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School Social Worker

Job ID REQ-2023-1199 Omaha, Nebraska

Serves as a liaison between school administrators, students, families, and agencies to facilitate the utilization of educational system opportunities and resources.



Interacts with students and families to provide information and assistance about attendance, academic expectations and requirements, available resources, alternative programs, educational opportunities, and behavioral expectations.

  • Provides consultation with students, families, and school staff for crisis intervention and to encourage resolutions regarding student needs and behaviors; develops and teaches intervention strategies to help students achieve their academic goals.

  • Facilitates opportunities to educate students on social and emotional concepts and skills, and strategies for conflict resolution and anger management.

  • Works with family members and other individuals in a child’s living situation to help support their adjustment, learning, and development.

  • Supports families with accessing special educational programs and resources for students with special education needs or learning disabilities.

  • Assists districts in developing and implementing educational programs for exceptional or advanced students, as well as alternative programs for students who have dropped out, are delinquent, truant, or experiencing other issues impeding their learning.

  • Offers support and education for school staff to help them improve their understanding of the cultural, societal, economical, or other factors that can impact students’ education and behavioral tendencies

  • Identifies, reports, and supports school districts to intervene when child abuse or neglect is suspected or confirmed.

  • Serves as a team member; participates in quality improvement activities through staff meetings, committees, and professional activities.

  • Maintains professional competence in the field, including attending and participating in professional organizations, workshops, and conferences; reading professional journals and other related publications; and completing additional course work.


  • Knowledge and skills of the IEP (Individualized Educational Planning) process.

  • Ability to work with At-Risk students.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to counsel students, parents, and staff, individually and in groups.

  • Excellent verbal and written expression using proper grammar and vocabulary.

  • Demonstrated competence in applying knowledge of a Social Worker acquired from experience and the completion of course study.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employers.

  • High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact and work with all levels of personnel, from senior management to youth on campus, and ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field of study required.

  • Certification, Licensure, or Provisional Licensure as a Social Worker in the State of NE required.

  • Experience with social work case reporting and management required.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience preferred.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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