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Duties

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Achieving Therapeutic Goals
• Provides crisis management services, when applicable
• Conducts Life-Space Interviews with students, when appropriate
• Diffuses student anger
• Facilitates group therapy
• Provides individual therapy
• Supports classroom and interpersonal interactions through classroom-based/unit-based activities

Providing Training/Education
• Assumes responsibility for designing systems of support for students in the program (e.g. Peer Mediation, Peer Counseling, etc.)
• Facilitates and provides in-depth family training

Coordinating Case Management
• Communicates frequently with student families
• Connects students to available resources for future planning
• Works collaboratively with outside agencies and personnel, when appropriate, to assist with meeting student needs
• Initiates, facilitates and monitors Wraparound Planning, when appropriate
• Assists with designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating functional analyses and behavior plans
• Communicates regularly with team members regarding individual student strengths, needs and educational programming

Staff Roles
• Maintains a safe environment for students and staff
• Therapeutically processes with students, inappropriate behaviors that occur, when students are ready
• Restrains when necessary in accordance with policy and after having been properly trained
• Demonstrates professionalism while setting examples for students
• Obtains and applies knowledge and strategies from the various disciplines which make up the trans-disciplinary team
• Participates in transition planning, when appropriate
• Assists with in-service to district personnel on the needs of students when they are returning to a less restrictive environment
• Acts as a resource for team members regarding mental health, personal development and/or social issues
• Shares knowledge of resources and agencies that provide support services to a specialized population and/or program
• Assists with in-service to district personnel on the needs of students when they are returning to a less restrictive environment
• Participates in transition, when appropriate
• Acts as a resource for team members regarding mental health, personal development and/or social issues
• Shares knowledge of resources and agencies that provide support services to a specialized population and/or program
• Strives to maintain a working knowledge of curriculum and Illinois State Standards

Professionalism
• Follows policies and procedures of SWCCCASE
• Demonstrates professionalism while setting examples for students
• Demonstrates continual assessment of personal and program effectiveness, responds effectively to feedback
• Actively participates in the evaluation process
• Demonstrates flexibility and is adaptable to change
• Uses judgement appropriately
• Conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner
• Treats others with respect and dignity
• Participates in professional growth activities
• Maintains a clean work area
• Dresses appropriately

Communication Skills
• Performs as an integral member of the educational team
• Maintains confidentiality in matters related to this position
• Relates in a helpful, positive, and efficient manner with peers, supervisors, and all those in contact with SWCCCASE

Qualifications

Masters Degree in Social Work, Illinois Type 73

Certificate in Social Work

Salary/Benefits

Length of employment, salary and benefits determined by the Board of Directors of SWCCCASE

How to Apply

Apply online on our employment page at:  www.swcccase.org  

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://www.applitrack.com/swcccase/onlineapp/default.aspx

Job Posting Date

4/8/2021

Start Date

8/6/2021