Durango School District 9-R is accepting applications for a Social Worker - Alternative Prgrams for the 2021/2022 school year. 


Job Title:  Social Worker - Alternative Programs                 

Pay Grade:  Student Service Provider Schedule

Job Family: Student Service Provider 

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Department: Student Support Services 

Prepared Date: March 27, 2021

Typical Work Year: 220 Days


SUMMARY: Provides a full range of school social work services to maximize student achievement and create a critical link between the home, alternative program, and the school. Responsible for providing comprehensive SEL supports and direct services to students across the continuum of alternative therapeutic programs. The SW will provide comprehensive case management for identified students, connecting community-based services and school programs. This position will lead the implementation of evidence-based SEL, behavioral health, and trauma-informed interventions and services, as well as provide leadership in student plan development and implementation.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Master’s degree in Social Work, Colorado Department of Education License for school social work preferred. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training required within two months of hire. 


EXPERIENCE: Experience is preferred but may not be necessary for hiring. 


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license required. Must hold or be able to obtain by start date a Colorado Department of Education License for social work. Will complete the Colorado Department of Human Services New Caseworker Training Academy within 3 months of hire.




MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:  Microcomputers and general office equipment  Microsoft Office applications  Student Information Systems 




Durango School District 9-R is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Laura Galido, Compliance Officer, Durango School District 9-R, 201 E 12th Street, Durango, CO 81301, (970) 247-5411, lgalido@durango.k12.co.us, or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 Spear Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582, (303) 844-5695.