Social Worker - The Lincoln Center
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary School Licensed Social Worker
Job Location: Norristown, PA
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: The Lincoln Center
Audubon, PA 19403
Telephone: 610-277-3715
Job Description:
This position requires travel among five elementary schools to provide IEP, individual and group counseling.

Position Summary:
The School-Based Counselor/Social Worker provides (1) early intervention therapy and counseling services in a designated school district, (2) case management and mental health support services at the school and in the homes of at-risk students, and (3) consultation services to school personnel, liaison support to community agencies, and training programs for school and community populations.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Identify students in need of trauma support and to provide prevention, screening, referral and treatment services to students potentially in need of services.
  • Provide trauma-informed therapy and counseling interventions (group, individual and/or family) for at-risk students.
  • Provide mentoring and other intervention models to children and their families who have experienced trauma or are at risk of experiencing trauma, including those who are low-income, homeless, in foster care, involved in the criminal justice system, unemployed, experiencing a mental illness or substance abuse disorder or not enrolled in or at risk of dropping out of an educational institution.
  • Provide case management for students and families requiring multiple resources.
  • Provide quality trauma support and behavioral health care services.
  • Provide home-based services to the families of students who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing trauma, including those who are low-income, homeless, involved in the child welfare system or involved in the juvenile justice system.
  • Assist teachers with behavior management strategies.
  • Provide staff with essential information to better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student's performance and behavior.
  • Train school staff on trauma-informed approaches to education to develop safe, stable and nurturing learning environments that prevent and mitigate the effects of trauma.
  • Obtain and coordinate community resources to meet students' needs.
  • Provide health services and intervention strategies by coordinating the services provided by eligible applicants and coordinated care organizations, public health entities, nonprofit youth service providers and community-based organizations.
  • Foster and promote communication between the school entity, community and law enforcement.
  • Increase access to quality trauma-informed support services and behavioral health care by linking the community with local trauma support and behavioral health systems.
  • Help school districts receive adequate support from social and mental health agencies.
  • Advocate for new and improved community/school service to meet the needs of students and families.
  • Mobilize family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program.
  • Help school districts receive adequate support from social and mental health agencies.
Skills & Knowledge:
Leadership and soft skills:
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work effectively on a multi-treatment team
Technical skills:
  • Proficient in numerous clinical interventions
  • Knowledge of and ability to access community resources
  • Strong substance abuse intervention skills
Education & Experience:
  • Education: Master's degree required, preferably in counseling or social work
  • At least one of the following licenses is required: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Social Worker (LSW), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Work Environment:
Home, school, community, and office settings
Work Hours:
This is a full-time year-round position
Travel to the designated school and community settings within the designated school district

EEO Statement:
TLC is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis recognized by federal, state or local law.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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