JobID 3656 : School Social Work Intern (#2028353)
Crystal Lake School District 47 currently has opportunities for School Social Worker Interns for the 20-21 school year. The goal of this position is to provide services within the schools that facilitate the growth and development of all students. Responsibilities include providing services to and on behalf of students whose educational and/or psychosocial development is restricted due to social, emotional, and/or behavioral considerations, family circumstances, or environmental problems. Under the guidelines and requirements of the sponsoring university/supervisor and in collaboration with the school district/site supervisor:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Consult and collaborate with staff and parents about program development, prevention measures, early interventions, and assessment of students' difficulties
- Serve as a contributing member on building and district level teams (i.e. crisis team, problem-solving/RtI teams, student services building teams, etc.)
- Complete valid social/emotional assessments, interpret student information for a variety of learning concerns, and communicate in written and verbal formats student needs in understandable terms for staff and parents
- Provide individual counseling and/or group experiences with students to help solve problems or develop functional skills related to the learning environment.
- Maintain current with research findings and practices relevant to the area of social work and education
- In cooperation with other building staff, plan and conduct in-service presentations or newsletters for teachers, parents, administrators, or community groups to enhance understanding of and services for the educational and social/emotional development of children
- Participate in parent education to assist parents in understanding their children's special needs, to provide information on child development, or to address other issues of individual or common parent interest/concern
- Serve as a liaison between the community and school
- Maintain familiarity with legal mandates/laws and ethical standards that influence professional responsibilities
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Must meet requirements to complete an internship and have endorsement from a master's level NASW Approved University Program
• Effective positive interpersonal communication skills
• Fluid report writing ability specifically in the area of social developmental studies
• Knowledge of the policies and procedures involving special education law
• Knowledge of a variety of counseling strategies as they would be used in a school-based setting
• Knowledge of rating scales as they relate to behavior and independent functioning
- Sitting and a high level of flexibility, articulation, concentration and confidentiality.
- Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure
- Demonstration of high levels of flexibility, articulation, concentration, confidentiality, and organization
- Physical requirements include sitting, standing, bending, walking, and lifting
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.