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:: School Social Worker Candidate Pool 2013-14 ::

Educational Service Center

Position Code:
20000350 - School Social Worker Candidate Pool 2013-14

Work Hours:
Varies, 38 wks

Application Deadline:
Always Open

Position Description:


To participate in screening, identifying, assessing and referring potentially handicapped students, to provide support services identified in an individualized educational plan, and to provide social work services to students and families.



Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Provide advocacy for students and families during the educational planning process.
  • Serve as a resource to students and families experiencing crisis.
  • Serve as a resource to building staff regarding identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
  • Facilitate due process procedures to ensure that parents and guardians have full access to procedural safeguards and involve parents in educational planning.
  • Screen and identify the problems and needs of students through consultation with students, parents, staff and community agency personal.  Collect and evaluate appropriate student records.
  • Write and present social work assessment summaries and recommendations for educational planning and social work services for students when requested by the Student Support Team and before SEPP referrals.
  • Participate on the building’s Student Support Team. CTARS Team*, and IEP Team**.

*Comprehensive Teaming to Assure Resiliency in Students

**Individual Education Program



Education, Training and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work.
  • A current License as a School Social Worker by the Minnesota Department of Education.
  • A current License from the Minnesota Board of Social Work as a LGSW, LISW or LICSW.
  • School social work experience or experience in a social service, correctional, or mental health setting providing services to children and/or adolescents.
  • You must be able to transport students.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively as a team member.



  • A current License as a School Social Worker by the Minnesota Department of Education.
  • A current License from the Minnesota Board of Social Work as a LGSW, LISW or LICSW.



·         Teacher Salary Schedule – 38 weeks



School environment; may involve lifting up to 40 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.


All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

· Cover Letter

· Resume

· On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.