Job Title: Social Worker
Job ID 996: Apply through applitrack link found here: MCUSD19 Vacancies
Reports To: Director of Special Services/Building Principal
Location: District 19 Success Academy and Mascoutah High School
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Days: 183
Salary: Determined by graduate degrees/hours and level of experience.
FY 25 Teacher Salary Schedule
Salary Schedule for 2024-2025 SY: Step 1 Salary Range for Masters degree: $47,785 – $52,750 (Masters – Masters+45)
Board paid TRS
Benefits Package Available
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Services, to provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with support and consultation to address personal, emotional, familial, or social issues to maximize the students’ learning experience.
Illinois Professional Educators License with School Social Work endorsement
Masters degree in Social Work
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
Assists with the school district’s dropout prevention efforts.
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.
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district rocedures and applicable laws.
Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance.
Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all
inclusive of every task or responsibility.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND 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.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires reasonable duration of sitting, walking, and standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.