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Duties

Full-time social worker to help with compliance and IEP and social work groups in the building.

 

  • Actively identifying and addressing systemic barriers to learning.
  • Serving as change agents to bring stakeholders together in collaborative efforts to create an environment that is conducive to effective problem-solving and learning.
  • Conducting needs assessments and progress monitoring.
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that address educational and behavioral concerns.
  • Training staff in the foundations, evidence-based instructional strategies, implementation, and evaluation of RTI practices.
  • Assisting administrators and staff to understand the familial, cultural and community components of students' responses to instruction, learning and academic success.
  • Evaluating student progress specific to behavioral, emotional, and mental health concerns and the effects on academic progress.
  • Continuing the traditional school social work role of serving as the liaison to families, the community and other stakeholders to ensure open communication and continuing dialogue.
  • Facilitating and coordinating the delivery of educational and mental health services with and by community agencies and service providers.
  • Being informed liaisons to parents, assisting them to effectively participate in their child's education and to strengthen their parenting skills.
  • Helping parents to understand their child's developmental and educational needs and expand their knowledge base of RTI practices and strategies.
  • Consulting with all stakeholders to ensure that the intervention plan devised is appropriate to the needs of the targeted student or students.
  • Ensuring that the team process and decisions are implemented in accord with the goals and desired outcome of the team and the evidence-based strategies chosen.
  • Assisting team members to understand mental health and behavioral concerns of students identified as needing assistance and the potential impact of chosen interventions.
  • Providing relevant training regarding problem-solving steps and decision-making.
  • Serving as a resource to educators and other team members on understanding the process and requirements of RTI initiatives.
  • Early intervention with struggling learners to link them with appropriate resources.
  • Ongoing progress monitoring.
  • Comprehensive formal and informal ecological assessments including academic functioning, social/emotional and mental health functioning, adaptive functioning, and family and community interactions.
  • Working with District and Building administration on development and implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
  • Development and monitoring of Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP).
  • Comprehensive family services. Individual counseling services.
  • Small group counseling.
  • Community liaison to ensure adequate and appropriate resources for students and families in need.
  • Helping students to develop and maintain personal, social and academic competencies.
  • Consultation to and with educators and administration to ensure understanding and support of struggling learners.
  • Crisis response for students in critical need (e.g. suicide ideation, self-harm, family crisis, homelessness).
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by Law, District policy and administrative regulations.
  • Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board Policy.
  • Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Attend and participate in meetings involving the faculty and other participant that are of reasonable length and address relevant educational topics as a legitimate function and obligation of professional educators.
  • Cooperate in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
  • Develop, Implement and monitor student IEP needs in compliance with state and federal law and district procedures.

Qualifications

Illinois licensure with School Social Worker endorsement(s) required.
Bilingual and/or ESL endorsement(s) preferred.

Additional Notes

Applicants will be reviewed by District 300's Educational Services.

How to Apply

Apply online. 

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://www.applitrack.com/d300/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Student+Support+Services

Job Posting Date

9/11/2019

Start Date

N/A