JobID 1673 : Social Worker: Long Term Guest Teacher (#1992095)
EFFECTIVE: March 2-End of School Year 2019-20
Position Type: Long-term Social Worker
The Social Worker shall be a trained professional that provides a comprehensive social/emotional wellness program for all children in elementary schools. The social worker will support teachers in creating a safe environment that establishes routines, provides for student engagement, and promotes an environment that respects the dignity of the students. The social worker will consult with teachers, parents and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping students. The social worker will provide support to other elementary educational programs, and develop and promote good community relations among stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create a positive environment and effective management structures to purposefully promote and foster effective student social/ emotional development.
Collaborate with staff to ensure student growth toward reaching Colorado Comprehensive Health and Wellness standards for emotional and social wellness. Align of strategies to move children toward social and emotional growth. Develop an understanding of student strengths and needs, through assessment, educational planning, and instructional delivery.
Collaborate with educators from other grades or subject areas to establish links between disciplines. Demonstrate mastery of content. Suggest and demonstrate strategies and techniques that are relevant to students and applicable to the real world. Integrate and align objectives, strategies, activities, materials, resources, assessments and differentiate based on individual student needs. Use data management tools to analyze results and draw inferences from data to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Teach, monitor, and collaborate with educational personnel, community agencies, parent/guardian, and students to increase understanding of the student’s needs. Provide continuing education and in-services for educational personnel, parents, and community based service providers.
Provide quality, accurate, constructive, corrective, specific and timely feedback to students that encourages them to perform at their highest level. Effectively communicate with parents and staff about student’s progress and opportunities. Utilize technology and/or other avenues to communicate to stakeholders (website, podcasts, etc.). Establish student, staff and parental rapport that allows for a proactive response to potential problems.
Actively participate in continuing education for professional development to ensure practice consistent with best practice and to meet Colorado Licensure requirements. Use professional literature; evidence based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions. Use professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision-making in practice.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Possible supervision of support personnel.
Conduct supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to interview participation, training/development, assign and direct work, performance feedback, address complaints and resolve problems.
BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prioritize and schedule work tasks independently.
Manage and maintain inventory of equipment and assessments.
Project needs for budget planning.
Maintain clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system policy.
Review services for improvements and make changes as needed to ensure quality of services.
Master’s Degree in Social Work.
English fluency will be determined through the application and interview process.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Valid Colorado Special Services License with Counselor endorsement.
Has computer/technology skills.
Has the ability to work with students of diverse abilities and backgrounds.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
Provide support to homeless youth and families.
Maintain a generally positive attitude.
Observe all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
Occasional lifting of up fifty (50) pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Mostly clean and comfortable.
Principal or designee
Clayton Elementary School
Open until filled
All new hires will be considered probationary.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Ryan Cowell, Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Development, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.