Job:

School Social Worker

Posted on: October 23, 2019 |

QUALIFICATIONS**:
• Illinois Professional Educator License with School Social Worker Endorsement
• Comprehensive knowledge of the school social work profession including associated laws, ethical issues, professional issues and standards; understanding of child development, psychopathology, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity and family systems
• Ability to conduct direct and indirect intervention; effective caseload management, counseling and problem solving skills
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, families, team members, and others
• Experience working with students with emotional/behavior disorders preferred
• GENERAL DESCRIPTION**: The School Social Worker provides services that strengthen home, school, and community partnerships and address barriers to learning and achievement. The School Social Worker contributes to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by promoting the understanding of the social-emotional development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success and by implementing effective intervention strategies.
• SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES**:
• Identifies and assesses school, home, and community factors affecting student’s school functioning.
• Serves as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaboration to improve student achievement.
• Completes social assessments to assist in the determination of special education services.
• Implements appropriate therapeutic strategies to effect changes in students’ behavioral and social interactions.
• Provides individual and group counseling to students and their families.
• Provides parent/guardian training on such issues as child development and teacher/parent/student communication.
• Collaborates with school staff in implementing strategies to promote student learning.
• Participates as a member of the IEP,MTSS, and other school based teams to develop interventions for promoting students’ academic success.
• Provides crisis intervention services.
• Provides social work case management for students and families.
• Provides staff consultation on behavioral-emotional-environmental issues affecting student participation in the learning process.
• Supports social-emotional-environmental factors that impact learning.
• Maintains required clinical records and submit appropriate documents for statistical reports in adherence with program standards in school social work.
• Completes risk assessments on referred students.
• Completes functional behavior assessments on identified students.
• Completes classroom observations as necessary.
• Serves as liaison with community agencies and assist in fostering communication between schools, parents/guardians, and community leaders.
• Locates and mobilizes community resources to support the educational program.
• Participates in activities that promote professional development.
• Supports and implements District policies and procedures, regulations, and administrative directives.
• Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education

We are an ISBE Charter School District. Please send your cover letter, resume and credentials to Ms. Cheryl Klish, Director of Special Education, at cklish@urbanprep.org