Position Type: Student Support Services/ Social Worker
Date Posted: 5/3/2021
Location: Winthrop Magnet (STEM) Elementary School
Date Available: ASAP
Closing Date: Until Filled
Additional Information: Show/Hide TITLE: School Social Worker
Connecticut certification as a School Social Worker.
Such additional qualifications as the Board deems advisable.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual, English and Spanish
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Services, Principal/Pathway Leader or designee
JOB GOAL: To assist in providing desirable mental health concepts within the school system so that each child can have the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and emotionally to his/her full potential.
Enhances the district's ability to meet its academic mission by strengthening communication and collaboration between home, school and the community.
Provides teachers and administrators with information within areas of expertise, including: mental health, custody/guardianship and foster care, and child abuse and neglect.
Participates in special education, 504, and problem-solving team meetings. Assists in the design and implementation of evidence-based practice to address emotional and behavioral concerns.
Participates in the development, monitoring, and implementation of IEPs for children with social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs.
Provides counseling and other interventions, for individuals or groups of students, that build on existing student strengths, and with the goal of removing nonacademic barriers to learning.
Coordinates attendance meetings at the school level. Recommends and implements interventions for students with poor attendance/truancy.
Facilitates, in a culturally responsive framework, activities that support parental involvement in their child's school experiences.
Provides information to parents about their child's developmental levels and best practices in parenting.
Makes referrals and supports families to gain access to community-based services and agencies.
Recognizes and provides intervention for students who have experienced trauma.