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POSITION GOAL:   Provide services to and on behalf of students whose educational or behavioral development is restricted due to social or emotional consideration, family circumstances or problems of the environment.


  • Provide the social developmental study for case study evaluation and participate in the identification of those children who require social work intervention.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary staff conferences concerning individual cases and recommend placement in programs of Special Education and/or other appropriate programs.
  • Prepare local and state reports as needed.
  • Serve as a direct link between school, family, and community to address and support students’ educational and social emotional needs.
  • Be familiar with community resources, connect families as needed and serve as liaison between school, community, and home.
  • Consult with teachers, principals and other school personnel on individual cases, sharing appropriate information with them and utilizing their knowledge and skills.
  • Conduct home visits and collect diagnostic data relevant to a student’s school, home and community adjustment.
  • Assist students directly toward optimal school adjustment.
  • Partner with parents toward improving home and school situations whereby more favorable conditions will be attained in regard to schoolwork, behavior, attendance and interest.
  • Provide direct services to children through counseling and performing social work remedial measures as appropriate to the needs of students, individually or in groups.
  • Attend departmental, inter-departmental, professional and inter-agency meetings.
  • Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities within the scope of the profession as may be assigned by the Special Services Coordinator, Principal, and/or administrative designee.



  • Hold a valid Illinois Type 73 School Services Personnel certificate
  • School Social Worker endorsement required.
  • Master of Social Work degree with School Specialization (Required)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Board of Education policies, Illinois School Code, and special education law.
  • Knowledge of public relations and familiarity with community agencies and services.
  • Ability to understand school reports and Special Education documents.


  • None required; previous work experience in a school/educational setting or related environment a plus.


Teacher salary plus responsibility factor as per current contract language

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