Positions Available: 1 Vacancy
Reports To: Building Principal
Starting Salary: $49,000-$58,500/year
Contract Days: 180 Days/8.0 hours per day inclusive of a thirty minute lunch period
Start Date: 2021-2022 School Year
Our school district is seeking candidates for a Student & Family Advocate for our Northeast Range and Tower-Soudan Elementary Schools. This position requires a Social Worker License and will support the student body at these school locations with social and psychological services to maximize well-being. The position will directly support students through mental health counseling, supportive services for foster parents, incarcerated parents with enrolled students, and supporting School Resource Officers with student behaviors. The position may work with a variety of ages from preschool to senior high school ages. Some job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Interview families and students to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
- Serve as a supportive liaison between students, homes, school, family services, protective services, doctors or other contacts to help students who face problems such as but not limited to disabilities, abuse, mental health issues, or poverty.
- Counsel and educate individual students and families regarding various social and emotional well-being topics and provide additional supportive resources when needed.
- May at times educate community groups, faculty, and staff members on various topics related to mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, child care, and medical care.
- Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems, such as absenteeism and/or misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
- Arrange for medical, psychiatric, and other tests that may disclose causes of difficulties and indicate remedial measures for students.
- Provide, find, or arrange additional supportive services for students and/or families related to mental health, poverty, substance abuse, physical abuse, medical care or other needs.
- Assist in crisis intervention for students when difficult situations occur at school.
- Maintain student case history records and prepare reports as required.
- Collect supplementary information needed to assist students and families, such as employment records, medical records or school reports.
- Counsel students whose behaviors, school progress, mental or physical impairment indicate a need for assistance.
- Follow and maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Active Listening Skills
- Social Perceptiveness
- Strong Communication Skills
- Service Orientation
- Complex Problem Solving
- Strong Judgement and Decision Making Skills
- Time Management
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited social work program.
- Active licensure through Minnesota Board of Social Work.
- Active School Social Work licensure or related service through the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.
Preferred Education and Experience
- 3 or more years of experience in youth counseling, public school education or related field.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States.
- Must complete a pre-employment background.
St. Louis County Schools, ISD 2142 is an equal opportunity employer.