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School Social Worker, Special Education: Emotional / BehavioralDisorders (EBD), Autism Spectrum Dis

Posted on 2019-07-24 1:14:18 PM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fisd917%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D1041&data=02%7C01%7CSCSU-edpost%40MNSCU.onmicrosoft.com%7C67ac150799a047d539f208d71062bcdc%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C636995888584015540&sdata=ra%2FGFuFmD%2BmeVIQmztWgXQEG0Ym9EsmRMWQpkafafjI%3D&reserved=0> Date of Availability: 08/22/2019 INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 917 POSITION OPENING Date Posted: July 24, 2019 Position Title: School Social Worker, Special Education Assignment Location (2 Positions): Alliance Education Center, Rosemount, MN - One position with the Intra-Dakota Education Alternative (IDEA)<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2Fabout%2Fdepartments_services%2Fspecial_education_services%2Fsite-based_programs%2Fintra-dakota_educational_alternative__idea_&data=02%7C01%7CSCSU-edpost%40MNSCU.onmicrosoft.com%7C67ac150799a047d539f208d71062bcdc%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C636995888584015540&sdata=aviSbp5%2BdV7kxxI4WNRFYEXhNrK8xKFje6RXkXO211U%3D&reserved=0> Program and the other position with the Customized Alternative Solutions for Education (CASE) Program Hours per Day: 8.0 Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the assigned school calendar Anticipated Start Date: August 22, 2019 Contract Length: 2019 &#8211; 2020 school year, continuing contract Salary: Per the teacher/licensed staff contract<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2FUserFiles%2FServers%2FServer_1174263%2FFile%2FTeachers%27%2520Contract%25202017-2019.pdf&data=02%7C01%7CSCSU-edpost%40MNSCU.onmicrosoft.com%7C67ac150799a047d539f208d71062bcdc%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C636995888584025539&sdata=K4MkHHNvmOyYG49MkYpQyIi4jWFVXDkhrAIzYzhpwr8%3D&reserved=0> POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director/Principal, the School Social Worker for Intermediate School District 917&#8217;s Special Education programs plays a vital role in providing services to students in various settings to improve social skills. He or she will obtain and analyze data to determine sociological needs of students, assure that children are enrolled in and attend an educational program, prepare and maintain student and program records, and perform related work as apparent or assigned. Professionalism, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach are essential when working with students receiving special education services to ensure their safety and growth and in order to help them understand and exhibit appropriate behaviors at school and in the community. The School Social Worker will be stepping into a team environment daily, where collaboration, communication, and adaptability are key to the success of the individual, the team, and the success of the students. This role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Work cooperatively with teams to provide appropriate programming for students; Consult with staff, parents, guardians, and other service providers to align curriculum and instruction with student needs; provide teachers with educational ideas and strategies. * Provide direct instruction and counseling to students in the areas of social skills, communication skills, problem solving, behavior management, mental health management skills and skills necessary for students to transition to other educational, community, or vocational settings. * Facilitate gaining access to social services for students and families. * Maintain communication with members of the educational team concerning academic and behavioral progress. * Complete student assessments to facilitate referrals to other services. * Promote, plan for, and participate in systematic measures for the creation of and continuation of positive, affirming and supportive school environments; Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment. * Establish and maintain effective work related notes, records, reports, data, and files. * Develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) in accordance with the district practice and state and federal requirements. * Participate in team meetings as appropriate. * Comply with School Board policies and administrative practices, including those procedures outlined in the staff and student handbooks. * Use flexible thinking and adaptability to address student needs and responds calmly during crisis situations, when necessary. * Contribute to a growing team and the continued development of the role of school social worker; Attend workshops; keeps abreast of current literature and studies. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) licensure as a School Social Worker. 2. Bachelor's degree in social work, or related field, and moderate experience working in human services, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3. Willingness and ability to work with students receiving a high-level of special education services. 4. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, methods, and techniques used for assessing sociological needs of individual students. 5. Thorough knowledge of federal and state mandates and local procedures and regulations relating to social and community support programs. 6. Evidence of skills relating and communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 7. Working knowledge of social service and community resources and agencies. 8. Knowledge and previous experience in individual and group instruction and counseling. 9. Skill in completing due process paperwork and communicating with parents and other members of the educational team. 10. Efficient organization and time management skills. 11. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication with staff, students, and parents that is maintained during high-stress, conflict, and crisis situations. 12. Basic computer and email skills. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. May require willingness to complete training in Professional Crisis Management and implement restrictive procedures. 2. Occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force. 3. Regularly requires sitting, standing, walking, speaking, and hearing. 4. Occasionally requires reaching, lifting, and repetitive motions. 5. Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities. 6. Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. 7. Locations are generally moderately noisy. DISTRICT PROFILE: Intermediate School District 917 serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from our member school districts<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2Fabout%2Four_member_districts&data=02%7C01%7CSCSU-edpost%40MNSCU.onmicrosoft.com%7C67ac150799a047d539f208d71062bcdc%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C636995888584025539&sdata=D3eFiyYfDF6lL1DOMm2eOoGpMI1AWr1yv2uqqekL4uw%3D&reserved=0> in the southeastern metropolitan area. Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities. In our highly-structured and specialized educational environments, you will encounter: * Classrooms of 4-8 students supported by a teacher and 3-6 trained paraprofessionals. * Behavior support teams, including board certified behavior analysts. * Lead teachers to support due process and curriculum development. * Collaborative teams, which can include: audiologists, interveners, interpreters, teachers, paraprofessionals, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, school nurses, health associates, school social workers, and speech language pathologists. * Functional spaces, which can include: individualized work spaces for each student, group instruction areas, sensory spaces, break spaces, playground/gym/area for gross motor movement, and safety features for staff and students. District 917 also provides students from member districts a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. 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Date of Availability: 08/22/2019
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 917
POSITION OPENING

