School Social Worker, 1.0 FTE
School social workers will provide support services to current and prospective students. Responsibilities may include educating staff in trauma informed strategies; responding to student behavioral crises; monitoring student progress toward IEP/ITP goals; performing assessments; and implementing CTSS services under the option 3 model.
• Develops and implements behavioral and crisis interventions; administers and analyzes student needs assessments; conducts interviews with students, family, and school staff; conducts observations; creates related plans of action to meet the individual needs of students; collaborates with staff, families, outside agencies, and others in the management and support of interventions and IEP goals; and monitors plans.
• Plans and conducts individualized and group sessions with students to develop, teach, and implement social and emotional support tools; discuss prevention, problem solving techniques, academics, peer relations, and issues creating barriers for their academic success; and review progress.
• Evaluates and makes referrals to outside providers, community resources, social services, and other programs; and collaborates and communicates with school staff, students, families, and outside resources.
• Collaborates, facilitates, and attends meetings with administrators, teachers, staff, related service providers, families, and others to coordinate and provide services; and educates and trains staff on related topics including trauma informed strategies.
• Prepares documentation, reports, and/or other correspondence including assessments, evaluation reports, progress reports, and other related paperwork; and ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
• Monitors attendance and truancy issues; communicates truancy issues to guardians; and contacts applicable external agencies and resources as necessary.
Preferred Master’s Degree in Social Service or related field; five years related experience. Certification as a LGSW, LISW, LICSW, or LSW, and licensed or ability to obtain a license from the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board as a School Social Worker.
If an applicant is working towards clinical licensure hours, clinical supervision is available through Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative. For clinical trainees or clinically licensed staff, there will be additional job responsibilities including:
- Design treatment plans, intervention strategies, and expected outcomes reflective of client needs.
- Provide skills training to children and adolescents in school; those working toward master’s level licensure as LICSW, LPCC, or LMFT will also conduct individual/family psychotherapy and complete diagnostic assessments
- Design and implement therapeutic groups for students under the CTSS model.
- Provide psychoeducation to school personnel.
- Participate in monthly meetings with the Clinical Director.
- Maintain accurate patient electronic health records in accordance with DHS policies.
- Plan and conduct individualized sessions with students to develop, teach, and implement social and emotional support tools; discuss prevention, problem solving techniques, academics, peer relations, and issues creating barriers for their academic success and review progress.
- Evaluate and make referrals to outside providers, community resources, social services, and other programs.
- Prepare documentation, reports, and/or other correspondence including diagnostic assessments, evaluation reports, progress reports, and other related paperwork, and ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
• Conducting interventions and assessments;
• Providing counseling services;
• Managing crises;
• Identifying and resolving problems;
• Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
• Preparing and maintaining records and reports;
• Operating a computer and applicable software applications. Will work with Procentive, Word, Excel;
• Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
CVSEC Special Education Profile:
Special Education Programs at CVSEC provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing disabilities, and learning disabilities. CVSEC services three programs (ALEX, SUN, and STEP) in collaboration with member districts, which include Northfield, Faribault, Medford, and Owatonna.
Our highly structured, safe learning environments share these characteristics:
- Classrooms of 4-8 students supported by a Licensed Teacher and 1-2 trained Educational Assistants.
- Behavior management support, on-site mental health professionals and practitioners, due process and curriculum support staff.
- In-house collaborative teams include: Site Coordinators, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Educational Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, School Nurses, School Social Workers, Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Professionals, Clinical Trainees, and Speech/Language Pathologists.