Pediatric Therapeutic Services

School-Based Social Worker Jobs Near Me

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By addressing various barriers to social, emotional, academic, and physical development, school-based social workers play a vital role in the lives of the students they serve. At Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS), school-based social workers work alongside us as independent contractors throughout Conshohocken and the surrounding areas.

We offer personalized placements in one of our partnering school districts, so if you’re looking for your first or next school-based social worker job, read ahead to learn more.

What Do School-Based Social Workers Do?

As they go about their day-to-day, school-based social workers perform many tasks and act as mediators, advocates, care coordinators, case managers, and mental health counselors. A few of the many tasks school-based social workers perform include:

  • Perform screenings
  • Conduct assessments
  • Provide individual and group counseling
  • Collaborate with other service providers
  • Lead classroom instruction, and much more!

When necessary, school-based social workers may also develop and maintain social or developmental histories to ensure each student continues to receive the right type and level of support.

What Are the Requirements for Working as a School-Based Social Worker?

To become a licensed school-based social worker, you must have a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) from an accredited institution. Though requirements for working as a school social worker vary by state, many providers also earn a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) to further develop their competencies and advance their careers.

While completing an MSW, most programs require participants to work in a supervised environment in a school setting for two years before applying for their Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS) credential.

What Is the MTSS Support Model?

At PTS, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to related services. Our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Model and Whole-Child Philosophy Approach includes three tiers of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports. By matching the right students with the right services, the MTSS model ensures no student falls through the cracks.

What Are the Benefits of Working Alongside PTS?

When you work alongside PTS as a school-based social worker, you communicate and collaborate with other service providers to address the root cause of each student’s challenges. Along with working in a collaborative environment, when you engage with PTS, you have access to resources and support when you need them from a Clinical Director, unlike other staffing agencies.

To help you begin or advance your career as a social worker, you will also have access to:

  • Community Facebook group.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow service providers.
  • Free resource library with therapist-designed interventions.
  • Optional School-Based Academy for new social workers offered every August.

We create lasting partnerships with school districts throughout the Conshohocken area. After we place the social workers who work alongside us as independent contractors, we continue to facilitate communication between each student’s care team.

Apply for School-Based Social Work Jobs near Conshohocken PA Today

If you feel ready to start or advance your career as a social worker, explore our school-based opportunities near Conshohocken today. When you find an opportunity that looks like it could be a fit, submit your application, and contact PTS with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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