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Date:  Jun 8, 2022
Req ID:  18506

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  45009.95

Position Number: [[22082429]] 
County: [[Pulaski]] 
Posting End Date: [[Until filled]] 

!  A School Social Worker will engage in the following:


  • Serve as a trained mental health professional and valued member of the mental health team
  • Collaborate with team in the development of behavior and safety plans
  • Lead and Support initiatives to promote a positive school climate & culture – including our school-wide PBIS program
  • Provide individual and group counseling regarding issues such as peer conflict, family conflict, communication in the home, etc
  • Mobilize family, school, and community resources to enable deaf students to learn as effectively as possible
  • Serve on special ed assessment team and support families in the IEP process
  • Serve as a liaison for homeless students who are deaf
  • Serve as a liaison for struggling families with deaf children
  • Serve as a liaison for foster children who are deaf
  • Support the Arkansas Deaf Career Center’s young deaf adults
  • Consult with teachers and administrators in creating a culturally sensitive learning environment

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

Position Information

Class Code: M088C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Licensed Master Social Worker is responsible for providing counseling and crisis intervention for families of patients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Provides assistance to Licensed Certified Social Worker, by offering consultation concerning specific requests, explaining laws and regulations, and monitoring certification standards. Performs a lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees, by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines. Develops program plans by determining goals and objectives, assessing programs, and making recommendations for policy and procedure changes in conjunction with other staff. Conducts individual group counseling sessions to increase client self-esteem and to aid client's social, emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing. Refers clients to other sources of help, monitors client's progress, writes release summaries, and notifies appropriate personnel. Testifies in court concerning client's compliance with court order and psychiatric stability. Prepares and maintains reports, including logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work records. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of counseling and social work. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human service resources. Knowledge of state laws and agency policy governing specific program area. Knowledge of computer operating software systems. Ability to plan, organize, and direct work of others. Ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and diagnose information related to problems and services needed. Ability to provide treatment, guidance, and counseling to clients. Ability to serve as a social advocate for clients by providing information and evaluating and monitoring treatment plans.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or related field. Licensed as a Master Social Worker by the Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board as required by ACA 17-103-306. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock