues and standards; foundations of school psychology; and the role and function of the school social worker
  • Understanding of child development, psychopathology, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity and family systems.



  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to special education
  • Demonstrates ability to be flexible and dependable in implementing job responsibilities and demonstrates skill in interpersonal relationships.


Education and Experience: 

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours
  • Minimum of six graduate semester hours in education
  • Completed a supervised practicum or field experience of a minimum of 400 clock hours in an accredited school discharging the duties of a school social worker
  • PA School Social Worker or Home School Visitor Certification

 Salary:  Per Contract Guide


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeChester Upland Contract Salary Guide
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/08/2020