School Social Worker

    • Categories:

    • Licensed

    • Grades:

    • 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Salary Range:

    • Commensurate with Experience

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:

      02.02.2018

      Closing:

      03.03.2018

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Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE
The School Social Worker will assess, evaluate and determine the needs of students at Lionsgate Academy;  provide direct and indirect services based and collaborate with interdisciplinary team; and act as a liaison between school, home and community social systems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Assess and evaluate students to determine individual needs based on social, emotional or behavioral concerns  
Develop IEP goals and objectives based on outcomes of assessment
Report progress on goals and objectives
Act as the lead for developing student programs related to mental health and other social, emotional, or behavioral needs 
Provide direct and indirect service based on outcome of assessment
Counsel individual students regarding issues which interfere with adjustment and/or performance within the educational setting
Provide consultation on classroom management procedures and organizational structure
Provide appropriate outreach and act as a liaison between school, home and community
Be available to provide drop-in counseling to students at a regularly scheduled time
Provide crisis intervention services as appropriate and as requested by administrative staff (suicide assessments, conflict resolution, behavior management)
Maintain accurate case records on all students regarding referral, evaluation, and therapy services
Focus on PBIS campaign including mediation, character education and general awareness of bullying behaviors
Participate in IEP meetings and student case conferences, as needed
Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication with all individuals
Regular, prompt attendance

OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in professional growth activities.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  

MENTAL DEMANDS
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to read, analyze and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students d the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, mean, mode and median ability to draw and interpret bar graphs,Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.

Qualifications

COMPETENCIES
Strong understanding of children’s mental health
Flexibility
Creativity
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong collaboration skills
Student focused
Initiative
Stress Management/Composure.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Licensed with the Minnesota Department of Education as a school social worker
Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete required job tasks.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
5 years clinical or school experience
1 year experience with ASD and  children's mental health

Institution Description

As a public charter school (grades 7 through 12), Lionsgate Academy is open to all students of all abilities; our program is inclusively designed to meet the unique needs of students living with Asperger’s syndrome and those on the autism spectrum. These supports also benefit students without disabilities and those with disabilities other than Asperger’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.
Our general education teachers, special education teachers, and therapeutic support service staff work collaboratively with our students and families to identify our students’ unique strengths and challenges. We strive to provide a well-rounded education for our students. In many ways, we function like a typical high school with core academic classes (e.g., math, science), elective classes (e.g., drama, art), and after school activities
In addition to this, we have full support services and transitions teams on staff to provide necessary training in areas such as social skills, occupational therapy, speech-language skills, and transition skills (e.g., preparing for employment, preparing for postsecondary education, and independent living skills).

Application Instructions/Comments

Please visit http://www.lionsgate.academy/about/employment/ to apply.

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