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School Social Worker



United States · Palm Springs, FL, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Job Details

Palm Beach Preparatory Academy - Palm Springs, FL
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Job Summary

Palm Beach Preparatory Charter Academy is seeking a School Social Worker to join our team!

About EdisonLearning and NorthStar Academies

NorthStar Academies (NSA) are public charter schools governed by the Governing Board of NorthStar Academies. The NSA board has entered into an agreement with EdisonLearning to manage the NSA Schools.

EdisonLearning brings together best practices in instruction, developed over three decades of supporting schools, with blended solutions designed by educators to meet students where they are and deliver the education they need and deserve. The company’s comprehensive content, resources and support include 150+ full eCourses in core and elective subjects, plus career and technical education and social-emotional learning; actionable learning analytics dashboards and blockchain-enabled micro-credentials; and instructional services teachers and advisors who provide personalized student support. The guiding purpose behind all of EdisonLearning’s work is to ensure equitable access and opportunity for each and every learner.

Our organization’s growth and success are due to the hundreds of dedicated professionals who share a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people – both academically and in character development. We are committed to maintaining a work environment that empowers every employee to take ownership for the growth and success of the company – making sure that the best ideas are always on the table, and that the students we serve always receive our best.

The EdisonLearning Schools Core Values

Wisdom; justice; courage; compassion; hope; respect; responsibility; integrity and resilience provide the basis for our character and ethics curriculum and student management system that contribute to building a positive learning environment. Helping students develop into responsible citizens is an integral part of the EdisonLearning program.

Job Summary:

The Social Worker is an integral link between school, home, and community in helping students achieve academic success. The Social Worker is responsible for providing consultation, wellness services, ongoing case management, and a full range of social emotional prevention, intervention, counseling and agency linkage to resources within the chartering school district. The School Social worker will interact with students and build relationships with parents educating them on school policies regarding attendance and students’ intervention needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess home, school, personal, and community factors that may affect a student’s learning and overall well-being
  • Provide individual, group, and family treatment targeting students identified on the school’s Early Warning System and who are at risk of school failure due to attendance, social, behavioral, and emotional problems utilizing evidence based and/or evidence informed practices
  • Assist in providing individual and/or group counseling and early intervention services for students having difficulties with academic progress including but not limited to attendance challenges, mental health, trauma awareness, social skills, grief, anger management, conflict resolution, peer mediation, motivation, and other social emotional issues that impact learning.
  • Assist with the overall implementation of school-based mental health and wellness services
  • Consult with district, school administrators, teachers, support providers, and parents regarding effective strategies, interventions, and available resources for dealing with problems related to attendance, social, emotional, and students’ academic needs
  • Makes referrals to school and community resources to provide both remedial and preventive services to students and their families.
  • Extend effort to ensure that students attend school regularly and report to class promptly
  • Develops a plan to enhance student learning and participation in school. This may include: monitoring students with poor attendance--intervening and referring as necessary; functional behavioral assessment; academic improvement planning; behavior support planning; and individual education planning.
  • Work cooperatively with the chartering district, teachers, counselors, school administrators, and parents to ensure compliance with attendance laws and regulations of the school and other related duties as required
  • Meet with parents on a regular basis and attend truancy hearings when applicable
  • Gather and review attendance data to identify students who are excessively truant
  • Assist with implementing truancy prevention programs and recommends strategies to support and improve regular school attendance
  • Makes referrals to school and community resources to provide both remedial and preventive services to students and their families.
  • Assist in conducting risk and threat assessments, respond to crisis situations and assist with the assessment of students expressing suicidal and homicidal ideation.
  • Actively participate in the various school-based team meetings such as Instructional, Data, Student Attendance, Enrollment and Retention, Security and Threat Assessment, Crisis Management, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RtI), 504, and Individual Education Plan (IEP) Teams as appropriate.
  • Assist in the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) and Restorative Practices.
  • Participate as an active member of site and district crisis teams
  • Refer out to mental health and community agencies and follow up with referrals
  • Utilize district data management systems for documentation of referrals, delivery and evaluation/measurement and progress monitoring of social work services
  • Maintains awareness of developments in the field of school social work by participation in workshops and seminars as identified
  • Attends and successfully completes all staff development training as required by state law or directed by the Health Department.
  • Administers various behavior rating scales and other standardized instruments.
  • Assist faculty, students, parents, and the community on issues such as child abuse, suicide, safety, alcohol/drug abuse, human relationships, communication skills, peer mediation, cooperative discipline, homelessness, truancy, teen pregnancy, character education, and other mental health/social issues.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Key Relationships:

  • Internal: School faculty and staff, Students
  • External: Chartering District, School visitors, Parents

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Generally asks relevant an insightful questions to establish facts;
  • Seeks to understand key decision-making issues and characteristics when guided by others;
  • Shows increasing understanding of EdisonLearning work processes and standards;
  • Thinks to ask question about actions required to produce expected results.
  • Expresses interest in taking on varied projects and tasks to develop new skills in most situations.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers by being punctual, collaborative and maintaining a pleasant work attitude.
  • Shows that he/she understands accepted professional conduct within the EdisonLearning environment by acting honestly and openly and responding positively to any feedback on professional conduct;
  • Establishes appropriate and supportive relationships with students, parents and staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in Social Science, Psychology, Social Work, Public administration
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of students
  • One (1) year of experience in social work or one (1) year of experience working in a school for a community agency or graduate internship at a school in social work


  • Master’s degree in Social Work;
  • Bilingual
  • Evidence of working knowledge and comfort level with instructional technology;
  • Experience working with at-risk student population;

Benefits and other Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Basic Life/AD&D – company paid
  • Voluntary – Life/AD&D, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Generous time off schedule (Holidays, Personal, Vacation, and Sick Time)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Employer Paid Teladoc Mental Health support network
  • Perks at Work discount site

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of EdisonLearning, Inc. to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.