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School Social Worker in Longmont, CO at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 5/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

Sierra School at Main Street, a partnership between Catapult Learning and St. Vrain Valley School District, is hiring a school social worker to start for the 2019-2020 school year. Sierra School at Main Street serves students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs who receive special education services in a small, highly structured environement.


Responsibilities

Case Management

  • Maintain relationships with outside providers (therapist, psychiatrics, DHS, etc.)
  • Communicate with families – including communication around attendance and any other necessary concerns or progress.
  • Work with director to prevent and address truancy, attendance issues.
  • Communicating with outside providers and treatment teams.
  • Refer students to outside agencies as appropriate
  • Billing for services as requested by the school district.
  • Perform risk and threat assessments

IEP/ Special Education Roles/ Tasks

Participate in the IEP process through progress monitoring all social, emotional, and behavioral goals, providing services as decribed in the IEP, and writing new IEP goals for annual reviews.

Group and Individual Services

  • Providing proactive clinical interventions in session – focus on solutions, development of coping skills, and regulation skills.
  • Provide individual services as outlined in IEP
  • Interventions should be focused on developing skills necessary to access academics
  • Students requiring more significant therapeutic interventions should be referred to a local mental health provider for additional services outside of the school setting
  • Running a social skills group – submit lesson plans to director weekly or monthly (based on preference of director and SSW).
  • Documenting interactions with students (individual sessions, crisis, group, communication with parents and providers) in case notes.
  • All types of communications can be in one document or can be broken out
  • What did you do to help move the student toward meeting his/her IEP goals and objectives?

School/Classroom Support

  • Providing consultation to classroom staff regarding behavior management techniques and crisis situations
  • Collaborating with classroom staff to hear feedback on areas of classroom struggles that could be addressed in group or individual sessions
  • Creating school community activities to create a sense of belonging (quarterly assemblies, community/charity projects, in-school field trips/presentations).
  • Conduct classroom observations on all students, especially those who are struggling and especially prior to implementing any additional incentive plans
  • Developing incentive plans for students who need support above what the level system provides

­­Professional Presence

  • Present at student morning arrival
  • Assisting concretely at staff end of day meeting 
  • Assisting with periodic staff trainings
  • Attending necessary trainings to build one's toolbox of resources and knowledge.
  • Fostering a sense of positivity through a frequent presence throughout the building.

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Job Requirements



Must be a licensed school social worker through Colorado Department of Education.

Must have demonstrated ability to communicate with students, families and school personnel. Excellent time management, organizational, verbal and written communications skills are essential. Computer literacy preferred.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Light lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings.