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School Social Worker Part-time / Full-time (20-21) North Chicago Area

Oak Park, Illinois Posted 13 days ago

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Category Schools - Social Worker
Job Type Contract

Soliant is looking to hire a Social Worker for the upcoming school year (20-21). The Social Worker will assist the schools in a flourishing district. They will be employed part-time but could increase to full-time.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the agency designated reporter of child abuse/neglect for the district; assesses child abuse/neglect allegations by individuals that include, but are not limited to, parents, guardians, relatives, family friends, and district employees
  • Conducts required training for mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Provides casework assessment and services to students and their families
  • Works with schools to implement attendance programs and support compliance of the compulsory attendance law; Prepares and files educational neglect and truancy petitions; Attends all court hearings on petitions filed
  • Conducts home visits to assess the social environment, emotional, physical, and safety needs of a student and to verify residency as requested by schools
  • Assists schools in determining guardianship, placement and/or residence of students
  • Assists parents and students with referrals to community agencies and resources
  • Maintains case records and related statistical data, demonstrating knowledge of various student information and software programs
  • Submits accurate monthly reports electronically on school social work services provided at each assigned school
  • Solicits the aid of community agencies and resources to provide tangible needs to the individual student and his/her family
  • Works with parents and children in a confidential and caring manner and assists the family, school, and community in any way required to bridge gaps between family and school
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator
  • Education and Experience
    Education:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work required
  • Certification/Licensure:

  • Must hold certification as a School Social Worker for IL
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of norms of behavior at stages in a child's growth and development as affected by chronological age
  • Knowledge of laws which affect children such as child labor, guardianship, custody, and compulsory school attendance
  • Must be willing to take legal action if necessary, to help a student and his/her family
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with community agencies
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with district personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • If you would like to make a difference in the lives of children who may not receive the help they need otherwise, send your resume and 2-3 references to Michael.Jeffries@Soliant.com

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    • Competitive Salary
    • Weekly Paycheck
    • Matching 401(k) Plan
    • Extensive Medical Coverage
    • Licensing Assistance
    • Custom Housing
    • Travel Assistance
    • Professional Development Reimbursement