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School Social Worker/Mental Health Professional, Red Lake SchoolDistrict

Posted on 2022-11-23 9:13:58 AM

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Employment Opportunity Red Lake School District, ISD#38 P.O. Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671 218-679-3353 &#8220;&#8230;where each child is valued, life long-learning is embraced and students are empowered to become Red Lake Nation ambassadors in the global community.&#8221; When the Children thrive, the Nation Thrives Posted: 11/23/22; until filled Red Lake School District #38 is accepting applications for the following position: Position Title: School Social Worker/Mental Health Professional (2 positions open) Supervisor: Building Principal Bargaining Group: Teacher Salary Schedule Revised: 11/17/2022 Position Overview: Responsible for contributing to students&#8217; academic and social success by providing services related to their social and emotional development as well as by linking the school, home, and community through the provision of both direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel. Major Position Duties: The following list of duties is intended as an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Additionally, the amount of time spent in each of the activities will vary depending on student need and the social worker&#8217;s schedule, assigned grade levels/building, and other factors. REGULAR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES List of things to accomplish in job function NECESSARY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILTIES What you should know or accomplish in job function? PERFORMANCE STANDARDS How will you know the job is done? Related Services * Serves on child-study, pre-referral, and/or other support teams and identifies, as part of those teams, students who require additional or special school services * Participates in special education assessment meetings and Individual Education Plan meetings as requested * Works with the problems in a child&#8217;s living situation that affects the child&#8217;s adjustment to school * Prepares a social or developmental history for children with disabilities * Provides individual, small group, or family counseling * Mobilizes family, school, and community resources to enable students to learn as effectively as possible in their educational programs * Assists in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies * Assists in the development of Individual Health Care Plans and 504 Plans Student Services * Provides crisis intervention services * Develops intervention strategies to increase academic success * Assists with conflict resolution and anger management * Helps students develop appropriate social interaction skills * Assists students in understanding and accepting self and others * Monitors student mental health conditions * Identifies and provides supports to enrolled students who have disclosed that they are pregnant Parent/Family Services * Works with parents to facilitate their support in their student&#8217;s school adjustment * Alleviates family stress to enable students to function more effectively in school and community * Assists parents in accessing programs and utilizing school and community resources available to them and their children * Notifies parents when further medical evaluation is indicated School Personnel Services * Provides staff with essential information to better understand factors affecting a student&#8217;s performance and behavior (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) * Assesses students with mental health concerns * Develops staff in-service training programs * Assists teachers with behavior management * Provides direct support to staff School-Community Liaison Services * Processes referrals to outside agencies * Obtains and coordinates community resources to meet students&#8217; needs * Helps school district receive adequate support from social and mental health agencies * Advocates for new and improved community and school services to meet the needs of students and families * Helps the system respond effectively to each child&#8217;s needs District Services * Assists in developing and implementing educational programs for exceptional children * Develops alternative programs for students with attendance concerns or involvement with the law * Identifies and reports child abuse and neglect * Provides consultation regarding school law and school policy including IDEA and Section 504 * Provides case management for students and families requiring multiple resources * Maintains confidential records * Is knowledgeable about all district policies * Prepares required reports * Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience * Must have a bachelor&#8217;s degree or higher in social work or a related mental health field * Must hold current Minnesota school social worker licensure or be eligible to receive appropriate licensure for this position * Experience working with American Indian youth is preferred General Skills and Knowledge * Must be able to assess emergency situations and act accordingly * Must have good oral and written communication skills * Must demonstrate basic computer and technology-use skills * Must demonstrate a willing attitude to be a part of the school team * Must maintain a strong sense of professionalism * Must have a solid understanding of confidentiality * Must be highly organized. * Must be highly motivated and demonstrate a positive attitude * Is expected to participate in ongoing professional and staff development, both independently and through system-offered opportunities * Must hold a valid MN driver&#8217;s license Physical Requirements * Requires standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, simple grasping, pushing pulling, fine motor and gross motor skills, bending, lifting, squatting, kneeling, climbing, and reaching * Ability to physically intervene with students as required to manage crisis situations * Requires the stamina to stand all day, every day of the week as needed Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks of the position. Related Services * Teams consistently identify students who require special services * Student information is efficiently and effectively shared with school personnel with a need to know * Time logs / schedules indicate successful implementation of counseling sessions * IHCP&#8217;s and 504 plans were completed properly and in a timely manner. Student Services * Students receiving direct services demonstrate increased academic success, better conflict resolution skills, better anger management, better social interaction skills, and other improved outcomes related to their individual needs * All child abuse and neglect suspected cases were reported. * Pregnant students are identified and supported Parent/Family Services * Parent communication logs demonstrate strong and frequent communication with parent/guardians of students being served School Personnel Services * Staff report timely communication of needed information regarding students being served School-Community Liaison Services * Timely referrals are consistently completed District Services * Processes for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect are well-developed, well-communicated, and consistently utilized * Case management files demonstrate frequent check-ins with families and teachers of case-managed students Verification of Competency and Application Process: To apply, send: 1) completed District application, 2) cover letter and resume, 3) three letters of reference from educational professionals, and 4) documentation of licensure credentials or statement of ability to meet licensure requirements to: Human Resources Red Lake School District #38 PO Box 499 Red Lake, MN 56671 Or, fax to (218) 679-2321 or email to anelson@redlake.k12.mn.us<mailto:anelson@redlake.k12.mn.us> [cid:14fdf990-0683-4305-ae50-85ff83b27224]

Employment Opportunity 

Red Lake School District, ISD#38 

P.O. Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671 

218-679-3353  

“…where each child is valued, life long-learning is embraced and students are empowered to become Red Lake Nation ambassadors in the global community.”  

