Chicago School Social Worker Job | High School Social Worker - Schaumberg, IL

  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Schools - Social Worker
  • 3 days ago

Resource Room School Social Worker Needed |Chicago

ProCare Therapy has a High School Social Worker opening for an excellent school district in the Schaumberg area of Chicago, Illinois. If we find the right candidate to fill the position, there is an opportunity of renewing for the next school year. Fully licensed Illinois School Social Workers (PEL included) are encouraged to apply. 

Job Description:

  • Full-time position
    • Full School Year
    • 9th-12th grade caseload
    • Intervention support 

Job Duties: 

  • 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.
    • Writes FBAs for students who are in the MDR process.
  • 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 PBIS interventions.
    • Takes a leadership role in universal psychosocial educational prevention programs and related screenings such as SOS grades 6-12 and SSBD grades 1-6 and Erin’s Law, bully prevention and social skills building across the district.
    • 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're interested in this opportunity, or any others that we have nationwide, please contact me today! I'd love to hear about your experience and preferences to help you find the perfect fit!
Rachael Nintzel
Director of Educational Resources
ProCare Therapy
(678) 748-5316
[email protected]

If you may be interested in learning about our tele-therapy options, please also feel free to reach out to me today! I would love to go over next steps for getting you on-boarded with our remote platform.


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