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Position: Social Worker
Classification: Full-Time, Salaried (Note: Position is made possible by a grant which will need to be renewed each year.
Reports To: Director of Student Services
Direct Reports: None
The Social Worker position is established for the purpose of providing consultation, classroom assistance and training to staff; participating in the planning and implementation services for CCVI students and their parents. In addition, the Social Worker will provide information on programs/services available to students and families as well as program activities and procedures; referring families to other agencies; and fostering an ongoing partnership between the home and school.
Skill, Knowledge and Ability Based Competencies
- Effective listening skills
- Counseling techniques
- Behavior management techniques
- Anger control
- Self-esteem enhancement techniques
- Facilitating meetings
- Interpersonal communications, relations and aptitude
- Knowledge of age-appropriate activities behaviors
- Knowledge of codes/laws/rules/regulations/policies and community resources
- Knowledge of DSM-V diagnoses and psychiatric disorders
- Ability to engage in crisis intervention techniques.
- Understanding of treatment modalities and assessment
- Effectively communicate with persons of diverse backgrounds, knowledge and skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to make decisions.
- Flexibility and reliability.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
- Confers with teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing student objectives.
- Identifies at-risk students for the purpose of providing support and referrals to ensure student progress and ongoing involvement of family members in the educational process.
- Develops and/or implements annual IEP counseling goals for students with disabilities and collaborates with appropriate team members to document regular progress.
- Assist in developing plans (e.g. RTI, Individual Student Success Plan, Behavioral Intervention Plan, Individual Education Plan, etc.) for the purpose of providing individual or small group counseling, and/or other indirect support.
- Communicates and conducts meetings with parents (e.g. telephone calls, email, home visits, etc.) for the purpose of partnering and keeping them informed of student progress and addressing issues of concern.
- Coordinates activities with a variety of outside services agencies, school sites, etc. (e.g. mental health, probation, medical, etc.) for the purpose of providing referrals, connecting families to resources, and distribution of clothing, food, and supports to disadvantaged students.
- Makes home visits for the purpose of assessing student needs and/or consulting with parents on student’s progress at school. Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records (e.g. daily case notes, annual reports, classroom observations, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring documentation for future reference in accordance with administrative and legal requirements.
- Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Research and coordinate with community agencies and leaders for the purpose of building resources and expanding program capabilities.
- Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. IEPs, activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and evaluating individual and programmatic growth.
- Office &/or classroom. Occasional home visits. No extreme temperatures
- Sitting, standing, and walking
- Lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring students (lifting independently up to 35 pounds and co-lifting up to 70 pounds)
- Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching
- Less than 50%
- Bachelor of social work degree from a Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program
- Missouri state license as a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working with birth through elementary age children
- Master of social work degree from a CSWE accredited program
- Missouri state license as a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW)
- More than 2 years working with young children with visual impairments and/or multiple developmental delays
- Play therapy certification a plus
- Understanding and awareness of Conscious Discipline, Trauma Informed Care, and Response to Intervention a plus
- Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
- Apple iPad
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999