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School Social Worker

Job Description 

  • Uses functional assessment techniques designed to focus on children’s relationships with home, school and community and on the development of interventions to improve educational performance 
  • Communicates with parents, school personnel and community resource staff to involve them in a problem-solving approach with children birth to age 21 to develop coordinated action plans 
  • Works within school systems to assist in the development and implementation of positive school-wide systems of support 
  • Assists schools in implementing social, emotional and behavioral learning practices that benefit all students
  • May work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to identify and coordinate early intervention services for infants and toddlers 
  • Serves as an advocate for all children and youth 

Education & Experience 

  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited social work program 
  • Appropriate license/certification from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners 
  • Training in education and understanding of public school services and special education are preferred 
  • Two years of successful experience in public school social work or child-related social work is preferred 


  • Full-time working 192 days a year: starting salary of $49,228 or $34.19 an hour 
  • Full-time with doctorate-level training working 192 days a year: as much as $85,917 or $59.66 an hour

Make a difference every day for students and educators!

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