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Company: Oakland Unified School District
Location: Oakland, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education




BASIC FUNCTION: Under general direction of assigned supervisor provide case management; conduct individual and family assessments; make referrals, provide crisis intervention counseling, and facilitate education groups for students, parents, and school staff.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements).


E = Essential Functions 

Aligned with State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Specialization in School Social Work

  • Assess home, school, personal, and community factors that may affect a students' learning.   E
  • Interview students to provide skill assessment and identification of needs.  E
  • Consult with teachers, administrators, and other staff regarding social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students to evaluate and make recommendations in developing and implementing an appropriate plan for students.  E
  • Identify and provide intervention strategies for students and their families, including counseling, case management, and crisis intervention counseling.  E
  • Determine which students need immediate assessment and prioritize services.  E
  • Participate in Individualized Education Program Meetings; coordinate Service Team Meetings, Student Study Team Meetings, and Student Attendance Review Team/ Board Meetings as appropriate; facilitate teams as necessary to accomplish proper results.  E
  • Identify problems contributing to students' attendance issues; develop and implement programs to provide students opportunities to improve their attendance.  E
  • Prepare written materials about the available agencies; makes presentations to students, families, and staff.  E
  • Provide outreach casework and support services including home visits, individual and group short-term counseling, family intervention and student group.  E
  • Assist students and their families in obtaining necessary services, monitor progress toward successful utilization and completion of services.  E
  • Serve as District liaison among students and their families, group home personnel, community agencies, county probation departments, and the Department of Social Services.  E
  • Develop and maintain necessary tracking mechanisms and records to manage casework, including follow-up information.  E
  • Advocate for students and their families who experience difficulties in obtaining necessary services.  E
  • Participate with staff in education such as mental health, diversity, growth and development, self-esteem, sexuality, and drug/alcohol.  E
  • Coordinate and facilitate inter-agency services for students including students' educational and social background, high school completion plan, vocational assessment, and emancipation plan.  E
  • Maintain confidentiality.  E
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings.  E
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology or a closely related field.   
  • A Master's degree in social work.
  • Experience working with children or in an educational setting.



  • Valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Social Work authorization
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance



  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures governing workscope
  • Principles and practices of social casework, including group work and community organizations
  • Current instructional materials and techniques governing workscope
  • Diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of District students
  • Psychosocial, emotional interviewing techniques for students and families
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques



  • Interpret and implement applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures, and District regulations governing workscope
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations and new developments and research in the field governing workscope
  • Communicate effectively in English orally and in writing 
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action 
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records
  • Work independently 
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship among students, parents, District staff, and the community 
  • Plan and organize work
  • Follow oral and written instructions 
  • Compile and analyze information and prepare reports
  • Operate personal computer, related software, and other office equipment



Office environment, school site, home visits; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions; potential exposure to violent and emotional students and dissatisfied adults



Consistent mental alertness; standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time; properly restrain individuals to ensure safety; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling moderate weight objects; bending and twisting at waist and neck; kneeling and bending at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both arms and hands, and fingers while performing duties, seeing to read, write, and use a computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone and make presentations.



The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

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