The Learning Lamp
  • Specialized Staffing
  • Ebensburg, PA, USA
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Ignite Education Solutions is looking for a
Licensed Social Worker in Ebensburg, PA!

Are you looking for a flexible schedule with weekends off? Do you have a passion for working kids and want an environment that has room to grow? If you do, Ignite Education Solutions is the place for you! We offer an inviting, fun culture that is geared toward continual growth and professional development with advancement opportunities.

Submit a resume today to become part of our fantastic team and gain valuable career experience!

Position Purpose:
The School Social Worker involves the science or art of the knowledge and competence required in addressing the provision of school social work services for all students in grades Pre-K 12. 

Accountability:
The School Social Worker reports directly to the Education Programs Director and the designated administrators at the school district.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct formal and informal assessments of student functioning, developmental history, family and community structure, interpersonal relationships, adaptive behavior and cultural factors that may influence learning;
  • Use student, family, school and community assessment to develop appropriate interventions to improve student learning;
  • Develop intervention plans consistent with curriculum, student needs, strengths, social and cognitive functioning, and cultural experiences;
  • Assist in the planning of therapeutic, remedial and behavioral modification activities provided by the educational agency;
  • Provide direct interventions to students, including individual and group therapy, counseling, and educational and informational programs;
  • Provide supportive case work to children and their families, including parent education and self-advocacy;
  • Provide parent counseling and training to help them acquire the necessary skills to support the implementation of their child's specialized educational program;
  • Assist students and their families in gaining access to formal and informal community resources;
  • Consult with stakeholders to facilitate understanding of factors in a student's home, education agency and community that affect their educational experience;
  • Consult and collaborate with educational agency personnel, parents and community resources in areas that impact student learning (e.g. mental health, behavior management, school safety, diversity, crisis management, child abuse and neglect);
  • Assist staff in collaborating with community agencies and organizations;
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to develop programs and systems that promote student welfare and achievement;
  • Promote collaboration among community health, mental health, and welfare service providers and facilitate greater access to these services for students;
  • Participate in interagency panels to assist effective integration of services to students;
  • Coordinate and/or implement bullying prevention efforts for district; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Education Director and district administrators.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • High degree of flexibility and receptive to change
  • Acts as a good model of character with exceptional tact
  • Problem solving and leaderships skills
  • Maintain accurate record keeping system
  • Strong behavior management and positive discipline skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Must be able to work in a team setting

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • The School Social Worker must be a Licensed Social Worker or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Other:

  • Appropriate clearances: PA State Criminal History Record, Child Abuse Report, FBI Criminal History Report and ACT 168. Clearances must be within the past year
 
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