Social Worker

Posted on: October 16, 2018 | | |

The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy Charter School (IHSCA) social worker is the link between home, school, and the community and will report to the school principal. As a member of the educational team, the school social worker promotes students’ academic and social success by providing specialized services that may include: assessment of student needs through a variety of methods, treatment of mental and emotional disorders, individual and group therapeutic services, crisis prevention and intervention; and work with students in both general education and special education settings.

The IHSCA school social worker provides advocacy for students, parents, and the industry network by providing education and training for parents and guardians, referring families to resources, providing professional case management, and collaborating with community organizations. The social worker also participates in and aids the development of policy implementation.

Developing and implementing a school wide social emotional learning curriculum through experiential learning for Tier I needs
Designing and administering universal screenings and assessments to students
Developing prevention and intervention plans to address student social-emotional needs
Utilizing data to inform policy formation and program development
Providing the vice principal with quarterly and monthly reports on student and program progress.
Implementing a school-wide positive behavioral intervention system in conjunction with the interventions team
Provide Tier II and Tier III services to students as necessary
Designing and implementing behavior management plans
Developing a community resources book in collaboration with the nurse
Developing community partnerships that will enhance student services on and off site
Facilitating workshops on issues that relate to social-emotional growth such as decision making, conflict resolution, academic performance, and healthy habits of mind and work
Collaborating with teachers to monitor student progress
Monitoring student progress via tools such as CICO, PIP, and other methods
Ensuring continuous communication with parents
Providing parents with learning workshops related to student’s social-emotional growth
Increasing academic success of students through group counseling and case by case individual counseling
Leading crisis interventions that are directly related to student’s wellbeing and mental health
Providing school wide training on mandated reporting
Sponsoring extracurricular activities
Following all IHSCA school-wide standards regarding teacher behaviors
Adhering to all IHSCA electronic and web-based rules and restrictions
Other duties as assigned

License to practice as a social worker or counselor required (LCSW); Master’s degree in social work preferred
Five years or more experience working with high school students and their families
Three years of experience in youth clinical and case management with youth and families
Three years of experience working with youth living in difficult circumstances
Knowledge of dropout prevention programs and city wide initiatives
Experience in program planning and evaluation
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to speak both Spanish and English fluently preferred
Ability to maintain a high sense of confidentiality
Ability to work with a wide variety of people
Ability to work as a team player and as an individual with minimal supervision
Exceptional organization and time management skills
Above average customer service attitude
Ability to maintain composure under pressure
Dependable and punctual
Strong project management skills, attention to detail and effective management of multiple projects at one time
Ability to adhere to deadlines, react to unpredictable events quickly and efficiently, be resourceful, manage conflict and challenges
Exceptional organization and time management skills
Strong telephone skills and ability to maintain composure under pressure.
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office and the Internet