Social Worker (Master’s Level) – Education Center South

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Master’s Level Social Worker at the Education Center South, a Watson Institute special education school for children with special needs ages 5 to 21. This position works Monday through Friday.

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Employment Type: Full-time


  • Provide clinical support to families and students
  • Provide case management services
  • Contributing member of the IEP team for students on caseload
  • Collaborate with classroom team in reinforcing appropriate behavior and implementing behavior plans and supporting the student’s education, safety, and health
  • Meet with the classroom teams on a regular basis – information sharing between home and school 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with agencies that are involved with students
  • Support families through the transitions – kindergarten – back to home district and into adult services
  • Co-facilitate support groups as needed
  • Complete documentation within specific time frames
  • Consult and support staff in areas relevant to Social Worker expertise 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s of Social Work degree (Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred)
  • Current PA Social Worker license
  • Experience in working with children with special needs and their families
  • Knowledge of a range of Autism Spectrum Disorders preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member
  • The essential function of the job described herein require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching, and brisk walking, and which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances required
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