District Office -(8 hrs.) Special Education Social Worker/School Counselor (#1765511)
Special Education Counselor/Social Worker A position has been declared open in the Weber School District for a Special Education School Counselor or Social Worker. This position is for 8 hours per day, 192 days per year. Weber District Employees may send a resume to the Special Education office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants outside the district may apply on Teachers-Teachers.com. Files will be reviewed before interviews are scheduled.
Job Title: Special Education School Counselor/Social Worker
Job Description: Special Education Counselor or Social Worker is a member of the special education student support team and is directly involved with the support of students with special needs. They assist school teams with assessment, support, training, and implementation of supports for students. Work with students with social, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities in a variety of settings Consult and support school staff conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Consult, train and support school staff in the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) Consult, train and support district staff in the development and implementation of data collection protocols and processes for students with identified needs in the areas of social/emotional and/or behavior Individual and group counseling/guidance in areas related to skill development to support student success in school, such as academics, personal and social growth Advocating on the student’s behalf Collaborating with teachers and the IEP team to develop more effective support services for the student Implementing and/or supporting effective prevention and intervention strategies Administering and interpreting social/behavioral assessments Collecting data and recording information about the student for the use in IEP meetings relating to eligibility, placement, and accommodations/supports Attend Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings as necessary to review assessment results, goal/objective development, student progress, and consult when needed Assist in writing, implementing, and monitoring individual goals and objectives for students identified with behavioral services when appropriate Provide staff development and training specific to the areas of social/emotional and behavior management techniques Conferencing with parent Building staff understanding of counseling role Evidence of strong organizational skills and attention to detail Relate effectively to and demonstrate receptive attitude toward children with severe disabilities, and toward students and parents of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Demonstrate strong leadership skills that support program objectives Identify and work collaboratively with co-workers to solve problematic issues as they arise Work cooperatively with all members of the IEP instructional team, including administration, psychologists, health care professionals, designated instructional service providers, para-educators, general education teachers, and parents Utilize a variety of computer operating and software programs (i.e., Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, Google, etc) Implement district and school policies/procedures regarding state and federal laws Process and maintain confidential files, as required by state and federal laws Maintain necessary records of assessment, attendance, and progress to evaluate student learning and regularly report that information to parents, students, and supervisor as requested and required by state and federal laws Understand and follow both oral and written directions Work within an established schedule, meeting necessary timelines Exercise good judgment in emergency situations Participate in a direct service or consultative role in crisis situations Work collaboratively with local community resource agencies to coordinate services and service plans Maintain flexibility, such as changes in staff or individual student programs Attend required district meetings and events Drive to school sites in districts Attend work consistently Demonstrates professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Conforms to district policies including attendance, absences and evaluations. Perform other related duties, as assigned. (THE LIST OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND MAY BE SUPPLEMENTED OR ADJUSTED TO FIT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB.)
Qualifications: Minimum Position Qualifications: Masters degree in one of the following areas: Certified Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or School Counselor Hold a current educator license in the State of Utah Previous experience working in special education or related field preferred Valid Driver’s License, operational vehicle and insurance Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Requires the mobility to reach and bend (neck and back) Requires mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects Requires independent transportation throughout the Weber School District geographical area Requires mobility to maneuver through classroom and school environments independently Requires lifting and carrying of objects up to 50 pounds, which may be a frequent aspect of the job Requires pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds, which is a rare aspect of the job Requires implementation of non-violent crisis intervention techniques May require working with bio-hazards (blood borne pathogens, human waste, cleaning/disinfecting materials, etc.)
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