Social Worker - Fairwold Academy at PHMC
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Social Worker
Job Location: Fairwold Academy, Fort Washington, PA
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Fairwold Academy at PHMC
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Telephone: 215-985-2500 EXT 2509
Job Description:
Fairwold Academy of PHMC seeks a talented School Social Worker to support students and families.  Competitive salary, benefits, retirement match, and opportunities for career advancement.

Send resumes directly to Dr. Maria Kreiter,

  • Provide direct interventions to students, including outcomes-based individual and group therapy, counseling, and educational and informational programs.
  • Assist to develop intervention plans consistent with curriculum, student needs, strengths, social and cognitive functioning, and cultural experiences.
  • Assist in the planning of therapeutic, remedial and behavioral modification activities provided by the educational agency.
  • Conduct formal and informal assessments of student function, developmental history, family and community structure, interpersonal relationships, adaptive behavior and cultural factors that may influence learning. 
  • Use student, family, school and community assessment to develop appropriate interventions to improve student learning and work to eliminate barriers that exist to accessing a student’s education. 
  • Provide supportive case work to students and their families, including individual and group therapy, counseling and educational and informational programs. 
  • Provide parent support and education for self-advocacy and educational rights.
  • Assist students and their families in gaining access to formal and informal community resources including community mental health services.
  • Consult with stakeholders to facilitate understanding of factors in a student’s home, educational agency or community that affect their educational experiences. 
  • Consult and collaborate with educational personnel, parents and community resources in areas that impact student learning (e.g. mental health, behavioral management, school safety, diversity, crisis management, child abuse and neglect).
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to develop programs and systems that promote student welfare and achievement. 
  • Promote collaboration among community mental health and welfare services providers and facilitate greater access to these services for students. 
  • Participate in interagency panels to assist effective integration of services to students
  • Participate in school agency bullying prevention efforts, PBIS initiatives, and other program components that benefit the educational access of students.
  • Provides for students’ needs through appropriate referrals to a certified school psychologist
  • Investigates reasons for school absences, enforces compulsory attendance provisions, and prevents incorrigible, insubordinate or disorderly conduct of students during school, or on their way to or from school
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Social Work, must hold a current license as a social worker (LSW) or licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) issued by the Pennsylvania Department of State and maintain that license.
Pennsylvania Department of Education Home and School Visitor Certification desired but not required.

Must maintain all CEU to maintain licensure.

Starting salary varies and is based on education, work experience and skills. 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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