Working from your home in Utah, the Social Worker will promote the academic mission by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. The Social Worker significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student successes and by implementing effective intervention strategies.
What you’ll do:
- Connect students and families with available community resources.
- Implement programs for students and families related to interpersonal adjustment issues;
- Work with school teams to identify and help families in order to remove barriers to attendance and academic success;
- Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school
- Coordinate with teachers to help identify students who are “at risk” or “in crisis”;
- Act as the main point of contact for these students and families, communicating regularly with them;
- Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards;
- Stay abreast of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation;
- Support professional development activities for teachers and school staff members;
- Collaborate closely with Director of Counseling and Advisors
- Other duties as assigned.
What you should have:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work and appropriate licensing
- Experience and demonstrated interest in working with at-risk youth
- Candidates should have knowledge and familiarity with specific Utah resources and agencies that will assist in the healthy social, mental, and academic development of students and families
- Willingness to travel on occasion for school events (may require occasional overnight travel)