Bensenville School District 2

K-8 Elementary School District (DuPage County)

School Social Worker

Reports to:    Building Administrators Primary;
Special Education Administrators Secondary

Evaluated By:    Building Administration

Qualifications:   Master’s degree in Social Work.
Illinois Professional Education License – School Social Work Endorsement

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
This employee is responsible for the delivery of counseling services to general education, 504 and special education students.

Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Service to Students:
Providing individual or group counseling/therapy for children who are experiencing problems in school, home, or community adjustment with an emphasis upon early intervention.
Encouraging and assisting families in their pursuit of community services that may assist in the remediation of school centered problems.
Maintain a caseload of on-going individual and group sessions.
Implement a multi-tiered systems of supports to provide students with social-emotional supports.
Service as case manager of 504 plans, as assigned.  Participate in IEP development and implementation, as assigned.

2.  Planning and Development:Share leadership of the PBIS team.  Provide agendas for meetings, bring data to the teams for decision-making, plan and deliver individual, group and school-wide interventions.
Collect and analyze data on student risk-factors to discuss and plan student interventions.
Support students transitioning from Kindergarten to 1st grade, 5th to 6th grade, and 8th to 9th grade, as well as new students to the district to acclimate them to their school.

3.  Service to Parents: Assisting parents in preventing problems by facilitating communication with the school.
Assisting parents to understand problems experienced by their children. This is accomplished through home visits, group counseling, parent training and referrals to community services.

4.  Service to Staff: Providing collaboration and consultation regarding student problems and coordinating plans and actions to meet them. Early identification of problems is emphasized.
Assisting in planning educational plans for students.
Facilitating the involvement of community agencies in efforts directed toward the remediation of student problems in school adjustment.
Providing in-service to schools.  Train staff on how to provide social-emotional supports in the classroom and/or small groups.
Conduct student/classroom observations to guide interventions, including functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans, when appropriate.
Provide modeling of interventions within the classroom environment.

5. Service to the Community: Meeting with individual and community groups to explain school programs and student problems.
Assisting community agencies in their understanding of student needs and supports.

6.  Professional Development: Attending and participating in educational conferences and workshops pertinent to social-emotional learning.  Utilize information from workshops within your school teams.

7.  Program Evaluation: Maintaining records of all services provided.
Maintaining reports of work with students to include social histories, adaptive behavior, reports of differential diagnoses and prescriptions of truancy reports.
Reports of appropriate local, state, and federal agencies.
Physical Demands:
Ability to read and communicate effectively with employees of the district.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in either written, diagram or oral form.
Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.
Vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Year:  School Year

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