3-6 COVID-19 Response Counselor
Reports To: LCIS Principal
Length of Assignment: August 3 – December 17
Salary Range: $22,900 Full benefits provided. Grant-funded for one-half school year
Purpose of Position: This is a short-term counseling position to support students and families in dealing with challenges related to COVID-19. This position will work closely with Lake County School District’s counseling and social work team to support response efforts.
Responsibilities: Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Provides intervention and skill building for students who have been referred for intensive skill-building and therapeutic supports (individual or group).
- Participates as a member of the District Counseling/Social Work team in addition to the school’s Multi-Tiered System of Support and RtI processes to represent social/emotional and mental health perspective. Will also participate on Collaborative Problem Solving teams as needed.
- Utilizes assessment tools to understand student strengths and lagging skills, and to determine an appropriate course of action.
- Supports the lead Social Worker at LCIS with referrals, interventions and support protocols to meet the needs of students related to COVID-19, and builds upon common social/emotional, behavior, and academic goals to deliver services as appropriate.
- Support LCIS staff, with the school social worker, as needed during the transition to teaching and working with students during COVID-19 (ie: direct to EAP services, provide trauma informed resources).
- Participates in data collection used to measure the impact of interventions and supports, and to demonstrate the impact of the associated grant programs.
- Consults with staff, parents and students about interventions and options for students.
- Works regularly with the school principal and social worker to ensure the needs of all students are being equitably met.
- Refer students in need of therapeutic services to community therapy resources (i.e. School based Health, Sol Vista, etc.)
- Maintains records of contacts and actions taken with each student.
- Perform Suicide Risk Assessments and other threat assessments on an as needed basis with support of ten school social worker and DCSW team.
- Support school staff in utilizing trauma-informed practices to support students experiencing challenges with COVID-19.
- Assists in the promotion of a positive school climate and follows school norms and expectations.
- Promotes a positive professional and ethical image of the school district, social emotional and behavioral-mental health supports and special education services.
- Be available by radio to respond as needed to crisis situations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required (CDE or DORA license within 45 days of hire.
- Ability to motivate and work with Middle School students grades 3-6 in addition to staff.
- Possess educational and professional experience in counseling
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a variety of family situations
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Experience with educational systems and practices, such as RtI, PBIS, and EL preferred
- Experience implementing social/emotional curriculum to both classrooms and small groups
- Create schedules collaboratively with principal and other relevant stakeholders. Continuously revisit schedules with the principal and/or social worker to refine and adjust as needed.
- Flexibly adapts to the needs of the school, students, and concerns associated with COVID-19 response.
- 45 minutes per day planning period.
- Half hour, duty free lunch.
- Student supervision duties will be required, such as before and after school and at recess and lunch
- A work space will be provided; it may be shared, if needed.
To apply, please complete a certified employee application (found on LCSD website under employment and applications), email a resume and letter of interest to Cheryl Talbot, LCIS Principal