May 11, 2020

Social Work Assistant (2019-2020)

  • TrulyHired
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


The Syracuse City School District is Building our Future by ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve at a high level. Teaching and learning are our core business and we know that education is essential to improve future life opportunities for our students. We also recognize that strong leaders and teachers together have a profound impact on student achievement. With this in mind, we are seeking educators who are ready to partner with us and our community in ensuring a bright future for all students. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs and serves over 21,000 students in grades Pre K-12. 78% of SCSD students qualify for free or reduced lunch price, and approximately 20% are served by the Office of Special Education. 77% of the students in the school district are students of color.


The School Social Worker Assistant applies theory, principles and methods to prevent, assess, evaluate, formulate and implement a plan of action based on student and family needs and strengths. The School Social Worker Assistant intervenes to address the mental, social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental conditions and disabilities experienced by students and families within our school communities as outlined in the Syracuse City School District Practitioners Model for Evaluation. Due to the necessity of working with families and community based agencies to provide and/or coordinate comprehensive services for students and families, a District's school social worker's work hours may at times occur outside traditional school hours requiring a flexible work schedule.


  • Link students and families with school and community resources
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences as needed
  • Assist in school-wide attendance initiatives and report on collected data
  • Make home visits as needed
  • Encourage families to effectively participate in their child's education
  • Help families understand school policies, services, and programs
  • Provide Crisis intervention
  • Refer Child Protective cases and make referrals to mental health agencies
  • Provide Classroom discussions and presentations
  • Collaborate with school teams to develop and monitor Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, Functional Behavioral Assessments, and behavior plans
  • Actively participate in various meetings with families, school teams, and multiple agencies as needed
  • Facilitate Student Intervention Team meetings and review data collected at regular intervals
  • District crisis team member
  • Collaborate with all school personnel to assess student's social/emotional obstacles to academic success
  • Consult with therapists, doctors, parents, child protective, law guardians, family court
  • Develop/facilitate/coordinate prevention activities and intervention strategies that include Non-Violence services, programs and training
  • Is familiar with DASA - Dignity For All Act, & collaborates with various parties to report or investigate concerns
  • Work collaboratively with college/university partners on District initiatives
  • Assist the School Social Worker and other related service providers


This position will work 32.5 hours per week, 10 months per year. This position is full-time.


Office of Family Engagement


The current new hire salary for this position is $40,000 annually, per the Unit 8 contractual agreement. A stipend will be added to the salary of those working at extended-day schools, which varies by location.


  • In order to be considered, all candidates must be on the current Onondaga County Civil Service eligibility list for this title and be reachable on the list.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check, at the cost of $100.25 to the candidate.

To view the full Onondaga County Civil Service job description for this position, please click on the paperclip icon.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
Equal Opportunity Employer
Syracuse City School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Bridget Kemp
  • 725 Harrison Street
  • Syracuse, New York 13210

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