Richmond City Public Schools

Lead School Social Worker (10097)

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TitleLead School Social Worker
Posting ID10097

 Job Title:

Lead School Social Worker

 Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Certified Teacher’s Salary, 11 or 12 month contract, 5% Lead Stipend

 FLSA Status:


 Work Location:

Department of Culture, Climate & Student Services

 Immediate Supervisor:

Senior Social Worker

General Description:
The Lead School Social Worker serves as both a division social worker and supports the school social work department by providing leadership to a team of social workers to ensure that students and families to receive supports to address social emotional development and academic progress.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads and evaluates a team of school social workers in order to ensure students receive the appropriate whole child supports impacting social emotional learning, mental health, attendance and academics
  • Supports in planning and implementing team, department, and division-wide professional learning over the summer and during the school year
  • Works with the Senior Social Worker to coordinate comprehensive division wide social emotional supports across the division
  • Serves as a member of school-based and division-wide crisis response teams inclusive of threat assessment and mental health support teams
  • Assists families in connecting with a full range of community support resources based on identified need
  • Provides support to enhance students’ social emotional learning and development 
  • Serves as a designated Attendance Officer
  • Serves on school-based teams including school-based intervention, child find, attendance and student supports
  • Completes appropriate assessments and evaluations for child find and shares findings with eligibility committees as needed
  • Investigates and responds to issues identified through school referral forms
  • Conducts home visits as necessary during assessments and investigations
  • Provides services and support over the summer during division programming
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Pupil Personnel Services License with an endorsement in school social work and completion of a two-year Master's Degree program from an accredited school of social work required
  • Minimum of three years of successful experience as a school social worker  
  • Experience leading a team preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex ideas simply and succinctly
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, including keen attention to detail and ease at managing competing demands and determining priorities independently
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, environment; adaptable when managing multiple, shifting priorities; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Ability to work in a cooperative, collaborative manner with administrators, teachers, parents and other professionals about student challenges and appropriate strategies
  • Ability to establish appropriate networks with school programs, community agencies and resources to provide essential services for families and children
  • Necessary Special Requirements: Valid Virginia driver's license and willingness to use personal automobile.
  • Bilingual/fluency in Spanish preferred
Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$58,860.00 - $109,509.00 / Per Year
LocationCulture, Climate, and Student Services

Applications Accepted

Start Date10/31/2022