Job Title: School Social Worker

Reports to:District Supervisor
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:2026
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for applying unique knowledge and skills to students and their families who are referred to assist in the prevention and remediation of problems in attendance, behavior, health, and adjustment. Enhance the District’s efforts to meet its academic mission where home, school, and community collaboration provide the key to achieving student success. In-county travel is required to perform the essential responsibilities.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Facilitate staff and student learning on the impact of relevant social work topics, including but not limited to, child abuse and reporting mandates, child development, suicide, safety, alcohol and drug abuse, human relationships, communication, and other mental health topics.
  2. Provide clinical intervention for students and families in crisis.
  3. Encourage and facilitate communication between students, families, and school staff.
  4. Provide direct services to students and families while being instrumental in collaborating with and empowering school-based teams.
  5. Connect families with appropriate and relevant community resources.
  6. Provide early intervention and assist in problem-solving discussions regarding challenges within the school and home.
  7. Assist in developing administrative procedures and policies that directly affect the welfare of students.
  8. Actively contribute in school problem-solving meetings to enhance student learning and participation in school, including but not limited to, Functional Behavior Assessments, Academic Improvement Planning, Behavior Support Planning, and Individual Education Planning.
  9. Collaborate and partner with community stakeholders to efficiently utilize and maximize resources.
  10. Identify and attend relevant school social work training and maintain abreast of trends and interventions.
  11. Solicit feedback to build, maintain, and improve student, parent, and community partnerships.
  12. Maintain with fidelity relevant student documentation, including but not limited to:
    1. Interactions with students, school staff and families
    2. Referrals for outside community support (i.e., truancy, counseling, etc.)
    3. Social Development History interviews
    4. Abuse and Neglect reporting
    5. Risk Assessments
  13. Collect and analyze data to ensure continuous improvement in student achievement.
  14. Complete assigned social developmental histories within the designated time frames.
  15. Attend scheduled staff meetings and engage in regional meetings.
  16. Allocate time and resources while maintaining professionalism within the school setting.
  17. Submit Medicaid billing documentation for related services within designated time frames.
  18. Provide mental health services and/or counseling to students in one-on-one and same group settings.
  19. Support student supervision by participating in non-social work duties, including but not limited to, morning/afternoon supervision, lunch/recess duty, and behavioral interventions.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to provide expertise and leadership for supporting the academic, social-emotional, physical, and behavioral development of all students
  • Knowledge of social work theories and topics used in daily practice
  • Ability to assess and evaluate student performance to provide results to students and parents
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Social Work, or related field, that includes 300 hours or more of field placement in a K-12 school setting or with diverse individuals in a community setting


  • Valid and current Florida license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Florida Educator Certificate in School Social Work
  • Valid Florida Driver’s license


  • Florida Educator Certificate in School Social Work
  • Experience using Crisis Intervention strategies and methodology
  • Two years’ experience in counseling in a K-12 school setting
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish, written and oral fluency




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

School Social Worker;   EST: September 16, 1997;   REV: March 1, 2022;   Board Approved: March 1, 2022