Social Worker – Moss Street Partnership School

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Social Worker – Moss Street Partnership School

Position Type:

Moss Street Partnership School

Position Eclass:

EB - EHRA 11 month leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

North Carolina General Statute Chapter 116, Article 29A (116-239.5) provided for the establishment of nine university laboratory schools with the mission of “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low-performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.”

Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks an enthusiastic, committed, and innovative School Social Worker for the Moss Street Partnership School. The position is eleven-month, full-time, EHRA non-faculty in the School of Education available in July of 2021. Moss Street Partnership Teachers will be housed at Moss Street Partnership School, 419 Moss Street, Reidsville, NC. Moss Street Partnership School staff report to the Principal of Moss Street Partnership School.

Moss Street Partnership School staff will work with K-5 students, other faculty of the Partnership School, professional education program faculty at UNCG, relevant personnel from Rockingham County Schools, and external agency personnel with the mission of improving teaching and learning for students at the Partnership School. The School Social Worker promotes and enhances the overall academic mission by providing services that strengthen home, school, and community partnerships and address barriers to learning and achievement. The School Social Worker significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment. Such an environment is achieved by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success along with the implementation of effective intervention strategies. The school social worker will work collaboratively to achieve the mission of the school. The school social worker will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote academic and personal success for all students and adults in the school. The school social worker will work collaboratively with the Principal and UNCG faculty/staff to support the successful social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of the students at the Partnership School.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters of Social Work degree is required from a CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) program; and two years of experience as a school social worker. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. A current school social worker license in North Carolina is required.

The individual should be self-directed; organized with attention to detail; in possession of strong interpersonal relationship skills, including collaboration with community members, school personnel, and university personnel; highly motivated and receptive to innovative practices/procedures; and willing to take the initiative to learn the duties/responsibilities/ expectations of the work and operations of the Partnership School.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidate will possess:
•Clinical Social Worker licensure (LCSW), three years of experience, proficient on most recent evaluation;
•Experience working with diverse populations;
•Commitment to creating a caring school relationship and culture;
•Technologic proficiency;
•Innovation and outcomes orientation;
•Commitment to working collaboratively for the benefit of all students;
•Experience working on a multidisciplinary team;
•Experience completing Exceptional Children evaluations;
•Experience working collaboratively with community organizations and volunteers.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$49,195 – $58,014

Org #-Department:

Partnership School - 12022

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Key Responsibility:

Assessment of Student, Family, and School Needs – Effectively and appropriately assesses and addresses the needs, characteristics, and interactions of students, families, Partnership School personnel, and community.

Essential Tasks:

1.1 Conducts assessments and evaluations in accordance with family and student rights.

1.2 Uses assessment and evaluation results to develop appropriate interventions for students, families, schools, and communities.

1.3 Addresses the needs of the school, students, families, and community by collaborating with the Student Support Services Team to design a holistic approach to any barriers or problems with the educational process.

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Direct Services/Service Delivery – Uses knowledge and understanding of the reciprocal influences of home, school, and community to intervene for student success via such practices as assessment, crisis intervention and response, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation, program development, dropout prevention, graduation awareness, and coordination of school and community services.

Essential Tasks:

2.1 Promotes family support of students’ learning experience within the context of multicultural understanding and competencies.

2.2 Provides services to students in ways that build upon individual strengths and offers students maximum opportunities to participate in the planning and direction of their own learning experience.

2.3 Develops and provides training and educational programs that address the goals and mission of the Moss Street Partnership School.

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Advocacy – Advocates for appropriate services for students and their families.

Essential Tasks:

3.1 Advocates and facilitates change that effectively responds to the needs of students, families, and school systems using appropriate statutes, case law, policies, and procedures.

3.2 Promotes services to students and their families within the context of multicultural understanding and competence that enhances families’ support of students learning experiences.

3.3 Assists students and their families in gaining access to formal and informal community resources.

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Consultation and Collaboration – Consults and collaborates with stakeholders on behalf of students and their families.

Essential Tasks:

4.1 Consults with stakeholders to facilitate an understanding of factors in the home, local education agency, and community that affect students’ educational experiences.

4.2 Consults on such issues as attendance, diversity, mental health, behavior management, delinquency, crisis intervention, homelessness, child abuse, neglect, and the importance of confidentiality.

4.3 Initiates and supports activities to overcome institutional barriers and gaps in services as leaders and members of interdisciplinary teams with the unique contribution of bringing the home, school, and community perspective to the interdisciplinary process.

4.4 Works with internal and external individuals, groups, and organizations to develop programs or systems of care that support and enhance the health, social and emotional well-being, and safety of students.

4.5 Uses extensive knowledge of community resources, enabling the school social worker to play a critical role in facilitating the provision of community services in the Partnership School.

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Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation – Effectively plans, implements, and evaluates programs that promote student and family success.

Accountability – Advocates, facilitates, and contributes to School Social Worker accountability for outcomes aligned with local, state, and federal policies and guidelines.

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Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation – Effectively plans, implements, and evaluates programs that promote student and family success.
5.1 Conducts individual and/or system-wide surveys to assess the school and/or community needs.
5.2 Plans and helps to implement school and/or system-wide programs to promote a safe, healthy, caring school climate that fosters academic success.
5.3 Assists in the evaluation of effective departmental, school-based, system community, and statewide programs

Accountability – Advocates, facilitates, and contributes to School Social Worker accountability for outcomes aligned with local, state, and federal policies and guidelines.
6.1 Conforms to the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics and Standards for School Social Work Practice.
6.2 Maintains accurate case records and documentation.
6.3 Maintains current knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations and abides by said laws and regulations with emphasis on persons with disabilities, child welfare, mental health, confidentiality, and student and parent rights.
6.4 Evaluates own practice and disseminates the findings to consumers, school districts, the community, and the profession.
6.5 Participates in appropriate professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills

Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Visual inspection - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R, Climbing-Stairs - R, Bending - O, Squatting - O

Work Environment:

Inside - C, Outside - O




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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time