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Program for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with the Advanced Specialization in School Social Work.   

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Program for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with the Advanced Specialization in School Social Work.

(a) In addition to the knowledge requirements contained in Section 80632.1, the following specialized skills and knowledge shall be required for all persons seeking a Pupil Personnel Services Credential with the Advanced Specialization in School Social Work.

(1) HUMAN ASSESSMENT AS DIRECT SERVICE TO PUPILS, to include:

(A) Knowledge, including:

1. The effects of social environments and socially handicapping conditions on the lives of pupils and on the educational process.

2. Individual development and family life as affected by poverty, culture or language, neglect or abuse, school-age parenthood, family breakdown, alienation and/or delinquency.

(B) Skills, including:

1. Securing participation of pupils, family, community groups, social service agencies and school personnel in the definition and comprehensive assessment of problems.

2. Conducting case, group and community analyses.

3. Evaluating socially-handicapping conditions in relation to pupil development and education programs.

4. Making recommendations to appropriate school authorities based on formulations derived from Pupil, family, school and community environments.

(2) SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS, to include:

(A) Knowledge of social work methods and procedures appropriate to elementary and high school sites.

(B) Skills, including:

1. Utilizing appropriate social work methods for comprehensive assessment, planning an service-delivery.

2. Interpreting pupil's development, educational status and potential to enhance parental understanding and cooperation.

3. Assisting pupil and family to utilize available school resources and community-based services.

(3) CONSULTATION, COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES, to include:

(A) Knowledge, including:

1. Social systems, organization theory and behavior, especially with Reference to socially and economically disadvantaged groups.

2. The California Education Code and California Welfare and Institutions Code Sections pertaining to pupil welfare and attendance and to education rights and obligations.

(B) Skills, including:

1. Utilizing groups methods to assist school staffs in self-study, self evaluation and goal attainment.

2. Communicating clearly and effectively with pupils, families, community groups, agency and court representatives, particularly to ameliorate concerns of truancy, violence, gang and racial tensions.

3. Developing, administering and evaluating curriculum components and programs designed to meet the needs of pupils from special student populations or with special problems, particularly those from socially and economically disadvantaged groups.

4. Securing the participation of parents as partners in education, particularly in attendance improvement, prekindergarten, school-aged parent and children's center programs.

5. Assisting in the resolution of differences between the school, family and the community with respect to the school's program.

(4) REFERRAL AND UTILIZATION, INVOLVEMENT AND USE OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, to include:

(A) Knowledge of programs relating to income-maintenance, employment security, housing, health and mental health care, family planning, juvenile justice, family and child welfare and the developmentally disabled.

(B) Skills, including:

1. Establishing linkages between the school and relevant community service agencies.

2. Facilitating inter-agency arrangements and contracts for service.

3. Developing community resources to meet the needs of children and families with special problems.

(5) SOCIAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES BASED ON RESEARCH, to include:

(A) Knowledge of social research relevant to the needs of disadvantaged or at risk pupils.

(B) Skills, including:

1. Developing, selecting and applying research that is free of race, class or sex bias, both in design and methodology.

2. Designing and conducting studies and writing research proposals for needs assessment, program development and program evaluation.

(6) CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, to include:

(A) Knowledge, including:

1. The Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in the schools.

2. The joint policy statement of NASW and the National Education Association and other related professional organizations.

(B) Skills, including:

Applying the NASW Code of Ethics to school-site situations.

(7) SUPERVISION, to include:

(A) Knowledge, including:

1. Principles of supervision and consultation.

2. consultative, teaching and supervision techniques.

(B) Skills, including:

1. Supervising field practice students, student-peers, parents and other volunteers.

2. Providing education, in-service training and consultation with special Reference to individual pupils, families, social environments and the needs of socially disadvantaged groups.

(b) Field practice shall be required of all candidates.

(1) Field practice shall be in the knowledges and skills provided in subdivisions (a) (1) through (7) of this section.

(2) Field practice shall be at least four-hundred fifty (450) clock hours in duration, of which a minimum of three hundred (300) clock hours shall be in a school setting in direct contact with pupils assigned to the credential candidate by the college/university instructor and field supervisor.

(3) Field practice by credential candidates shall be under the supervision of an experienced practitioner (who holds a Pupil Personnel Services credential) approved jointly by the college/university and the school district administration.

(4) The field practice assignment shall be provided in at least two of three settings (elementary school, middle school and/or high school) and shall include a minimum of 100 clock hours at each setting.

(5) At least one-hundred (100) clock hours of field practice shall be with at least ten pupils (individually and/or in a group) of a racial/ethnic background different from that of the credential candidate.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(b)(4)

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44227

Education Code 44266

(Amended by Register 89, No. 14.)