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21 Mar 2023
Instructional Support Social Worker (Temporary Assignment)
This position is a temporary, full-time position for the 22-23 and 23-24 academic years.
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- Spanish proficiency, required
- LMSW Certification, required
- Master’s degree in social work or similar program, including school or guidance counseling experience
- At least three years experience working as a social worker
- Receptiveness to ongoing coaching and evaluation
- Energetic, motivated, innovative, prepared
- Evidence of excellence when working with middle and high school students
- Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests
- Superior communication skills
- An ability to work collaboratively
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Meet regularly with students who have mandated counseling on their IEPs
- Develop and maintain partnerships with external agencies
- Refer individuals and families to external resources and services and when necessary
- Refer cases of suspected child abuse to the State Central Registry
- Monitor and facilitate the delivery of external resources and services until the student or family is stable
- Administer records, documentation, and other compliance activities
- Provide regular one-on-one counseling or group counseling to students and families
- Ensure a safe, positive environment in group and one-on-one counseling sessions.
- Provide crisis intervention as needed
- Manage, track, and document student interactions and counseling schedule
- Set goals with students and track progress towards those goals
- Collaborate and communicate daily with supervisors, colleagues, and teachers to meet students’ needs
- Implement and enhance the school’s systems and culture by discussing character education with students
- Support principal, deans, and teachers when discipline issues arise
- Member of IAL’s SST (Student Support Team) which assists in the development of comprehensive supports and interventions to students who are presenting challenging behaviors
- Communicate effectively and promptly with students, families, and colleagues
- Meet with parents regularly regarding student issues.
- Participate actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings
- Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities, including chaperoning events and being the staff Advisor to an after-school club
- Provide recommendations to the staff and leadership team around approaches to working with struggling students
- Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and confidentiality when working with students, parents, and staff
- Other duties as assigned