Pasadena Unified School District - Pasadena, CA

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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.

U nit/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.


Education: Earned Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five (5) years of experience working in a social work setting involving school age children including at least two (2) years post license experience is required. SPECIAL LICENSE OR LANGUAGE SKILLS A California license in clinical social work (LCSW) is required. A valid class ‘C’ driver’s license 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 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

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 & Innovativeness / 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

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