HealthPRO - Heritage School Social Worker - 2018-2019 School Year in Chicago, Illinois

Certified School Social Worker for Chicagoland, IL. Type 73 Certification. Full time hours, 30-40 hours per week. Covering 1-2 campuses. 2018-2019 School Year.

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WHY do todays schools need School Social Workers? Children today are increasingly victims of many social forces that negatively affect their role as students. The family is in a state of change and until it becomes stabilized, in whatever form, childrens unmet physical and emotional needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school. WHO are School Social Workers? School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a persons social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students academic and social success. WHAT are some of the specific services that School Social Workers provide? RELATED SERVICES: - Participating in special education assessment meetings as well as individual Educational Planning Meetings - Working with those problems in a childs living situation that affect the child?s adjustment in school. (home, school, and community) - Preparing a social or developmental history on a child with a disability. - Counseling (group, individual and/or family) - Mobilizing family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program - Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies. SERVICES TO STUDENTS: - Providing crisis intervention. - Developing intervention strategies to increase academic success. - Assisting with conflict resolution and anger management. - Helping the child develop appropriate social interaction skills. - Assisting the child in understanding and accepting self and others. SERVICES TO PARENT/FAMILIES: - Working with parents to facilitate their support in their childrens school adjustment. - Alleviating family stress to enable the child to function more effectively in school &community. - Assisting parents to access programs available to students with special needs. - Assisting parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources. SERVICES TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL: Providing staff with essential information to better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student?s performance and behavior. - Assessing students with mental health concerns. - Developing staff in-service training programs. - Assisting teachers with behavior management. - Providing direct support to staff. SCHOOL-COMMUNITY LIAISON: - Obtaining and coordinating community resources to meet students needs. - Helping school districts receive adequate support from social and mental health agencies. - Advocating for new and improved community/school service to meet the needs of students and families. - Helping the system respond effectively to each childs needs. SERVICES TO DISTRICTS: - Assist in developing and implementing educational programs for children for exceptional children - Developing alternative programs for drop-outs, truants, delinquents, etc. - Identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect. - Providing consultation regarding school law and school policy including IDEA and Section 504. - Providing case management for students and families requiring multiple resources.

Certified School Social Worker. Type 73 Certification.

Requisition ID: 2018-11166

External Company Name: HealthPRO Management Services, Inc.

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Full Name: First Last: Kerri Ann Kerley

Number: 224-616-5439