When the Children thrive, the Nation Thrives 

Posted: 11/23/22; until filled  

Red Lake School District #38 is accepting applications for the following position: 

 

Position Title:          School Social Worker/Mental Health Professional (2 positions open) 

Supervisor:                     Building Principal  

Bargaining Group:      Teacher Salary Schedule 

Revised:                            11/17/2022 

Position Overview:   Responsible for contributing to students’ academic and social success by providing services related to their social and emotional development as well as by linking the school, home, and community through the provision of both direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel.  

Major Position Duties:  The following list of duties is intended as an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Additionally, the amount of time spent in each of the activities will vary depending on student need and the social worker’s schedule, assigned grade levels/building, and other factors.  

 

REGULAR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

List of things to accomplish in job function 

NECESSARY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILTIES 

What you should know or accomplish in job function? 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 

How will you know the job is done? 

Related Services  

  • Serves on child-study, pre-referral, and/or other support teams and identifies, as part of those teams, students who require additional or special school services 
  • Participates in special education assessment meetings and Individual Education Plan meetings as requested 
  • Works with the problems in a child’s living situation that affects the child’s adjustment to school 
  • Prepares a social or developmental history for children with disabilities 
  • Provides individual, small group, or family counseling 
  • Mobilizes family, school, and community resources to enable students to learn as effectively as possible in their educational programs 
  • Assists in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies 
  • Assists in the development of Individual Health Care Plans and 504 Plans 

Student Services  

  • Provides crisis intervention services 
  • Develops intervention strategies to increase academic success 
  • Assists with conflict resolution and anger management 
  • Helps students develop appropriate social interaction skills 
  • Assists students in understanding and accepting self and others 
  • Monitors student mental health conditions 
  • Identifies and provides supports to enrolled students who have disclosed that they are pregnant 

Parent/Family Services 

  • Works with parents to facilitate their support in their student’s school adjustment 
  • Alleviates family stress to enable students to function more effectively in school and community 
  • Assists parents in accessing programs and utilizing school and community resources available to them and their children  
  • Notifies parents when further medical evaluation is indicated 

School Personnel Services 

  • Provides staff with essential information to better understand factors affecting a student’s performance and behavior (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) 
  • Assesses students with mental health concerns 
  • Develops staff in-service training programs 
  • Assists teachers with behavior management 
  • Provides direct support to staff 

School-Community Liaison Services 

  • Processes referrals to outside agencies 
  • Obtains and coordinates community resources to meet students’ needs 
  • Helps school district receive adequate support from social and mental health agencies 
  • Advocates for new and improved community and school services to meet the needs of students and families 
  • Helps the system respond effectively to each child’s needs 

District Services 

  • Assists in developing and implementing educational programs for exceptional children 
  • Develops alternative programs for students with attendance concerns or involvement with the law 
  • Identifies and reports child abuse and neglect 
  • Provides consultation regarding school law and school policy including IDEA and Section 504 
  • Provides case management for students and families requiring multiple resources 
  • Maintains confidential records 
  • Is knowledgeable about all district policies 
  • Prepares required reports 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

Education and Experience 

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in social work or a related mental health field 
  • Must hold current Minnesota school social worker licensure or be eligible to receive appropriate licensure for this position 
  • Experience working with American Indian youth is preferred 

 

General Skills and Knowledge 

  • Must be able to assess emergency situations and act accordingly 
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills 
  • Must demonstrate basic computer and technology-use skills 
  • Must demonstrate a willing attitude to be a part of the school team 
  • Must maintain a strong sense of professionalism 
  • Must have a solid understanding of confidentiality 
  • Must be highly organized. 
  • Must be highly motivated and demonstrate a positive attitude  
  • Is expected to participate in ongoing professional and staff development, both independently and through system-offered opportunities 
  • Must hold a valid MN driver’s license 

Physical Requirements 

  • Requires standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, simple grasping, pushing pulling, fine motor and gross motor skills, bending, lifting, squatting, kneeling, climbing, and reaching 
  • Ability to physically intervene with students as required to manage crisis situations 
  • Requires the stamina to stand all day, every day of the week as needed 

     

    Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks of the position.  

 

Related Services  

  • Teams consistently identify students who require special services 
  • Student information is efficiently and effectively shared with school personnel with a need to know 
  • Time logs / schedules indicate successful implementation of counseling sessions 
  • IHCP’s and 504 plans were completed properly and in a timely manner.  

Student Services 

  • Students receiving direct services demonstrate increased academic success, better conflict resolution skills, better anger management, better social interaction skills, and other improved outcomes related to their individual needs 
  • All child abuse and neglect suspected cases were reported. 
  • Pregnant students are identified and supported 

Parent/Family Services 

  • Parent communication logs demonstrate strong and frequent communication with parent/guardians of students being served 

School Personnel Services 

  • Staff report timely communication of needed information regarding students being served 

School-Community Liaison Services 

  • Timely referrals are consistently completed  

 

District Services 

  • Processes for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect are well-developed, well-communicated, and consistently utilized 
  • Case management files demonstrate frequent check-ins with families and teachers of case-managed students 

 

 

Verification of Competency and Application Process: 

To apply, send: 1) completed District application, 2) cover letter and resume, 3) three letters of reference from educational professionals, and 4) documentation of licensure credentials or statement of ability to meet licensure requirements to:   

Human Resources 

Red Lake School District #38 

PO Box 499 

Red Lake, MN 56671 

 

Or, fax to (218) 679-2321 or email to anelson@redlake.k12.mn.us