School Social Worker Intern

Support Positions Richmond, California




Job Description

Title:School Social Worker Intern


Location: Making Waves Academy, Richmond

Reports to: Lead Social Worker

Status: Paid Internship (Stipend)


Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Lead Social Worker, the School Social Worker Intern, will provide mental health services to students including counseling and consulting to assist in meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of students being serviced by Making Waves Academy.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify and implement age and need appropriate mental health services including classroom lessons, small group interventions and individual counseling
  • Develop student goals and objectives
  • Maintain current data and case notes
  • Participate in IEP and SST meetings, as required
  • Provide written reports analyzing, interpreting and summarizing, observations and information from school personnel, students and parents
  • Develop, coordinate and provide in-service training to staff
  • Maintain professional competencies in areas of responsibility


Additional Responsibilities and Expectations


Mission Alignment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Making Waves Academy’s mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Participate in the school community – attending school competitions, performances, assemblies, and extracurricular activities.



  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Lead Social Worker or designee.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smartphones.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary, and sit for long periods of time.








  • At least (1) year experience as a trainee in a school district is desirable
  • A background or experience/interest working with school aged population desired



Ability to: 

  • Counsel students in individual and group situations
  • Select and apply appropriate social/emotional learning curriculum and programming
  • Write coherent and comprehensive mental health service reports
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish effective working relationships with staff, school personnel, other agencies and the public
  • Be flexible and receptive to change
  • Adapt to periodic heavy workload
  • Identify and implement age and need appropriate mental health services including classroom lessons, small group interventions, individual counseling and behavior coaching



  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in social work, educational psychology or closely related field
  • Current student in an accredited Social Work Program
  • CTC Fingerprint/Certificate of Clearance (COC) required.
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  • Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required


Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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