Social Worker

Posted 6 years ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Pupil Services


The School Social Worker provides both direct and indirect counseling services to students and their families and/or legal guardians.  The School Social Worker provides services as required by the student’s IEP to assist individuals in meeting their social-emotional and educational potential.  The School Social Worker will work with families/legal guardians, outside agencies and school district personnel to provide consultation, transition planning, and educational services coordination.  The School Social Worker serves as an integral member of the school team.

  •    Completes social developmental studies and cultural and/or adaptive behavioral assessments as they apply to special education case study evaluations.
  •    Reviews student referral packets for pertinent social developmental and/or mental health related information.
  •    Facilitate on-going communication with school district personnel regarding student progress.
  •    Remains current regarding availability of outside agencies, hospitals and/or rehabilitation programs and social service facilities.
  •    Gathers information from other staff prior to student staffing or IEP.
  •    Completes IEP or other reports to be presented at staffing.
  •    Gives verbal or written feedback of student’s progress and future goals and objectives at staffing.
  •    Communicates with parents in a supportive manner providing them with special education related information.
  •    Participates and contributes to in-service sessions and provides input and suggestions for future topics and directions.
  •    Encourages the existence of student organizations that may assist with the accomplishment of personal and institutional goals.
  •    Responsible for being knowledgeable about key issues in student’s present and past experience that may influence their actions and affect their learning abilities.
  •    Adjusts and merges treatment and instruction accordingly.

  • A Master’s Degree in a mental health/human services field from an accredited college (counseling, social work, psychology).
  • Current state licensure is required (ISBE Type 73, LCSW, LSW, LPC, or LCPC). A minimum of 1-2 years experience in behavioral health, with experience in     individual, family and group therapies, crisis invention and treatment skills preferred; must have strong clinical assessment skills, with majority of experience focused on the child/adolescent population preferred.

Skills /Knowledge:
  • Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with Jen School students, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, support agencies, and a variety of internal as well as external consumers.
  • Basic computer proficiency including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures of Maryville Jen School.
  • Knowledge of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) eligibility, planning, instruction and service delivery processes.
  • Knowledge of service delivery options and documentation of service delivery.
  • Knowledge of individual, family, and group therapy techniques.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention procedures.
  • Knowledge of clinical assessment skills.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic planning and techniques.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work loads to meet deadlines.
  • Skill in telephone etiquette.

Physical Demands:
  • Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop, walk and drive for extended periods.  Ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Required to occasionally lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds.
  • Must possess the ability to provide physical restraint for students threatening to harm themselves or others.
  • Must have the visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.

Posted By

Maryville Academy

1150 N River Road , Des Plaines, IL 60016

At the following locations

Maryville Academy's Jen School in DesPlaines, Il.

1150 N River Road , Des Plaines, IL 60016