Job:

Social Worker

Posted on: May 12, 2022

About Perspectives Charter Schools

All Perspectives Charter Schools will provide scholars with a rigorous and relevant education, based on the ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®, preparing them for life in a changing world and helping them further become intellectually reflective, caring and ethical people engaged in a meaningful life.
All of Perspectives Charter Schools achieved Level 1 or 2+ this year. As one of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives has a long record of preparing scholars for success in college and beyond. Our five schools across the South Side of Chicago offer an education that combines character development and academic rigor through the A Disciplined Life® education model.
Our scholars come from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, but they graduate from high school, enroll in college, and persist in college at a rate above the national average. The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard-working, creative, and compassionate colleagues.

Job Purpose
The Social Worker exhibits a strong commitment to the ethos of Perspectives Charter School and supports students pursuing an exceptional education by addressing their social emotional needs.  The Social Worker displays discretion, confidentiality, honesty and integrity in his/her relationships with the differing sectors of Perspectives Charter School and wider community. This position serves as an advocate for social justice, the development of character and the right to receive and pursue an exceptional education. Above all, the Social Worker holds the ability to view students as creative, resourceful and capable individuals who have the ability to function successfully at school and in life.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provides and documents progress on clinical supports with individual students and groups
Assists administration in the responsibility of protecting the health, safety and welfare of students
Confers with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, support service personnel and students on matters of discipline, attendance, general safety and welfare of students
Arranges for and attends meetings with regard to tier III student behaviors, and assists in creating goals and interventions in regard to behavior issues
Assists students with academic, personal and social situations
Processes chronic attendance and discipline issues (tier III) with students
Maintains records of student disciplinary actions taken and student attendance
Responds to student behaviors and school attendance in a timely manner
Investigates, develops and implements proactive measures to encourage appropriates student behaviors, including improved school attendance
Works with community and government agencies on issues relating to truancy from school.
Seeks out community resources and refers students for services
Investigates, develops and implements proactive measures to encourage appropriates student behaviors, including improved school attendance
Builds collaborative relationships with community agencies and CPS to identify resources for students and families
Identifies and reports abuse and neglect situations to DCFS or appropriate agencies
Meets regularly with school and network Leadership to trouble shoot problems and facilitate communication
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal or other school leadership
Additional Responsibilities

Maintains professional growth which includes attendance at training and development programs
Displays discretion, confidentiality, honesty and integrity in his/her relationships with the differing sectors of Perspectives and wider community
Assists with general supervision of school grounds
Assists with assigning and monitoring student lockers and locker usage
Exhibits a strong commitment to the ethos of Perspectives Charter Schools
Demonstrates initiative and responsibility
Serves as an advocate for social justice, the development of character, and the right to pursue and receive an exceptional education
Ability to build collaborative relationships with administrators, teachers and parents
Proven organizational and planning skills
Proven ability to work well with diverse constituents