OAR 584-018-0510
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Professional Dispositions for Continuing School Social Worker Licensure


Candidates who complete the program are accomplished school social workers and educational leaders who have the knowledge, skill, ability, and cultural competence to document and contribute to the professional literature or program development within their district.


School social workers shall organize their time, energies, and workloads to fulfill their responsibilities and complete assignments of their position, with due consideration of the priorities among their various responsibilities.


School social workers shall provide consultation to local education agency personnel, school board members, and community representatives to promote understanding and effective utilization of school social work services.


As leaders and members of interdisciplinary teams and coalitions, school social workers shall work collaboratively to mobilize the resources of local education agencies and communities to meet the needs of students and families.


School social workers shall develop and provide training and educational programs for parents, teacher, other local education agency personnel, and staff of community agencies that address the goals and mission of the educational institution.


School social workers shall maintain accurate data that are relevant to planning, management, and evaluation of school social work services.


School social workers shall incorporate assessments in developing and implementing intervention and evaluation plans that enhance students’ abilities to benefit from educational experiences.


School social workers, as systems change agents, shall identify areas of need that are not being addressed by the local education agency and community and shall work to create services that address these needs.


School social workers shall be trained in and use mediation and conflict resolution strategies to promote students’ resolution of their nonproductive encounters in the school and community and to promote productive relationships.


School social workers shall meet the provisions for practice set by NASW.


School social workers shall be able to evaluate their practice and disseminate the findings to consumers, the local education agency, the community, and the profession.


School social workers shall possess skills in developing coalitions at the local, state, and national levels that promote student success.


School social workers shall assume responsibility for their own continued professional development in accordance with the NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education and state requirements.


School social workers shall contribute to the development of the profession by educating and supervising school social work interns.

Source: Rule 584-018-0510 — Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Professional Dispositions for Continuing School Social Worker Licensure, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=584-018-0510.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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