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Lake Forest Community High School is seeking a Social Work Intern for the 2024-2025 school year.

The social work intern does job duties that are under a school social worker. Duties include but are not exclusive to: Individual counseling, group counseling, delivery of tier 1 and 2 interventions, attending meetings, etc. The internship is 3 school days a week from the start of the school year until the end of the school year. The internship is a stipend position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Promote inclusive practices for students with disabilities
  • Serve as an intern for Educational Services and Special Education departments
  • Deliver and/or co-deliver individual and group counseling to students utilizing evidence-based practices 
  • Help to  create co-treatment plans related to social emotional learning standards 
  • Use a data collection system, monitor progress and share data with IEP Facilitators and other Related Services Staff (i.e., service logs, assessments, interventions, data charts, rubrics data, etc.) for updating IEP goals. 
  • Engage in support and intervention planning for students at all tiered levels
  • Actively engages as a team member of the Problem Solving Team model, implementing interventions, tracking data, and providing the IEP and Core Team feedback
  • Attend IEP meetings and assist the IEP team in writing, implementing  and progress monitoring IEP goals 
  • Assist with developing and implementing behavior intervention plans and collecting data associated with BIPS for students on their caseload 
  • Provide direct and indirect service in the classroom, modeling various strategies and reinforcing social emotional learning goals
  • Communicate with parents regarding matters related to social emotional performance 
  • Responds to and documents student crises 
  • Supports families through parent education and access to community resources
  • Interacts with students in a manner that encourages respectful relationships among students and teachers
  • Makes appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter
  • Work cooperatively with school personnel (administrators, deans, and other educational services staff) to benefit students
  • Communicate effectively with parents to enhance the learning process by responding to or initiating parent contacts in a timely, professional and constructive manner
  • Complete quarterly IEP goal benchmarks for students on your caseload
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth through reflection and collaboration
  • Participate in professional development as assigned
  • Assist with administering state and local assessments
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by direct supervisor


  • Effective communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills for problem-solving, promoting initiatives and conveying expectations
  • Experience in analyzing data to plan for intervention and instructional methods
  • Demonstrates ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team to facilitate problem solving
  • Proficient use of technology including Google Apps for Education and other  school-based processing and management systems
  • Demonstrates interest and engagement in ongoing professional learning and reflection  
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates strength in planning, organization, communication in scheduling and efficiently meeting deadlines 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence, high expectations and to the academic and personal well-being of all students
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Adheres to Board of Education policies and procedures


  • Currently a student enrolled in a certified social work program. This is an advanced (2nd year) internship.
  • School agreement for the internship to be for a full school year.
  • Interested in working collaboratively with students, faculty, parents and administrators in the school setting
  • Ability once trained to initiate Non-Violent Crisis Intervention techniques, including physical restraints and time out with students


$10,000 stipend

How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply online. Click here to access the online application.

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