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Social Worker - Schools

Employer
Amergis Educational Staffing
Location
Kokomo, IN, US
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

The Social Worker collaborates with the multidisciplinaryteam and provides input in the development of the IHP/IEP for studentsrequiring social work intervention and support in the school setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establishes a set of rules and procedures that areappropriate for therapeutic setting and are within the parameter of the fullinstructional program
  • Designs and develops appropriate individualized serviceplans that are based on the IEP and supports the curriculum using diagnosticinformation from a variety of assessments and assessment processes
  • Uses available and appropriate resources as a bridge to theinstructional program
  • Effectively transitions students from therapy to classroomand classroom to therapy
  • Plans in collaboration with the educational team for theprevention and intervention of inappropriate behaviors, while maintaining thedignity of the student
  • Engages student in providing positive feedback usingeffective reinforcement techniques
  • Interacts effectively with (a) students, (b)family members,(c)educational team members, and (d) professionals outside the organization
  • Knowledgeable about general development and the impact ofthe disability on the student and his/her family
  • Utilizes community, state and national resources wherenecessary to promote the safety and welfare of students
  • Collaborates with all assigned students and educationalsupport staff as well as any assigned student teachers, interns, and volunteersworking in the school for the welfare and safety of all students while in theclassroom, on school grounds, during before and after-school activities
  • Adheres to Amergis and District policies and procedures
Minimum Requirements:
  • Holds a Professional Educator License with School SocialWorker (SSW) endorsement as required by state, contract and/or facility
  • May be required to have MSW or LCSW per state, contract orfacility
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice
  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency programwhen applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation)
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required
  • Computer proficiency required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company

Company info
Location
Columbia
MD
21046
United States

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