Chicago Heights, Illinois School Social Worker Job | Transition Program

  • Chicago Heights, IL
  • Schools - Social Worker
  • 2 days ago

Transition Program School Social Worker Needed

We are seeking an experienced School Social Worker this upcoming school year for a contract position located in the Metro Chicago area. As a ProCare employee, you will be paid for your guaranteed hours as well as your overtime and indirect hours, on a weekly basis, and are offered a comprehensive benefits package specifically based on your needs. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, I’d love to chat about it! 

Job Description:

  • Full-time position
    • Full School Year
    • Transition support

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  • IEP Writing
    • Provides social/emotional evaluations and social histories based on domains, writes present levels of performance and data –driven measurable IEP goals.
    • Acts as an IEP team member in meetings and in service delivery.
    • Takes particular care to support the child and family in the IEP process.
    • Provides any social work service as required by the IEP.
  • Social Work at the Intensive level (Tier 3)
    • Provides crisis response and threat assessment for students in critical need.
      • Critical need is defined as suicidal ideation, potential harm to self or others and family crisis that significantly impacts student’s functioning at school.
    • Supports students below the 10th percentile.
    • Provides confidential individual social work services.
    • Takes a lead role in Wraparound plans.
    • Takes a lead role in the development of FBAs and acts as an active team member in the development and monitoring of BIPs.
    • Performs comprehensive formal and informal ecological assessments including: academic functioning, social-emotional and mental health functioning, adaptive functioning, and family and community interactions.
  • Community liaison: to ensure adequate and appropriate resources for students and families in need.
    • Is an active member of the CORE Problem Solving team and Individual Problem Solving Team.
    • May assist in processing discipline referrals if appropriate.
    • May be a case manager for 504 plans if social-emotional needs are primary.
    • May write social stories for individual students.
  • Social Work at the Secondary level (Tier 2)
    • Is an active member of the Targeted Systems Team particularly suited to the role of interpreting behavior and needed supports.
    • Uses building data systems to develop skill based social work groups to help identified and screened students maintain personal, social and academic competencies.
    • Conducts social-emotional and behavioral needs assessments and evaluates progress monitoring of student growth in identified areas that impact academic progress.
    • Serves as a liaison to families, the community and other stakeholders to ensure open communication and continuing dialogue.
    • Facilitates and coordinates the delivery of educational and mental health services with and by community agencies and service providers.
    • Assists team members to understand mental health and behavioral concerns of students identified as needing interventions and the potential impact of the chosen interventions.
    • May write social stories for targeted groups.
  • Social Work at the Universal level (Tier 1):
    • Consults and supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that address school-wide educational and behavioral needs utilizing evidence based curriculums and interventions.
    • Takes a leadership role in universal psychosocial educational prevention programs and related screenings.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge via district meetings and trainings. Maintains legally mandated, district and department records.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree
  • License in Social Work
  • Professional Educator's License

If you are interested in moving forward with learning more about this opportunity, please get in contact with me either by phone or email. I would love to arrange a phone conference between you and the district special services director. 

Rachael Nintzel
Director of Educational Resources
ProCare Therapy
(678) 748-5316
[email protected]


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