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Job Overview: The School Social Worker  provides interventions and supports consistent with polyvagal theory and trauma-informed practices to students experiencing social/emotional/behavioral challenges.  The School Social Worker will deliver individual and/or group counseling and therapy; consult with classroom teachers, behavior support staff, and administrators; and develop/ leverage partnerships and resources to support students and their families with unique needs that impact overall educational access and performance.   Will participate as a member of various multidisciplinary teams to make informed decisions that will result in students being able to access the learning environment and the curriculum, while having the opportunity to make meaningful educational progress.  The School Social Worker will also serve as the Homeless Liaison, the Attendance Liaison, and Member of the School’s Crisis Response Team.


Reports To: The School Social Worker reports directly to the Director of Student Services. 

 

Responsibilities and Duties

Assessments and Case Management

  • Gathers background information on students’ social history by conducting behavioral observations, making home visits, conducting interviews, and reviewing school records
  • Selects and administers age appropriate assessment methods and materials in order to determine the needs of students
  • Develops and submits comprehensive socio-cultural assessment reports that address the reason for referral and include appropriate recommendations, within established timelines
  • Conducts risk assessments and develops corresponding safety plans, as appropriate
  • Collaborates with Parent Liaison to ascertain and address the needs of students and families in crisis
  • Provides follow-up support and periodic re-evaluation services as necessary
  • Compiles/submits monthly reports and service trackers and maintains accurate case records
  • Carries out casework services with students and their families to help resolve students’ social/emotional/behavioral challenges
  • Communicates case findings and recommendations to teachers and other school personnel as needed
  • Conducts specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific social/emotional/ behavioral needs of students
  • Maintains adequate and current testing materials 

IEP / 504 / RTI / Gender Support Plans

  • Participates in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process for students with identified emotional support requirements to include Child Find,  IEP Team meetings, the development and implementation of the IEP, and the monitoring and reporting of progress toward IEP goals and objectives
  • Participates in the Section 504 Process to include Section 504 Team meetings, the development and implementation of Section 504 Plans, and the monitoring and reporting of progress toward Section 504 goals
  • Participates in the Response to Intervention (RTI) Process to include referrals, RTI Team meetings, the development and implementation of RTI Plans, and the monitoring and reporting of progress toward RTI goals
  • Develops, as necessary, gender support plans which create a shared understanding among school staff, parents and a student about the ways in which the student's authentic gender will be accounted for and supported at school
  • Schedules and facilitates Student Support Team meetings for the purposes of gender support 

Training 

  • Provides in-service training and workshops for teachers and staff regarding mental health issues and proper procedures for the identification and referral of students
  • Organizes and conducts specialized programs to include parent training classes, student support activities, and identified social/emotional curricula

Behavior Support 

  • Provide age appropriate proactive behavior strategies to teachers (proximity, clear routines and expectations, taking a break, positive language, etc.) and students (self-regulation skills, mindfulness, role-play, etc.) to mitigate or manage possible disruptions or behavior challenges
  • Functions as a member of the school crisis team, which includes the Director of Student Support, and their designee and the Principal and their designee to provide intervention to students, as necessary.

Referrals and Reporting

  • Promptly reports known or suspected child abuse or neglect, consistent with Mandated Reporting requirements
  • Makes required referrals of educational neglect to the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), consistent with compulsory attendance laws and procedures in the District of Columbia, as outlined in the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR)
  • Serves as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities, and community resources such as social services, court services, and family service agencies (acts as CFSA Liaison)

Attendance Liaison

  • Collaborates with the Registar, reviewing attendance data regularly, making educational neglect reports, participating in attendance meetings with families as needed
  • Develops, implements, and monitors/reports progress on Attendance Support Plans 

Homeless Liaison 

  • Ensures that families experiencing housing instability are connected with appropriate agencies for support, follows up as necessary

Other

  • Provides relevant updates to Student Support Team regarding support for relevant populations (i.e. homeless, gender support, attendance)
  • Models non-discriminatory practices and commitment to race and equity in all activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Values

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program
  • Hold a current Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) or Licensed and Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license in the District of Columbia
  • Experience in public schools and with implementing IEPs and 504 plans strongly preferred
  • Present a negative Tuberculosis Test Result
  • Pass all required background checks
  • Advanced oral and written proficiency in English required; Advanced oral and written proficiency in English AND Spanish strongly preferred

 

Skills and Values

  • Demonstrates active listening
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Displays exemplary planning and organizational skills
  • Evidences emotional intelligence 
  • Exhibits cultural competence and racial literacy
  • Exhibits critical thinking skills
  • Shows effective oral and written communication skills
  • Manifests Mundo Verde’s values ESPICA, which include: empathy, speak your truth, perseverance,inquiry,collaboration, and appreciation

 


 Other Job Details

  • Schedule: 8 hour day starting at 7.50am (may be required to attend meetings after student dismissal)
  • Location: Network position meaning will serve students at both campuses. 
  • This position does not have any direct reports 
  • Position Type: This is a 10-month salaried position which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Employment subject to TB test, fingerprinting and background check


What we offer

Mundo Verde cares for and values our phenomenal staff and provides the following:  

  • A competitive salary based on one’s education and experience 
  • A Tier 1 school home in which to inspire children in a progressive environment
  • An opportunity to be a part of developing compassionate global stewards and life-long biliterate learners
  • Colleagues who are devoted to their practice, their students, and the school mission
  • A leadership team dedicated to supporting professional growth by providing feedback and support 
  • A 3-4 week summer institute and other professional development opportunities as available
  • FT salary: A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, short/long-term and life insurance, employer contributions to a 401(k), a transportation stipend, and paid time off (10 days of PTO: 7 Sick, 3 Personal), off on winter break, spring break and holidays scheduled in the school calendar. 


MVBPCS is an equal opportunity employer.

School Social Worker 


Job Overview: The School Social Worker  provides interventions and supports consistent with polyvagal theory and trauma-informed practices to students experiencing social/emotional/behavioral challenges.  The…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    1 de dezembro de 2021
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    30 de novembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Medicina Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Profissional
Salário
USD $65.000 - USD $75.000
/ ano
Full-time staff may be eligible to earn bonuses for having a Master’s in an education-related field, having a relevant Doctorate degree, demonstrating fluency in English and Spanish, and being Nationally Board Certified.

Benefícios

Health plans including medical, dental and vision coverage, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance. Personal Time 7 days and 3 sick days

We provide a 3% contribution to eligible employees to a 401K retirement plan beginning 30 days after the date of hire. Employees may contribute up to $18,500 in a one-year time

We provide a pre-tax flexible spending account for medical or childcare purposes. Employees may contribute up to $2750 for health, and up to $5000 for childcare needs.

Health plans including medical, dental and vision coverage, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance. Personal Time 7 days and 3 sick days

We provide a 3…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

English Professional level

Spanish Professional level preferred

English Professional level

Spanish Professional level preferred

Localização

Presencial
4401 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA

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