Social Worker - Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Social Worker
Job Location: CREC Resource Group
Deadline: Nov 01, 2021**
District: Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: 860-524-4036
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Job Description:
Student Support Services (Certified)/Social Worker (Certified)

Job ID# 8034

The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) is seeking a highly qualified certified full-time School Social Worker. School Social worker would work under the general supervision of the Supervisors of Pupil Services and building principals, to provide social/emotional/behavioral supports and or consultation to maximize the students' learning experience.


Essential Functions
  • Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic evaluations 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.
  • Provides individualized and group counseling for students with social/emotional/behavioral problems. 
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed.
  • Collaborates with the family when necessary to identify additional supports.
  • Performs case management to insure compliance with student plans, IEP services including preparing progress reports, reviews progress of treatment plans, participation as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Conducts risk assessments and Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and develops Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) in collaboration with other team members.
  • Liaison between school and families and additional community supports as needed. Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • 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.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete records in accordance with accreditation standards.
  • Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training and guidance.
  • Practices in accordance with the Standards for School Social Work Practice in Connecticut, as developed by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
 
Additional Duties
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.

 
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 
  • Knowledge of Social Work principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven behavior management methods.
  • 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 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.
 
Certification/License:
        Minimally a Masters in Social Work in accordance with Connecticut State Certification-071

        Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. 

Please apply online at http://www.crec.org/careers/ M/F, EOE

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

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