Nonprofit

School Social Worker

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
New
|
Published 7 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Contract / Freelance
Start Date
August 1, 2024
Education
Master's Degree Required
Experience Level
Intermediate

Description

We are looking for an extraordinary school social worker to join the AGC community. Our school social worker provides comprehensive school social work support to students, parents and school staff, addressing barriers that limit a student from receiving the full benefit from their educational experience. They respond to referrals from school administration, parents, and staff, by providing direct services. We are looking for an innovative thinker with a desire to support the vision and mission of the Academy for Global Citizenship. Meticulous attention to detail (documentation) and strong problem-solving capabilities are essential.


Responsibilities:

  • Caseload Responsibilities
  • Provide eligible students with the specific services they are legally entitled to receive, according to their IEPs/504 Plan. 
  • Attend and participate in referral/annual/triennial/FBA-BIP meetings. 
  • Using standardized assessment tools, collect objective data to assist in determining eligibility for Specialized Services based on IDEA criteria.
  • Design and execute Functional Behavioral Data to design Behavioral Intervention Plans
  • Maintain documentation of records and data for SEL, IEP, and 504 plans. 
  • Collaborate with teachers and paraprofessionals about student needs with the objective to implement the IEP/504 plan. 
  • Collaborate with families and medical caregivers with knowledge about a student to design the best support for students. 
  • Proactively communicate with the Director of Student Services and Case Managers about student needs. 
  • SEL Support
  • Works alongside the Leadership team to provide proactive and responsive support (examples: Peace Circles, Restorative Justice Circles, Conflict Resolution, Peer to Peer support, etc.)
  • Guide teachers aligned with Responsive Classrooms approach and culturally relevant lens
  • Support social emotional curriculum and provide staff development and support in bringing curriculum alive
  • Support the teacher in mediating conflicts between students-families-teachers


We are looking for staff who:

  • Have a big heart to match a big brain
  • Are bilingual in English and Spanish (ideal)
  • Want their work to define best practice
  • Respect and thrive in a dynamic, changing, and growing environment
  • Know extraordinary things can happen when people work hard together
  • Want to participate in a laboratory for innovation in education


Working at AGC means:

  • Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
  • Thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students
  • Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement, and being given the time and support to do so – AGC teachers receive twice as many professional development hours as their peers, and coaching from an Instructional Leadership Team with a combined experience of 13 advanced degrees and 78 years in 26 schools
  • Promoting student profile qualities of the International Baccalaureate Program: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective.
  • Gaining experience with interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry, balanced literacy, arts integration, and constructivist Mathematics approach
  • Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
  • Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
  • Enjoying 100% organic, scratch made meals prepared by our on-site chef
  • Working in an environmentally sustainable school culture 


Expected Skills and Experience:

  • Counseling children on an individual, group, or family basis; consulting with administrators, teachers, parents, and other professionals about student problems and appropriate change strategies; 
  • Networking with school programs and community agencies to provide essential services for families and children; understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes for effective casework practice; 
  • Understanding of the school social work profession including associated laws (IDEA, ADA, compulsory attendance, etc.), ethical issues, professional issues and standards;
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Public Schools Student Services Management (SSM) - ideal but not required
  • Knowledge of the foundations of school psychology; 
  • Knowledge of the role and function of the school social worker; 
  • Understanding of child development, psychopathology, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity and family systems. 


Education Requirements:

  • Master's of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours
  • Professional Educator License (PEL) required 
  • School Social Worker license required
  • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications

Compensation:

A competitive salary based on experience and level of education will be provided. Full benefits, free scratch-made and organic breakfast and lunch, a wellness fund, an innovation fund, and professional development funding are offered.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, or disability.

We are looking for an extraordinary school social worker to join the AGC community. Our school social worker provides comprehensive school social work support to students, parents and school staff, addressing barriers that limit a…

Benefits

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish (ideal)

Bilingual in English and Spanish (ideal)

Location

On-site
4942 W 44th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

Include a resume.

All fields are required
Resume must be uploaded in PDF format
Choose a file or drag it here
No file chosen
I acknowledge that use of the Idealist Applicant Tracking System is subject to Idealist's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Similar Jobs

Illustration

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.