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School Social Worker in Denver, CO at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job Description


Catapult Learning, a leading provider of special education programming to school districts nationwide, is hiring School Social Workers, Counselors for a school program within Denver Public Schools. The Sierra School at Barrett, located at 2900 Richard Allen Ct in Denver, will open in August 2019 and will serve students with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, in a highly-structured, therapeutic environment with a focus on rigorous academics.

Catapult Learning is an organization of dedicated people who know how exciting and rewarding it is to help children achieve. Our mission is to create brighter futures for all students, regardless of the learning barriers or other challenges they may face.


What you will do as a Social Worker:

Our School Social Workers provide counseling services to students in both individual and group sessions as dictated by the IEP and the specific school program environment. Our dedicated professionals will:

  • Lead the Educational Team in supporting students experiencing a mental health crisis and provide support through the process of hospitalization for psychiatric evaluation when necessary.  Provide parents and guardians with information regarding community mental health resources and support networks
  • Implementation of verbal and physical components of the school program’s prescribed methodologies for verbal de-escalation or physical management, when necessary
  • Participant in IEP process, attend IEP meetings, and provide updates for IEP Counseling goals and objectives. Contribute both informal and formal assessments
  • Provide social skills lessons in classrooms in collaboration with the teaching team
  • Maintain appropriate school records and provide written reports and communication logs

Job Requirements

What we are looking for in a Social Worker:

  • Current Special Services Provider license in School Social Work for the state of Colorado
  • Leadership and Relationship skills are key! You will work with individuals and groups to be an effective liaison with parents, schools and agencies. Lead meetings and conferences, including the resolution of disagreements
  • Ability to interpret data related to student goals for appropriate interventions. Understanding of the IEP process
  • Valid driver’s license to travel locally using your own transportation (mileage reimbursed) or school van

Our mission is to create brighter futures for all students, regardless of the learning barriers or other challenges they may face. We partner with K-12 schools and districts to address the needs of individual students, improve academic gains, and build teacher and principal capacity.

EEO Statement 

At Catapult Learning, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Catapult believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.