LCIS & LCES is seeking a School Social Worker for 2022-23!
Reports To: LCIS Principal /LCES Principal (two positions)
Length of Assignment: 189 days 2022-23 School Year
Salary Range: Subject to Certified Teacher Salary Schedule, (SSP starts at Cell MA+E at a base of $55, 675 prorated to 189 days)) Salary placement will be prorated to 189 days. LCIS: Full benefits provided. Grant Funded through June 2023
Purpose of Position: To develop students who are productive community members by demonstrating the school Habits of a Learner, which include perseverance, collaboration, compassion, craftsmanship, respect, responsibility, and curiosity. Identify and support students with therapeutic supports, care coordination, assessment/evaluation and referrals. Support staff through the development of a trauma informed school environment. Demonstrate a flexible, collaborative attitude in completing the work and a willingness to be a team player to accomplish school and district goals.
Duties of this job include, and are not limited to:
- Serves as a member of LCIS 1st Responder team for student behavior, mental health and social/emotional concerns.
- Serves as the lead crisis responder for Suicide Risk Assessments and other behavioral or mental health crises.
- Provides intervention and skill-building for students who have been referred for skill-building and therapeutic support (individual or group).
- Participates as a member of the school’s Multi-Tiered System of Support and RtI processes to represent social/emotional and mental health perspectives.
- Support school staff in utilizing trauma-informed practices, including disciplinary practices.
- Utilizes assessment tools to understand student strengths and lagging skills, and to determine an appropriate course of action.
- Creates and follows referral, intervention and support protocols to meet the most significant needs of all students, building upon common social/emotional, behavior, and academic goals to deliver services as appropriate.
- Provide coordination or delivery of mental health minutes as designated on Individualized Education Plan (IEPs).
- Participates in data collection and evaluation activities 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 placement options for students.
- Consults with educators, administrators, parents and community resources regarding current best practices for the delivery of academic and behavioral supports and interventions.
- Works regularly with school leadership to review and flexibly adjust schedule as needed, meeting with leadership bi-weekly at a minimum.
- Assesses and groups students to efficiently provide appropriate group therapeutic interventions.
- Continually assesses qualitative and quantitative data to identify student support needs, from individual to population level.
- Collect and maintain evidence of student progress toward identified skills (evidence may include examples of student work, data tracking documents, exit tickets, behavior charts, discipline data, and student self-reflection).
- Maintains records of contacts and actions taken with each student.
- Serves as the mental health consultant on threat assessments, on an as needed basis.
- Refer students in need of therapeutic services to community therapy resources (i.e. School based Health, Sol Vista, etc.).
- Provides care coordination services and family outreach for students in need of or receiving outside therapeutic services.
- Participate on Mental Health Collaboration Team and District Counseling/Social Work team.
- 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work required (school social work licensure strongly preferred)
- School Counselor or Social Worker license through CDE must be obtained by October 2022
- Be able to motivate and work with Elementary (3-6) School Students
- Possess educational and professional experience in social work
- Work 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
- Create schedules collaboratively with principal and other relevant stakeholders. Continuously revisit schedules with principal to refine and adjust as needed.
- 45 minutes per day planning period.
- A work space will be provided; it may be shared, if needed.
- Evaluated using CDE School Social Work Rubric
External candidates, please submit a Certified Employee Application, In addition to completing this application, please submit your resume, transcripts, credentials, three letters of recommendation and a copy of your Colorado Teaching Certificate/License if available to Cheryl Talbot, Principal and Kathleen Fitzsimmons, HR Manager.