Position Information:
School Social Worker – Early Childhood and 18-21 Transitions Program
1.0 FTE at  Brookside
 

Job Summary:

  • Liaison with students, parents, school staff, and community agencies

  • Analyzes and interprets information for recommendations regarding needs and services

  • Participates in Child Intervention Teams

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers identifying special needs services for youth

  • Provides social work services to students and parents

  • Participates as a resource person for in-service training and planning

  • Participates in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process as required

  • Makes referral to public or private agencies with appropriate follow-up

  • Provides therapeutic & rehabilitative mental health services in conjunction with students on IEPs

  • Completes mental health assessments for special education students

  • Assist students to improve their academic, personal and social functioning

  • Provide social skills, anger management, stress reduction and/or other similar instruction to students in order to remove barriers for learning

Qualifications:

  • Must hold appropriate Minnesota teaching license as a Licensed School Social Worker (licensed by the Board of Social Work and the Minnesota Board of Teaching)

  • Previous experience preferred

  • Possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills

  • Candidates preferred to have one of the following:

    • Enrolled in a Social Work Master’s program from an accredited college / university

    • Have an MSW from an accredited college/university

    • LGSW (Licensed Graduate Social Worker) or LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)