Elementary School Social Worker

Posted 3 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Title:  Elementary School Social Worker, Grades Preschool-8th                                                         

Status:  Part-Time (2-3 days per week)

Position Description: 

The School Social Worker is directly accountable to the Principal and works within the scope of St. Edward School’s mission statement.


Essential Job Functions: 

  • Serve as the primary resource for administrators, faculty/staff, and parents in working with students in grades Preschool - 8 to create a positive learning environment and help students develop a positive self-concept.

  • Work closely with the Principal to address behavioral/emotional/social concerns/needs.

  • Assist with crisis intervention, de-escalation, and help process serious events.

  • Observe students of concern in the classroom, lunchroom, and recess; document and report back to teachers, administration, and/or parents with findings.

  • Collaborate with outside therapists/counselors/psychologists to coordinate student learning with clinical therapy work.

  • Provide 1-1 short-term solution-focused counseling to students who drop in, request a check-in, or have been referred by a teacher or administrator.

  • Assist with the development of positive student behavior support systems and development of intervention strategies.

  • Provide/conduct interventions to help improve students’ functioning.

  • Consult with parents to discuss home and school behavior/emotional issues, as needed.


  • All qualified applicants must have a degree in counseling, social work, or related field.  Master’s degree in counseling/social work is preferred

  • LCSW status preferred

  • Experience in an educational setting preferred

  • Clear communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Comfortable with technology in a variety of settings

Apply directly to the school principal, Sara Lasica, submitting a cover letter and resume to slasica@stedwardschool.com.

St. Edward School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.

Posted By

Archdiocese of Chicago

1537 Lawndale Avenue , Chicago, IL 60651

At the following locations

41160 - St. Edward School

4343 W. Sunnyside Ave. , Chicago, IL 60630