JobID 244 : School Social Worker (School Health Professional) (#1926801)

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

A school social worker will assess and provide intervention to ensure student success and promote an exemplary education program fostering achievement for all students.  Develops and promotes good relations among the school community:  parents, staff administration and other community members.  One year grant funded position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • An ability to perform social, emotional, behavioral and academic assessments to maximize student achievement and success.
  • Ability to assess and provide intervention services to students who exhibit special needs and monitor progress.
  • Demonstrate familiarity of diagnostic tools and assessments for students of all levels.
  • Provide school-based, multi-tiered counseling, as well as, social, emotional and behavioral intervention services to individuals, groups and parents; including ongoing direct services to students with developmental and emotional disabilities.
  • Prioritize time effectively, working with building administration to identify yearly specific goals and priorities for services.
  • Engage in individual and school-wide safety implementation; including crisis response, prevention assessment and intervention for students at-risk of harm to self or others.
  • Strong communication, organization and planning skills.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence and leadership.
  • Positively impact achievement and differentiate instruction based on the needs of the students by supporting programs designed to increase student achievement.
  • Demonstrate probelm-solving skills through collaborative work with students, teachers, staff, parents and administrators.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and engage in active participation with teachers, administration and other mental health and special education personnel to provide intervention and consultation regarding the needs of students.
  • Develop positive working relationships with community agencies/resources.
  • Engage in ongoing professional growth and building/district professional activities.
  • Adhere to the professional ethical standards and guidelines developed by the National Association of Social Workers.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RE-2 School District complies with the rules and regulations set forth by the Colorado Department of Education in terms of hiring candidates who are CURRENTLY LICENSED OR ENDORSED IN THE APPROPRIATE CONTENT AREA(S)
  • Hold a valid Colorado Special Services License and LCSW preferred for social workers
  • All out of district candidates will have to complete a background check before employment

ENDORSEMENTS/LICENSES:

  • School Social Worker and Special Services Endorsement through the Colorado Department of Education

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • Remainder of the 171 Day Contract - 8.5 Hour Workday - 4 Day School Week
  • This position terminates at the end of the 2019/2020 school year
  • Grant Funded Position
  • Counselor Salary Schedule - Up to 10 years experience accepted
  • Work Location:  Fremont Elementary School & Florence Jr/Sr High School
  • Health Insurance according to the Master Agreement
  • PERA, Life Insurance and Medicare
  • Leave days according to the Master Agreement

Fremont RE-2 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities.  Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Brenda Krage, Superintendent, and EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Jason Cellan, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students.  Both individuals can be located at 403 W. 5th Street, Florence, Colorado, 81226. (719) 784-6312.  Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R, AC-E-1, AC-E-2)