School Social Worker
School Social Worker, K-8 Bella Romero Academy
Date Posted: May 10, 2021
Contract Length/ Days: (2021-2022/ 188)
Salary: Salary placement on our Certified Salary schedule is dependent on the employees’ education and/or work experience. Certified/licensed employees will be granted one (1) year for each full year of contractual and/or work experience up to a maximum of ten (10) years, which includes in-district and out-of-district contractual teaching and/or work experience. Responsibility for verification of outside experience shall rest with the individual employee. Click here for more information.
Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit-eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date). To learn more about our benefits, please see our Benefits Overview.
Paid Leave: Article VII of the Master Contract covers the leave opportunities available for certified staff including sick and discretionary leave. More information about all leave options can be found here.
Reports to: Social emotional facilitator
Deadline for application: Until Filled
- Master's Degree from an accredited school in social work or counseling.
- Licensed by Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), preferred.
- Successful completion of CPI training (Can be obtained after hire)
- Eligibility for Colorado Department of Education licensure in School Social Work
- District 6 works with candidates that are in program and/or in process of their school social worker requirements. For additional information on options, please visit: http://www.cde.state.
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- Experience in related field
- Post-master's working with children/adolescents and their families
To utilize social work training and skills in providing direct services, both preventative and remedial to students, targeting individual, group and family needs. To work with problems in a student's living situation that affect the student's adjustment in school. The successful candidate will mobilize family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her education programming. To serve as liaison with community agencies to facilitate referrals and to collaborate with these agencies in order to expand resources and services to students and families. To facilitate crisis team meetings at individual sites and provide crisis intervention as needed. To provide professional development training to staff on trauma, behavior needs and other strategies to assist in working with students. Participate in the MTSS process, provide interventions and connect families to resources as appropriate. Prefer specialization/interest in either childhood or adolescence Experience with DSM-V diagnosis and intake assessment. Experience providing empirically supported therapeutic interventions and solid counseling theoretical orientation. Familiarity with risk/threat screening and assessment. Ability to perform all functions of the position.
- Provide individual casework/case management to students and parents to alleviate conditions, which interfere with student's learning.
- Provide individual, group and family counseling services based on individual student needs, Individualized Education Programs, and MTSS recommendations.
- Serve as the primary liaison with parents or guardians of identified students involving and informing other team members to ensure close and regular communication.
- Seek and maintain a high level of contact and collaboration with external mental health providers and other community agencies (e.g. DHS, NRBH, private therapists, GAL and court systems) regarding students and services.
- Organize and participate in site CART (Child Abuse Reporting Team) / Crisis Team meetings to discuss child abuse reports, suicide and threat assessments and other student concerns at the site level. The development of this team will include establishing crisis procedures according to district policies and procedures.
- Conduct in-service programs for staff, parents and community groups on mental health needs, school interventions, and behavior management and social skills strategies.
- Document all services provided with rationale and treatment goals.
- Assist with program development and evaluation.
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. Regular attendance is required for this position.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Work Environment/ Physical Demands: Ability to sit for long periods of time, numerous distractions, visual, auditory and ambulatory acuity important. Occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds.
Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, gender identity, marital status or disability. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.
Apply online www.greeleyschools.org