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  • Position Type:
      Special Education/Social Worker

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      District Wide

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
      Open until Filled



Job Summary:
The social worker identifies and assists students and families in overcoming barriers that interfere with learning, using assessment, counseling, consultation, coordination of school and community resources, and program development.  The social worker utilizes knowledge of human behavior, social, cultural and community influences to help create a positive learning climate.  The social worker collaborates with classroom teachers, parents and the administration to develop and implement targeted goals and interventions, with a focus on ensuring that the student is successful and their educational needs are met in all school settings.  The social worker serves as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and provides case management services. 





  • Current and valid state of Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement in school social work;
  • Candidate must have a Masters of Social Work from an accredited educational institution;
  • Foundational knowledge of distance learning structures and of Google Suite applications;
  • Ability to connect with school programs and agencies within the community to offer fundamental services for children and families;
  • An outstanding knowledge of adolescent development, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity, and family systems;
  • Ability to develop IEP goals for students and to provide social emotional support through services and interventions that are aligned with ISBE's Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards;
  • Ability to conduct assessments for the purposes of determining the social, emotional, and behavior needs of students;
  • Experience conducting social development studies, functional behavior assessments, and developing behavior intervention plans;
  • Strong communication skills, particularly with parents/families regarding the needs and interventions in place to help their child;
  • Ability to provide emotional support and consultation to parents/families;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


Salary and Benefits: 

  • Starting salary of $54,440; (Please click the link to view the current (Salary Schedule);
  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a competitive benefits package;
  • Employee assistance program offered to employees and their immediate family members;
  • Qualified candidates may be granted up to eight years of verified full-time public-school teaching experience for credit on the salary schedule;
  • We offer a mentoring program for teachers who are new to the District.

How to Apply

Application Procedure: Submit application on-line www.district130.org

Cook County School District 130 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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