School Social Worker

April 05, 2023

Spaulding Academy & Family Services has an opening available for a School Social Worker.  This position will support the wellbeing of our students, psychologically and socially, working with them one to one, in the classroom, or in school-wide sessions.  Our Social Workers also work collaboratively with parents/guardians, school staff and outside social service supports when appropriate. 

All Spaulding employees will be a part of a collaborative transdisciplinary person-centered team.  They will possess strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.  Successful Spaulding employees will be dedicated to assisting our students, be compassionate, caring and embody the Choose Love Movement.  They will honor the diversity and exceptionalities of all individuals on Spaulding’s campus. They will be human centered with a growth mindset, and work with colleagues to grow personally and professionally in their career at Spaulding.

The requirements for this great opportunity are: 

  • A Master’s degree of Social Work or Master’s Degree in Mental Health
  • NHDOE license (or SOE) to practice Social Work or School Counseling
  • Experience in School Social Work or School Counseling

Your responsibilities in this role will include:

Student Support

  1. Provide individual and group therapy (as outlined in IEPs), school-wide group counseling, and family support as needed. 
  2. Communicate with and counsel students with personal and psychological issues that affect their performance, behavior, and socialization in school.
  3. Utilizes a Trauma Informed approach to help maintain a stable environment.
  4. Respond to school-wide crises, and/or impromptu individual/group needs (students or staff) by being present on the floor.
  5. Establish prevention programs and intervention plans.
  6. Be knowledgeable of student records to identify previous barriers and/or interventions as well as current progress and/or problems.

Family Connection

  1. Establish rapport with our student’s families. Communicate with regularity and document contacts as outlined by Spaulding policy.
  2. When appropriate communicate with outside social service supports to help students and families.
  3. Help students and families suffering from adversity to connect with resources such as community social service supports, shelters, food banks, and medical care.
  4. Maintain an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet student needs; refers parents and student to agencies when appropriate.
  5. Analyze information gained through record reviews and interviews to determine environmental impacts and appropriate resource needs.
  6. Determine through interviewing students and parents, any issues related to non-attendance and develop a plan of action. Assist the school in following school board regulations for excessive absences and truancy.
  7. When needed support our students and families in external encounters such as court, home visits, etc., virtually or in person.

Collaborative Teamwork

  1. Communicate with parents, teachers, external team members, and administrators to understand students’ challenges as indicated by the case in a timely, positive, responsive fashion.
  2. Embraces the philosophy of and assists in the implementation and training of SEL Curriculum, including Choose Love.
  3. Attend and participate in Special Education team meetings and internal interdisciplinary meetings. Collaborate with internal and external team members to support student successes.
  4. As part of the admissions process, gather information about the student to determine whether Spaulding might be a good fit for the student.   Conduct parent/guardian interviews to acquire socio-developmental information as applicable.
  5. Develop and implement professional development trainings within area of expertise to provide education to staff and parents/guardians, as requested/indicated.

Successful applicants must have:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Compassion and empathy for students and staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative interdisciplinary team
  • Professionalism and discretion.
  • Positive relationships with relevant social services.
  • Knowledge of available community support resources and the ability to help families access these resources
  • The ability to focus on priorities, excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Experience with using computerized systems and technology to organize, store and relay information with ease. 

Staff wellness is supported through a very generous benefits package, including floating holidays and paid time off, a free coffee bar and free meals daily in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center open 24/7, a focus on an inclusive, supportive, and positive environment, and beautiful walking trails to enjoy on our spectacular campus.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about how we support exceptional children and families toward a successful future.

We are fully committed to maintaining a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Would You Like to Apply?

If you would like to apply for this position or another current opening, start by clicking here to download our employment application which can be completed as an editable PDF or printed and completed by hand. For optimal results when using this PDF application, we recommend clicking here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Then, submit your completed application, a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Spaulding Academy & Family Services, Human Resources, 72 Spaulding Road, Northfield, NH 03276-4608, or e-mail us at