Social Worker Intern (2020-2021 School Year)
The social worker intern will provide social work/counseling/therapeutic services to LEARN Charter School students and their families using various social work methods, including individual, group and family counseling. These functions are performed under supervision of the School Social Worker and Administration.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Participates with interdisciplinary team members in developing and implementing program policies and procedures and preventing crises.
- Assesses the social and emotional needs of students (students, participants, members).
- Provides direct counseling/social services to students referred by self, faculty, administration, special education and other school ancillary staff.
- Assist in tracking and following up on all referrals made in and out of school.
- Assist in Coordination of social work/counseling/ therapeutic services and student referrals between the program and other agencies providing social and educational services in both the school and local community.
- Establishes referral network/linkages with outside agencies for both students and parents.
- Participates and occasionally presents at teacher meetings, assemblies, etc.
- Serves as an advocate for patients' rights within the school and serves as a mediator between parents, child and school.
- Remains available for crisis intervention social work as the need arises or arranges for such coverage by emergency social services.
- Attends all scheduled clinical meetings (RTI).
- Ensures that all patients, (students, participants, members) visitors, guests, as well as coworkers, receive personalized, prompt attention and are treated with receptiveness, dignity and respect, no matter how limited the contact.
- Implements philosophy and objectives of program.
- Performs other related duties, as required.
- Participating in Master's Degree in Social Work and a Type 73 program from an accredited program.
- Ability to engage and diffuse crisis situations.
- Ability to work effectively with children, families, professionals and other personnel from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
- Acceptance into accredited Social Work/Type 73 program.