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Social Worker - Keene

Company: Delaware Schools Consortium
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Position Type:
Student Support Services/School Social Worker

Date Posted:
6/6/2024

Location:
Keene (William B.) Elementary School

Date Available:
2024-2025 SY

Closing Date:
06/16/2024

District:
Christina School District Position: Social Worker
Location: Keene Elementary
Start Date: 2024-2025 School Year JOB GOAL: The school social worker will address the social, emotional and psychological issues that can impede student academic success.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have or be eligible for State of Delaware license and certification in School Social Work
    • Two years successful experience in social work
    • One year supervised experience in a school setting (may be an internship which was part of his/her degree)
    • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW)
    • Knowledge of psychology, therapy and counseling, federal and state education and human service laws
    • Experience working with students with social/emotional and behavioral challenges.
    • Experience with Functional Behavior Assessment and individual behavior support plan development
    • Experience developing and delivering professional development opportunities to school teams
    • Ability to assist school staff in the collection and analysis of behavioral data as part of the educational planning process.
    • Knowledge and experience with families and allied human service professionals
    • Ability to collaborate with staff, administrators, service providers and student's families in the development and implementation of targeted support plans and Individual Education Plans. Salary: Teacher salary schedule based on experience and degree. Salary Schedule can be found on the districts website: FY2024 Teachers Non-Grandfathered - Traditional.pdf (christinak12.org)

      APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Internal- Qualified applicants must complete an online teaching application and attach license/certification. External- Qualified applicants must complete an online teaching application and attach a letter of interest, resume, recent evaluations and/or student teaching evaluations, transcripts, license/certification. Previous submissions will not automatically flow to this posting. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply specifically for the Job ID listed for this position.

      Job Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Identify students with excessive absences; develop and implement plans that address barriers to daily attendance
      • Collaborate with other districts to assist new students and families with obtaining required documents and completing registrations
      • Identify and locate Low-Show and No-Show students for the September 30th Count and collaborate with school office staff to document information for the Unit Count
      • Coordinate with building secretaries to ensure the accuracy of student attendance
      • Identify obstacles that are impacting student attendance and learning (food, housing, technology, etc.) and assist in removing these barriers
      • Refer students and families to school and community-based programs (CFF Community Schools, Dual Generation Center, and Center for Child Development, etc.) to provide necessary supports and services
      • Work with building level technology coordinators to ensure delivery of devices and hotspots critical to online learning
      • Review weekly attendance/behavior reports with designated school staff to determine interventions needed for students with attendance/behavior issues
      • Monitor response to interventions for students and families with and without referrals for excessive absences and/or behavior issues
      • Partner with the District Homeless Education Liaison to assist and support McKinney-Vento students with attendance issues
      • Conduct ongoing wellness checks on students struggling to engage in traditional and/or remote learning
      • Manage student referrals, reporting, court and family involvement and follow-up, as related to problems with student attendance and truancy
      • Assist with the coordination of services for students and families, as related to attendance and/or behavior issues
      • Facilitate requirements relative to state truancy laws
      • Monitor and facilitate actions as related to truancy
      • Collaborate with school principals and appropriate staff relative to student referrals for attendance/behavior problems, including periodic status reports and follow-up
      • Participate with appropriate meetings and services related to students with disabilities
      • Provide direct or indirect supports to assist with accurate data collection of target behaviors and positive/alternative skills. Includes the Collection and analyzing appropriate data and prepare reports, as required
      • Provide direct and indirect crisis intervention, as well as assist with staff efforts to teach and shape coping skills, emotional regulation and conflict resolution
      • Conduct home visits to the physical address of the student/family and provide follow up when necessary
      • Ensure student confidentiality
      • Assist the school in the development and implementation of an effective parent communication network to inform families of school programs, and school and community resources
      • Develop positive and collaborative relationships with students, parents, and family members, and mental health providers
      • Develop positive and collaborative relationships with classroom staff, school mental health and behavioral support staff who provide academic and behavioral instruction and intervention
      • Provide direct modeling or consultative support to classroom staff and IEP Teams to help ensure consistent implementation of behavioral/attendance interventions
      • Serve on student support teams and special education committees
      • Develop and implement professional development training for educational staff and parents
      • Provide short-term individual and group counseling to students who are experiencing social/emotional/behavioral problems that interfere with their learning or the ability of others to learn.
      • Implement de-escalation techniques and avoid power struggles
      • Redirect student using positive intervention strategies or positive replacement strategies
      • Provide direct and indirect crisis intervention, as well assist with staff efforts to teach and shape coping skills, emotional regulation and conflict resolution.
      • Develop positive and collaborative relationships with classroom staff, school mental health and behavioral support staff who provide academic and behavioral instruction and intervention.
      • Perform other duties, as required The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position

        CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
        Human Resources Office
        1899 S. College Avenue
        Newark, DE 19702
        PH: 302/552-2600 FX: 302/295-8922
        Visit our website: www.christinak12.org

        Employment is conditional upon receipt of an acceptable criminal background report, a negative pre-employment drug screening and a child abuse registry check showing you are not on the registry at any level

        The Christina School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. Inquiries regarding compliance with the above may be directed to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Christina School District, 1899 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19702; Telephone: (302) 552-2600.

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