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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Under general direction of certificated or classified administrator, provides clinical supervision and direct services to assist students and families with their personal and social problems; assists students and families in understanding the causes of their problems and works with them to modify and change attitudes and behavior to facilitate learning.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The class of Licensed Clinical Social Worker works in a school setting to provide clinical supervision of clinical social workers and other employees and deals with students and parents on a professional level. Incumbents supervise or directly provide psycho-therapy to students and parents who have social, truancy, delinquency or other problems which hamper their ability to learn.  They make professional judgments and recommend courses of action to improve school attendance and achievement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Must attach the following documents to the online application or your application will be disqualified: 
  • Transcripts showing completion of a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
  • Proof of registration with the California Board of Behavioral Science as A Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Valid Class 'C' California Driver License
  • Proof of current automobile insurance

*Unit/Degree verification (including equivalency of foreign degrees) must be submitted with the online application as an attachment in the form of unofficial transcripts.  Equivalence of foreign degrees must have been reviewed and verified by a regionally accredited foreign degrees review agency.  
 

Please note: Resumes are not required and are not reviewed in lieu of your application; therefore, ensure your application is complete. 

*All required documents MUST be submitted electronically at the time your application is submitted.

VACANCY INFORMATION

There is one (1) current vacancy, for 12 months/year, 8 hours/day.  Selected candidate shall start at Step 1.  Upon completion of probation and satisfactory evaluation, employee shall be advanced to Step 2.  All other step advancement is granted each year after probationary period.  Salary will be based on actual hours worked. 
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL LICENSE OR LANGUAGE SKILLS

Education:       Earned Master's degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited college or university is required.

Experience:      Three (3) years of full-time experience working in a social work setting involving school age children is required.  Experience supervising employees is highly preferred.
 

SPECIAL LICENSE OR LANGUAGE SKILLS

A California license in clinical social work (LCSW) is required.   Qualifying applicants must have held licensure for at least two (2) years.  

A valid class 'C' driver's license, proof of valid auto liability insurance is required and the use of a private automobile or alternative means of transportation is necessary to travel around the school community. 

Bilingual language skills may be required for some positions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities of this class include but are not limited to:

  • Trains, provides work direction, supervises and evaluates Clinical Social Workers and Social Worker Interns who provide an array of clinical social work services in the
  • district
    • Serves as mentor and guidance to the aforementioned as they strive to meet the requirements of Board of Behavioral Services and/or university requirements for masters degree
    • Reviews clinical documentation to meet State Department of Mental Health quality and content requirements
    • Performs psychiatric social work in an assigned location 
    • Promotes early identification of students with behavioral, social, and/or emotional problems and provides these students, their parents, and schools with opportunities for ameliorative intervention
    • Consults with school personnel in matters of understanding and working with the effects of human feelings and conflicts on a student's learning and behavior 
    • Conducts in-service education
    • Participates in the integration of services provided by the School-Based Mental Health Services Consortium with those offered by the District
    • Conducts mental health assessment and diagnosis, treatment, and other ongoing group and individual psychotherapeutic services for students and their families in
      • accordance with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health policies and procedures
      • Facilitates the involvement of community mental health agencies in the collaborative delivery of effective mental health services 
      • Promotes parent involvement in the educational process
      • Provides mental health education for parents 
      • Participates in data collection and research projects of the Mental Health Services Section
      • Prepares records, summaries, and statistical reports in compliance with the standards and requirements of the District and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health  

      EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

      Knowledge of:             

      • Theory and practice of social work
      • Diagnosis techniques to assess behavior
      • Principles on the condition of students, families, and communities, partnerships between families and human service professionals, and inter-professional practice in
      • urban American communities
      • Relationships between federal, state and local policies which provide services to students and families
      • Theories of personality, family group organization, community and culture and the interaction  among these systems
      • Inter-relationship of psychological, sociological, cultural and biological theories of Behavior relevant to understanding normal and problematic development of students and their families
      • Nature and treatment of substance abuse and other addictive disorders as well as relevant treatment models for individuals, groups and families
      • Principles of supervision and evaluation
      • Requirements for services and clinical documentation according to State Medi-Cal regulations
      • Requirements for productivity to meet contract budget                           
      • Ability to:        

        • Successfully apply theory and practice
        • Diagnose social and behavioral problems
        • Make sound judgments and recommend appropriate actions
        • Create partnership between the school, student and family
        • Arrange services between students and other agencies
        • Make appropriate referrals
        • Work cooperatively with a variety of  paraprofessional,  professional, clerical  and administrative personnel
        • Help students function the best way they can in their environment, deal with their relationships and solve personal and family problems
        • Train and provide work direction to assigned staff
        • Compose clear, concise reports and recommendations on clinical social work matters
        • Establish effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary, multi-diversity and multi-cultural mental health and school personnel
        • Maintain sensitivity to ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual differences
        • Key Competencies:

          Informing / Safety Focus / Handling Conflict / Initiative & Innovative / Attention to Detail / Flexibility / Handling Stress / Decision Making Process Improvement / Project Management / Developing Others / Delegating / Analysis and Problem Solving / Integrity / Self Management / Action and Results Focus / Professional and Technical Expertise / Planning & Organizing / Customer Focus / Dependability / Math Skills / Relationship

          Building / Involving Others / Group Facilitation / Influencing / Valuing Diversity / Presentation Skills / Oral Communication / Professional Impact / Writing 

          WORK ENVIRONMENT

          Employees in this classification work inside, in direct contact with the public, district staff, students and families. Must be able and willing to work evening hours up to two (2) evenings a week to accommodate parents of students and other caregivers.

          APPOINTMENT

          Employees who receive a regular appointment must serve a probationary period of one (1) year of paid service. During this probationary period an employee must demonstrate an overall satisfactory level of performance.  Failure to do so shall result in the employee's termination without right of appeal to the Human Resources Department.

          Pay is based on actual hours worked.

          Agency
          Pasadena Unified School District
          Phone
          626-396-3600 ext 88402
          Website
          http://www.pusd.us
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