2021-2022 School Year: Social Worker

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Position Summary 

The school Social Worker is responsible for ensuring that the emotional and social needs of the students are met and maintained on an individual basis in accordance with policies and procedures, current federal and state standards, guidelines, and regulations so that it doesn’t interfere with the educational process. 

Position Qualifications (preferred): 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Louisiana;
  • A minimum of three years of post-master’s experience in a social work setting, providing social work services, in particular working with children, youth and families;
  • Ancillary Certification from the Louisiana Department of Education as a Qualified School Social Worker;
  • Effectively communicate the needs of students and families (verbal and written). 

Position Qualifications: (minimum) 

  • Master’s in Social Work (LMSW) with licensure in the State of Louisiana; 

  • A minimum of three years of post-master’s degree experience in a social work setting, providing social work services, in particular working with children, youth and families;

  • Effectively communicate the needs of students and families (verbal and written). 

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Build trusting relationships with students, families, and school personnel;
  • Collaborate with all school personnel to assess student’s social and emotional obstacles to success;
  • Provide home visits to meet families to address barriers to learning;
  • Coordinate services for students and families which may involve referrals to community support agencies; 
  • Provide crisis intervention, counseling services and the coordination of provided services from various support agencies;  
  • Help families understand school policies, services and programs; 
  • Assist teachers and principals in developing plans to help students with academic and behavior barriers; 
  • Mediate matters as it relates to the student’s needs between school and family ; 
  • Ability to work with a team of teachers and other ancillary staff members in crisis situations; 
  • Follow up on student issues referred by parent, teacher, administrator or students; 
  • Develop, facilitate, coordinate prevention activities and intervention services; 
  • Serves as the chairperson and/or member of the Student Assistance-Support team; 
  • Member of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support team/RTI behavior support team; 
  • Participate in the identification of students who are in need of exceptional services; 
  • Participate in the Individualized Education Program process and development; 
  • Monitors school attendance and develop methods to promote school attendance; 
  • Maintains case files and records to track/monitor that status of student progress; 
  • Provide professional development and in-services to school personnel; 
  • Maintain confidentiality of student and family issues and records; 
  • Perform related duties assigned. 

Compensation & Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as TRSL, our employer retirement contribution, is included.  

InspireNOLA is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

 

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