School Social Worker (part time, up to 3 days/week)
Cyber Village Academy is seeking a contracted school social worker (up to 24 hours a week) for the 2018-2019 school year. Under the supervision of the Director of Special Education, the school social worker is responsible for delivering special education minutes to students with IEPs. In addition, the social worker will assist students in crisis, collaborate with school staff and parents, and participate in community building and restorative justice practices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of positive behavioral interventions.
Knowledge of group counseling techniques with children and/or youth.
Knowledge of community resources and social services.
Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns.
Ability to provide competent social work services, crisis intervention, and referral services to students and other persons of diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams.
Provide appropriate social work services to individuals and groups based on individual student IEP goals. Participate in student IEP and evaluation meetings.
Consult with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop intervention strategies to enhance school success.
Identify, mobilize and coordinate family, school and community resources to enable children to receive maximum benefit from their educational program.
Facilitate problem-solving meetings between families and the school.
Provide crisis intervention services for students.
Provide consultation to school personnel regarding home, neighborhood and community conditions affecting student well being.
Serve as a resource to school staff regarding identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.
Consult and collaborate with community agencies and other mental health professionals to coordinate services.
Participate in multidisciplinary teams.
Maintain records in a manner consistent with District practices.
Complete Special Education due process procedures.
Uphold the ethical standards of the Social Work profession.
Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment.
Licensure Requirements: Masters of Social Work with current Minnesota Board of Social Work licensure and current Minnesota Department of Education licensure (LGSW or LICSW).
To apply: Send bids to Elizabeth Knoll, Director of Special Education, Cyber Village Academy, 768 Hamline Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55116, 651-523-7170 ex. 212, firstname.lastname@example.org