Date Posted: July 24, 2019

Position Title: School Social Worker, Special Education

Assignment Location (2 Positions): Alliance Education Center, Rosemount, MN - One position with the Intra-Dakota Education Alternative (IDEA) Program and the other position with the Customized Alternative Solutions for Education (CASE) Program

Hours per Day: 8.0

Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the assigned school calendar

Anticipated Start Date: August 22, 2019

Contract Length: 2019 – 2020 school year, continuing contract

Salary: Per the teacher/licensed staff contract
 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director/Principal, the School Social Worker for Intermediate School District 917’s Special Education programs plays a vital role in providing services to students in various settings to improve social skills. He or she will obtain and analyze data to determine sociological needs of students, assure that children are enrolled in and attend an educational program, prepare and maintain student and program records, and perform related work as apparent or assigned. Professionalism, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach are essential when working with students receiving special education services to ensure their safety and growth and in order to help them understand and exhibit appropriate behaviors at school and in the community. The School Social Worker will be stepping into a team environment daily, where collaboration, communication, and adaptability are key to the success of the individual, the team, and the success of the students. This role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Work cooperatively with teams to provide appropriate programming for students; Consult with staff, parents, guardians, and other service providers to align curriculum and instruction with student needs; provide teachers with educational ideas and strategies.
  • Provide direct instruction and counseling to students in the areas of social skills, communication skills, problem solving, behavior management, mental health management skills and skills necessary for students to transition to other educational, community, or vocational settings.
  • Facilitate gaining access to social services for students and families.
  • Maintain communication with members of the educational team concerning academic and behavioral progress.
  • Complete student assessments to facilitate referrals to other services.
  • Promote, plan for, and participate in systematic measures for the creation of and continuation of positive, affirming and supportive school environments; Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective work related notes, records, reports, data, and files.
  • Develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) in accordance with the district practice and state and federal requirements.
  • Participate in team meetings as appropriate.
  • Comply with School Board policies and administrative practices, including those procedures outlined in the staff and student handbooks.
  • Use flexible thinking and adaptability to address student needs and responds calmly during crisis situations, when necessary.
  • Contribute to a growing team and the continued development of the role of school social worker; Attend workshops; keeps abreast of current literature and studies.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  1. Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) licensure as a School Social Worker.
  2. Bachelor's degree in social work, or related field, and moderate experience working in human services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Willingness and ability to work with students receiving a high-level of special education services.
  4. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, methods, and techniques used for assessing sociological needs of individual students.
  5. Thorough knowledge of federal and state mandates and local procedures and regulations relating to social and community support programs.
  6. Evidence of skills relating and communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  7. Working knowledge of social service and community resources and agencies.
  8. Knowledge and previous experience in individual and group instruction and counseling.
  9. Skill in completing due process paperwork and communicating with parents and other members of the educational team.
  10. Efficient organization and time management skills.
  11. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication with staff, students, and parents that is maintained during high-stress, conflict, and crisis situations.
  12. Basic computer and email skills.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
  1. May require willingness to complete training in Professional Crisis Management and implement restrictive procedures.
  2. Occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force.
  3. Regularly requires sitting, standing, walking, speaking, and hearing.
  4. Occasionally requires reaching, lifting, and repetitive motions.
  5. Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
  6. Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
  7. Locations are generally moderately noisy.
 

DISTRICT PROFILE:

Intermediate School District 917 serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from our member school districts in the southeastern metropolitan area.  Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities.

In our highly-structured and specialized educational environments, you will encounter:
  • Classrooms of 4-8 students supported by a teacher and 3-6 trained paraprofessionals.
  • Behavior support teams, including board certified behavior analysts.
  • Lead teachers to support due process and curriculum development.
  • Collaborative teams, which can include: audiologists, interveners, interpreters, teachers, paraprofessionals, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, school nurses, health associates, school social workers, and speech language pathologists.
  • Functional spaces, which can include: individualized work spaces for each student, group instruction areas, sensory spaces, break spaces, playground/gym/area for gross motor movement, and safety features for staff and students.

District 917 also provides students from member districts a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Application Procedure: Can be completed at https://www.applitrack.com/isd917/onlineapp/

District 917’s Website: http://www.isd917.org
Lauren.Kelly@isd917.org
Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer 


Intermediate School District 917 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online