School Social Worker

The PATH School at Stephen Foster School 67

Job details


$45,000 – $55,000 a year

Job Type


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Social work: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Pulled from the full job description
  • Health savings account
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching

Full Job Description

Social Worker, Job Description


The mission of The PATH School is to provide a purpose-driven, culturally responsive learning environment that challenges scholars academically while supporting their social and emotional growth in order to develop conscientious citizens who transform their communities.


At The PATH School (TPS), we seek candidates who are committed to our vision, mission and core beliefs. TPS employees are passionate about serving urban scholars. They have the utmost respect for their scholars and their families, and are absolutely committed to their scholars’ academic and personal development and success. TPS employees believe deeply in the importance of the social and emotional development of young people and are committed to demonstrating that belief daily. They are excited about developing conscientious citizens and are continually working to help scholars achieve their goals. Our employees truly care about using every moment of every day to help our scholars grow, both personally and academically. TPS employees are supportive, thoughtful, creative, relentless, and unbelievably motivated. They work together, learn from each other, and do whatever it takes, day in and day out, to make sure our scholars succeed.

Why do we exist?

We exist in order to empower our scholars to use their talents to achieve at high levels in order

to live purpose-filled lives driven by their hearts.

What do we believe?

  • We believe all scholars can learn and thrive given the necessary supports to do so.
  • We believe curricular choices and instruction must be rigorous, relevant, representative and engaging.
  • We believe culturally responsive pedagogy leads to scholar success.
  • We believe relationships and a strong community of trust are the cornerstones of safe, effective schools.
  • We believe purpose-driven learning must undergird our curriculum and instructional practices.
  • We believe consistently examining data, both academic and social/emotional, is a key lever that leads to school and scholar success.
  • We believe when guided toward future paths that are purposeful, rewarding and meaningful, scholars persist to overcome obstacles and find true success.
  • We believe authentic experiences prepare scholars to think beyond their current situation to begin thinking about the possibilities that lie ahead.


  • A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree required in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Human Services.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state student services laws, rules, and practices.
  • Knowledge of Indiana student services policies, practices and programs.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among diverse groups.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Close attention to detail coupled with the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, able to anticipate conflicts before they arise.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to execute meetings, calls and emails with professionalism, courtesy and accuracy.
  • Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and diligence.
  • Ability to effectively allocate and prioritize time to several tasks to ensure completion.
  • Punctuality, ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • A deep passion for social justice and equity for all children; a strong belief that all scholars can and will achieve at the highest levels regardless of demography.
  • Alignment with vision, mission, core beliefs and goals of The PATH School.
  • Present and engaged throughout the entire school day.
  • Appropriate supervision to ensure scholar safety.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for ⅔ of the work day
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Ability to work in an environment with an above average level of noise
  • Some nights and weekends, as required

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the social and emotional counselor on a PATH team.
  • Ensures scholars’ physiological, psychological and social and emotional needs are being met.
  • Ensures awareness of community supports in order to meet physiological, physiological and safety needs.
  • Conducts individual counseling sessions.
  • Conducts group counseling sessions.
  • Leads social and emotional classroom lessons.
  • Serves as a culture specialist for The PATH School.
  • Ensures classroom culture meets the expectations of The PATH School.
  • Ensures schoolwide culture meets the expectations of The PATH School.
  • Supports school discipline practices by leading restorative conversations.
  • Supports school discipline practices by supervising student support spaces.
  • Serves on student support teams and special education committees.
  • Reviews student records to identify previous barriers and/or interventions.
  • Conducts parent interviews to acquire and provide socio-developmental information as needed.
  • Analyzes information gained through record reviews and interviews to determine environmental impacts and appropriate resource needs; documents information gained. * Interviews students and parents to discuss issues related to non-attendance and develops an action plan.
  • Assists the school in following regulations for excessive absences and truancy; attends student support team meetings and court intervention.
  • Develops and implements professional development training for educational staff and parents, as requested.
  • Provides individual and/or group/family counseling.
  • Responds to referrals requesting verification of residence.
  • Participates in professional development activities aimed at current trends and best practices for the provision of comprehensive school social work services.
  • Conducts home visits as a method to access the family and conduct interviews in response to school referrals.
  • Maintains an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet scholar needs; refers parents and scholars to agencies when appropriate.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Some evenings required.
  • Spanish preferred
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Social work: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Job Type
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6), Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
Student and Family Services
Job Subjects