Considering a Career in
School Social Work?

Career 
Opportunities

Is your school or agency hiring school social workers or school based mental health professionals?
Please contact sswam@sswam.org to have your free posting appear here! 
A note to job seekers: SSWAM posts links to known available positions but cannot guarantee the availability or accuracy of postings.

Recent Open Positions


Crisis Counselor - North High School

Fort Zumwalt R-II School District

Region 1

Posting Date: 12/05/19

Apply Here


School Social Worker

Raytown Quality Schools

Region 2

Posting Date: 12/04/2019

Apply Here


Restoration Center School Social Worker

Ferguson-Florissant School District

Region 1

Posting Date: 9/27/2019

Apply Here


Trauma Sensitive Schools Clinician (LCSW)

Kansas City School District

Region 2

Posting Date: 9/12/2019

Apply Here


Social Worker/Counselor

Academie Lafayette

Region 2

Posting Date: 9/12/2019

Apply Here


School Community Resource Specialist

New Mark Middle School

North Kansas City School District

Region 2

Posting Date: 9/12/2019

Apply Here


School Community Resource Specialist

Maplewood Elementary/Meadowbrook Elementary

North Kansas City School District

Region 2

Posting Date: 8/24/2019

Apply Here


BIST Educational Consultant (Behavior Intervention Support Team)

Cornerstones of Care

Region 2

Posting Date: 7/8/2019

Apply Here


Supervisor, School Based Services

Burrell Behavioral Health, Springfield

Region 5

Posting Date: 7/8/2019

Apply Here


Director, Counseling Services (10 Months)

Youth in Need, School-Based Services, Olivette

Region 1

Posting Date: 7/8/2019

Apply Here


School Social Worker (2 Positions)

Fort Zumwalt R-II

Region 1

Posting Date: 7/7/2019

DEADLINE: 7/12/2019

Apply Here (Rock Creek Elementary)

Apply Here (Pheasant Point Elementary)


Trauma Sensitive School Social Worker

Kansas City, MO School District

Region 2

Posting Date: 7/3/2019

Apply Here


Home School Communicator (Title 1 - Elementary)

Hazelwood School District

Region 1

Posting Date: 7/2/2019

Apply Here


School Social Worker

St. Louis Language Immersion Schools

Region 1

Posting Date: 7/1/2019

Apply Here


School Social Worker

Parkway School District

Region 1

Posting Date: 6/30/2019

DEADLINE: 7/7/2019

Apply Here


Home to School Coordinator

Riverview Gardens School District

Region 1

Posting Date: 6/20/2019

DEADLINE: 7/15/2019

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Career 
Information

Education Needed

Most school social workers across the state possess a Master's of Social Work degree. Positions requiring a LCSW are becoming increasingly more prevalent. A few districts and agencies who contract to provide school based mental health services do hire bachelors level social workers, but not often. In addition, school districts prefer to see social workers who have school based field education/practicum settings. Here is a list of universities that offer BSW and/or MSW degree programs:


Bachelor of Social Work Program ONLY

  • Williams Woods University
  • Lincoln University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Fontbonne University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Evangel University
  • Southwest Baptist University
  • Avila University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Missouri Western State University


Master of Social Work Program ONLY

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City


BOTH Bachelor and Master Programs

  • University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • University of Missouri
  • Saint Louis University
  • Missouri State University
  • Park University


BOTH Master and Doctoral Programs

  • Washington University


Applying for Positions

School based positions are in high demand, have a high volume of applicants apply, and positions fill fast. Most districts hire between March-May and again in August.  Agencies with school based positions typically hire in the summer and again in January, due to different fiscal years and grant deadlines. If you are going to graduate soon or already have a social work degree and are looking for job postings, you have come to the right place. While SSWAM does its best post all known open positions across the state, we recommend that you also routinely check individual district HR pages and the following websites for additional opportunities:


MOREAP

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MO Teaching Jobs


Here is a non-exhaustive list of agencies that sometimes employ school-based social workers, therapists, and mental health specialists:

  • BJC Healthcare (St. Louis Metro)
  • Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition (Central)
  • Burrell Behavioral Health(Southwest)
  • Children's Mercy (Kansas City Metro)
  • Community Counseling Center (Southeast)
  • Compass Health Network/Crider (State Wide)
  • Cornerstones of Care (Kansas City Metro)
  • Great Circle (State Wide)
  • Jewish Children and Family Services (East)
  • Mercy Kids (St. Louis Metro)
  • Lutheran Children and Family Services (East)
  • Peoples Health Centers (St. Louis Metro)
  • Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc (State Wide)
  • St. Louis Counseling (St. Louis Metro)
  • St. Luke's Hospital (Kansas City Metro)
  • Synergy Services (Kansas City Metro)
  • Tri-County Mental Health (Kansas City Metro)

Don't see your agency on the list?
Email sswam@sswam.org to be added.


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