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Social Worker for the 2018-2019 School Year - Elementary School

Manteno CUSD No. 5 is taking applications for the
2018-2019 school year for an
Elementary School Social Worker
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education and Asst. Director of Special Education to provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with individually-tailored advice and consultation to maximize the students' learning experience.
Essential Functions
Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning or social interaction issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.
Performs casework services with students and parents to encourage parental understanding of, and participation in, overcoming social issues to maximize the educational experience of the student.
Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' behavior management plans.
Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.
Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.
Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships.
Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other district office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
Knowledge of Social Work principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven behavior management methods.
Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
Qualifications Profile
Certification/License:
Illinois State Certification as a Social Worker (Professional Educator's License).
Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
Education:
Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
Masters Degree in Social Work.
Experience:
Successful prior school social worker experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.
Salary - As per negotiated agreement.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Applications may be made on the District Website at www.manteno5.org or contact Andy Furbee at 815-928-7007 or Erin Ruff at 815-928-7030
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